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6 Takeaways from Donald Trump’s (extremely bellicose) speech to the United Nations General Assembly: 1 War is more likely than it was before his speech This was the first time that I can recall a US president threatening to destroy a country from the podium of the United Nations. Belittling Kim Jong Un as “rocket man,” and invoking an extremely bellicose posture could have the effect of dividing...
Don’t “Empower” Women To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Do This Instead: While the political activities at the United Nations take center-stage during this General Assembly week in New York, a little farther uptown from the UN headquarters, Columbia University is hosting the International Conference on Sustainable Development for its fifth year. Focusing on developmen...
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The House that Bibi Built as Prime Minister of Israel: For half of the past two decades Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has served as prime minister of Israel. Whatever his ultimate fate (given the ongoing criminal investigations he is currently facing), it is clear that he has had a profound impact …
China’s Electric Power: Continuing Green Shift. Water, Wind and Sun (WWS): China’s continuing shift to green sources of electric power generation is confirmed in the latest data published by the National Energy Administration (NEA) and the China Electricity Council (CEC). New capacity additions in the first half of 2017 have seen …
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Jimmy Kimmel attacks Republican Senator Bill Cassidy for 'lying right to my face' over healthcare bill: Kimmel calls on US citizens to complain about new bill to repeal Obamacare
Hillary Clinton brands Trump's UN speech 'dark and dangerous' after he threatened to 'totally destroy' North Korea: 'Rocket Man is on a suicide mission,' President tells delegates
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Climate Creep and American Frogs: At least a decade ago, a retired general at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies said to me that the rich countries will never take climate change seriously until some very big and apparently climate-related disaster happens in a first-world country. Hurricane Harvey w...
Angola: All Change?: There is momentous change in Angola. The oil-rich country of 28 million people on Africa’s southwestern coast has just elected J-Lo as president. There is also very little change in Angola. The new president is not Jennifer Lopez, the American J.Lo (which would definitely mean big change). It i...
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FC Barcelona release statement condemning government obstruction of Catalan referendum: FC Barcelona have released a statement supporting “democracy” and “freedom of speech” in the wake of the Spanish government’s attempts to prevent a Catalan independence referendum in two weeks’ time. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘US biggest rogue state accuses others of what it does 100 times over’: The US begrudges North Korea for having a few nuclear weapons while having more nuclear weapons than any country on Earth, Dan Kovalik, human rights, and labor lawyer told RT, commenting on Donald Trump’s UN address. Other analysts joined the discussion. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rescue Workers Search Mexico School, Other Ruins Throughout the Night As Quake Deaths Pass 200: Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.
Meet the Sisters of Siervas, a Nun Rock Band: The band’s songs of love and faith have earned over a million YouTube views and led to the release of two CDs, and now the nuns are waiting to see if they are among the honorees when Latin Grammy nominations are announced Sept. 20. Siervas recently traveled to Southern California and drew 4,000 ...
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Love or Hate?: Tourism has always been an important human activity and business. But today, condemning  tourists is becoming a trend with serious significance for future relationships between nations and people. This past summer witnessed demonstrations against tourists in the popular tourist  destinations of B...
Love Thy Neighbours: Does who you work with affect how well you perform or for how well you learn? The answer is seemingly obvious — yes, of course. Learning on the job depends heavily on the nature of working partnerships, which in turn are shaped by the experiences partners carry and the power relations between the...
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F&O this week: Kohl, Grenfell ashes, Trade Jungle, Singapore schadenfreude, US discourse: HELMUT KOHL delivered German reunification and the Euro, by  Noah Barkin  Obituary A towering figure of post-war European politics, Helmut Kohl pushed through German reunification and was a driving force behind the creation of the euro during a 16-year reign as German chancellor that spanned the ...
Mayhem, Trump vs Comey, Oceans Day: F&O Fresh Sheet: British Election Brings Mayhem, by Jonathan Manthorpe   Analysis British voters have shown Prime Minister Theresa May the door. The implications of this drubbing for the Conservative government are profound, for May as Prime Minister,  but with much deeper implications for Britain. Text of Theres...
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Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!: By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Sa...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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