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Canadian: IMF loan not solution in Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A proposed International Monetary Fund loan to Egypt will not solve its economic problems, the president of a Canadian research center said.

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Man apologizes for NYT building stunt

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A daredevil who scaled The New York Times building to hang an anti-al-Qaida banner has apologized for the stunt.

Another climber arrested at Times building

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- For the third time since the New York Times building opened in Manhattan a year ago, police Wednesday arrested a climber on the 52-story structure.

Car seat warmers put drivers in 'hot seat'

DENVER, March 24 (UPI) -- Car seat-warmers can do more than just warm drivers up on a cold winter day -- they can overheat and burn your buns, KMGH-TV Denver reported Thursday.

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David M. Malone, born in 1954, is a Canadian scholar-diplomat, a frequent author on international security and development, and a former Canadian High Commissioner and Ambassador. He was appointed President of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in July 2008.

His most recent book is The Law and Practice of the United Nations. Earlier he had written on the political economy of civil wars, on the causes of violent conflict and conflict prevention and on Haiti. As a practitioner, Malone worked on Middle East issues and later focused on international economic relations, eventually becoming a G-8 negotiator for Canada. He was President of the International Peace Academy, an independent research and policy development institution in New York, 1998-2004. During these years, he contributed columns frequently to the international media, notably to the International Herald Tribune and the Globe & Mail. He served as a Canadian Ambassador to the UN, 1992-94, after representing Canada on the UN's Economic and Social Council, 1990-92. He later served as Canada's High Commissioner to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal, 2006-2008.

His next book, due out in 2011 from Oxford University Press, will offer a survey of contemporary Indian foreign policy.

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