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  • By the numbers: Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez

     
    Longtime Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will face Miranda state governor Henrique Capriles in October in a presidential election that will decide whether Chavez can stay in power after 13 years in office. The campaign is likely to focus on how the South...
  • Possible new economic sanctions aimed at Iran

     
    U.S. lawmakers are seeking to pile additional economic sanctions on Iran to force it to negotiate limits on its nuclear program, which many countries fear is aimed at developing a nuclear bomb....
  • Mali is cut off by its neighbors. What will blocking the borders do?

     
    A coalition of West African nations is closing off the borders of Mali, condemning it for a recent military coup that ousted its president. How could that affect the landlocked country? Blocking the borders means that Mali will be starved for gas and...
  • Africa calls for World Bank reform after Nigerian denied top post

     
    Africans call for World Bank reform after Africa's candidate for World Bank president is passed over: African financial leaders called for the reform of the World Bank and its process for selecting its leader, dominated for six decades by the US, after...
  • South Sudan austerity budget in doubt; economic collapse feared

     
    Just a month after South Sudan announced an austerity budget designed to fend off economic collapse, the struggling new country had already failed to meet its targets, a source close to the South Sudanese government acknowledged....
  • South Sudan may face fiscal collapse by July, leaked report says

     
    South Sudan could run out of reserves and possibly face “state collapse” as soon as July after shutting off its oil, according to a confidential report leaked to news media that appears to be from the World Bank....
  • U.N. nuclear chief headed to Iran, inspection deal in the works

     
    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency heads to Iran on Sunday for high-level meetings ahead of next week's gathering in Baghdad of world powers hoping to persuade Tehran to reopen its nuclear program to outside inspection....
  • The Benefits of Immigration

     
    “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” –The Statue of Liberty...
  • U.N. nuclear talks with Iran fail to get access for inspectors

     
    Eight hours of negotiations between U.N. officials and Iran's nuclear policy envoy ended Friday without an agreement for inspectors to visit suspect Iranian facilities, the U.N. nuclear agency's deputy director said....
  • Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says

     
    The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....
  • Has nuclear arms control worked?

    Today's topic: Has the strategy to stop the spread of nuclear weapons through the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty -- in which existing nuclear powers can keep but reduce their arsenals while other nations are barred from developing bombs -- been...