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IMF warns of threat to global economies posed by austerity drives | The Guardian

The leaders of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation on Friday issued a warning about the economic and social risks of austerity programmes in a “call to action” designed to boost growth and fight protectionism. Expressing concern about the weakness of economic activity and rising unemployment, the IMF’s Christine Lagarde, the World Bank’s Robert ...

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Continuing Peace Effort Is Best Response to Mumbai Tragedy | National Geographic News Watch

Last week, I was in Lahore, Pakistan at a forum on environmental peace-building in South Asia. Organized by a group of “Young Global Leaders” under the auspices of the World Economic Forum, this was a unique gathering of professionals and politicians. For the first time we had a delegation of three Indian members of parliament Manish Tewari (Congerss), Chandan Mitra ...

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At Davos, Bill Clinton attacks Republicans, urges Israel to make peace with Arabs | The Canadian Press

“If I were in Israel and I had any influence, I’d want to make that deal now,” former U.S. president Bill Clinton said. Referring to a comprehensive peace offer mooted by the Arab League in 2002, he said: “All these countries have offered Israel a political, economic and security partnership, not just peace, not just normalization … but a genuine partnership.” In Palestinian ...

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