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  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet satellite states; Syria; immigration rights in America; the U.S. banking system; and the Great Lakes region of Africa, where all the mining opportunities just happen to be. Perhaps he could lay off the generosity long enough for us to recover from it all.
  • Rachel Marsden: Export opportunity to Ukraine, not the nanny state

    PARIS -- In an apparent effort to fight bribery with even more overt state-sanctioned bribery, the battle for the hearts and minds of Ukraine has devolved into two suitors -- the West and Russia -- flashing their respective bank account statements. How...

    Nigerian leaders tried to sweep schoolgirl crisis under a rug

    Nigerian leaders tried to sweep schoolgirl crisis under a rug
    Why, many are asking, did it take the world so long to pay much attention to the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls by Muslim fanatics in Nigeria? For starters, the buck stops with President Goodluck Jonathan, among other Nigerian political leaders...

    Row over Fed chairman job pits insider against outsider

    Much of the debate over who will be the next Federal Reserve chairman has focused on whether gender politics or the future of Fed monetary policy will be more determinative. Of the two leading candidates, Janet Yellen, the Fed's vice chairman, favors...

    In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...