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December 2012

A Call to Arms

December 30, 2012 // lenta.ru - Russia - Russian

<i>The Sandy Hook massacre has raised sales of assault rifles.</i> Some suffer in war, and others make their fortune from it. This saying can easily be applied to the recent psychopathic attacks on an American school. After the massacre, which was constructed by autistic Adam Lanza from Connecticut, sellers of small [Read more]

New Obama for Iraq

December 30, 2012 // Kitabat - Iraq - Arabic

For many months those involved in Iraq’s political affairs thought that U.S. President Barack Obama was putting the Iraq file on the shelf next to the other international files. In fact, that is exactly what happened during the fierce electoral battle between Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, which ended a [Read more]

Kremlin Shoots Itself in the Foot Again

December 30, 2012 // Moscow Times - Russia

The authorities' conspicuous inaction in the Magnitsky case has caused deep concern both in Russia and abroad. But until recently, few in Moscow believed that US lawmakers and the president would put human rights above pragmatism by passing the Magnitsky Act.

The Energy Boom

December 29, 2012 // Khaleej Times - U.A.E.

However, American self-sufficiency in oil is of greatest concern to the European Union. The danger is that the United States will no longer have any direct interest in ensuring supply flows out of the Gulf. At the very least this will mean that Washington is likely to demand greater European investment in its own energy security.

Vacations, the Homeless and Budget Cuts

December 29, 2012 // Juventud Rebelde - Cuba - Spanish

There is one week left until the United States falls over the “fiscal cliff." A combination of cuts in government spending will be made, mainly to social and federal services such as education, health, unemployment benefits and other aid available to lower income people. These cuts will accompany an income tax [Read more]
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