TV3 has launched its new current affairs show Third Degree with Guyon Espiner and Duncan Garner at the helm. James Croot subjects Espiner to a wide-ranging grilling
Just 10 years into a new century, more than two-thirds of the country sees the past decade as a period of decline for the U.S., according to a new TIME/Aspen Ideas Festival poll that probed Americans on the decade since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001
Convened in Washington, in November 2008, the first G-20 summit was a hasty attempt by top economies to forge common cause against a rapidly escalating financial crisis.
These days tenure for teachers is such a brawl in America’s elementary and secondary schools that it’s easy to forget that it’s more a cornerstone of higher education. When Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, announced earlier this month that he was leaving the White House to return to the University of Chicago it was a reminder just how strong the ties and inducements of university tenure can be, and why it has recently come under fire. At colleges and universities, tenure basically bestows a job for life unless an institution runs out of money.
If the past few days are any indication of things to come, Peru’s President-elect Ollanta Humala is in for a rough ride when he takes office on July 28. On Saturday, indigenous protesters in the country’s southeast radically upped the stakes in their nearly seven-week campaign against the government’s mining and oil/gas policies by taking over an airport in Juliaca, the business hub of the Puno department
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In the inevitable comparisons that economists and businesspeople make between Asia’s two rising giants, China and India, China nearly always comes out on top. The Chinese economy historically outpaces India’s by just about every measure.
THE bitter war in Biafra is a symbol of the continent’s divided soul, and the most discouraging example so far of a profound impasse that is crippling many of Black Africa’s 30 newly independent states. It is an impasse between tribe and nation, which is also a clash between tradition and change, fact and aspiration
President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday the deficit appears on track to hit $1 trillion soon. Speaking to reporters after meeting with top economic aides, Mr
“Barack Obama has failed America,” Mitt Romney said unequivocally at his first New Hampshire town meeting, repeating the signature line of his presidential-campaign announcement speech a day earlier. Unequivocal is not a word that traditionally has been associated with the former Massachusetts governor, but that was then, and the retooled edition of candidate Romney is much improved.