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Russia-China gas deal benefits both countries

June 19, 2014 10:22 am0 comments
Russia-China gas deal benefits both countries

A gas deal between “Gazprom” and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed on May 21, 2014, during a two-day Shanghai visit of a Russian delegation led by President Vladimir Putin became the biggest contract in the history of post-Soviet Russia. The overall cost of the 30-year agreement is $400 billion […]

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US and Europe must approach trade partnership talks in responsible manner

May 18, 2014 9:06 am0 comments
US and Europe must approach trade partnership talks in responsible manner

The Dialogue Forum on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States of America and the European Union that took part in Berlin on May 5 ahead of the next round of talks planned on May 19 stimulated the foreign mass media to resume the debate on […]

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Civil society must act against unlawful surveillance over Internet users

May 15, 2014 9:26 am0 comments
Civil society must act against unlawful surveillance over Internet users

The Internet mass surveillance program implemented by the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States has once more become the focus of interest of experts and the global community after the speech made by Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor, on PACE session on 8 April via videolink. In his […]

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A Cause for Concern: The Surge in Human Trafficking & Slavery

February 24, 2014 3:30 pm0 comments
A Cause for Concern: The Surge in Human Trafficking & Slavery

We have come to the end of January. For most of us, January connotes a month of healthy eating and exercise; of dealing with the dreaded post-turkey coma; and one in which we resolve to make ourselves better. This month, political parties have begun their journey to elections, altering their […]

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Why You Should Care That Ellen Page Came Out

February 22, 2014 12:30 pm1 comment
Why You Should Care That Ellen Page Came Out

I often forget, cocooned as I am in my network of queer blogs and websites, that not everybody has the same reaction to a celebrity coming out as I do. Obviously, I don’t mean those who dwell on the extremely conservative right, every positive mention of the LGBTQ+ community in the media […]

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Information on US bioweapons tests in Japan met with ambivalent reaction

February 19, 2014 6:33 pm0 comments
Information on US bioweapons tests in Japan met with ambivalent reaction

Information about the US conducting field experiments of biological weapons in the Japanese island of Okinawa in early 1960s has once again attracted the attention of international politicians and experts to the problem of bioterrorism, and provoked mixed reactions across the world. According to Japan’s leading news network Kyodo News, who […]

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The Middle East is devastating itself – not Obama’s inaction

February 4, 2014 11:03 am1 comment
The Middle East is devastating itself – not Obama’s inaction

A recent article came out of the Independent titled Obama’s inaction is quietly devastating the Middle East.  My reaction is to disagree with this statement. Yes, the United States has been responsible; in a way; for some of the destabilizing and the conflict. Its invasion of Iraq has been a disaster […]

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Review: Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

February 3, 2014 11:28 am0 comments
Review: Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

Book Review: Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely Dan Ariely has a knack for making the science of human behaviour accessible to all. Whilst some books taking on a scientific subject can often be either laborious to read or patronisingly simple, Predictably Irrational cleverly avoids falling into either of those traps. Ariely’s […]

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