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France’s Presidential Election hit French Bonds

Investors’ speculations on the outcome of the upcoming French presidential election is causing volatility in the European bond markets.

On Monday, a poll showing Marine Le Pen in the lead for April’s first round caused yields on French 10-year bonds to rise to 1.064%. 149 more words

Words Matter - Indian Man Shot in Kansas

If you thought that words don’t matter, then this is proof that they do. The rhetoric spewing forth from Trump’s mouth has consequences. People thought that after the elections, Trump would go back to his NY penthouse, nursing his wounds and the toxic campaign would be a bad memory. 417 more words


Trump and the Unity of the USA

Originally posted on Facebook on August 12, 2016

I keep trying to understand Trump and his followers. I can’t seem to do it. I’m no fan of Hillary, but Trump is so far beneath the dignity of a proud nation that I can only comprehend it as a form of self-loathing. 762 more words

Politics & Policy

George Clooney Against "Hate"

While in France, receiving a César d’Honneur (apparently a French Oscar “equivalent”), actor George Clooney gave what Yahoo! describes as an “Anti-Trump speech.” On foreign soil, no less. 256 more words

Open Threads

Iran: Preserving the Past, Securing the Future

by Elbay Alibayov

In his recent article, Iran at a Crossroad in 2017, my former colleague Jose Luis Masegosa (who I had a privilege working with at the OSCE in Bosnia) analyses the internal political dynamics in Iran, viewed through the lenses of the forthcoming presidential elections scheduled for May, 2017. 1,182 more words

Middle East

Battle Stations: Newspoll's 55-45 To Labor A Call To Arms For The Liberals

THE CEASELESS fall in Coalition support under Malcolm Turnbull over the past year has continued in the latest Newspoll; now lagging by ten points, attempts to claim Turnbull’s leadership of the Liberal Party remains viable are dubious indeed. 1,015 more words

Day 739: 25-Feb-17

Steps taken by AAP Government in Delhi on 25-Feb-17:

  1. Delhi Government to use drones for Wazirabad-DND flyway connectivity. (https://goo.gl/QMDXQX)
  2. Delhi AAP Government approves around 37 per cent hike in minimum wages.
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