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International Analysis: Hard Times Ahead for Iraq’s Yazidis

August 26, 2014 1:09 am0 comments

Op-Ed by Christine Allison — The Mark News— In Nineveh Province, in northern Iraq, an extinction event unfolds. The delicate latticework of religious communities that have co-existed for centuries has been smashed by the bludgeon of the Islamic State, which unexpectedly took Mosul in June, and in August opened battle […]

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Congress to Meet Tuesday to Vote Again on New Cabinet

August 25, 2014 9:01 pm0 comments

Peru’s Congress is to meet again on Tuesday morning to vote on the motion to approve the appointment of Premier Ana Jara and the other members of President Ollanta Humala’s cabinet. Lawmakers have already held two votes, on Friday, but have not yet given the cabinet a green light since opposition politicians […]

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International Analysis: Should Japan Restart its Nuclear Reactors?

August 22, 2014 1:27 pm1 comment

Op-Ed by Arnie Gundersen — The Mark News Only luck and real courage at 14 nuclear reactors on Japan’s Pacific coast overcame the technical failures of nuclear power and prevented the nation from being destroyed by radiation. The untold story of March 11, 2011 is how close Japan came to […]

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Peru Collects US$230,000 from Montesinos Auction

August 21, 2014 12:55 pm0 comments
Peru Collects US$230,000 from Montesinos Auction

Peru’s government has collected almost 600,500 soles (US$230,000) from the sale of gold watches and other jewelry owned by jailed ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos, daily La Republica reported. The National Institute for Seized Goods, Conabi, sold this week 83 of the 150 pieces of jewelry that once belonged to Montesinos. “The number of […]

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Peru Central Bank Sees 3.4 Percent Growth in Second Quarter

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Peru Central Bank Sees 3.4 Percent Growth in Second Quarter

Peru’s Central Bank is to lower its forecast for economic growth again this year, the monetary authority’s general manager said. The Central Bank’s Renzo Rossini said Wednesday that Peru’s gross domestic product will likely expand by 4 percent in 2014, rather than the 4.4 percent it previously forecast, according to news […]

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Heavy Machinery Destroys Pyramid in Piura

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Housing developers used heavy machinery to destroy an earthen pyramid in Peru’s northern Piura region, according to daily La Republica. The prehispanic El Bosque pyramid was flattened by an earthmover last week, allegedly by workers from a housing project that claims to own some five hectares of land on the archaeological site. The […]

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