Mon November 21, 2011

'Boring' Rajoy Picked To Save Spain From Default

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 4:50 am



Spain is the latest country to change its government over Europe's economic crisis. In a parliamentary election yesterday, Spaniards voted overwhelmingly to toss out the socialists who have ruled for almost eight years. They brought in Mariano Rajoy, leader of the conservative Popular Party.


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Fri November 18, 2011
The Two-Way

China Now Investigating Nude Photos Of Outspoken Artist Ai Weiwei

Originally published on Fri November 18, 2011 1:32 pm

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (C) posing with women in the nude in Beijing.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

The artist Ai Weiwei can't seem to catch a break with the Chinese government. His open dissension, of course, doesn't help, but the government has kept coming after him time and time again.

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Fri November 18, 2011
NPR Story

Clinton To 'Test Waters' In Myanmar

President Obama says his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Myanmar next month, the first such visit in half a century. Relations between the U.S. and Myanmar have been strained during years of rule by a secretive military junta, but its new president has started a process of reform that the U.S. wants to encourage. Michele Kelemen


Wed November 16, 2011

In Indonesia, Anger Against Mining Giant Grows

Originally published on Wed November 16, 2011 6:22 pm

Police clash with workers of American mining company Freeport-McMoRan during a protest in Timika, Papua province, Indonesia, Oct. 10. Indonesian security forces fired on striking workers at Freeport-McMoRan's Grasberg gold and copper mine after a protest turned deadly.
Anonymous AP

A foreign mining company, protected by hundreds of soldiers, extracts precious resources from a remote tropical forest. The mining enrages indigenous tribes, who resist.

It may sound like a movie script, but it is in fact the story of the world's largest gold mine, located high in the mountains of Indonesia's Papua province and owned by Freeport-McMoRan, an American mining conglomerate.

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Mon November 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Sarkozy Makes Amends With Netanyahu After 'Hot Mic' Comments

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 5:15 pm

President Obama, right, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy last Thursday in Cannes, France.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has sent a friendly letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the AFP, Reuters and Israeli news outlets are reporting.

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