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17 February 2009 14:50

  • Your terrifying economic fact of the day: '...Eastern Europe has borrowed $1.7 trillion abroad, much on short-term maturities. It must repay – or roll over – $400bn this year, equal to a third of the region's GDP.'
  • The recent French-UK submarine crash is not an isolated event. Happens all the time, apparently.
  • China's awkward embrace of the Jews.
  • A new report says Europe's cap-and-trade system actually has reduced carbon emissions.
  • No wonder the US wants to establish Afghanistan supply routes through Russia. Look at what the Pakistan route is costing them.
  • Liam Fitzpatrick at TIME's China blog is shocked by the smoking culture in China and Indonesia. He should try The Netherlands: I once went to a rock concert sponsored by Lucky Strike, and everyone got a complementary pack on entry.

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