Archive For The “World News” Category

PAUL KRUGMAN: Bitcoin is a more obvious bubble than housing was

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  Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talks to Business Insider senior political editor Josh Barro about bitcoin. Krugman says the price of bitcoin is helped by the fact that no one understands it and people are caught up in the mystique of this new technology. Following is a transcript of the video. Josh Barro: Finally,…

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Turkey: brain drain as crackdown against pro-Kurdish intellectuals intensifies

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Turkey: brain drain as crackdown against pro-Kurdish intellectuals intensifies

The 61-year-old professor packed his life into a dozen boxes, bade farewell to his students at Istanbul’s Bilgi University and moved to a new teaching position in Brussels, where he believes he’s no longer at risk. He is just one of a growing brain drain of those opposed to Turkey’s direction.   “We’re not even…

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UK the most corrupt country on earth!

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UK the most corrupt country on earth!

The UK is the most corrupt country on earth, using Gibraltar, Jersey and other territories to funnel dirty cash. That’s the view of anti-mafia journalist Roberto Saviano who claims the financial services industry in London facilitates worldwide criminal capitalism. ‘‘Transparency groups have shown this with irrefutable data. The UK is already the most, without doubt,…

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The World’s Happiest and Healthiest People!

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The World’s Happiest and Healthiest People!

Italian babies can expect to live into their eighties, with plenty of doctors in the country and a diet full of fresh vegetables, lean meats, fish and olive oil. Head north to find the world’s happiest country: Norway. The Scandinavian nation bumped its neighbor Denmark from the No. 1 slot. The U.S. placed 14th on the scale, based…

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Britain is one of worst places in western Europe for asylum seekers

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Britain is one of worst places in western Europe for asylum seekers

UK has some of harshest policies, and bureaucratic delays leave many people destitute or homeless, analysis reveals Britain is one of the worst destinations for people seeking asylum in western Europe, according to a Guardian analysis of policies, data and reports of the conditions faced by the record recent influx of new arrivals. At the…

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German lawsuit accuses Turkey of ‘war crimes’ in military operations against Kurds

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German lawsuit accuses Turkey of ‘war crimes’ in military operations against Kurds

DW- The lawsuit accuses top Turkish officials including President Erdogan of ‘war crimes.’ While largely symbolic, the lawsuit adds to a growing list of contentious issues between Turkey and Germany. A group of German lawmakers and rights activists on Monday filed a civil lawsuit against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for alleged “war crimes” committed…

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The most corrupt cities in the world!

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The most corrupt cities in the world!

The Guardian- Cities around the world – from Mogadishu to London – are under the spotlight for corruption, with heightened focus following the Panama Papers leak. But what does urban corruption look like – and how is it measured? As a teenager, Michael Cassius McDonald worked the railroad cars. It was the 1850s, Chicago was…

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America’s secret engagement with Khomeini

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America’s secret engagement with Khomeini

BBC- On 27 January, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini – founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, the man who called the United States “the Great Satan” – sent a secret message to Washington. From his home in exile outside Paris, the defiant leader of the Iranian revolution effectively offered the Carter administration a deal: Iranian military leaders…

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France puts Israel-Palestinian conflict back in focus

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France puts Israel-Palestinian conflict back in focus

AFP- France will on Friday host talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that have received a chilly response from Washington, but diplomats say merely swinging the spotlight back onto the stalemate is a victory. After decades of failed negotiations, few believe the climate is right to bring together the Israelis and Palestinians for another shot at…

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Germany adopts Armenian ‘genocide’ resolution, Turkey slams ‘historic mistake’

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Germany adopts Armenian ‘genocide’ resolution, Turkey slams ‘historic mistake’

AFP- German lawmakers passed a resolution Thursday recognising the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, drawing a furious rebuke from Turkey which called it a “historic mistake”. Only one MP voted against and another abstained, as parliament approved overwhelmingly by a show of hands the resolution titled “Remembrance and commemoration…

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