Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Morning Newsdome: IMF names first female head, loans Greece 110 billion euros

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Christine Lagarde
>> It's official: Christine Lagarde will be the first woman to head the IMF. First up on the list is the Greek economic crisis. In a 155 to 138 vote, the Greek Parliament passed extreme austerity measures to prevent the nation from running out of money and to secure a 110 billion euro loan from the IMF. The kids won't be happy about this one. (the New York Times, BBC, MSNBC)

>> As it rebuilds its economy, North Korea has shut down its "universities" for the next ten months to send students to work in factories, agriculture and construction. Shh—don't let Nathan Deal get wind of this exceptional plan. (the Telegraph)

>> Hungary unveiled a 7-foot bronze statue of former President Ronald Reagan today to honor his administration's aid to Eastern Europe to end communism. I'm still waiting for the Iranian Reagan statue. (Miami Herald)

>> All three evening newscasts added viewers this past quarter for the first time in a decade. Keep the natural disasters coming! (NY Post)

>> And finally: Pope Benedictus XVI sent his first boring tweet yesterday from an iPad. I hope he pulls a Weiner. (Time)

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