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  • Bono wades into EU debate: Britain voting to leave would be UNTHINKABLE, claims U2 star

    06/25/2016 4:39:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 67 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Apr 13, 2016 | By Tom Parfitt
    BONO has waded into the European Union debate by telling US politicians they should be "be worried" about Britain cutting ties with Brussels. The U2 frontman yesterday urged members of Congress to confront an "existential threat" to Europe not since since the 1940s. He claimed the continent faces a wave of "hyper-nationalism" before warning that Britons could vote to leave the EU on June 23. The rock legend, best known for 1987 hit With and Without You, said: "This is unthinkable stuff. And you should be very nervous in America about it." Bono also discussed the struggles of migrants fleeing...
  • Back to Rio—the Road to a Sustainable Economic Future

    06/13/2012 2:11:48 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 6 replies
    International Monetary Fund ^ | June 12, 2012 | Christine Lagarde
    Good morning. It is a great pleasure to be here. I would like to thank the Center for Global Development for sponsoring this event. The Center does really great work under the inspiring leadership of Nancy Birdsall. Thank you, Nancy. It has been twenty years since world leaders first went to Rio to commit to the noble goal of protecting the planet for future generations. And now, twenty years on, we will be journeying back to Rio to affirm our commitment to sustainable development—the idea that we should strive for economic growth, environmental protection and social progress at the same...