Archive for month: February, 2011

  • UK Slashes Aid to Russia and China but not India

    Britain has ceased giving financial assistance to sixteen countries after a review found that they were no longer in poverty. Russia, China, Cambodia, Moldava and Serbia were among those countries that will no longer be receiving millions of pounds annually from Britain on the heels of a study ordered by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell....

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  • The King’s Speech Sweeps Oscars

    The monarch may have had an awful stammer, but Oscar voters spoke loud and very clearly last night, awarding The King’s Speech with four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The film was nominated for a total of ten awards. The King’s Speech, in case you have yet to see it is a film based on the tr...

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  • Mideast Troubles Affect World Markets

    Following the deaths of scores of unarmed protestors and a large number of defections within the government, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has said that he will retain power in the troubled nation or “die a martyr”. The happenings in Libya have had a very negative effect on world markets. Stocks the world over showed their worst performance last week in...

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  • United States Poised to Set Sanctions on Gadhafi

    The United Nations Security Council is ready for a second round of emergency meetings today to discuss the happenings in Libya. Members of the council are likely to set sanctions against Moammar Gadhafi’s government because of the violence being used on anti-Gadhafi protestors. The Secretary General of the UN – General Ban Ki-moon asked the council...

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  • Will You be Buying the New Motorola Xoom?

    The highly anticipated Motorola Xoom went on sale Thursday just before Apple’s likely release of the iPad 2 in early March. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet carries a rather hefty price tag of $599 with a 2 year Version contract in the US but nonetheless, the Xoom has earned itself some positive reviews. The base price of the Xoom without a contract...

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