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Summaries

Islamic State Makes New Demand on Japan

By Robert Spence

Having murdered one of its Japanese hostages, Haruna Yukawa, the Islamic State issued an audio recording purportedly of the other, Kenji Goto, pleading for his life and making a new demand. Yukawa had been "slaughtered," said the man claiming to be Goto.

World Price of Oil -- Where is OPEC Now?

By S. Fred Singer

The world price of crude oil, which has been around 100 dollars a barrel for the past 6 years, has suddenly collapsed and is now tending below 50 dollars. Many are trying to understand this rapid decrease and have proposed various explanations.

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