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Bad news: World is sliding into a new recession

Tweet Many rich countries have struggled for three years to emerge fully from the Great Recession of 2008-09 . Alas, the world is slipping into a new recession. No global authority has dared say so, but the writing is on the wall. A classic lead indicator of a global recession is a crash in commodity prices, which is evident today. ...

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How North Korean children are taught to hate the ‘American b*******’ at kindergarten

In North Korea, the systematic indoctrination of anti-Americanism starts as early as kindergarten and is as much a part of the curriculum as learning to count. The sentiment of the U.S. – known as American b******* – is reflected in a framed wall poster inside a North Korean kindergarten classroom where children brandish rifles and bayonets as they attack a ...

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Obama + Shelley Get it Right: Poets ARE the Unacknowledged Legislators of the World! (An …

The varieties of knowledge we gain from poetry usually go unremarked, yet from poems we learn about human behavior, politics, family life, education, the occult, cosmology, the physical sciences, technology, gardening, animals, geography, each of the arts and all religions — not to mention love and death. This information is often sidelined because Poetry (when it works) miraculously reveals to ...

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Latin American leaders reject Paraguay ‘coup’

Latin American countries have expressed concern at the ouster of Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo, with leaders of three countries saying they will not recognise its new government. Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez, Ecuador President Rafael Correa and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Saturday said they would not recognise the government of newly-installed leader Frederico Franco, who was sworn in by the ...

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Protest in Tahrir Square as Egypt waits for president

n”>(Reuters) – Egyptians packed Tahrir Square in Cairo through the night on Saturday, waving flags and chanting for the end of military rule as they waited to know the name of the first president they have been free to choose. After a week of drama, in which the Muslim Brotherhood’s hopes of victory in the presidential election were soured by ...

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Tesla’s new sedan will make or break the company

DETROIT – It’s a make or break moment for electric car maker Tesla Motors. Tesla has lost nearly $1 billion selling high-end electric sports cars to the likes of George Clooney. Now it’s going to attempt to sell them to the rest of us — and try to make money doing so. The company’s first mass-market, five-seat sedan will be ...

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Rio+20: Biggest ever UN summit ends with faint glimmer of hope

The biggest ever United Nations conference on the environment has been condemned as a ‘hoax’ by UK charities for spending millions of taxpayers’ money to do little more than come up with a list of aspirations on saving the planet without any concrete action. A man records an indigenous prayer, upon the arrival of indigenous groups at RioCentro Photo: AFP ...

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Alternative voices from Rio+20

“The development – the drilling, mining and damming – is affecting everyone, our communities and the Earth, our home and the only planet we have.” The piercing voice of 11-year-old T’Kaiya is enough to grab the attention of delegates passing by. With the aptitude of a seasoned speaker, this young delegate from Canada comfortably commanded the following of environmental activists ...

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Colorado wildfire: High Park Fire expects full containment on or about July 8

The High Park fire burns on Stove Prairie Road and Highway 14 in Poudre Canyon, as seen from Glacier View Meadows, west of Fort Collins on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)RelatedJun 22:High fire danger new worry for Colorado wildfireUdall to get briefing on Colorado wildfiresFor…

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