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Philippines Media In A State Of Flux

November 7, 2009 admin 0

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 on the Web and we operate on less funds,” says Read more ………

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Shiekh Hasina in Bhutan

November 7, 2009 admin 0

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 a trade deal. At present bilateral trade is heavily tilted Read more ………

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Wrangling continues over Iranian nuclear deal

October 31, 2009 admin 1

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 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reportedly contains caveats that Read more ………

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Latest US GDP projection shows recession abating

October 31, 2009 admin 0

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 “welcome news” and “an affirmation that the recession is abating Read more ………

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John Updike’s Terrorist – a review

October 31, 2009 admin 14

Terrorist by John Updike New York, Alfred A. Knopf 2006, 310 pp By David Walsh wsws.org Terrorist by American novelist John Updike is poorly conceived and unconvincingly written. It tells the story of a New Jersey teenager, Ahmad Mulloy-Ashmawy, the son of a long-absent Egyptian father and an Irish-American mother, Read more ………

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John Updike: A Tribute

October 31, 2009 admin 1

By David Walsh wsws.org American novelist John Updike died January 27 in Danvers, Massachusetts, at the age of 76. The cause of death was cancer. A major figure in American literature for the past half-century (his first full-length novel, The Poorhouse Fair, appeared in 1959), Updike published more than 60 Read more ………

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Mirror to Stalin’s Terror

October 31, 2009 admin 2

Stalin’s Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR, by Vadim Rogovin By Andrea Peters wsws.org The late Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin ‘s book presents a compelling and uncompromisingly political interpretation of the the Stalin had unleashed in 937-38 Stalin’s aim, the author insists, was to eliminate all Read more ………