Monday, May 7th
France votes in a new president "François Hollande has won the presidency of France, turning the tide on a rightward and xenophobic lurch in European politics and vowing to transform Europe's handling of the economic crisis by fighting back against German-led austerity measures."
Greek debt crisis ignites again as voters punish mainstream parties "The conservatives and socialists who have swapped power for four decades were left reeling as they polled less than 34 per cent between them. Communists, nationalists and fascists all made gains at the expense of the leaders who have been working with EU leaders during the crisis."
Geo-engineering: The climate fixers "Most scientists, even those with no interest in personal publicity, are vigorous advocates for their own work. Not this group. 'The last thing I would ever want is for the project I have been working on to be implemented,' Hunt said. 'If we have to use these tools, it means something on this planet has gone seriously wrong.'"
The maturation of Mark Zuckerberg "As Facebook embarks on its IPO 'road show,' the question of just how good Zuckerberg is will trail it: His control of the company is such that a bet on the company's stock is a bet on him."
The frequent fliers who flew too much "There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom. Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited first-class travel for life on American Airlines. Passes in hand, Rothstein and Vroom flew for business. They flew for pleasure. They flew just because they liked being on planes."
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