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It has been a short hundred years. That’s how long Republican presidential candidate John McCain said that American troops might have to stay in Iraq at the beginning of his...
Just over half of Africa’s 52 countries speak French, but the number is dropping. This month, Rwanda defected, announcing that henceforward only English will be taught in the...
Korea is not a tropical country. In the autumn, the leaves turn yellow and red, and by October the process is pretty far along, especially in North Korea. And there are grave...
Speaking today (October 10), President George W. Bush assured Americans and the world that the medicine was working: the recent US$700-billion rescue plan for Wall Street would...
The main purpose of British generals, it sometimes seems, is to say aloud the things that American generals (and British diplomats) think privately but dare not say in public....
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was well aware that he resembled the generals who join a peace movement as soon as they retire. "I have not come here to justify my actions...
Story updated on Monday, October 6 This is not the Crash of 1929 revisited, and we are not heading into a second Great Depression. No developed country this time round is going...
Scientists have their own way of putting things. This is how Dr Oerjan Gustafsson of Stockholm University announced the approach of a climate apocalypse in an e-mail sent last...
It was widely believed of South Africa's outgoing president, Thabo Mbeki, that the only time he wasn't plotting was when he was asleep. More than his bizarre views on AIDS or...
After Comrade George W. Bush nationalized the two giants of the US mortgage market, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, earlier this month, Anatole Kaletsky wrote in The Times of London...

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