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Kristine Frazao

  • A man walks before a share prices board in Hong Kong on July 30, 2012. Asian markets mostly rose for a second straight session July 30 on hopes for new rounds of central bank stimulus in the United States. (AFP Photo / Philippe Lopez)
    ‘US created the monster of China’ – US Congressman
    As America battles a crippled economy and high unemployment, its superpower status seems to be ever more fragile. Meanwhile, China’s economy and military continue to grow at an amazing rate – and some US politicians say America is to blame.
  • AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen
    CISPA is US ‘cyber-security loophole’
    The readiness of the internet community to self organize for mass protests against censorship and online privacy curtailment has taken US legislators aback, believes Trevor Timm, web freedom activist from the Electronic Frontier foundation.
  • Members of the group "Witness Against Torture" dressed in orange prison jump suits protest against the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. January 10, 2012 (Reuters / Larry Downing)
    Gitmo 10 years on: So much for closure
    The US's Guantanamo Bay is marking its 10th anniversary, despite Obama’s repeated promises to close the infamous prison. Human rights groups and the inmates themselves are organizing events to mark the occasion and respond to the broken promises.
  • Participants in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrate on Wall Street, in an attempt to disrupt pedestrian flow for financial workers to get to work, in New York, September 19, 2011 (AFP Photo / Emmanuel Dunand)
    No big surprise: Wall Street rules
    The mainstream media was thrown into a tailspin after an independent trader revealed how the world of big money and politics looks from the inside. But why were Alessio Rastani’s revelations come as such a surprise?
  • Travis Bacote pulls a sign protesting Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad across the street from the Warwick Hotel where the Iranian delegation is staying September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual United Nations General Assembly continues. (AFP Photo/Stan Honda)
    US gets Ahmadinejitters again
    Many American politicians and some protestors outside the United Nations in NY are opposed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad even being present to address the UN General Assembly.
  • US troops from the Combined Task Force 1-67 under Afghanistan's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrol with armored vehicles in Arghandab district in southern Afghanistan, the former stronghold of Taliban insurgents, on July 29, 2011 (AFP Photo / Romeo Gacad)
    “US can afford defense budget cuts” – former Pentagon official
    Capitol Hill's cash may be scarce, but there will be no dipping into what is the world's biggest military budget. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave law-makers a firm ‘hands off’ and said cuts should come from Medicare and social services instead.
  • US public relations firms booming with press presence going down
    Evanescent journalism gives way to PR spin doctors
    Recent polls show the number of journalism roles in the US is shrinking, in direct contrast to the expanding public relations industry. As newspapers across the country close, professional journalists are being picked up by the PR machine.
  • Christine Lagarde (Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images / AFP)
    A million and one problems for IMF to solve on Lagarde’s watch
    The cash-strapped EU is giving Christine Lagarde much to think about in her first days in charge of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  • IRAQ, Baghdad : Pictures of Namir Noor-Eldeen, an Iraqi photographer working with Reuters, are seen on top of the vehicle carrying his coffin outside a Baghdad hospital morgue, 13 July 2007. (AFP Photo / Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
    Journalists targeted by US forces
    You could say it was the latest batch of shots heard round the world, brought to the world by WikiLeaks. Millions watched in horror as the Apache Pilots with the US Army treated killing as a game.