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Tuesday, May 08, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
It's a political minefield in certain parts of our country to cite Europe as a positive example of anything. Fortunately, now is a moment when Europe is a useful counter-example in a conversation that aligns good politics and good policy.
Friday, March 23, 2012
From the aftermath of the attack in Kandahar which resulted in 16 civilian deaths, the BBC's David Loyn reports that Afghan citizens appear fed up with a decade of war. The worsening ties between U.S. troops and Afghans have been exacerbated in 2012 by the U.S. troops burning of the Koran and the March 11 shooting.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
While we are distracted by the circus of the GOP political race, the war continues in Afghanistan, and we have several tragic stories out of that country this morning. A NATO helicopter crashed in Afghanistan last night killing six service members. The cause is still being investigated. Also this morning. An Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops, leading French President Nicolas Sarkozy to suspend its training programs in Afghanistan. Matt Rosenberg is a reporter for our partner The New York Times.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Standard and Poor's announced on Monday that it is considering a credit rating downgrade for both Germany and France, the euro zone's two biggest economies. The move takes place as euro zone countries meet in Brussels in an attempt to stop the ongoing crisis. The two countries currently have a top-notch AAA rating from the agency. Standard and Poor's said that 13 additional euro zone countries are also vulnerable to downgrade as a result of the continent’s economic crisis.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Early results show that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's party, United Russia, is on track to lose its two-thirds majority in the parliament's lower house.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
In the age of slick PR machines, it is difficult to get a sense of a candidate's real personality or feelings on an issue. But with microphones all around them, private conversations and off the cuff remarks sometimes slip out. On Tuesday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was the most recent leader to land in hot water. The Takeaway looks at some of the biggest political gaffes made when the microphones were left on.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
European shares have fallen today after a meeting between French President Nicholas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to calm investors' fears that the debt crisis could spread. The two leaders agreed that more economic integration is needed between the countries in the Eurozone during a meeting yesterday.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Last week, Nafissatou Diallo — the hotel maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, of attempted rape — spoke to the media about the incident. She claims to have been badly misquoted in a taped conversation being used by the defense to discredit her. The conversation was in her native dialect, Fulani, a West African language. Her claims highlight the difficulties of translation, and the weighty responsibility on translators and interpreters to get the tone and the meaning of words correct in cases like this.