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Foneska looks to India for help in his Prez bid

A day after President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced plans to hold Presidential elections next month, two years before he completed his term, General Sarath Foneska is all set to enter the race as the candidate of the combined opposition. Both of…

Neoliberalism and Dynamics of Capitalist Development in Latin America

By Prof. James Petras and Prof. Henry Veltmeyer Global Research An analysis of the dynamics of capitalist development over the last two decades has been overshadowed by an all too prevalent “globalization” discourse. It appears that much of the Left…

Babri Masjid: Liberhan finds fault with BJP, Sangh Privar

A government-appointed commission of inquiry has found the top leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) allies and mentors bear responsibility for the 1992 razing of the Babri Masjid, a 14th century mosque, in…

Gen Fonseka ‘free’ from army duty to take on Rajapaksa

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s forthcoming Presidential election has become a two-leg race with decks formally cleared for Gen Sarath Fonseka to enter the race and challenge President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is seeking to cash in on ‘war euphoria’ for a second…

Philippines Media In A State Of Flux

By Jose Galang MANILA, Nov 6:—Manila, Nov 7: Hounded by declining circulation and rising costs, Philippine media entities are turning to the Internet for new sources of growth in revenue and readership. “We’re reaching a wider audience now that we’re…

Shiekh Hasina in Bhutan

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in visiting Thimpu at the invitation of her Bhutneese counterpart JIgme Y Thinley. She is accompanied by a 48-member delegation of ministers, senior officers and business persons. The visit will mark the two countries signing…

Wrangling continues over Iranian nuclear deal

By Peter Symonds wsws.org An international agreement on the export and processing of Iran’s low-enriched uranium is yet to be finalised after sharp opposition emerged this week within the political establishment in Tehran. An initial Iranian response handed yesterday to…

Latest US GDP projection shows recession abating

US gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.5 percent on an annualized basis in the third quarter (July through September), breaking a string of four consecutive quarters of negative growth, the Commerce Department reported. President Barack Obama hailed the report as…