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The Peace Corps and American Interest in Africa

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The Peace Corps and American Interest in Africa.

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Peace Corps by President John F. Kennedy and his brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver. President Kennedy founded the Peace Corps just at the moment that most sub-Saharan African states were moving toward independence, a process that was welcomed by anti-colonial Americans. He also tapped into the American idealism that flourished in the 1960′s, which included dramatic progress toward racial and gender equality in the United States…

Dithering spirit hangs over a Europe in dire need of unanimity

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Dithering spirit hangs over a Europe in dire need of unanimity.

EUROPEAN DIARY: The euro zone’s way forward has to be agreed by 17 states. It is paved with danger, writes ARTHUR BEESLEY 

SHOULD WE concentrate on the hapless Greek in the bunker, driving the ball deeper and deeper into the sand? Or the prim German on the 12th green as the ball comes close to the hole but rolls right past it? Or the proud Slovak whose hope for a perfect round is ruined when the ball splashes into the lake?

Africa Center for Strategic Studies – Media Review, 26 September 2011

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Africa Center for Strategic Studies – Media Review, 26 September 2011

Charity bosses’ salaries exceed €100k | Irish Examiner

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Charity bosses’ salaries exceed €100k | Irish Examiner.

AN Irish Examiner survey of the pay packages earned by the heads of leading charities shows most are on salaries ranging from €100,000 to €150,000.

Recession has brought loss and deprivation but inequality has fallen

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Recession has brought loss and deprivation but inequality has fallen.

THE PROFOUND impact of the Great Depression of the 1930s on poverty drove the subsequent expansion of social protection systems and welfare states in the richer countries after the second World War. The international economic crisis since 2007 has been widely labelled as the “Great Recession”, but the effects on poverty and income inequality have been much more muted so far, as shown in a new study of 21 OECD countries…

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Women in Saudi Arabia get vote

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Women in Saudi Arabia get vote.

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