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Dec 17, 2011

LATEST World News, Dec 17, 2011


WTO Meeting Fails to Make Progress on Global Trade Negotiations
BusinessWeek
17 (Bloomberg) -- The World Trade Organization wrapped up its ministerial meeting without deciding how to revive global commerce talks, focusing instead on welcoming Russia to the fold and securing a government-procurement accord. ...
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Beyond Durban
New York Times
Once again, the world's negotiators kicked the can down the road. Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor, offers commentary and quick takes on breaking news stories. Even as delegates from nearly 200 countries were meeting, the Global Carbon ...
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In A Year Of Big Environmental Stories, COP17 Rises Above Them All
Treehugger
We must turn to communities, making them and ourselves more resilient, localized in decision-making, energy, food, and goods production as much as possible—which isn't to say isolated or to eliminate global trade by any means, just shift the balance ...
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Shanghai's rise is no surprise
ESPN
Just a month ago the city, for all the glamour and supposed intrigue in its past, the vibrancy and breakneck development in its present and the growing global role in its future, was in danger of becoming a backwater in football terms. ...
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Noam Chomsky: New US-Afghan Deal 'part of a Global Program ofWorld ...
The Indypendent
This is a global program of world militarization, essentially tracing back to headquarters in Washington, and Afghanistan is a part of it. It will be up to Afghans to see if, first of all, if they want this; secondly, if they can act in ways which will ...
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Best of 2011 in Art: Christopher Knight
Los Angeles Times
The story of LA art's meteoric rise and temporary stumble, before it helped lead the global art explosion of the 1980s, had only been sketchily told. Grants totaling $2.8 million would be made to 15 Southern California institutions to help underwrite ...
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Los Angeles Times
Sixth graders give 'World Tour 2011'
Pekin Daily Times
Josh Bradshaw / Times staff By Julie Schimmelpfennig In today's global society with information just a click away, Julie Antonini, a sixth grade teacher at Washington Intermediate School in Pekin, wanted her students to know more about foreign ...
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Russia re-embraces a cold war — in the North
Toronto Star
“Frankly speaking, I don't see any areas of conflict in the Arctic, but many areas for cooperation and close bilateral work together,” said Alexander Shestakov, director of the World Wildlife Fund's Global Arctic Program. ...
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Is Operation GLADIO on the rebound in Europe?
The Market Oracle
The social upheaval to this latest technocrat coup could be significant, and one could think of not a better time to reactivate GLADIO in Europe. This same technique was used to full effect in the global war on terror, and now that the public has lost ...
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Bullish on Alberta's future
Edmonton Journal
Morton: Well, there's no question that the Alberta oil and gas industry will be sensitive to global expansion and contraction, but if you knew what the world was going to do in the next 12 months you could make a lot of money. ...
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Five world markets themes in the coming week
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. Hopes are being extinguished that there will be any significant last-gasp risk rally...
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Teens and experts say: It's never too early to start planning for your career
Florida Times-Union
Even so, “the harsh reality is that America is still failing to prepare millions of its young people to lead successful lives as adults,” said a recent Harvard Graduate School of Education report called the Pathways to Prosperity Project. ...
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Photo: Contributed - (Flickr user, 11441828@N04)
Castanet.net
Derrick's concentration is in global economics. by Contributed -Story: 68044 There is a single spot in your home that is seen by everybody who knocks on your front door. It is also the most neglected space in the house. ...
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Startups chase dreams with pitches in San Francisco
Vancouver Sun
I For 10 days, he has been on a road trip around the San Francisco Bay area, pitching his fledgling Internet company's story to a succession of the world'ssavviest tech sector investment professionals. Last week, DeJoe pitched his company Ecquire 21 ...
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'Strive for significance,' speaker urges graduates
Indiana State University
As World Vision president and later as the organization's global ambassador, Hirsch helped refocus its development and advocacy work on behalf of children. He told about 600 Indiana State graduates he has hope for the future "because ... you have the ...
