Winners & Losers

Winners Defense contractors: A lot more prospective business on the horizon after this week's events in North Korea.  Ban Ki-moon: South Korean named next U.N. secretary-general. Microcredit: Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank win the Nobel Peace Prize. Turkish pride: The EU backs Turkey in the controversy over French legislation on whether the deaths of ...

Winners

Defense contractors: A lot more prospective business on the horizon after this week's events in North Korea

Ban Ki-moon: South Korean named next U.N. secretary-general.

Winners

Defense contractors: A lot more prospective business on the horizon after this week's events in North Korea

Ban Ki-moon: South Korean named next U.N. secretary-general.

Microcredit: Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Turkish pride: The EU backs Turkey in the controversy over French legislation on whether the deaths of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire was a Turkish-perpetrated genocide. Novelist Orhan Pamuk wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

Losers

High-flyers: Airbus announces another delay in production of its jumbojet A380 and shows CEO Christian Streiff the door.

Swaziland: Bush administration ends funding of anti-AIDS program that offers subsidized circumcision to men. 

American musicians abroad: India stops sales of Slayer album that depicts a mutilated Christ on the cover. China says Jay-Z can't tour

Badly-dressed reporters: Prez says, pinstripes in, seersucker out

Christine Y. Chen is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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