The Great Junk Bond Conspiracy

Classically, junk bonds or junk debt has been defined by Moody’s, S&P and Fitches, the three principal rating services in the United States, as being any debt obligation whose credit rating is less than Triple B.

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Classically, junk bonds or junk debt has been defined by Moody’s, S&P and Fitches, the three principal rating services in the United States, as being any debt obligation whose credit rating is less than Triple B.

To reiterate, the startling … Lees verder

China-Japan sign energy pact

SINGAPORE: China and Japan on Wednesday agreed to work out guidelines for a healthy development of their strained ties. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao met in Tokyo to build a strategic relationship for regional … Lees verder

SINGAPORE: China and Japan on Wednesday agreed to work out guidelines for a healthy development of their strained ties. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao met in Tokyo to build a strategic relationship for regional … Lees verder

“Goodbye Bafana”

Haysbert, who mastered both Mandela’s South African-accented English and his native Xhosa language for the role, said he thought "about five minutes" before agreeing to play the former ANC leader.
"The only doubts I had were about my worthiness, if … Lees verder
Haysbert, who mastered both Mandela’s South African-accented English and his native Xhosa language for the role, said he thought "about five minutes" before agreeing to play the former ANC leader.
"The only doubts I had were about my worthiness, if … Lees verder

Blair blames spate of murders on black culture

One accused him of misunderstanding the advice he had been given on the issue at a Downing Street summit.

Black community leaders reacted after Mr Blair said the recent violence should not be treated as part of a general crime

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One accused him of misunderstanding the advice he had been given on the issue at a Downing Street summit.

Black community leaders reacted after Mr Blair said the recent violence should not be treated as part of a general crime

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Prosecutors drop charges in Duke case

In a blistering assessment of the case, Attorney General Roy Cooper dropped all charges against the players, all but ensuring that only one person in the whole scandal will be held to account: Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.

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In a blistering assessment of the case, Attorney General Roy Cooper dropped all charges against the players, all but ensuring that only one person in the whole scandal will be held to account: Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.

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Water is found in extrasolar planet’s air

"We now know that water vapor exists in the atmosphere of one extrasolar planet and there is good reason to believe that other extrasolar planets contain water vapor," said Barman.

Although water vapor has been expected in the atmospheres of

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"We now know that water vapor exists in the atmosphere of one extrasolar planet and there is good reason to believe that other extrasolar planets contain water vapor," said Barman.

Although water vapor has been expected in the atmospheres of

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IAF jets forced to buzz US airliner

A senior Air Force officer said the IAF went on high alert due to the suspicious incoming aircraft. He said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz were updated about the event and IDF Chief of General Staff … Lees verder
A senior Air Force officer said the IAF went on high alert due to the suspicious incoming aircraft. He said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz were updated about the event and IDF Chief of General Staff … Lees verder

Collapsing colonies: Are GM Crops Killing Bees?

The problem, says Haefeker, has a number of causes, one being the varroa mite, introduced from Asia, and another is the widespread practice in agriculture of spraying wildflowers with herbicides and practicing monoculture. Another possible cause, according to Haefeker, is … Lees verder
The problem, says Haefeker, has a number of causes, one being the varroa mite, introduced from Asia, and another is the widespread practice in agriculture of spraying wildflowers with herbicides and practicing monoculture. Another possible cause, according to Haefeker, is … Lees verder

US missile shield plan draws fire from SPD

"We do not need new rockets in Europe. The SPD does not want a new arms race between the US and Russia on European soil," he said. "We already have enough problems in the world as it is."

Although broad-brushed,

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"We do not need new rockets in Europe. The SPD does not want a new arms race between the US and Russia on European soil," he said. "We already have enough problems in the world as it is."

Although broad-brushed,

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US submarine forced to leave Persian Gulf

Subsequently, commander of Iran’s naval force voiced his deep concern over the pollution of the Persian Gulf region and its negative impacts on the environment, following which the Iranian parliament’s Environment Commission pursued the case through correspondence and exchange of … Lees verder
Subsequently, commander of Iran’s naval force voiced his deep concern over the pollution of the Persian Gulf region and its negative impacts on the environment, following which the Iranian parliament’s Environment Commission pursued the case through correspondence and exchange of … Lees verder

Experts bash Bush: Pullout won’t bring ‘enemy’ to U.S.

”The president is using a primitive, inarticulate argument that leaves him open to criticism and caricature,” said James Jay Carafano, a homeland security and counterterrorism expert for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative policy organization. ”It’s a poor choice of words … Lees verder
”The president is using a primitive, inarticulate argument that leaves him open to criticism and caricature,” said James Jay Carafano, a homeland security and counterterrorism expert for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative policy organization. ”It’s a poor choice of words … Lees verder

Adopt our baby girls, India begs Britons

There are more than 11 million abandoned children in India , and ministers want more families – both Indian and British – to offer loving homes.

Under current rules, it takes more than a year for British and other foreign … Lees verder

There are more than 11 million abandoned children in India , and ministers want more families – both Indian and British – to offer loving homes.

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US forced to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every rebel killed

"The Department of Defense’s increased requirements for small- and medium-calibre ammunitions have largely been driven by increased weapons training requirements, dictated by the army’s transformation to a more self-sustaining and lethal force – which was accelerated after the attacks of … Lees verder
"The Department of Defense’s increased requirements for small- and medium-calibre ammunitions have largely been driven by increased weapons training requirements, dictated by the army’s transformation to a more self-sustaining and lethal force – which was accelerated after the attacks of … Lees verder

Iraq’s Mercenary King

In London, the consensus was that if I wanted a good African yarn I needed to talk to Tim Spicer. He knew or could get to every mercenary, adventurer, or promoter who had ever cast a shadow on that continent.… Lees verder

In London, the consensus was that if I wanted a good African yarn I needed to talk to Tim Spicer. He knew or could get to every mercenary, adventurer, or promoter who had ever cast a shadow on that continent.… Lees verder