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Wishful Thinking Vs. Reality: Framing The Future Of Fuel-Efficient Cars
NPR (blog)
Moreover, global products that are more similar to one another reduce development costs and enable greater profits. The world's leading automakers are moving in this direction, aided by significant financial investment and allocation of key personnel ...
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Death and disaster unleashed a flood of news in 2011
Narromine News
The whole country - and the world - was captivated when a collar-bomb was placed around her neck by an unknown intruder in what appeared to be an extortion attempt. The story made global headlines, and the international interest continued two weeks ...
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TM Forum Appoints Raul Azevedo as Chair of the Fraud Management Group
Sacramento Bee
Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "Report Abuse" link to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior. ...
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Naughty & Nice list from the world of television
Calgary Herald
In February, the story was that, while Sheen continued to wrestle with personal problems, he was showing up to work and doing his job well. In March, the storychanged to: Goodbye, Charlie. Sheen was officially let go from TV's most-watched sitcom, ...
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Time's up, America's leaving Iraq, except it's not
DigitalJournal.com
“Despite the way in which they were improperly discarded and came into your possession, we are not at liberty to discuss classified information,” the Times reports. Ah, just as well. Better to read about it online, anyhow. According to the Times story, ...
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BBC World News Launches on Comcast's Xfinity TV
News On News
Its programming includes the Peabody award-winning daily newscast, BBC WorldNews America, anchored by Katty Kay. Peter Horrocks, the BBC's Director ofGlobal News, called the agreement: "one of the most important breakthroughs for the BBC's ...
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Weekend Thaw (low 40s Sunday - coating of snow for Christmas?)
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
Huffington Post has the story: "In a surprise turnaround, the United Nations climate talks managed to produce a new deal to eventually curb global emissions moving forward. In a press release announcing the agreement, the United Nations Framework ...
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Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
FORUM: Libraries stand the test of time
Rapid City Journal
The Rapid City Public Libraries' mission statement is: Anticipate Needs, Build Relationships and Communities, and Connect Community to a Global World. The value of this statement in our information economy, addresses a recent Journal column about ...
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Can Annual Reports Save Lives?
Wall Street Journal
Narine tells the story of a 63-year-old woman who reported to the authorities that she had been raped by militants—who then came back and cut off her lips as punishment. With some penalties for telling the truth, asks Prof. Narine, "How can we be sure ...
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Wall Street Journal
Lear Capital: The Gold Rally is Over! Not!
International Business Times
... for a second the gold rally is over? --------- I didn't think so. If you feel so compelled as to request more information on Gold and the global debt crisis, visit LearCapital.com today and request our latest special reports and world gold guide.
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A year later, Bouazizi's legacy still burns
CNN
"As the narrative was told, as the story was told it did strike a chord with so many Arabs." Bouazizi was an unknown street vendor struggling to feed his family by selling fruit, earning the equivalent of barely $10 a day as he pushed his cart through ...
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A fascination with organic electronics
Printed Electronics World
The potential of organic electronics is tremendous, with experts expecting a global, multi-billion dollar market for the industry in just a few years. Besides being a driving force behind this technology, the Zukunftspreis-winning team from Dresden has ...
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Printed Electronics World
UN hails Philippine protection of migrant workers
Inquirer.net
According to the latest estimates by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, some 9 million Filipinos are in more than 200 countries around the world as of December 2009. With a report from Inquirer Research.
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Melting Permafrost Could Release Greenhouse Gases: NYT
Indian Country Today Media Network.com
As temperatures rise globally, the organic matter that is trapped in the frozen soil is at risk of thawing, decaying and releasing these gases. The New York Times reports today that although the frozen carbon isn'ta surprise, the volume of organic ...
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Insight into the energy sector
Malaysia Star
If the Russian story is awesome, then the impact of oil from Venezuela and Nigeria are eye opening. And the Middle East, as ever, is worrying, for it is a region where economic as well as political policies are often determined solely by oil and where...
