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 Février 2012 ................................
Sociétés 
      24  février  2012  National Organization of Women president Terry O’Neill said Wednesday that laws requiring women to view an ultrasound before terminating their pregnancy were “ritual humiliation laws.”
Lawmakers in Virginia on Wednesday approved a controversial bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound (...)
Sociétés 
      24  février  2012  A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying ... Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies
Here are the top five regrets of the dying, as (...)
Economie 
      24  février  2012  ...
Although the officially stated goal is to reduce Greek government debt from its current 164% of GDP to 120% by 2020, it is clear that no one really believes it. The northern tier nations are skeptical that Greece will keep its promises after the election. The IMF said that the balance of (...)
Economie 
      24  février  2012  Far from falling, debt burdens are rising fastest in European countries that have enacted the most draconian austerity programs, according to The Associated Press’ Global Economy Tracker, ... The numbers back up what many analysts say : Austerity isn’t just painful. It can be counterproductive (...)
Economie 
      24  février  2012  Euro-area banks may tap the European Central Bank next week for almost as much three-year cash as they did in December in an operation that could prolong a rally in bond markets.
Financial institutions will ask the ECB for 470 billion euros ($629 billion) in three-year funds for allotment on (...)
Economie 
      24  février  2012  L’ancien ministre de l’Economie argentin Roberto Lavagna, 69 ans, est le principal artisan du redressement de l’Argentine engluée dans une terrible crise économique il y a dix ans. Lorsqu’il prend ses fonctions, en avril 2002, le peso vient d’être dévalué de 70%, le pays est en cessation de paiement, la (...)
Economie 
      24  février  2012  L’économie a moins reculé en France qu’ailleurs fin 2011, notamment parce que l’austérité a été plus modérée.
Fin 2011, l’économie française a donc été l’une des seules en Europe à ne pas plonger dans la récession. L’économie de la Grèce a reculé de plus de 1,5 % en l’espace d’un seul trimestre, celle du Portugal de 1,3 % (...)
International 
      23  février  2012  Israel and Iran on the Eve of Destruction in a New Six-Day War
Feb 6, 2012
There are plenty of arguments against an Israeli attack on Iran. And all of them are bad.
Niall Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University. He is also a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford (...)
International 
      23  février  2012  Israeli hawks are threatening a military strike in order to stop Iran’s nuclear program and many Republican presidential candidates in the US also support action. A loose survey of students and academics in Tehran shows that even among opponents of President Ahmadinejad, anti-Western sentiment (...)
Sociétés 
      23  février  2012  Biological research is increasingly debunking the view of humanity as competitive, aggressive and brutish.
"Humans have a lot of pro-social tendencies," Frans de Waal, a biologist at Emory University in Atlanta, told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (...)
Economie 
      23  février  2012  ...
In its latest projections Thursday, the European Commission’s forecast forecasts a 0.3 percent contraction in the eurozone economy, with Greece leading the way downwards with a massive 4.4 percent decline.
In its last forecast in November, the Commission was predicting a 0.5 percent (...)
Sociétés 
      23  février  2012  In the shadows of some of London’s tallest skyscrapers and richest banks lurks a disease borne of the poverty and squalor usually associated with the Victorian era rather than a 21st-century financial capital.
Tuberculosis is staging a comeback in London, where some neighborhoods suffer (...)
Economie 
      23  février  2012  ...
Ms. Katseli, an economist who was labor minister in the government of George Papandreou until she left in a cabinet reshuffle last June, was also upset that Greece’s lenders will have the right to seize the gold reserves in the Bank of Greece under the terms of the new deal, and that future (...)
Economie 
      23  février  2012  It used to be that European carmakers opened plants to assemble their cars in China. Now the Chinese have turned the tables with the opening of their first factory in Bulgaria, an EU country with low labor costs and taxes. Increasingly, Chinese carmakers are setting their sights on the European (...)
International 
      23  février  2012  Elections set to be pushed back, again Elections probably will not happen in April, due to the "rigid and strict" schedule stemming from troika demands, reports Ethnos daily. That is, the unelected Greek prime minister will be too busy implementing a deeply unpopular program to actually (...)
