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Trump Comparing US Economy to India and China Doesn't Add Up, Experts Say
Donald Trump 's suggestion that the U.S. economy is "stagnant" because it is growing more slowly than the economies in India and China tells half a truth, economists said. The Republican nominee said at Wednesday night’s debate that India's economy is “growing at 8 percent, China is growing at 7
From the Iraq Polling Archive
Our last “Where Things Stand” poll in Iraq was conducted in 2009, in a rare moment of increased optimism there after the carnage of 2006-7. But still it showed the fundamental divisions between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds that have threatened to tear the country apart...
What You Need to Know About Nigeria
What Texas is to the United States, Nigeria is to Africa. Slightly larger than the Lone Star State, Nigeria is situated on the western part of the Africa. Like Texas, oil is also a cornerstone of Nigeria's economy. The international spotlight is now shining on Nigeria, which is also Africa's most
Finnish Moms Get Supply Box for Newborns
Expectant parents often get plenty of presents from friends and family members, but in Finland even the government sends a gift. The Finnish government regularly distributes maternity grants to help expectant parents care for a fussy newborn. Parents can pick between the maternity package,...
Mentos Asks Singapore to Do Civic Duty and Make Love
Mentos is known as “The Freshmaker” but a new ad campaign by the company famous for its brand of mints is asking the residents of Singapore to become baby makers. “Why are you eating a mint, baby?” “So I can kiss you on the face.”...
The Global Note: Baghdad Burns…Mubarak To Hang?…The Global "One Percent"…$736,000 Tuna
U.S. GONE, BAGHDAD ERUPTS – AGAIN And once again the violence appears driven by sectarian differences. A wave of explosions struck two Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad and then pilgrims in the South Thursday, killing at least 57 people and intensifying fears that insurgents are stepping...
Norway Attack Suspect Due in Court
According to His Lawyer, Anders Behring Breivik Will Explain His Motivation for Killings
Moammar Gadhafi Turned Down Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford
WikiLeaks: Libya Turned Down Offers to Invest With Infamous Accused Scammers
Many Egyptians depend on tourism for income
The unrest in Egypt is threatening its vital tourism sector, a pillar of the economy that brings in billions each year and is a crucial source of income in a poverty-stricken nation. "Many people's income is directly or indirectly related to tourism," says Augustus Richard Norton, a Mideast
Iran's New Reactor + Antsy Arab States = One Hot Nuclear Mess · Turkey's Struggle With Itself · What Palestinian Refugees Mean for Israel
A weekly review of hot topics and key stories from around the Middle East. This week's focus: the regional race for nuclear technology, Turkey's identity politics and coming constitutional vote, and what the change in Palestinian refugee rights in Lebanon could mean for the peace process.