Global attention in 2014 will at times focus less on high politics than on high sport. All eyes will be on the Sochi Winter Olympics (February 7-23) and Brazil’s World Cup (June 12-July 13). Read More: Global Summits to Watch in 2014 – Council of Councils.
Edward Snowden on Tuesday said the biggest revelations have yet to come out of the estimated 1.7 million documents he acquired from the National Security Agency. In a surprise appearance via satellite robot at the 2014 TED conference in Vancouver, Snowden said there is still a lot of reporting to be done, including diving […]
WASHINGTON – A framework for the continuation of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians does not yet exist, the US confirmed on Friday. But should an agreement be reached, it said, the parties are reserving the right to keep some of its details secret from the public. Read More: Aspects of Israel-Palestinian framework might […]
North Korea fired 25 short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Sunday in an apparent continuation of protests against ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills, South Korean officials said. Such short-range rocket tests are usually considered routine, as opposed to North Korean long-range rocket or nuclear tests, which are internationally condemned as provocations. […]
Britain will be ‘sucked into a United States of Europe’ unless powers are clawed back from Brussels, David Cameron warned yesterday. For the first time, the Prime Minister laid out seven targets for renegotiation of Britain’s membership with the European Union including immigration controls and abolishing the principle of ‘ever closer union’. Mr Cameron said […]
Few think Western civilization is on the brink of collapse—but it’s also doubtful the Romans and Mesopotamians saw their own demise coming either. Read More: Here’s How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse – NationalJournal.com.
JERUSALEM – Israel told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday it might not carry out a final stage of a Palestinian prisoner release unless he commits to prolonging peace talks beyond a US-set April deadline for a deal. Read More: Israel says it might not carry out 4th Palestinian prisoner release | JPost | Israel […]
The ethnic Russian population constitutes approximately 56 percent of the population of Crimea, with Ukrainians making up a further 24 %. The Palestinian population of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip constitute over 90% of the population, with the Jewish settler population making up less than 10%. Read More: Borderline views: Crimea, the West […]
After defending Crimea’s “reunification” referendum as adhering to “all international norms,” Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday, March 18, that Russia would henceforth strongly defend its national interests against the “cold war tactics” practiced by the United States and the West. Read More: After a harshly anti-American speech to Russian parliament, Putin signed the Crimean […]
Frank Swain, a British freelance writer, recently wrote an essay published online by the BBC Future Science website entitled: “Why I want a microchip implant.” Like upwards of 10 million Londoners, Swain uses his Oyster card — a credit card-sized smartcard that contains an embedded RFID chip — to pay his fare on public transit […]