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In the wake of the deadly bombing of Russia's busiest airport, President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday fired a top official of the country's transport police and lashed out at "passive" officers who guard the country's transport centers.
It may be time to stop referring to China, the world's second-biggest economy after the U.S., as an emerging nation and focus on creating jobs now that the global recovery appears to have gotten a toehold.
It may be time to stop referring to China, the world's second-biggest economy after the U.S., as an emerging nation and focus on creating jobs now that the global recovery appears to have gotten a toehold. That's what top business leaders, politicians and social activists discussed, among other issues, on the first day of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.
Adjusting to the "new reality" framed the backdrop of the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, with about 2,500 business leaders, politicians and social activists looking forward while trying to anticipate unexpected shocks.
Terrorists struck again in the heart of Russia, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up Monday in Moscow's busiest airport and turning its international arrivals terminal into a smoky, blood-spattered hall of dismembered bodies, screaming survivors and abandoned suitcases. At least 35 people were killed, including two British travelers.
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night is expected to highlight the United States' serious infrastructure problem and his proposals for addressing it. Lately, he's been pointing to our worrisome lag behind Chinese innovation and infrastructure as America's new "Sputnik moment," citing in particular China's 10,000 miles of high-speed rail by 2020 to the United States' 400.
Juan Manuel Santos won a stunning victory in his bid to succeed outgoing President Alvaro Uribe on Sunday. Colombian voters gave him, his vice-presidential candidate, Angelino Garzon, and their platform a lopsided 69.1 percent majority against opponent Antanas Mockus, who received 27.5 percent of the vote. The 9 million votes cast for Mr. Santos were the highest number ever given a Colombian presidential candidate.