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A booming China challenges

/GIN Premier Wen urges stronger Sino-US ties (12/08/2003, China People's Daily)China and the World's Power Pyramid Pt. II (April, 2000 BlackElectorate.com) BEIJING (IPS/GIN)–Two years after its entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is picking its way through a minefield of explosive trade issues, drawing criticism for dragging its feet on market reforms, for its aggressive export strategy and for...

6.4 Earthquake hits Iran, aid workers rush to help victims

UNNEWS Centre Race to reach Iran quake victims (BBC, 02-22-2005)Latest list of major worldwide earthquakes (USGS) United Nations agencies are organizing assessment missions to the area of central Iran where an earthquake killed and injured hundreds early today, and first staff reports said many villages had been destroyed, bad weather may impede aid efforts and immediate needs included tents, water and food. In...

Powerful neocon brotherhood begins unraveling

JIM.LOBE United States foreign policy Hijacked (FCN, 07-02-2004)Webcast: Guidance in a Time of Trouble (FCN, 05-03-2004) WASHINGTON (IPS/GIN) - The Washington foreign policy elite finds itself on pins and needles awaiting a response from the neoconservative heavyweights at the Weekly Standard magazine to a scorching denunciation by one of their most venerable fellow travelers, Francis Fukuyama, in Sunday's New York Times...

Losing Arab allies’ hearts and minds

JIM.LOBE U.S. conduct in ‘terror war' destroyed image abroad (FCN, 07-17-2006)Annan: Iraq worse than under Saddam (FCN, 12-20-2006)Bush has created a comprehensive catastrophe across the Mid-East (Guardian, 12-14-2006)Minister Farrakhan's warning to President Bush on Iraq (10-30-2002) WASHINGTON (IPS/GIN) - Attitudes toward the United States reached new lows through most of the Arab world over the past year, according to the...

African Union chairman: Africa must unite

The African Union (Official Site)Africa must rise and be free (FCN/ Minister Louis Farrakhan)Africa rebukes Bush on African Command (FCN, 07-11-2007)Progression towards United States of Africa continues (FCN, 07-21-2005)Birth of the African Union (FCN, 07-14-2002) UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - “We must not fail the people of Africa and the future of our continent,” African Union chairman and president of Ghana, John...

Natural gas, oil fuel Myanmar’s military rulers

Cyclone kills over 22,000 people in Myanmar (FCN, 05-08-2008) UNITED NATIONS (Finalcall.com) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called for a special summit to discuss measures that could be taken to deal with the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. Cyclone Nargis ravaged southern towns of the Irrawaddy Delta May 3 and the United Nations estimates the death toll could reach 100,000, with...

U.S. seeks seat on rights council

UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - President Barack Obama has taken yet another step in distancing his administration from the past eight years under George W. Bush by announcing U.S. intentions to run for a seat on the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council in May. The Human Rights Council is a UN inter-governmental body that monitors governments and promotes international human rights. Ajamu Baraka,...

Hotly contested UK elections up for grabs

(FinalCall.com) - With elections less than three weeks away, and the first major televised debate on April 15, political campaigning is in full swing in efforts to sway the British electorate. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the Labour Party has never won a national election as leader of his party. With the British economy suffering and involvement in...

Monarchy and madness

(FinalCall.com) - When Prince William and Catherine Middleton announced their engagement to the world in front of a bevy of reporters, flashing cameras and rolling video, five months ago, it was a prelude to fanatic media frenzy. Public obsession with the wedding soon followed and as nuptials for the future King of England and his fiancé drew nigh,...

Minister Farrakhan’s impact on Barbados

(FinalCall.com) - The eastern Caribbean Island of Barbados was impacted by a recent visit from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during his tour of several nations in the region. He first visited the country 37-years-ago in 1975 and delivered a message of guidance, encouragement and vision for Caribbean unification and self determination. Minister Farrakhan and his delegation were...