News headlines in July 2011, page 5

  1. China Advances a Grip on IMF

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    The IMF’s new Chinese deputy chief Zhu Min is known by many in the financial capitals in the West for warning as early as 2007 about the dangers of the U.S. sub-prime mortgage market and its dire consequences for the global economy.

  2. EAST AFRICA: ‘It’s Not a Heartless Mother Leaving a Child Behind, Just One Who Wants to Survive’

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    On the road between the Kenyan and Somali border lie the dead bodies of children who have succumbed to the famine and the hardships of making the journey from their drought-stricken villages to Kenya.

  3. SOUTH SUDAN: Rows Over Exorbitant Fees for Pipeline Use

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Less than three weeks after gaining independence, South Sudan is embroiled in a row with Sudan over pipeline fees charged by the latter to export oil.

  4. Britain to Expel Gaddafi Diplomats

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Britain has officially recognised Libya's main opposition group as the country's legitimate government, and asked all diplomats belonging to Muammar Gaddafi's government to leave the United Kingdom.

  5. LATIN AMERICA: Social Front Against Water Privatisation

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Civil society organisations in Latin America have begun to coordinate joint actions in the region to curb what they see as a tendency towards privatisation, while protesting what they call a range of 'subtle' ways of undermining public control of water.

  6. CENTRAL AMERICA: Families Downsizing

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    María José Aceituno, who works at a public relations firm in the Guatemalan capital, has two children and says she is not having any more, in order to safeguard the financial position and security of her family. 'I would rather have two happy children than 10 who are dissatisfied,' she said.

  7. North Atlantic Alliance of Neo-Fascists

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    The Norwegian right wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed at least 76 people in two terrorist attacks Jul. 22 Oslo and Utoya, is a member of a network of more than 10,000 neo-fascist groups spread across North America and Western and Northern Europe.

  8. Computers Help Create a Clean Energy Future

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    The use of information technology in energy planning can contribute not only to developing renewable energy sources but also to moving towards a green economy.

  9. TUNISIA: Migrants Flee to New Traps

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    As African Union and NATO leaders push for a political solution to the Libyan crisis, many of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded on the Libyan- Tunisian border say their plight continues to fall on deaf ears.

  10. People Find Online Power Now in Malaysia

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Following a major rally involving tens of thousands of protesters calling for electoral reforms in Malaysia, someone set up a Facebook page calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down. Within ten days, the number of people who said they 'like' the page crossed 200,000.