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- Berlin slashes growth forecasts (Deutsche Welle) The GDP growth for the current year has been slashed from 1.8% to 1.2%. For 2015 the previous projection of 2% has been cut by a third to 1.3%. The government continues to deny that a recession is likely. And Reuters is reporting that the Andrea Merkel government will still push for a balanced German budget next year.
- We Have Reached Peak President (Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy) The author says our government has grown into its laws and constitution to a point where a great president is no longer possible. Miller says Americans need to develop some sense of realism and “discover a way to narrow the gap between the presidents we want and the ones we can realistically have“. Miller is not writing an isolated Op Ed; he is the author od a new book: The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President.
- Recent articles about Scotland Independence and Similar Movements
Scotland snapped from International Space Station (BBC News) After all that has been going on don’t we deserve a beautiful picture?
- Articles about conflicts and disease around the world
Decades of corrupt government have left states prey to Ebola (The Conversation)
Top WMD Expert Leaves the Pentagon to Fight Ebola Full Time (Foreign Policy)
Turkish Airstrike Hits Kurds, Complicating Fight Against Islamic State (The New York Times)
‘The Freedom Fight Has Returned to Turkey’ (Foreign Policy)
Airstrikes Hit Jihadi Targets in Syria (abc News)
The Secret Victims of Iraq’s Chemical Arms (The New York Times)
China and Russia pledge to boost ties and cooperation (South China Morning Post)
The Movement That Changed Hong Kong: A Timeline (Foreign Policy)
Pakistan’s Original Sin (Foreign Policy)
North Korea’s leader returns to public view (Al Jazeera)
Everything is normal again in North Korea as Kim Jong-un returns (The Conversation)
Protesters torch Mexico government buildings (Al Jazeera)
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