Social 
      23  février  2012  Up to 64.000 teachers, municipal employees etc to work without salary Salary cutbacks (called "unified payroll") for contract workers at the public sector set to be finalized today. Cuts to be valid retroactively since november 2011. Expected result : Up to 64.000 people will work without (...)
Economie 
      22  février  2012  The island’s households were helped by an agreement between the government and the banks, which are still partly controlled by the state, to forgive debt exceeding 110 percent of home values. On top of that, a Supreme Court ruling in June 2010 found loans indexed to foreign currencies were (...)
Economie 
      22  février  2012  Extrêmement risqué du point de vue financier, destructeur sur le plan social, et antidémocratique, le mécanisme européen de stabilité symbolisera-t-il le suicide de l’Europe et la fin d’un demi-siècle de patiente construction et de progrès social ? Explications. (...)
Economie 
      22  février  2012  ...
Un État qui s’endette est un État qui, grâce au monopole de la contrainte légale, permet aux riches d’obtenir une sécurité maximale pour leur argent.
Question : Donc, ce n’est pas la faute des gouvernements, puisqu’on les a poussés à emprunter ?
Sauf que ce sont leurs choix fiscaux qui les ont conduits à (...)
International 
      21  février  2012  When Wolfgang Schäuble proposed that Greece should postpone its elections as a condition for further help, I knew that the game would soon be up. We are at the point where success is no longer compatible with democracy, says the FT’s Münchau .
The German finance minister wants to prevent a “wrong” (...)
International 
      21  février  2012  The Turkish Foreign Ministry denied on Sunday a report that claimed dozens of Turkish intelligence officers have been captured in neighboring Syria. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Selçuk Ünal told Today’s Zaman that similar allegations surfaced earlier as well, adding that they did not reflect the (...)
International 
      21  février  2012  ...
Western officials fear that Iranian military presence along with Russian aid could turn Syria into a center of international friction much worse than the struggle inside Syria. They fear that the control over actions in Syria will be taken over by a Russian-Iranian "partnership" which would (...)
Economie 
      20  février  2012  Lending fell by 3.3 percent in December from a year before, the biggest drop since Bank of Spain records started half a century ago, the regulator said on its website today. Bad loans as a proportion of total loans rose to 7.61 percent from 7.52 percent in November as borrowing considered (...)
Economie 
      20  février  2012  Irish home loans in arrears for more than 90 days rose to 9.2 percent at the end of last year from 8.1 percent at the end of the third quarter, according to the country’s central bank.
A total of 107,708 home mortgages, or 14 percent of the total, were either 90 days in arrears or had been (...)
International 
      20  février  2012  CNN : Is Iran Planning An Attack In America ? Congressman Peter King
International 
      20  février  2012  Hegemony and Its Dilemmas
“Losing” the World : American Decline in Perspective
The Imperial Way : American Decline in Perspective
Environnement 
      20  février  2012  beyond the scientific considerations, however, I am fortunate to have had the privilege of seeing for myself the beautiful blue-green sphere of the earth spinning silently against the vastness of space.
As I looked back at our planet home, made small by great distance, I was filled with wonder (...)
Environnement 
      20  février  2012  The Canadian government has been accused of "muzzling" its scientists.
Speakers at a major science meeting being held in Canada said communication of vital research on health and environment issues is being suppressed.
But one Canadian government department approached by the BBC said it held (...)
Environnement 
      20  février  2012  A rapid thaw has brought chaos to the River Danube in the Serbian capital Belgrade, where ice damaged boats, pontoons and floating restaurants.
The thick ice covered one of Europe’s busiest waterways during the recent freeze, but began to break up on Sunday as temperatures rose.
In Belgrade, (...)
Environnement 
      15  février  2012  Last August, Hurricane Irene spun through the Caribbean and parts of the eastern United States, leaving widespread wreckage in its wake. The Category 3 storm whipped up water levels, generating storm surges that swept over seawalls and flooded seaside and inland communities. Many hurricane (...)
 
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