A decision by prosecutors has brought to light how difficult it is to establish criminal responsibility for the consequences of an unprecedentedly massive disaster.
The failure of Lehman Brothers on Sept. 15, 2008 marked the beginning of the end of the world's love affair with financialization.
Some were quick to declare that Russian President Vladimir Putin has “eclipsed” US President Barack Obama as the dominant world leader at the helm of the Syrian crisis.
Last month, after the hard-line Indonesian Islamic Defenders Front (Front Pembela Islam or FPI) threatened to disrupt the finale of the Miss World beauty pageant, organizers were forced to move the venue to the predominantly Hindu island of Bali.
Neema looks to be in her 30s and is in love with a Muslim boy whose name she is too shy to reveal. She works in Delhi and suffers under two apparent disadvantages. She is a Dalit woman, the lowest in India's caste pyramid, and she walks with a pronounced limp.
Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy is crying over spilt milk when he calls for a series of protests against official ratification of the July 28 election results unless the authorities in Phnom Penh prove that no irregularities took place in the polling.
Abject poverty has, in the past, led to feuds over food and water. The debate over poverty alleviation has, however, pitched academics of great repute against each other, thus shifting the focus from poverty to those who profess about it.
2013/9/8, 1 Comment
As Thailand is slammed yet again, wouldn't it be more sensible to register migrant workers and enforce laws fairly so that everyone's benefits and labor shortages are addressed?
“Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing — worst of all I lost!” That was a tweet from Senator John McCain, a Vietnam War veteran and former presidential candidate, after he was caught playing a game on his smartphone while his colleagues were seriously debating whether the U.S. should attack Syria.
Once again, those reassuring words: “The United States does not seek permanent bases in the Philippines,” said American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during his visit to Manila last week. What the United States has in mind is a “new model of military to military cooperation, similar to what it has forged with Singapore and Australia.”
2013/9/5, 1 Comment