Gentleman agreements are just wishful thinking. Is it a Greece’s lesson for EU?

The EU, the International Monetary Fund and the Greek government are working together on the financial package for Athens. “I am confident that the talks will be concluded in the next days,” said Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn in his statement.

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Is it a Nick Clegg’s week or he will lose momentum?

It’s a week ahead of the general election in UK and the day before the last television debate. It will be on the economy and it is not the strongest point of the leader of Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg.

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Does Fernando Lugo need to fight Paraguayan People’s Army?

Paraguay’s president sent 1 000 extra troops to hunt down members of the leftist guerrilla in the north of the country.

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Are nuclear weapons in Europe obsolete?

Perhaps… But it seems U.S. nuclear weapons will stay in Europe for now according to media reports. Some European NATO allies are in favor of their withdrawal.

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Graceful Decline: The end of Pax Americana

By Christopher Layne, Professor, The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University

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Too fat to fight: Young Americans are too overweight to join the military

According to the report of group Mission: Readiness the generation of young Americans is too fat to fight. More than 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all teens and young adults age 17-24, are too overweight to join the military.

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Czechoslovakia in 1968: It wasn’t the priority of President Johnson

But it would be probably impossible to stop the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops as Leonid Brezhnev was at that time more frightened from Prague Spring that from any complaints from Washington. The declassified documents of CIA relating to Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia show President Lyndon Johnson was warned that military action could happen.

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