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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
When news got out that US President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping had reached an agreement on climate change, the American blogosphere lit up with negative comments.
In China, the Communists had just massacred the students in Tienanmen Square and won themselves another quarter-century in power.
Merkel is pulling the rug out from under Cameron. For all his tough talk about renegotiating the terms of Britain’s membership in the European Union, she is saying he has no cards in his hand
The European Union’s decision-making processes lend new depth to the word “incoherent”, and the current British government’s default mode is nastiness, but they have both outdone themselves this time.
Last Sunday was a busy day: three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times.
“The price of oil will hit its floor and it will rise again,” President Nicolas Maduro assured Venezuelans, whose shaky economy depends critically on a high oil price. “Venezuela will continue with its social plans. Venezuela will move forward.”
Fusion power would not replace the 'renewables,' whose cost would probably fall fast enough to stay competitive. But it would rapidly replace the fossil fuels, mainly coal and gas
To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third 5-year term by a landslide majority.
It’s a slow process, this business of getting recognized as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress.
Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air. And people who have been infected by Ebola cannot pass it on to others during the incubation period
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