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Price of Gold is enjoying a decade-high

By Ivanka Pittelkau Before we are fully absorbed in the holiday spirit and the year draws to a close, we are left with an occasion to review the past year and make plans for the new one. Many people are

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Laggard status shields C.Europe from turmoil

By Adam Jasser For once, being a laggard is a boon rather than a drawback for ex-communist central Europe as it weathers the global financial storm engulfing western bastions of capitalism. While

What are U.N. Millennium Development Goals?

(Reuters) The U.N. Millennium Development Goals, approved in 2000 by U.N. member states and the world's top development organizations, are the theme of next week's General Assembly gathering of world leaders. The

Russia market crisis could help Kremlin hawks

By Michael Stott (Reuters) Russia's worst financial market crisis since 1998 could strengthen further the Kremlin hawks who favour a strong state and oppose closer links with the West. Emboldened by military

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