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October 2013

United States: Government Unemployment in 5,4,3,2,1…?

October 1, 2013 // L'Actualité - Canada - French

A few hours before the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the budget deal for 2014 is still up in the air in the United States, threatening the function of the government and its agencies. Since Carter's presidency and in the wake of a memo issued by the Ministry of Justice, it is assured that the government, contrary to [Read more]

'The West Should Not Be so Scared of Iran'

October 1, 2013 // Volkskrant - The Netherlands - Dutch

<i>Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has requested a dialogue with the West. There seems to be a breakthrough, or is this an illusion? A dispute between Henk Müller and Keyvan Shahbazi.</i> HM: The two enemies, Iran and the United States, resume dialogue. Diplomacy has returned. We are entering a new phase. Will you [Read more]

Republicans, the Budget and 'Obamacare' Do Not Mix Well

October 1, 2013 // L'Express - France - French

Five days before the end of the 2013 fiscal year, Congress is unable to reach an agreement on the 2014 budget. The health care reform, which will go into effect on the Jan. 1, is the main cause for the stalemate. Ted Cruz stood and spoke for more than 20 hours to defend his cause. This GOP member of Congress, who is [Read more]

President Obama Can Still Earn His Nobel Peace Prize

October 1, 2013 // Trouw - The Netherlands - Dutch

The media quickly labeled President Obama a loser when Russia took the initiative for the chemical disarmament of Syria. Indeed, Obama had maneuvered himself into a rather difficult position. His most important ally, the United Kingdom, dropped out. Aside from French support, there was little international eagerness [Read more]
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