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July 2012

The US Criticizes the Burqa Ban in France

July 30, 2012 // L'Express - France - French

A report from the U.S. Department of State provides an overview of religious freedom. It condemns Egypt and China, but also Europe for its restrictive dress code laws, which penalizes Muslims. The U.S. points a finger at France on the subject of the burqa. The U.S. Department of State blew the whistle Monday on a rise [Read more]

American Economic Policy Has Sunk into a Dilemma

July 30, 2012 // Xinhua - China - Chinese

<i>On the one hand, if, for the purpose of exciting short-term economic growth, America continues to extend its current tax cut policy, the American government’s financial income will be far lower than its expenditures; on the other hand, if, for the purpose of easing the pressure of the financial deficit, America [Read more]

Cautious in the Face of an International Food Crisis

July 30, 2012 // 21st Century Business Herald - China - Chinese

The rapid rise in global food prices right now mainly stems from the sharp reduction of output in the United States, Europe, and Russia due to drought, especially in the United States, which is currently facing its worst drought since 1956.

Russia Is Saving the World in Syria

July 30, 2012 // Rossiyskaya Gazeta - Russia - Russian

[Syria] is not worth it. Otherwise, having trained on 'small fish,' Washington may one day decide to move to the 'democratic' elimination of bigger opponents. Why not aim a blow at Moscow?

Internet Bubble 2.0?

July 30, 2012 // Tageblatt - Luxembourg - German

The so-called Internet bubble or dot-com bubble a decade ago was a prime example of how not to invest money. Back then the bubble burst because the highly hyped companies actually had no business models and consequently could not make profits. Investors just invested in thin air. Then came the so-called Web 2.0 era: [Read more]

Is America Setting Up a “Planned Economy”?

July 29, 2012 // - China - Chinese

From Obama’s declaration of the “return of the manufacturing industry” to the formulation of an investment promotion plan and the establishment of a policy bureau, if there were another concrete plan for industrial promotion, it would certainly have the flavor of a planned economy. This marks the enormous increase in the depth and breadth of the American government’s economic involvement.

Iraq: A Decade of War

July 29, 2012 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Yesterday Iraq experienced a bloody day in which more than 100 people were killed and another 214 were injured after 22 bomb attacks were carried out in 14 cities, including Baghdad. Most attacks were directed against the minority Shiite community, in what was interpreted as a counterattack by al-Qaida ― of Sunni [Read more]

In Sarah Palin’s Footsteps

July 29, 2012 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

Romney's foreign tour to Great Britain, Poland and Israel was planned as an attempt to establish his foreign policy profile. How bad is it for him that he bungled the beginning?
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