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Trump and Erdogan: Bringers of Chaos: 16 January 2019 “Where America retreats, chaos follows,” said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Cairo last week. It’s not the sort of remark you’d expect from an American diplomat only three weeks after President Donald Trump declared that US troops were pulling out of Syria. Is it possible t...
Macedonia: What’s in a Name?: 13 January 2019 The Congo Republic (pop. 5 million) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (pop. 88 million) manage to share their name quite amicably. Russia and Belarus (White Russia) don’t seem to mind either. Sudan and South Sudan don’t get along at all, but their quarrel was never about a mer...
Tears for Christchurch: Australia First Imported Hate in 1788. Now We’re in the “Export Business”: If you want to know why an Australian man massacred 50 Muslims in a mosque in New Zealand yesterday afternoon, then you need to understand a little bit about our nation’s dark past and in particular the quality of our … The post Tears for Christchurch: Australia First Imported Hate in 1788. Now W...
Video: Russia Deploys SU-25 Attack Aircraft to Contain Idlib Al Qaeda Militants: Government forces and the Russian Military Police have kicked off a joint security operation in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. In particular, the operation targeted Jisreen, Mohammedia, al-Aftaris, al-Nashabiyah and Marj al-Sultan where a notable number of weapons and … The post Video: ...
Belgian racing pigeon sells for record-breaking £1.07m: 'In football terms you have Messi and Ronaldo – it's that level'
Adam 22: Suspect arrested after 'attempted robbery' of host during livestream of 'No Jumper' podcast: Adam Grandmaison insists incident was not publicity stunt
A Ten Year Old War Crime is Sowing Instability in Sri Lanka Today: One of the worst mass atrocities in recent times took place in Sri Lanka during the final days of that country’s long civil war. In May 2009, tens of thousands of people were killed by Sri Lankan armed forces over the course of just a few days as the military sought to deal a final blow to an ins...
Better Know Heather Nauert, Donald Trump’s Pick for UN Ambassador: Heather Nauert is a former Fox News personality who has been tapped by Donald Trump to serve as the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations. If confirmed, she will replace Nikki Haley who served in the post for nearly two years. Nauert’s background is much different from that of her p...
Space herpes? Long missions risk activating virus, NASA warns astronauts: In space, no one can hear your herpes flare up. NASA has warned its astronauts and International Space Station crews that long spaceflight missions risk triggering herpes eruptions as their immune systems are suppressed. Read Full Article at RT.com
Nostalgia for coups past? Brazil’s Bolsonaro visits CIA before Trump on first US trip: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has made his geopolitical priorities clear, dropping by CIA headquarters for a clandestine chat on his first visit to the US before even meeting with President Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
When White Privilege Is Disguised as Meritocracy : The idea that black and brown students possess the intellectual prowess to compete and succeed alongside their white counterparts is not a myth, it’s a fact. But, historically, black and brown students have not been allowed to showcase this intelligence in institutions of higher education.
How One Church Tackled Their Community's Affordable Housing Crisis: Churches across the nation are recognizing the value of their land how it can be leveraged to address the scarcity of affordable housing. An interfaith alliance in Colorado, which found faith organizations own more than 5,000 acres in the Denver metro area, communicated with 20 churches intereste...
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...
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...
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...
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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