We live in an interdependent world, where news happens--and is reported--24/7.We live in an interdependent world, where news happens--and is reported--24/7. Events in Asia or Africa, say, can affect people in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and elsewhere. Let's look at some recent developments.
Around the World ... While China's economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, its government faces criticism for not being more vigilant about the export of dangerous foods, drugs, and toys. * In many parts of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS remains a serious problem. * Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. winner Muhammad Yunus For the Indian diplomat, see .
Muhammad Yunus (Bengali: মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস, pronounced Muhammôd Iunus , the Bangladeshi economist who conceived of the idea of microloans, reminds us that we must fight global poverty. * In the Middle East, continued hostilities are thwarting the quest for peace. * Last May, the people of France elected a new President, Nicolas Sarkozy. A month later, Prime Minister Tony Blair stepped down in Britain, turning over leadership to Gordon Brown. * Last but not least, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series was released in July to great fanfare.
At Home ... President George W. Bush has clashed with the U.S. Congress over the war in Iraq. The President is adamant that U.S. troops should remain in Iraq, despite concerns that the country is mired mire
1. An area of wet, soggy, muddy ground; a bog.
2. Deep slimy soil or mud.
3. A disadvantageous or difficult condition or situation: the mire of poverty.
v. in a civil war. * Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finally stepped down. * Members of Congress continue to debate the subject of immigration reform. * With the presidential election still a year away, Democratic and Republican candidates are already campaigning across the country. * A growing number of people and businesses are "going green"--becoming more conscious of the need to develop and use renewable energy and conserve rapidly dwindling dwin·dle
v. dwin·dled, dwin·dling, dwin·dles
To become gradually less until little remains.
To cause to dwindle. See Synonyms at decrease. natural resources.
As educators, we must stay abreast of current events in order to help our students become well-informed citizens. We hope that the 2007-2008 World Affairs Atlas & Almanac almanac, originally, a calendar with notations of astronomical and other data. Almanacs have been known in simple form almost since the invention of writing, for they served to record religious feasts, seasonal changes, and the like. and this Skills Manual will serve as valuable teaching tools.
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