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  • Ireland's $90 billion question: Does it need a bailout?

    Ireland's $90 billion question: Does it need a bailout?

    Ireland is set to host EU and IMF officials Thursday in ongoing talks about a bailout for the debt-stricken nation.

  • How Stuxnet cyber weapon targeted Iran nuclear plant

    How Stuxnet cyber weapon targeted Iran nuclear plant

    Researchers from California and Germany dove into the Stuxnet code and found it sought out specialized components used in Iran nuclear centrifuges – and could cause them to explode.

  • France opens sensitive question: who should attend Nobel ceremony honoring Liu Xiaobo

    France opens sensitive question: who should attend Nobel ceremony honoring Liu Xiaobo

    A Foreign Ministry official told the Monitor that a meeting in Brussels will center on whether it is appropriate to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring jailed laureate Liu Xiaobo, and, if so, who exactly should go.

  • How corrupt is the United States?

    Donald Marron How corrupt is the United States?

    Transparency International recently reported on the world's perceptions of America's corruption.

  • Devaluation worked in the '30s. But it won't today.

    Stefan Karlsson Devaluation worked in the '30s. But it won't today.

    By abandoning the gold standard, nations effectively devalued their currencies and began to recover. Today's circumstances are far different.

  • Press Freedom Index: The top 10 worst countries

    Press Freedom Index: The top 10 worst countries

    Syria, Rwanda, and Yemen have fallen to the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said today. The three countries join other single-party dominated governments at the bottom of the annual index, while six democratic Northern European nations tied this year as the best places for media freedom. Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland have ranked at the top since the index was created in 2002, Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Jean-François Julliard said in a statement. "The defense of media freedom continues to be a battle, a battle of vigilance in the democracies of old Europe and a battle against oppression and injustice in the totalitarian regimes still scattered across the globe," he said. Click through the following slides to read about the 10 lowest-ranking nations.

  • Angry Birds available on Android for free, crashes company's website

    Horizons Angry Birds available on Android for free, crashes company's website

    Angry Birds will be free for Android users. But a maelstrom of interest from across the Web has crashed the site of Rovio, the Finnish company that makes Angry Birds.

  • The key to a newer, freer China?

    The Adam Smith Institute Blog The key to a newer, freer China?

    Chinese pro-democracy dissident Liu Xiaobo just won the Nobel Peace Prize (from prison) and vocal Chinese artist Ai Weiwei gets exhibition space at the Tate Modern.

  • Top 10 countries for women: Global Gender Gap Index 2010

    The World Economic Forum released its 2010 Global Gender Gap Report on Tuesday. The report, which indexed 134 countries this year, evaluates how much of the gender gap each country has eliminated through economic opportunity, health access, education, and political empowerment. Below are the 10 countries that have been most successful. You can also read more about this year's report at our Global News blog.

  • Who were the previous 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners?

    Who were the previous 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners?

    Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his long and nonviolent struggle for human rights in his country. Here is a list of the past 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners and why the committee chose them.