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Russian Investment Opportunities: The Drivers and the Hidden Gems

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

It is clear to see why investors place so much emphasis on the oil price as a dictator of Russia's financial health. Supplying some 11.4% of the world's oil supply last year, Russia is the "biggest single source outside the OPEC cartel."

El-Erian: Strauss-Kahn Scandal Could Put IMF 'Under Huge Cloud'

Reuters | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

This weekend’s detention of the IMF’s chief on allegations of sexual assault has implications that go well beyond the impact on Dominique Strauss-...

The G-20 Vision Is Obsolete

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ervin Laszlo

The final statements of the June 2010 Canada meetings of the G-8 and the G-20 make for impressive reading. All is well then? Hardly. A closer look reveals major problems.

Congress Leads on Global Education: Will Obama Follow?

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joanne Carter

While the administration has failed to deliver on President Barack Obama's pledge to create a new Global Fund for Education, Congress is increasingly showing support for the idea.

China Faces the Challenges of International Leadership

Deborah Seligsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deborah Seligsohn

In the wake of the global financial crisis, international relations are changing more rapidly than at any time since the end of World War II -- especially for burgeoning countries like China.

Canada Spends $2 Million To Build Fake Lake For G-8 Summit

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO — Canada's Conservative government is coming under heavy criticism from opposition parties for spending nearly $2 million for a fake lak...

A Surprisingly Successful G-20 Summit

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

This year, President Obama drove a very different agenda -- one focused on discussing how the world can form global governance and cooperate to stimulate the ailing economies.

Power Shift, the Stunning Rise of the G20

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry D. Wood

In the span of just ten months, key developing countries have accomplished what they could not achieve in the previous half a century: They have shouldered aside the staid 7 nation club to take a seat at the table.

Climate Change Requires a Real Movement

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

For the Maldives, climate change is no vague or distant irritation but a clear and present danger to our survival.

When Planning a Pregnancy Can Save a Woman's Life

Dr. Ana Langer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Ana Langer

The number of maternal deaths has remained virtually unchanged for the past two decades. This is unconscionable, and it's why the Group of Eight leaders recently agreed that the world must do more.

25 Years After Band Aid, Diminished Foreign Aid and Drought Threaten Ethiopia's Food Security

Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chloe Malle

International aid agencies predict this winter may bring the worst food crisis to Ethiopia since the infamous famine of 1984-85.

Jim Chanos Warned Brown, Geithner, and Others about Coming Financial Crash in 2007

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Johnson

Chanos and Paul Singer briefed prominent policy officials about the growing financial instability. They told officials that banks that were about to sink the global economy. They called for decisive action. And they were ignored.

Larry Kudlow -- CNBC's Answer to Glenn Beck

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

Fox News boor Bill O'Reilly is constantly whining about NBC's supposed liberal bias. Someone should remind this clown about Larry Kudlow, the capitalist tool.

Diminishing Returns for Obama's Summiteering?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

American media, especially cable TV news, is moving more into infotainment mode, stuck on a few areas. Geopolitics has never been its strong suit, and political coverage is mostly focused on food fights.

From Climate Science to Climate Justice: Climate Change a Symptom of Man's Inhumanity to Man

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

The salient and problematic underlying political reality is that it climate change the culmination of longstanding processes of colonization and realpolitik.

Obama: Congress "Tougher" Than G-8

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a summit of world leaders in Italy concluded, President Obama said dealing with Congress is more difficult than negotiating global issues with the ...

Global Warming Accord Spells Lifestyle Changes

Yahoo! News | ARTHUR MAX, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Leaders of the world's biggest and dirtiest economies have agreed for the first time to limit the warming of the earth to a relatively safe 2 degrees ...

G8 Summit Opens To Developing Market Economies

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

L'AQULA, Italy — Britain and the United States may see room for more stimulus. Germany is worried that it has done too much already. The leader...

What Are They Staring At? Nominations For Most Awkward G-8 Photo

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While we of course do not claim to know anyone's thoughts, we nominate these two photos top candidates for most awkward picture of the G-8 meeting. S...

G8 Italy Summit: Friday (VIDEO)(SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We'll be following the Group of 8 Summit in L'Aquila here with news, photos and video. Feel free to check back at regular intervals for updates. ***...

CLIMATE Fail: G-8 Nations Can't Agree On Climate Change Plan | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The world's major industrial nations and emerging powers failed to agree Wednesday on significant cuts in heat-trapping gases by 2050, unraveling an e...

Hu Jintao Skips Obama Meeting To Return Home Due To Ethnic Fighting | ALAN COWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS President Hu Jintao of China cut short a trip to Italy on Wednesday to fly home after the deadly ethnic clashes in the northwestern Xinjiang reg...

100 Activists Climb Coal Chimneys To Demand G-8 Leaders Get Tough

Yahoo! News | 1 Hr 18 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Greenpeace group said that more than 100 of militants on Wednesday climbed the chimneys of four coal power stations across Italy to demand tough a...

G8 Summit Italy - Everything You Need To Know

Huffington Post | Morgan Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When world leaders converge in the Italian city of L'Aquila this week for the Group of Eight (G-8) summit, the economic crisis and global warming will...

Get Ready: Global Warming To Be Hot Topic at G-8 Summit In Italy

McClatchy | Steven Thomma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Will the United States and Europe act by themselves to cut emissions of the heat-trapping gases that are causing long-term global warming and will the...