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Women to Win More Government Contracts Following WTO Agreement
BusinessWeek
17 (Bloomberg) -- Women entrepreneurs, with full or partial ownership of more than a third of global businesses, win just 1 percent of government contracts, according to Patricia Francis, executive director of the International Trade Centre. ...
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How the US Should Engage With Iran
The Atlantic Wire
"Ironically, Tehran has come to Washington's rescue," Takeyh wrote, suggesting that talks over Iranian nukes could be an opportunity to finally address its sponsorship of global terrorism and abuse of its citizens. "If Iran is truly interested in ...
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Local author being recognized
The Barrie Examiner
The recognition is because of Barnes' book, entitled Global Warming and Corporate Power in Collision. It received attention after a two-page review of it was published in The Eternity, an Indian magazine that is printed in 80 languagesglobally. ...
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York students seek to help St. Nick specialize in a global economy
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
The Herald allows readers to comment on stories as a privilege; the views expressed in story comments are not those of The Herald or its staff. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. ...
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Urgent Statement From Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Mumbai - India
Sacramento Bee
In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. For four years in a row, Mahindra has featured in the Forbes Asia's Fab 50 List of the 50 best publicly traded ...
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The perfect storm
Deccan Chronicle
Headlines and comment in the foreign press tell the story of how theworld's view of India seems to be souring: 'India eyes drastic measures as economy lists', cried one Financial Times headline a day ahead of RBI's action, reporting that “Growth in ...
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Deccan Chronicle
Patient advocates, politician call for hospital accountability
GlobalNews.ca
Global News brought you the exclusive story yesterday about the last few months of the life of Dimitra Daskalos, who died last February at the age of 92. Her daughter, Maria Daskalos, claims that she was discriminated against by the hospital because of ...
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Winners Announced of Ecotourism Travel Blog Contest Sponsored by whl.travel
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
... sponsored by whl.travel, a global online travel-booking network of mindful local travel experts. The goal of the ecotourism travel blog contest was to promote ecotourism and responsible travel through shared stories about real-worldadventures. ...
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Scientology Infusion: Commenters of the Week!
Village Voice (blog)
How To Run A Successful Wealth Management Business - B. Madoff Easy Steps To Accurate Financial Reporting - J. Skilling Gaining The Trust Of Your Patients - C. Murray Appearing Sane While The World Falls Apart - T. Cruise How To Win Friends And ...
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Local hopes up despite Europe's Pisa condition
Sydney Morning Herald
In a new Deutsche Bank report on the global economy titled Between soft patch and recession, the bank's economics team downgraded its global forecast for growth next year, predicting recession in Europe, with the euro-zone economies contracting 0.5 per ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Department of Fish and Wildlife says there have been no wolf-related deaths in ...
PolitiFact
The story of OR-7, the young gray wolf who has settled in southwest Oregon after a 750-mile trek, has captured headlines around the world. He's also reignited local debates about the place for wolves in rural communities, and their potential threat to ...
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CME Group Commends the State of Illinois' Efforts to Address Corporate Tax ...
Sacramento Bee
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, ...
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The High Cost, and High Rewards, of Longer Lives
The Atlantic
Paul Starobin - The writer is a contributing editor to National Journal and the author of After America: Narratives for the Next Global Age. By Paul Starobin Live long and prosper? You bet. Americans' rising longevity threatens fiscal calamity and ...
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The Atlantic
No, the US is not leaving Iraq
Salon
Another is called Global. Another is SOC Inc. Interestingly, the CEO of Blackwater — now renamed Academi — told me on Monday they're going to get their license back; they lost it after the Nisour Square massacre. They don't have a contract to do work ...
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Salon
CrackBerry addiction waning in US
Times of India
Gary Curtis, chief technology strategist at global technology consulting giant Accenture, pointed to improvements in security from Apple and Google mobile software in recent years. "Choice and leveling of the playing field is the fundamental enabling ...
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