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Gordon Brown Warns Global Economy Slipping Into Financial Protectionism

Wall Street Journal | CARRICK MOLLENKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Saturday warned that the global economy is slipping into a dangerous form of financial protectionism that could...

Live from Davos - Fareed Zakaria's Snappy Zinger

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jack Hidary

The last plenary session at the WEF last night featured Fareed Zakaria asking a zinger of a question to a panel of the heads of state of the UK, South Korea, South Africa and Mexico.

Gordon Brown: We Must Not Resort To Protectionism

The Guardian | Ashley Seager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The international community must not resort to protectionism as it tries to find solutions to tackle the global financial crisis, Gordon Brown said to...

Sitting in Natural Hot Springs, Sipping Champagne, and Noshing on Caviar in Davos?

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Judith Ellis

Considering the climate at Davos, I wonder what the bankers and financial analysts will say and to whom will they be saying it? The likes of themselves?

Britain Unveils Second Bank Bailout

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — Britain announced a second rescue plan for the country's ailing banks on Monday, hoping to thaw frozen lending by offering to insure ba...

Send Caroline Kennedy to Court of St. James

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should stop this torment that is being prepared for Kennedy by offering her the Court of St. James, the U.S. Ambassadorship to Great Britain.

Baghdad Blasts Kill At Least 18, Wound 53

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Twin bomb blasts killed 18 people and wounded 53 in central Baghdad on Wednesday as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown ma...

Pakistan: British Cannot Question Mumbai Suspects

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan will not let British investigators question suspects detained in Pakistan over the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the ...

Gordon Brown Visits Troops In Afghanistan And Pledges To Send More

Guardian.co.uk | Gaby Hinsliff in Camp Bastion, James Sturcke and Agencies | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown today declared his "disgust and horror" at the deaths of four Royal Marine commandos killed in Afghanistan in an ambush involving a 13-ye...

Gordon Brown On Defensive Over Economic Strategy

The Independent | Andrew Grice | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown has been thrown on to the defensive over his economic strategy as his political opponents exploit a blistering German attack on his borro...

Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic Over

Mail & Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said on Thursday that doctors had tamed a cholera epidemic that has left 775 dead, even as South Africa declared a di...

British Troops Will Pull Out Of Iraq By June

The Guardian | Richard Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Britain's six-year occupation of south Iraq will begin drawing to a close in March, and the last troops will leave Basra by June, a senior defence sou...

Mugabe Unhinged: Accuses British Of Spreading Cholera To Justify Invasion

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HARARE, Dec 7, 2008 (AFP) -- Zimbabwe has accused Britain of using a cholera outbreak which killed nearly 600 people to seek foreign support for an in...

What Obama Will Do for Africa: A Conversation with Salim Amin

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mayhill Fowler

At the News Xchange international broadcast conference... I talked with Salim Amin, a Kenyan and the founder of A24 Media, Africa's first online agency for video and photography.

Britain To Hold Separate Talks With Israelis And Palestinians

Reuters | Adrian Croft and Richard Balmforth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in London this month on the political and economic situation ...

UK's Gordon Brown Taxes Rich To Help Fund Economic Recovery

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown set out plans Monday to raise an income tax rate for the first time in three decades, abandoning a ...

Can We?

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

I'm not ready to return to the same non-adrenaline-rush grassroots work that propelled Obama and the Dems to such a decisive victory.

Stiglitz on War Cost, Economic Outlook

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

conomics Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz spoke Friday at a fundraiser for Economists for Peace and Security (EPS), which was created to study the "full costs of war and conflict."

Lament for G20 Failure to Help People Worst Hit by Crisis

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kumi Naidoo

The G20 has failed to consider the plight of the people who have been least responsible for this global financial crisis but who are suffering the most, men women and children in developing countries.

Brown positive about Gulf contributions to IMF

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday he expects oil-rich Gulf states to pledge money to the Internatio...

Jaguar-Land Rover boss to PM Gordon Brown: Help!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It was just this past May that Ford sold their prestigious Jaguar and Land Rover divisions to Indian carmaker Tata for USD$2.3 billion. And now, the b...

Gordon Brown's Trumpet

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

The first sound was a muffled rat-a-tat as the rise in housing prices in the first half of the millennium's new decade triggered concern about a bubbl...

Financial Crisis Opinions: Experts Weigh In

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here are brief excerpts from financial experts around the world weighing in on today's stomach-turning economic action. Click the expert's name to rea...

British Bank Bailout To Be More Radical Than US Bailout

New York Times | Landon Thomas, Jr. and Carter Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a news conference, Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted that the crisis had begun in the United States. "This problem started in America with irres...

Oil Prices in Steep Decline: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Something sinister is afoot in the steep decline of oil prices: Our sense of outrage at the oil industry risks being mollified; just when we become serious about alternative fuels, suddenly, magically, the price of oil retreats.