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ReutersBy Sujata Rao LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) - Europe's development bank slashed its 2013 growth forecasts for emerging Europe and North Africa on Friday by almost a full percentage point, saying a sharp slowdown in Russia would drag down the regional economy....
Tags: Africa, Tunisia, Russia, Istanbul (Turkey), Weather
Alewives are the stinky fish that used to wash up en masse on Lake Michigan beaches. So it is that we bring you the 17th annual Alewife Awards to commemorate the rankest cultural flotsam and jetsam to hit our shores over the past year. Memo to vendors:...
World NowTurkmenistan has launched its second political party, ending the official monopoly of its Democratic Party of Turkmenistan. State media heralded the step as a “historic event” for the country. But critics and outside analysts were dubious...
CNNBERLIN -- New Zealand is perceived as the least corrupt nation on earth, and Somalia and North Korea are seen as the most corrupt, a German watchdog organization said in a report released this week. The United States ranked 24th least corrupt on a...
Tags: Central Asia, Chile, Europe, Finland, Uzbekistan
World NowA rescue effort began Saturday to save 130 Pakistani soldiers buried in an avalanche in a Himalayan region close to the Indian border, authorities said....
World NowTurkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the world, is marking the “Week of Health and Happiness” with a march up a five-mile concrete staircase and plays such as “The Era of Power is Illuminated by Happiness,” the...
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KEN SILVERSTEIN, a former Times staff writer, is the Washington editor of Harper's Magazine.EARLIER THIS YEAR, I put on a brand-new tailored suit, picked up a sleek leather briefcase and headed to downtown Washington for meetings with some of the city's most prominent lobbyists. I had contacted their firms several weeks earlier, pretending to be...
Geoquiz question: The Central Asian nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan all border what landlocked country in the Hindu Kush Mountains?The Central Asian nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan all border what landlocked country in the Hindu Kush Mountains? Answer: Afghanistan
Tags: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
Chicago Tribune staff reporterPeering at the 60-foot-high faces of four of America's most famous presidents, the dozen robed and bearded Afghans drew little attention at the base of Mt. Rushmore in July 1999. Only bullet and shrapnel scars beneath their heavy attire would be clues...
Tribune foreign correspondentAmerican officers scouting locations to deploy U.S. troops in Uzbekistan are focusing on the former Soviet air base at Khanabad, Uzbek military sources said Tuesday. A U.S. advance team of several officers began studying Khanabad on Sept. 20, the sources...
May 10, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Dec 30, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Aug 22, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Jul 19, 2012 |Story| WGNO-LTV
Dec 4, 2011 |Story| KTLA-LTV
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Oct 21, 2010 |Story| New Rushmore Radio
Jun 30, 2007 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Oct 26, 2008 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Oct 22, 2001 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Oct 3, 2001 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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