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Israel and Hamas agree Egyptian proposal for 72-hour Gaza ceasefire

Ceasefire to due to begin at midnight welcomed by people in Gaza, but experts fear long war ahead with sporadic truces<p>Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour ceasefire on Sunday night in a last-ditch attempt to avert a lengthy war in Gaza.<p>Though most people in the coastal …

This Stanford Economist Has Obama's Attention — And It's Causing A Wall Street Freak-Out

But they <i>are</i> being taken seriously.<p>President Obama "invited Admati and five other economists to a private lunch to discuss their ideas." One of those other five economists was the notorious anti-Wall Streeter Paul Krugman.<p>In "The Banker's New Clothes: What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About …

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Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki replaced but refuses to go | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki’s eight-year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Baghdad.<p>Washington, which helped install …