Special Feature

The Top Headlines of 2010

How did the world’s major events in 2010 look to the headline writers?

Takeaways


“War breaks out over world peace as China awards Nobel alternative”

Financial Times article headline on December 9, 2010, on the first-ever “Confucius Peace Prize” handed out by a Chinese group as a snub to the Nobel Committee, which awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo

“Obama ready to turn his attention to Asia”

Washington Post article headline on November 5, 2010, on President Obama’s trip to Asia following the U.S. midterm elections

“Europe added Greece as its Achilles heel”

International Herald Tribune article headline on May 5, 2010, on the effects of Greece’s debt woes on the rest of Europe

“Maybe he can’t”

Financial Times article headline on January 15, 2010, on President Obama’s efforts to revive the U.S. economy

“Optimistic but unemployed: a generation adrift”

International Herald Tribune article headline on July 8, 2010, on the difficulties U.S. college graduates encounter in the job market

“Like a bad weed, the Taliban tough to root out”

International Herald Tribune article headline on May 20, 2010, on the persistence of the Taliban in Afghanistan

“Greedy until proven guilty”

The Economist article headline on May 8, 2010, on Goldman Sachs

“Democrats hurt by voters’ unwillingness to accept reality”

Washington Post article headline on October 20, 2010, on the poor prospects for Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections

“Is China the next Enron?”

New York Times article headline on January 14, 2010, on the prospect of a “China bubble”

“Yes, Afri-can!”

Die Zeit article headline on July 1, 2010, on South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup

“Commonfilth”

British tabloid headline, on India’s preparations for the 72-nation Commonwealth Games

“Many will need to work well past 65 — if they can”

USA Today front-page headline on December 7, 2010, on the need for many Americans to work past the traditional retirement age of 65

“Foreign predators reassess Canada”

Financial Times headline on November 5, 2010, on the government of Canada’s decision to reject the bid of Australian mining giant BHP for the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

“Capitalism saved the miners”

Wall Street Journal article headline on October 14, 2010, on how the profit motive enticed equipment makers to donate their wares to help rescue the trapped Chilean miners

“Germany embraces its aliens”

International Herald Tribune article headline on September 9, 2010, on Germany’s success in assimilating its foreign immigrants

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