The California Assembly on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban stores from providing plastic bags, and require them to charge for paper ones. Similar bans are in place in China and Bangladesh.
06/03/2010 06:09 pm
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The Adam Smith Institute Blog More than surfing: The Web brings innovation to the poorest classrooms
Instead of learning on by rote, children engage and teach each other as part of a community of learners through the internet.
05/18/2010 12:55 pm
Today's topics: British election, Philippines, Dakotas, Post Office, Pakistan
05/13/2010 11:20 am
Britain searches for a new direction after 13 years of Labour rule, the first hung Parliament in 36 years, and one of the worst economies since World War II.
05/08/2010 10:44 am
There are bright spots regarding press freedom, but there's been an overall decline for eight straight years, according to a new report. Other political and social freedoms may be waning, too.
04/29/2010 07:34 pm
Pakistan renamed the North West Frontier Province to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a nod to Pashtuns, but the minority Hazars launched deadly protests. The Taliban has sought to supplant ethnic identity with pan-Islamist philosophy.
04/29/2010 11:49 am
The prime ministers of India, Pakistan met at the annual meeting of SAARC, a notoriously ineffective regional bloc. But it offered a rare opportunity to highlight the shared ancestry of eight South Asia nations that make up one-fifth of humanity.
04/29/2010 10:38 am
Officials in India and Pakistan have indicated that their prime ministers will meet on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Bhutan this week, though it is unclear if the meeting will go beyond handshakes.
04/27/2010 09:13 am