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German economic boom pushes youth toward Merkel

With Germany’s elections set for Sunday, polls show young Germans turning to Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party. How did the country’s economic boom turn young Germans to the right? FRANCE 24 reports from Germany.<p>If recent polls are to be believed, the German left can no longer …

Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to close in 2014

The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant said Tuesday it would shutter the controversial facility by the end of next year, putting …

Brazil passes law directing all oil royalties to health care and education

Brazil's Congress passed a law yesterday which would direct all royalties from the nation's burgeoning oil exports towards improving life for its 194 …

Health Care

India's economic downturn leaves middle classes fearing the worst

In a small house in the Indian capital, a musician was doing the maths. During the good months, when his deft accompaniments to classical or popular vocalists are in demand, sarangi player Ghulam Ali can make as much as R50,000 (£500). The problem for Ali is that he's not sure there will be many …

The Economic Crisis Makes Infidelity too Expensive

Barbie Latza Nadeau on how the economic crisis is putting an end to the affair.<p>The holiday month of August used to be a time for Italian men to stay …

Martin Luther King Worried About Economic Injustice

Martin Luther King said the basis of disparities between the races had as much to do with income inequality as outright racism in his book, <i>Why We Can't Wait</i>. "Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or …

Child poverty: the only way to end inequality is to change economic policy

In explaining the rise in inequality between young people in Britain, you dismiss "policy prescriptions driven by ideology" as a "retreat to dogma" ("Too many UK children are born to fail. Why?", Editorial). As a consequence of this, you then fall into the trap that other proponents of the "end of …

Can investment help Burma emerge from economic strife and oppression?

It is hard to reconcile the urgent flurry of foreign investment in Burma with the pictures of blood-stained roads and burning schools that attest to the sectarian and religious violence against its Muslim population.<p>The country's great economic promise and the strident political reforms of the last …

Asia

Cameron's claim fracking will lower gas prices is baseless, says Lord Stern

The claim by prime minister David Cameron that fracking in the UK can drive down domestic gas prices is "baseless", according to the world's foremost climate change economist.<p>Lord Nicholas Stern, who led a landmark review on the economics of global warming, told the Independent: "It's a bit odd to …