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  • Film Review: 'The Human Scale'

    Taking as its model the work of Danish architect Jan Gehl, "The Human Scale" makes an excellent case for designing cities around people instead of automobiles, traffic flow having dominated city planning since the 1960s. Andreas M. Dalsgaard's documentary...
  • South Africa stumbles while looking to market itself abroad

    South Africa stumbles while looking to market itself abroad
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Brand South Africa, the body charged with marketing the nation abroad, has had a tough month. The International Monetary Fund on Oct. 1 downgraded its growth forecast for South Africa and called on the government to take...
  • The Ambrosetti Forum: Economic brainstorming, Italian-style

    The Ambrosetti Forum: Economic brainstorming, Italian-style
    It’s been a hangout of intellectuals and politicians for about 450 years, and for the last 40, the gorgeous Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy has been the place where other politicians and intellectuals, joined by the modern-day aristocrats...
  • Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction

    Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction
    During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few.   After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...
  • Honor us ... maybe

    Dear ( -- --) Congratulations! We here at ( -- --) University would like to invite you to be our commencement speaker. This, as you know, is a great honor. You would join the ranks of ( -- --) last year and ( -- --) the year before and also ( -- --), who...
  • Global Citizens music festival in NYC to feature Bono, Stevie Wonder ... LV congressman

     
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with the United Nations secretary general as well as music icons such as U2 frontman Bono and Stevie Wonder next weekend at a massive music festival in New York’s Central Park to focus on......
  • Rachel Marsden: A European bailout unlike any other

    PARIS -- The European Union's $13 billion bailout plan for Cyprus has nothing to do with socialism but rather with much greater stakes. This is the EU attempting to outmaneuver an uncharacteristically flat-footed Vladimir Putin and Russia in a key...
  • Greek unrest the result of suppressed democracy

    PARIS -- When the first international effort to impose an economic austerity regime upon Greece was completed, George Papandreou, the prime minister, surprised and infuriated the negotiators from the IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank by...
  • Despite canceled trip, Obama 'committed' to U.S. pivot toward Asia

    Despite canceled trip, Obama 'committed' to U.S. pivot toward Asia
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama pushed his staff for several days this week to keep a long-planned trip to Southeast Asia on his schedule, even after advisors concluded he could not leave the country with the government in shutdown mode. But with dozens...
  • World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions

    World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions
    JERUSALEM-- Israeli restrictions in the West Bank cost the struggling Palestinian economy more than $3.4 billion a year, according to a report released by the World Bank on Tuesday. More than half of West Bank lands are largely off-limits to...
  • Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem

    Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem
    World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are imperiling economies worldwide and undermining confidence in the U.S. dollar. Even the news Wednesday...
  • India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty

    India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty
    NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation’s rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and...