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U.S. Corporations Sponsor Carbon Scam in Europe**

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Major publicly traded U.S. corporations, including Dow Chemical, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Cabot Corporation, have secured multi-million-dollar dubious carbon credits to compensate for their greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, as revealed in this investigative report.

Chinese Miners Dig Deep for Death

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

China is notorious for containing some of the world’s deadliest mines - a reputation that has been corroborated in recent months by a series of fatal accidents. China is the world’s largest consumer and producer of coal. But the mining industry is beset by illegal operations, dangerous working conditions, local corruption and cover-ups of fatalities.

Pakistan PM Found Guilty in Contempt Case

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Pakistani prime minister, has been convicted by the country's Supreme Court of having committed contempt of court in a case that could see him expelled from office.

Not for a Woman in Amman

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Two young women in brightly coloured hijabs and tight jeans stand on the edge of a freeway as cars whiz by. They watch the traffic, heavy in Amman where car ownership is skyrocketing by 10-15 percent a year. When there’s a break in the steady flow of vehicles, the women hold hands and race across the road.

After Ten Years of Peace, 'Angola’s Future is Dark'

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Angola is celebrating 10 years of peace on Apr. 4. Since the end of its 27-year- long civil war in 2002, the country’s economy has prospered thanks to oil. But experts fear that parliamentary elections later this year could return the country to violence and instability.

Malaysian Socialists on Bumpy Road to Revival

Monday, April 02, 2012

As Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares to dissolve parliament for snap polls, Malaysia’s socialists are seeing an opportunity to make a comeback after nearly five decades in the political wilderness.

Mubarak Cronies Find Comfort in Exile

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Wanted members of the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak remain at large more than a year since he was ousted, and their illicit wealth lies safely beyond the reach of prosecutors.

Regional Leaders Give Mali Junta Three Days to Step Down

Friday, March 30, 2012

West African heads of state meeting in Côte d'Ivoire have given Mali's military junta three days to restore constitutional order and step down — or face a range of diplomatic and economic sanctions.

Malaysia Weighs Minimum Wage Policy

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Malaysia plans to introduce a national minimum wage for its workers against stiff opposition from employers and manufacturers who warn that such a policy would shut down nearly 200,000 small and medium enterprise (SME) units.

Treat Illegal Logging Like Organised Crime, Urges World Bank

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

With illegal loggers clearing the equivalent of a football field of the world's most valuable forests every two seconds, local and international law enforcement systems should target the criminal operations that profit most from the trade, according to a new report released here Tuesday by the World Bank.

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