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Will Volgograd attacks scare off Olympic tourists?

Dec 30, 2013
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, Russia, Chechen

Saudi Arabia pledges $3bn to help Lebanon fight Hezbollah

Dec 30, 2013
Saudi Arabia has made a $3 billion pledge to help Lebanon buy arms to counteract the role of Hezbollah.
Posted In: Saudi Arabia, lebanon, hezbollah

Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' head home after being freed by Russia

Dec 27, 2013
After being held in Russia for 100 days on charges of hooliganism, 30 Greenpeace activists are free to return to their home countries today
Posted In: Russia, greenpeace

Mercury: "The quixotic bad boy of the periodic table"

Dec 26, 2013
Our journey through the economics of elements checks out mercury.
Posted In: metals, elementals, gold

Nikkei 16,000!

Dec 26, 2013
Japan's Nikkei stock index closed about 16,000 for the first time since 2007.
Posted In: Japan, Nikkei, Shinzo Abe

Three years post-revolution, a look at Tunisia's economy

Dec 26, 2013
This month marks the third anniversary of the Arab Spring.
Posted In: Tunisia, Arab Spring

Alan Turing gets a long overdue pardon

Dec 25, 2013
Alan Turing, the father of computer science, was persecuted for being gay. This week, the British government finally pardoned him.
Posted In: Alan Turing

$40 million fund created for Bangladesh factory collapse victims

Dec 24, 2013
Global retailers, labor groups, and the Bangladeshi government have set aside $40 million for victims of the Rana Plaza collapse.
Posted In: Bangladesh, garment factory, labor

S&P downgrades European Union's credit rating

Dec 20, 2013
Citing concerns over the massive bailouts in Europe, Standard and Poor has stripped the EU of its AAA rating.
Posted In: European Union, Standard & Poor's, credit rating

Putin will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky

Dec 19, 2013
Russian President,Vladimir Putin, vows to pardon a former political enemy who was once Russia's richest man.
Posted In: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Olympics, Mikhail Khodorkovsky

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