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Do Civilisations Survive?: “The universe is a pretty big place,” as Carl Sagan once remarked. “If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” The Drake Equation is gradually filling out, and it’s looking good for the existence of life, the rise of intelligence, and the likely number of civilisations elsewhere in t...
Another Gulf War – The First Shots?: The men who carried out Saturday’s attack on the parade in Ahvaz, in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan, were well trained: four of them killed 25 people and wounded 70 others before they were shot dead. The question is whether they were trained by ‘Islamic State’, or by the backers of th...
A Second Great Recession?: Ten years ago this month the financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection, triggering the 2008 Crash and the subsequent Great Recession from which the world’s economies have still not fully recovered. Will we look back on this month as the turning point when Donald Tru...
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Map of the Day: Where Malaria Has Been Defeated: Today’s map comes from the World Health Organization’s flagship malaria report, which was released today. It shows the countries around the world that have defeated malaria, those that are on their way to eliminating malaria, and those in which malaria still routinely sickens people. Overall, th...
PODCAST: South Sudan’s High Risk, High Reward Peace Process: On October 31, South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar entered the capitol city of Juba for the first time in two years to attend a peace ceremony. This was a significant moment in South Sudan’s civil war, which is among the deadliest and most destructive in the world. The ceremony in Juba was i...
A New Law Passed by Congress is “The biggest step forward in U.S. development policy” in 15 Years: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is on a mission this week to win the hearts and minds – and cooperation – of Southeast Asian leaders. He’s doing so with the help of a recently passed bill that creates a new U.S. development bank that will help American businesses invest in developing economies. In...
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North Korea's youth have 'no loyalty' to Kim Jong-un and are indifferent to politics, defector says in first interview: 'The hereditary system is taken as a given, regardless of its inability to feed people'
White House Christmas tree - live ceremony: Donald and Melania Trump host traditional event: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will participate in the annual White House Christmas tree delivery.
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Ocasio-Cortez mocked for '3 chambers of Congress' gaffe, hits back at critics: After being mocked by the right for referring to the non-existent "three chambers of Congress," newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at critics for “drooling over every minute of footage" to use against her. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Make America rake again’: Finns savagely troll Trump over bizarre wildfire gaffe: US President Donald Trump has made yet another bizarre, off-the-cuff remark during an interview that has left people scratching their heads, and meme-smiths working overtime. Read Full Article at RT.com
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When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist With Poetry: As a poet, I used to compartmentalize my poetry. Christian poetry, poetry of the body, and Spanglish poetry all had their unique boxes until I came across the term theopoetics in academic scholarship. We all know how language and scholarship work. While white men are busy naming theopoetics to ut...
The Socialist Catholic Sister: “Socialism” is increasingly losing its status as a dirty word in the United States, especially among young people. A Gallup poll from this year reports an increase in positive attitudes toward socialism and a decline in positive attitudes toward capitalism from Americans aged 18-29, consistent wi...
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The Spoils of War: Afghanistan??s Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade: Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".
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What the People Need: An Address: It??s becoming increasingly clear that as cities go, so goes the world. But it??s also becoming clear that for cities to succeed, people of all income groups need to be able to actually live in them. Lack of affordable housing is a common urban problem: As cities grow and thrive, they tend to p...
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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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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 th...
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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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