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IMF warns that world risks sliding into a 1930s-style slump

The world risks sliding into a 1930s-style slump unless countries settle their differences and work together to tackle Europe‘s deepening debt crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund has warned. On a day that saw an escalation in the tit-for-tat trade battle between China and the United States and a deepening of the diplomatic […]

Political Standoff Heats Up Between Rival Papua New Guinea Prime Ministers

Papua New Guinea is in the midst of a political standoff, with two rival politicians claiming to be prime minister. With one backed by the country’s cabinet, the other by the supreme court, analysts say the country is heading into unchartered waters, with a resolution hinged on a dangerous ego battle.  Michael Somare, Papua’s New […]

Mitt Romney challenges Rick Perry to $10,000 bet in GOP debate

December 13, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Mitt Romney challenges Rick Perry to $10,000 bet in GOP debate 11 Dec 2011 In a moment during Saturday’s GOP debate in Iowa that The Fix’s Chris Cillizza called a “rare but likely costly unforced error,” former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry to a $10,000 […]

Millions of drivers won’t hang up, study shows

Washington (CNN) — Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. A federal study says one in 20 drivers observed at any given moment is holding a mobile phone to his or her ear, and that almost one in 100 can be observed sending a text message or otherwise manipulating a digital device. At the typical daylight moment, […]

US marks Pearl Harbor 70 years on

7 December 2011 Last updated at 18:31 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Survivors attended the Pearl Harbor ceremony in Hawaii The Pearl Harbor attacks’ few remaining survivors have led US commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the event that changed World War II’s course. About 120 veterans joined military leaders […]

Obama speech declares ‘make-or-break moment for the middle class’

Barack Obama’s Kansas speech targets ‘fend for yourself’ stance of Republicans and corporations. Link to this video Barack Obama blasted his Republican foes and Wall Street as he portrayed himself as a champion of the middle class and laid out in the starkest terms yet the populist themes of his 2012 re-election bid. In a […]

Barack Obama’s Kansas speech targets ‘fend for yourself’ stance of Republicans and corporations – video

The US president declared a ‘make-or-break moment for the middle class’ as he echoed Theodore Roosevelt, who spoke in Osawatomie, Kansas, on similar themes 100 years ago. Obama said the Republicans believe ‘we are better off when everyone is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules. Well, I’m here to say […]

The rise and fall of Herman Cain | Ana Marie Cox

There was a distinct lack of tension in the build-up to Herman Cain‘s announcement that he would be suspending his campaign for the GOP nomination. The conclusion was inevitable and yet mysteriously drawn-out, like when “Titanic” won Best Picture. It’s tempting to elaborate further on that metaphor – what was the launch of “Women for […]

Ron Paul labels Newt and Mitt muppets | Paul Harris

Ron Paul’s attack ad ‘Who Can You Trust?’ Video: 247FreedomOps/YouTube Who It’s Ron Paul, the long-time Texan congressman and favourite of libertarians who subscribe to his anti-government, pro-individual policies. Paul’s team must be wondering what they have to do to get a break. Paul is a conservative, family man, veteran and has a fervent base […]

Kate Bolick: ‘The heterosexual world is a very conservative place’

As she approaches 40, Kate Bolick has come to a profound insight: that she – and many American women like her – might never marry. But revealing that fact in the Atlantic magazine caused an outbreak of soul-searching and frenzied comment. Here, she talks to Lisa O’Kelly Your piece went viral as soon as it […]