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  • Lee WengrafLee Wengraf, author of Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa, explains what competition between the U.S. and China means for the African continent, in an article written for Red Pepper.SINCE THE start of the new millennium, sub-Saharan African economies have undergone a dramatic boom. This surge has been marked by rapidly increasing trade and investment on continent — sometimes described as the “new scramble for Africa,” which has seen competition between the U.S., European nations and China. China, however, leads on many fronts, and its...
    SHANGHAI, May 29 (Reuters) - China's shrinking current account surplus will not necessarily lead to the depreciation of the yuan, Guan Tao, a former......
    A Black Country-based provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions is targeting significant growth after being bought as part of a management buy-out....
    Her husband wants her to get on aboard with the procedure in time for insurance open season. She should make the decision at her own pace....
    Former Juventus man Morata will be able to spend plenty of time with his family this summer after being left out of Spain's World Cup squad. But he may also have business to attend to....
    Eurozone crisis rears its head again with prospect of new elections in Italy and vote of no confidence in Spain 1.40pm BST It’s not just Italy causing concern of course:#Spain's yield spread widening to German #bunds may not be as fast as #Italy, but still takes 10-year Spanish Bono yield to 1.662, up about 470 basis points since end March 1/ ^KO 1.00pm BST At times like this it is worth looking at the VIX index - the so-called fear index which shows investors’ expectations of near term market volatility.So...
    Although the church has ended the restrictions against blacks, they have had lasting effects.On June 1 of this year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – or the Mormons – will celebrate the 40th anniversary of what they believe to be a revelation from God.This revelation to the then-President of the Church Spencer W. Kimball – which is known as “Official Declaration 2” – reversed longstanding restrictions placed on people of black African descent in the church.As a scholar of American religion and Mormonism, I believe this history...
    Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,The political situation reflects the stranglehold on power wielded by the pro-EU establishment, which is evidently determined to preserve economic austerity at the expense of democracy."We need to prepare a plan B to get out of the euro if necessary... the other alternative is to end up like Greece." — Paolo Savona, a former industry minister who has called Italy's entry into the euro a "historic mistake.""In Italy, there is a problem of democracy. In this country, you can be a convicted criminal,...

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    Howard County officials are allowing restricted, credentialed access to Main Street in Ellicott City for business owners, residents, and property owners only....

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