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A sales man sorts out goods at an IT product market in Taipei on January 13, 2010. One year safter Asia’s computer component makers despaired over a lack of orders, they are struggling to adjust to an unexpected boom in demand, rushing to expand capacity before inventories run dry. AFP


Obama, Haiti and setting the record straight

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey and Lisa Karpova

It appears a lot of people have decided to attack President Obama for whatever he does, or does not do. There are those who complain, for example that he has not granted TPS to Haitians, which is totally untrue. There are those who complain he has not done enough, when he has pledged one hundred million USD towards rebuilding Haiti. The world needs a strong Barack Obama as President of the United States of America, just as the world needs strong and resolute governments in the most powerful nations, which can make a difference against the forces of evil which stubbornly plot against the happiness of ordinary families going about their daily lives: the Islamist fanatics who believe that through murdering innocent people they have a cause.

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Presidential ‘Peacemaking’ in Latin America

Given the Obama administration’s stance toward the elections in Honduras, it may be worthwhile to examine the record of each Nobel-winning U.S. president. Barack Obama, the fourth U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, joins the others in the long tradition of peacemaking so long as it serves U.S. interests.

 

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Abbas urges US ‘endgame’ unless Israel freezes settlements

Arab states and the Palestinians would present a unified position:

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas urged Washington on Sunday to declare an “endgame” to resolve the decades-old Middle East conflict if Israel does not agree to halt settlement growth.

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‘Avatar’ eyes awards season gold at Golden Globes

Science-fiction blockbuster “Avatar” will be aiming to convert box office riches into movie industry accolades Sunday as Hollywood’s awards season gets underway in earnest at the 67th Golden Globes.

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