from Global News Journal:

At India’s Commonwealth Games, shame might be a blessing

September 23, 2010

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This story by Jason Overdorf originally appeared in Global Post.

There's still a chance that Delhi will pull off the Commonwealth Games next month. In India, anything is possible. There's even a chance that people will call this futile exercise in mismanagement a success. But that would be a real shame.

from The Great Debate:

Italy pays its people to go on vacation

September 3, 2010

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The following article by Silvia Marchetti first appeared in GlobalPost.

ROME, Italy — “Exploit your holidays to discover your unique, magical Italy,” intones Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in a new TV ad encouraging Italians to vacation at home this year.

from The Great Debate:

Italy: land of the rich Russian

August 20, 2010

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The following article by Silvia Marchetti first appeared in GlobalPost.

ROME, Italy — Ischia and Capri, two tiny islands in the Gulf of Naples, are fighting over big money. That is, Russian money.

from The Great Debate:

Google street view: shades of Nazi spy era?

August 19, 2010

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The following article by Krista Kapralos first appeared in GlobalPost.

FRANKFURT, Germany — It wasn’t too long ago that apartment dwellers in Germany assumed that someone, somewhere in the building, was taking notes on everything they did. Even people who owned their own homes could never be certain whether a government mole was listening in on their conversations.

from Environment Forum:

In Gaza, it’s not easy being green

August 16, 2010

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-- This story by Theodore May originally appeared in Global Post. --

In the small central Gaza town of Deir el Belah, one family has made a cottage industry out of green innovation.

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In Gaza, it’s not easy being green

August 16, 2010

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-- This story by Theodore May originally appeared in Global Post. --

In the small central Gaza town of Deir el Belah, one family has made a cottage industry out of green innovation.

from Blogs Dashboard:

In Gaza, it’s not easy being green

August 16, 2010

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-- This story by Theodore May originally appeared in Global Post. Any opinions expressed are his own. --

from Environment Forum:

How green are your gadgets?

July 27, 2010

A Blackberry mobile device, made by Research in Motion (RIM), is seen on a shelf in Toronto, July 13, 2010. The company will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders today. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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This article by Teri Schultz originally appeared in GlobalPost.

Do you know how much of your beloved BlackBerry can be absorbed back into nature? Have you envisioned the end-of-life plan for your precious new iPad? Considered cradle-to-cradle care for your webcam?

from Global News Journal:

7 circles of Juarez: teenage assassins

July 14, 2010

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This article by Ioan Grillo originally appeared in GlobalPost.


Caption: A police man walks at a crime scene where three people were gunned down in a drive-by shooting in downtown Ciudad Juarez April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

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China suicides: 5 things you need to know

June 2, 2010

global_post_logoThis article by Kathleen E. McLaughlin first appeared in GlobalPost.

BEIJING, China – Ten suicides this year at Foxconn’s electronics factory in southern China have cast a renewed spotlight on China’s migrant workers, who staff the production lines that make iPads, mobile phones and just about everything else for the world’s electronics consumers.