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12/21/04

Bloomberg.com: Mainland Europeans borrow 50% less than average US citizens

Bloomberg.com:Mainland Europeans borrow 50% less than average US citizens

CS Monitor: US government financing research to create powerful software tools to mine millions of public and private records

US government financing research to create powerful software tools to mine millions of public and private records

FT.com /Iraq - Majority in US believe Iraq war a mistake

FT.com : Iraq - Majority in US believe Iraq war a mistake

Swiss Info: Deadliest Iraq attack on US troops

Swiss news Deadliest attack on US troops

EUobserver.com: Danish Socialist Party recommends EU Constitution

EUobserver.com: Danish Socialist Party recommends EU Constittution

Tiscali Europe - Hungary Approves EU Constitution

Tiscali Europe - Hungary approves EU Constitution

Spanish voters undecided over EU Constitution

Spanish voters undecided over EU Constitution

12/18/04

ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER: Europe with Turkey will be economic Power House

ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER: Europe with Turkey will be economic Power House


The EU with 29 members would cover 3,86 percent of the world's area, have 8,92 percent of the world's population and 22,94 percent of the world's income. The US follows the EU, which is the biggest economy in the world, with $10 trillion 614 billion. China, which has been growing at an extraordinary speed is third rank with $6 trillion 435 million and Japan became the fourth by $3 trillion 641 million. India, which has been outpaced by China for 40-50 years though it is also growing steadilyat about 5-6 percent with $3 trillion 68 billion, is fifth. Brazil, which was a symbol of instability for its rapid booms and busts is sixth with $1 trillion 322 billion and seventh is Russia, which faced a big economic crisis in 1990s but recovered recently with $1 trillion 279 million.

TCS: Tech Central Station - The Bruges Mafia

TCS: Tech Central Station - The Bruges Mafia

The Journal of Turkish Weekly: Historic Developments in Europe

The Journal of Turkish Weekly: Historic Developments in Turkey

Mirror.co.uk - TERROR OF TORTURE IN US CUBA CAMP FOR BRITISH PRISONER

Mirror.co.uk - TERROR OF TORTURE IN US CUBA CAMP FOR BRITISH PRISONER

The Register: Eurostar brings Wi-Fi to termini

Eurostar brings Wi-Fi to termini

12/6/04

KRT Wire |South American countries vow to begin EU-like organization

KRT Wire | 12/06/2004 | South American countries vow to begin EU-like organization

30th Annual International Futures Industry Conference

30th Annual International Futures Industry Conference


March 16-19, 2005
Boca Raton Resort & Club
Boca Raton, Florida

Futures industry professionals attend the International Futures Industry Conference to exchange ideas, share information, discuss trends and network with peers. Boca has been the showcase for innovation. The place to introduce new products and express new ideas. The venue to seek convergence of the industry.

Today brokerage executives, exchange officials, policymakers, money managers and service providers come from more than 30 countries to attend this annual gathering of the industry's leadership.

To download the Boca 2005 Brochure* for registration information and a preliminary schedule of events from the conference site go to: http://www.futuresindustry.org/boca2005-2459.asp

noticias.info - EU electronic communications markets: outlook good, but more progress needed on regulatory reform

noticias.info - EU electronic communications markets: outlook good, but more progress needed on regulatory reform

The Malta Independent: Malta Investing 6.1% of GDP in Education

The Malta Independent: Malta Investing 6.1% of GDP in Education

12/5/04

Scotsman.com - Red tape costing European Union businesses EURO 1 trillion a year

Scotsman.com Business - Management - Red tape costing European Union businesses Euro 1trillion a year

The Korea Herald : Geneticaly modified (GM) food struggle between EU and US impacting Asia

The Korea Herald : Geneticaly modified (GM) food struggle between EU and US impacting Asia

Luchtzak Aviation - Europe threatens to close its skies to Russian aircraft

Luchtzak Aviation - Europe threatens to close its skies to Russian aircraft - The world of aviation at a mouse click!!

Sun Sentinel: Spain tries to thaw EU-Havana freeze

Spain tries to thaw EU-Havana freeze: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

DUTCH GOVERNMENT TO CUT CORPORATE TAX RATE TO 30% by 2007

Dutch Government to Cut Corporation Tax Rate to 30% by 2007

The Dutch government has announced plans to reduce its current 34.5% corporation tax rate to 30% by 2007. The corporation tax will be reduced in three stages, with the first cut, totaling 3%, taking place as soon as January 1, 2005.

