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Swayed by sectional interests
The revised guidelines notified by the Central government following policy changes in respect of foreign direct investment incorporate significant modifications in computing the total FDI component in Indian companies and in determining the ...
Chavez marches on
By voting overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to scrap term limits for all elected officials, the people of Venezuela have demonstrated their support for the leadership and vision of President Hugo Chavez and his Bolivarian movement. Far from ...
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South African elections: ANC versus the rest
By M.S. Prabhakara
While the ANC will probably emerge victorious once again, it is not clear if it will increase its strength as it has done in the three elections held so far.
Memory, guilt and the futility of war
By Rafia Zakaria
The Reader and Waltz with Bashir present an ominous moral warning to humanity.
Enlisting fish and chips to fight climate change
By Elisabeth Rosenthal
As he has done frequently over the last 18 months, Andy Roost drove his blue diesel Peugeot 205 onto a farm, where signs pointed one way for “eggs” and another for “oil.” He unscrewed the gas cap and chatted ...
Poor nations shortchanged on climate pledges
By John Vidal
Developing countries have received just 5-10 per cent of the money promised by rich nations to help them adapt to global warming. The failure is fostering deep distrust between rich and poor nations and is undermining negotiations on a ...
A hasty decree?
By Vaiju Naravane
An Italian decree that toughens measures against sexual crimes and illegal immigration was passed last week.
Once house of horrors, Iraqi prison has new air
By Sam Dagher
Iraq’s Ministry of Justice allowed reporters rare access on Saturday to the Abu Ghraib prison, which has been partly renovated by the Iraqis and now holds about 400 prisoners after a new influx on Friday. The Iraqi government has ...
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