The Institute for Economics and Peace in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit has developed a metric for national peacefulness. Here is a map showing the results in 2007 vs. 2012.
Map shows where and how frequently the Heat and the Thunder make their shots from. Also broken down by player.
Former dictator Hosni Mubarak, 84, is in the hospital suffering from health problems while serving his life sentence. The upcoming election pits a Muslim Brotherhood candidate against Mubarak’s former PM.
Austria’s Finance Minister remarked today that the 3rd largest economy in the euro zone may need a bailout from the EU because of its high borrowing costs.
Following his refusal to present documents in response to a Congressional subpoena, the Attorney General has warned of a constitutional crisis if the DOJ is forced to turn over deliberative documents that have never been presented before.
UN Peacekeeping Chief today stated that Syria is in a full-blown civil war. The comments came after a report showed that Syrian troops were using children as human shields.
The latest report shows that the conflict could escalate quickly as more firepower is funneled to the Assad regime who is already shelling civilians. The move by the Russians has drawn a response from Hilary Clinton who says she is “concerned about the latest information.”
Reuters – World Bank Says Global GDP Rising
Projections from the World Bank show the global GDP rising 2.5% in 2012 and 3% in 2013. Developing countries’ GDP should rise 5.3% in 2012 and 6% in 2013.
JP Morgan Chase’s latest earnings report failed to identify a spike in the riskiness of its investments. The firm is obligated to publicly disclose its risk model.