The Dutch government expects the corporation tax rate cut to lead to more foreign investment while making Dutch companies more competitive with counterparts in countries with lower tax rates.

Source: Dutch Ministry of Finance

12/3/04

HoustonChronicle.com - European Union force relieves NATO in Bosnia

HoustonChronicle.com - European Union force relieves NATO in Bosnia

Interfax: Russian Turkish Trade up 60.3%

Interfax > Finance & Business

Guardian: A dagger undrawn

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | A dagger undrawn


British EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson modestly admitted that Britain has much to learn from the EU. He points out: "To produce the same output UK workers work 14% longer hours than German workers and 29% longer than French workers."

The Budapest Sun Online - Hungarian Economy slows down

The Budapest Sun Online - Story page

Forbes.com: Turkey Per Capita GDP Below EU Average

Forbes.com: Turkey Per Capita GDP Below EU Average

Business World: ECB cuts eurozone growth rate forecast

Business World, live news from Ireland, plus Irish archive, lists, companies information

11/12/04

In memoriam: Arafat - Statesman or Terrorist?

Today at his burial Arafat the former "terrorist" is hailed by many as a great statesman and the leader of the Palestinian people.

Arafat's transition from terrorist to statesman came about because his opponents and detractors, after his violent appearance on the international scene, had the courage to sit down with Arafat and discuss the aspirations and needs for the Palestinian people. Just as we did with the IRA and other similar so-called "terrorist" organizations.

Today Ben Laden and his followers are considered the terrorists. Their cause apparently different from that of Arafat, but nevertheless very similar.

Isn't it time we at least try and find out what makes Ben Laden and his followers really tick, and take it from there?

Is this defeatism? No, not at all. It is based on historic precedence.

Arafat's death has reminded us again that today's terrorist could very well be tomorrow's statesman. Those who can not accept this reality should at least be aware that history one day could brand them as the terrorists.

Guardian Unlimited | Dutch arrest 20 in Kurdish training camp raid in the Netherlands

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Dutch arrest 20 in training camp raid

11/6/04

EUobserver.com: Europe should not 'copycat' US

EUobserver.com

FrontPage magazine.com : The Muslim identity crises

FrontPage magazine.com :: CAIR's "Anti-Muslim" Hysteria by Steven Stalinsky


The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a poll in October, concluding that nearly 1/3 of Americans hold negative stereotypes of Muslims, such as (1) Islam encourages oppression of women; (2) Islam teaches violence and hatred; (3) Muslims value life less than other people; and (4) Muslims teach their children to hate unbelievers. The report from Front Page is in response to the above statement by the Council on American Islamic Relations. Note by A-News: The comments, even though it seems to group all Muslims under the same umbrella, focus mainly on actual policies of Arab Muslim Nations.

Corporations Come Collecting from Bush

Corporations Come Collecting from Bush

The Globalist | Global Society -- "New America" Vs. "Old America"

The Globalist | Global Society -- "New America" Vs. "Old America"

11/5/04

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Europe must not become a safe haven for radical Muslims

Europe must not become a safe haven for radical Muslims



In the heyday of our multicultural utopia, the Dutch political and intellectual elites believed that radical Muslims and radical libertarians could co-exist peacefully in the same society. In recent years it becameclear that this was an illusion, although the subject continued to be avoided in the politically correct media. Fortuyn broke the taboos surrounding the problem of immigration and paid with his life. Van Gogh paid the same price for a provocation which, had he attacked Christianity rather than Islam, would hardly have raised an eyebrow in today's largely secular Holland. But he aimed his barbs at Mohammed, not Jesus, and found himself in a cultural minefield laid by young radical Moslems in Holland's urban districts.

