NAMRepresentatives of the 118-nation Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) began their 15th triennial summit at Egypt's Sharm el-Sheik resort on the Red Sea on July 15 to discuss the impact of the global economic crisis on their nations.

Global CurrencyA growing global alliance against the quickly depreciating dollar clearly emerged from the G-8 summit last weekend. Obama administration officials are clearly in damage-control mode, despite official appearances that nothing negative came out of the meeting.

plenary room of the EU parliamentFormer Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek was elected president of the European Parliament on July 14, becoming the first leader from Eastern Europe to hold a top EU post.

ChinaFor the first time since rioting broke out on July 5 in Urumqi, capital of China's northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on July 13 Chinese police shot and killed two Uighur men and wounded a third. Officials have reported 184 deaths since the unrest began.

GlobeIn a sign that globalists are running out of patience with the protracted negotiations known as the Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization, leading economic powers (the G-8 plus China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa) pledged this week in a communiqué to reach an accord by 2010.

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