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IMF Greek Debt Default Demand Could Haunt Merkel

IMF Greek Debt Default Demand Could Haunt Merkel

Spiegel Online, with reporting by Severin Weiland
14 November 2012

The International Monetary Fund wants Greece's creditors to forgive a portion of the country's debt, a move which could cost Germany up to 17.5 billion euros. With general elections approaching next year, Chancellor Angela Merkel is adamantly opposed to such a move.

EU-IMF Spat over Greece Worries Investors

EU-IMF Spat over Greece Worries Investors

Spiegel Online
13 November 2012

Even as European finance ministers agreed with the International Monetary Fund on Monday to grant Athens more time to meet its budget reduction targets, a deep rift became apparent. Greece's overall debt load is massive, and the EU and IMF are in conflict over the best method and timeframe for reducing it.

Big Oil in the Arctic Council?

 

Big Oil in the Arctic Council?

Marten Lindberg
12 November 2012

 

Drilling for oil is almost always risky business. Deposits are rarely found in convenient places and drilling is expensive. Even if alternative energies are slowly taking over the energy market, most experts agree that we still need oil. As current wells dry up, therefore, we must also drill in new, more challenging places, like the Arctic seas.

UN envoy urges Libya to address security

UN envoy urges Libya to address security

News24, 9 November 2012

New York - The UN envoy to Libya urged the country's new leaders on Thursday to act quickly to address major security challenges that have led to serious outbreaks of fighting and impose control over rival militias, tribes and armed backers of Muammar Gaddafi's ousted regime.

The spy game: “No men need apply”

 

The spy game: “No men need apply”

BY EMMA GARMAN

NOV 8, 2012

 

“Skyfall,” the new Bond movie, is being hailed as the superannuated old franchise’s most feminist installment yet, thanks to its well-drawn female characters and only light sexismfrom Daniel Craig’s 007, as opposed to the ass-slapping, comically patronizing misogyny of yore. But next time round, the filmmakers might want to consider actually portraying modern reality by changing Bond’s gender.

Embedded Staff Officer Survival on an Asymmetric Battlefield

Embedded Staff Officer Survival on an Asymmetric Battlefield

by James M. Shelley
November 7, 2012

 

The Army’s training for deploying troops has continually evolved over that past ten years from one-size-fits all to a tiered approach based on mission set.

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