From an editorial in the Wall Street Journal

Netherlands and Hungary to pull out of Iraq

Netherlands and Hungary to pull out of Iraq

Business Report - Global economy 'heading for danger zone'

Business Report - Global economy 'heading for danger zone'

10/17/04

:: Xinhuanet - English : China's auto production to grow yearly between 10 and 15%

:: Xinhuanet - English ::

Scotsman.com Business - Call for Europe to introduce strategic petroleum reserve

Scotsman.com Business - Top Stories - Call for Europe to introduce strategic petroleum reserve

Guardian Unlimited; EUROPE: New politics takes a bow

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | New politics takes a bow

News Analysis: Questions arise on democracy at the EU

News Analysis: Questions arise on democracy at the EU

Pollution cloud over Netherlands, Germany

James Baker's Double Life

James Baker's Double Life

HoustonChronicle.com - Washington reaches federal debt ceiling

HoustonChronicle.com - Washington reaches federal debt ceiling

Bloomberg.com: Dollar May Weaken From Seven-Month Low as U.S. Expansion Slows

Bloomberg.com: U.S.

10/12/04

cafe Babel : European enlargement: direction south-east

caf� babel, European current affairs magazine : comment and analysis from Europe

Economist.com | Climate change - Carry on Kyoto

Economist.com | Climate change

Sinclear Broadcasting Group to Air Negative Anti-Kerry Programs before Election

The Sinclair Broadcasting Group, a conservative broadcasting company that runs television stations in dozens of major television markets nationwide, has ordered its stations to preempt other programming and air an anti-Kerry program before Election Day.

The "documentary," called "Stolen Honor," was written, produced, and funded by what some people consider as extreme right-wing activists. Sinclair has said that it will be broadcasting this "political" message as "news".

Reports indicate that this isn't the first time the Sinclair corporate office has compromised the journalistic integrity of its stations. Earlier it had ordered ABC affiliates not to air a nonpartisan tribute to fallen U.S. soldiers, fearing the consequences for George W. Bush. It has also refused to run a DNC ad that challenged Bush for citing faulty intelligence about Iraq. It has also been reported that Sinclair and its executives have contributed thousands of dollars to Republican causes -- and their CEO has given the maximum donation to Bush-Cheney 04.

The Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission to protest this illegal corporate contribution to the Bush campaign, since the Sinclair Broadcasting is using its television stations to disguise right-wing smears against John Kerry as news.



10/10/04

Rulers over the Gentiles: Mark 10, 43,44,45

Jesus said : " You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones excercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires the first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

10/4/04

ILO economic security report - globalisation has led to slowing of growth in many countries.

ILO releases economic security report - Sify.com

EU: Ten year forecast

Speaking to students about European political trends, in Maastricht, Holland, Rick Morren, Chairman of Europe House said: "EUROPE IN TEN YEARS WILL PROBABLY BE VERY SIMILAR TO THE EUROPE OF TODAY--TRYING TO GRAPPLE WITH THE TRADEOFFS BETWEEN NATIONAL AUTONOMY AND CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION, AND EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH AND BE POSSITIVE OR CRITICAL AS TO HOW WE DO IT." AS TO DEFINING WHEN THE EU CALLS AN END TO THE GEOGRAPHICAL EXPANSION PROGRAM, HE SAID, "THAT WILL PROBABLY COME WHEN AND IF TURKEY JOINS THE UNION, SINCE EVERY ADDITIONAL COUNTRY JOINING THE UNION NOW, WILL MAKE IT HARDER TO MANAGE, AND THE COSTS OF THE UNIONS BUREAUCRACY TO RISE. SO WE CAN EXPECT THAT FURTHER EXPANSION WILL MEAN MORE SCRUTINY BY THE EU ELECTORATE, AND MORE CONSERVATIVE SOCIAL AND FISCAL POLICIES BY THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT. IMMIGRATION POLICIES, CONTRARY TO PRESENT TRENDS WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO BE DRASTICALLY LIBERALIZED TO REVERSE THE AGING POPULATION CURVE IN THE EU, TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE IN THE WORLD MARKET AND TO MEET FUTURE EMPLOYMENT DEMANDS. PERSONALLY I FEEL THAT IN THE LONG RUN THE EU WILL NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT A TRUE COMMON AND UNIFIED POLITICAL DOCTRINE, WHICH IS BACKED UP BY A STRONG UNITED DEFENCE FORCE. THIS ISSUE WILL CERTAINLY BECOME A MAJOR PART OF EU POLITICAL DELIBERATIONS IN THE YEARS AHEAD. OBVIOUSLY ALL THESE PREDICTIONS CAN BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY UNFORSEEN OR SUDDEN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS."

yes to turkey: all you need to know

yes to turkey