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The forecasts get gloomier
In its gloomiest evaluation yet of the economic crisis, the IMF in its recent update of the World Economic Outlook, has said the global economy will grow at just 0.5 per cent in 2009, the slowest since the Second World War. The projected rate is ...
A historic trial
The historic first trial in the International Criminal Court, where individuals are prosecuted — disputes between governments are adjudicated by the International Court of Justice — commenced at The Hague on January 26. This ...
Leader Page Articles
Where transparency is the answer
By Vidya Subrahmaniam
Conspiracy theories die a natural death when the government is seen as just and transparent. Secrecy and stonewalling lead to suspicion and social unrest.
Darfur camps: no end to misery
By Simon Tisdall
Although the violence in Darfur has fallen significantly since its peak five years ago, both its victims and those who help them remain trapped in a cycle of fear, despair and powerlessness.
The moment of truth for the LTTE
By R. Hariharan
The moment of truth appears to have arrived for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Its fall could not have been more dramatic; a few days ago a few thousand people of Jaffna, on whose behalf the LTTE says it is fighting, wanted it to release ...
Iran goes into space
By Andrei Kislyakov
On February 3, Iran fulfilled its promise to launch its first satellite, Omid (Hope), into orbit by its own carrier rocket before the end of the Iranian year (which ends in March). The world media reported that it has already transmitted a ...
Corrections and clarifications
A report “Jaspal Rana among BJP candidates” (January 30, 2009) said that Prahlad Joshi, sitting MP from Dharwad, will contest the Dharwad North seat. Prahlad Joshi is the sitting Lok Sabha MP from Dharwad North and he has now been ...
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