News Round Up 02/05/2013

Posted by Andrew |

  • "The U.S. isn’t expected to return to full employment for at least six more years, and the consensus in Washington seems to be that President Barack Obama’s administration has no options to improve that dreary outlook. The debate over tax increases and spending cuts, as well as the latest statement from the Federal Reserve, proves that additional fiscal and monetary stimulus won’t be coming unless the economy turns even worse. But there’s one weapon the Obama administration can fire to get a more satisfactory recovery in employment: taking action to narrow the longstanding deficit in international trade. Millions of jobs are at stake."

    tags: imf finance unitedstates deficit trade jobcreation

  • "KUWAIT CITY // Ten days before sitting down for a leisurely evening tea recently on the outskirts of Kuwait City, Jamaan Al Harbash was in Aleppo talking with rebels fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar Al Assad from power. Related ■ Syrian opposition leader urges Assad to 'step aside peacefully' ■ Assad accuses Israel of colluding with rebels Morality fails to spur foreign powers after Aleppo horror Topic Middle East unrest Syria unrest Syria Kuwait Middle East Bashar al Assad It was the third trip to the war zones of Syria by the former Kuwaiti MP, who no longer escapes the Syrian regime's notice. Following a journey to the front in October, Syria's state news agency condemned him for "attempts to spread sedition among the united Syrian people"."

    tags: kuwait protest syria revolution gcc middleeast

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