Can Dominique Strauss-Kahn salvage a future in French politics? Despite his legal problems in the U.S., observers say his most optimistic backers are keeping alive scenarios of their champion somehow extricating himself from the catastrophic turn in his once-brilliant career.
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Israel and Palestinians Brace for New Clashes: The Post-Peace Process Heats Up
Syria: If Protesters Don’t Get Assad, the Economy Will
Rogue planets! Scientists detect Jupiter-sized roamers inside the Milky Way
Palin’s Pipeline to Nowhere?
In 2001, a burly anchorage longshoreman named Scott Heyworth turned up in the nearby town of Wasilla for a meeting with its mayor, Sarah Palin. Heyworth, a local Democratic activist, had grown tired of waiting for the Big Three oil companies to tap their huge natural-gas reserves in the state’s North Slope, the long swatch of northern Alaska tundra that includes the largest oil and gas fields in North America
A Supreme Court Boost for Suicide?
China passes $1 trillion in Treasuries
China passes $1 trillion in Treasuries It turns out China does personal more Treasury bonds than the government’s official figures are actually allowing on. China held $1.sixteen trillion of U.S. federal government bonds at the end of 2010, Treasury stated Monday in its preliminary revision of data on foreign portfolio holdings. That’s up $268 billion […]
What Was the Nobel Committee Thinking?
No sooner had the Nobel Peace Prize been awarded to Barack Obama than countless observers around the globe were shaking their head in puzzlement or dismay. Sure, there was the Committee’s official line, praising Obama’s “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” But that really didn’t shed much light on why the Oslo-based committee had bestowed the prestigious honor on a President who has been in office for less than a year