Randal Walker

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HS2: an economic turkey that just became even more expensive

The high-speed railway's supposed benefits look still less convincing now the predicted price tag has reached £42.6bn<p>Bad news: the economic turkey that is HS2 has just become more expensive. Forget £32.8bn, the working assumption until Wednesday for the cost of building the high-speed railway. The …

George Osborne warns Bank of England over economic recovery plans

Chancellor tells Sir Mervyn King that financial policy committee must consider impact of its actions over bank capital<p>George Osborne has warned the Bank of England that it risks derailing Britain's fragile economy if it uses tough new financial watchdog powers to clamp down too hard on the City.<p>The …

Germany must not shy away from economic leadership of the EU

If Europe were to follow the German economic model all would benefit, and Berlin should not be ashamed to say so<p>Five years and counting – the economic and financial crisis is still fraying nerves across much of Europe and Germany finds itself in a dilemma. On the one hand, some complain that Berlin …

Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’

There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces …

Venezuela

America Goes Rogue: 9 Ways People Are Getting Around the Shutdown

As America enters week three of the government shutdown of 2013, the country's patience is waning, and, from the Grand Canyon to Washington, D.C., …

Missing people numbers soar in Mexico

Amnesty International has released a report documenting over 150 cases of people who have disappeared in Mexico in the last six years.<p>About 26,000 have gone missing during that time according to the government. The latest to disappear were eleven young people last week.<p>Authorities point the finger …

Political violence casts shadow over upcoming Mexico elections

MEXICO UNDER SIEGE<p>Political violence casts shadow over upcoming Mexico elections<p>As the PRI highlights its efforts to curb crime in Mexico, people from all political parties have been attacked, kidnapped and threatened.<p>July 03, 2013|By Tracy Wilkinson<p>Ricardo Reyes Zamudio, a candidate in Mexico's …

Enriching Diversity Beyond Affirmative Action

Michigan’s 2006 ban on af­firm­at­ive ac­tion means de-facto se­greg­a­tion, a co­ali­tion fight­ing the ban ar­gues in a brief filed to the Su­preme …

College & University

In The Fight For Marriage Equality, A Battle To See Who Will Make It Happen

Virginia has become a battleground for lawyers from multiple legal organizations and major law firms aiming to take a marriage equality case back to the Supreme Court.<p>WASHINGTON — There is a fight over marriage equality brewing in Virginia — not between supporters and opponents, although that's …

LGBTQI

Pushing Toward Dictatorship? U.S. Likely To Criticize Venezuela's President Latest Salvo | Fox News

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked Congress to give him special decree-making powers that he says he needs to fight corruption and economic sabotage.<p>The opposition says Maduro is simply following the playbook of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez.<p>Four times during his 14 years as president, …