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G20 alert to economic threat from rising oil prices

By Michael O’Boyle and Glenn Somerville / Reuters MEXICO CITY: The world’s leading economies said on Sunday they were “alert to the risks of higher oil prices” and discussed at length the impact that sanctions on Iran will have on crude supplies and global growth. Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 said in …


Don’t blame it on Rio

By Michel Rocard PARIS: We are little more than a decade into the twenty-first century, but a terrible precedent has already been set: all of the major international negotiations and cooperative efforts initiated in this century thus far have ended in failure. With regard to the environment, the fight against global warming has come to a …


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