July 2011

Russian Avant-Garde Art: Protected from Stalinsim in Ali Baba`s Cave

Decadent’ Russian Art, Still Under the Boot’s Shadow By ELLEN BARRY Published: March 7 th, Story reprinted from NYT MOSCOW — Later this week moviegoers in New York will learn the strange story of Igor V. Savitsky, an obsessive collector credited with saving tens of thousands of avant-garde artworks from Soviet authorities who forced artists …

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In Pictures: Somalis flee to Ethiopia

Somali refugees forced to flee drought are continuing their lives in camps across the border in Ethiopia. Resilience is hardly the word for the refugees that have trekked across the desert from deep in Somalia to Dolo Ado just over the Ethiopian border. There is a stoicism – an inner toughness – that hides the …

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Immigration From Spain To Germany : UNEMPLOYED

Europe’s Economic Gap Sparks New Internal Immigration, From Spain To Germany Spurred by soaring unemployment at home and Berlin’s active recruitment of skilled workers, young educated Spaniards are heading for Germany like southern Europeans last century.   By Freia Peters Even though she’s lucky to have a job in Spain, Julia Casado Marco wonders if …

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China’s Mammoth Rare Earth Industry

Secrets And Shortcomings Of China’s Mammoth Rare Earth Industry Analysis: China’s approach to rare earth mining is putting it at odds with the WTO. China’s Economic Observer outlines where China’s gone wrong, and what it needs to do to set the industry straight. Rare earth oxides By Chen Jibing BEIJING – The World Trade Organization’s Dispute …

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The Maid’s Tale of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s room—and a global scandal. {photos & videos}

The Maid’s Tale She was paid to clean up after the rich and powerful. Then she walked into Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s room—and a global scandal. Now she tells her story. Nafissatou Diallo Interviews: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser Speaks   The hotel maid who accused former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape has broken her silence with a …

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Artificial Crisis Created For Election Advantage

‘UNTHINKABLE’ Geithner Says No Deal Is Not An Option Precariously short of time, congressional leaders struggled in urgent, weekend-long talks to avert an unprecedented government default, desperate to show enough progress to head off a plunge in stock prices when Asian markets open ahead of the U.S. workweek. President Barack Obama met Saturday with Republican …

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Unchecked Evil: Uday Hussein Film Study

Stepping Into the Shoes of a Psychopath In “The Devil’s Double,” Dominic Cooper, with Ludivine Sagnier, plays Uday Hussein. IT’S hard to conceive of too many narratives in which Saddam Hussein might emerge as a second-tier villain. But in “The Devil’s Double” he is portrayed as a man who at least operated according to his …

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Amsterdam: Joins Global Youth Protest Movement

Amsterdam Decides It’s High Time To Squash Its Squatters The squatter movement has long had a foothold in the Netherlands’ canal-carved economic capital. As evidenced by a major early July raid, authorities are now looking to send its squatters packing. Squatters during a 2009 demonstration in Amsterdam, Holland   AMSTERDAM — The Mobile Unit was …

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