Geert Wilders

Dutch Parliamentary Elections: Will Far-Right Freedom Party Defy Polls Again?

Far-right Dutch politician and leader of the ultra-conservative Freedom Party (PVV) Geert Wilders formerly established his party in parliament on a platform of Islamophobic anti-immigration, and now seeks to turn nationalist sentiment against the eurozone amid frustrations with debt-laden countries like Greece, Italy and Spain. Poll indicate his party will lose seats this election, but it has defied expectations in the past.
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Hillary Clinton and Xanana Gusmao

Clinton Visits East Timor Signaling US Status As ‘Resident Pacific Power’

While former U.S. President Bill Clinton delivered a speech to the Democratic National Convention for President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wednesday, his wife and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sipping her coffee at a bean-processing unit in East Timor, her fourth stop in an 11-day foreign tour.
Petrol price

Finance, Oil Ministries Push for Fuel Price Increase

The finance and oil ministries are lobbying for an increase in prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG, warning cabinet colleagues that time is running out to avert a fiscal disaster and a sovereign credit downgrade to junk by global ratings agencies.
2012 Election: Mitt Romney Favored Over Barack Obama To Advance The Technology Industry [FULL TEXT]

Which 2012 Campaign Issues Really Matter To Wall Street Investors?

While the presidential candidates' plans to tackle unemployment, the national debt, health care reform, immigration, gay marriage and gun control might be the topics that have Main Street voters buzzing ahead of this year's election, a new report by the global equity research team at Standard & Poor's shows Wall Street investors have very different policy debates in mind.
U.S. President Barack Obama tours Hurricane Isaac damage and recovery while in Louisiana

Democrats Open National Convention, Push For Obama's Re-election

The Democrats have gathered in thousands at the downtown football stadium at Charlotte, N.C., for the three-day Democratic National Convention starting Tuesday. The Party unveiled its formal 2012 election policy, ahead of the convention Monday night, advocating the strengths of their presidential candidate incumbent Barack Obama over Republican rival Mitt Romney.

Why India Should Adopt Urgent FDI Reforms

With India's economic growth faltering as a result of weak governance, policy paralysis and opposition to reforms, investors feel the urgent need to push for plans to allow foreign direct investment in financial sector and multi-brand retail trade.

Blue Moon Pictures Go Viral On Twitter, As Some Honor Neil Armstrong [PHOTOS]

Pictures of the blue moon Friday have begun to go viral on Twitter as tweeters from all over post their own photographs. Most people know that the term "blue moon" doesn't mean that the moon is actually blue. However, some denizens of the Twitterverse have chosen to alter their images of Earth's only moon.
Euro Zone

Seven Days That Will Decide Euro Zone Fate: Next Fortnight Is Critical

Seven key events in the next fortnight that will determine whether the now-four-year-old euro zone crisis results in Greece and perhaps also Spain leaving and even whether the monetary union will survive. Here is a list of the seven critical dates with their corresponding events.


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