Burkina Faso: Lessons From Nation’s Decision to Drop GM Cotton
[The Conversation Africa] The thorny topic of genetically modified (GM) crops was recently thrust into the global spotlight again. Speaking at the…
Africa: Giraffes – Long and Short of Survival As Species
[The Conversation Africa] There are less than 80,000 giraffes left in the wild and some subspecies of giraffes are close to extinction. Giraffes are…
Julian Assange, the UN and the Meaning of “Arbitrary Detention”
“Should the UN announce tomorrow that I have lost my case against the United Kingdom and Sweden I shall exist the embassy at noon on Friday to…
Reducing sentences a good idea
In the same issue we read that a pastor convicted of a nonviolent crime (though arguably bad judgment) will serve 27 months — no mention of…
“A Key Technical Indicator Just Rang The Bell On The Cyclical Bull Market”
While the primary topic of Albert Edwards' most recent note is the question how long China can sustain its FX intervention before tapping out and…
Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism related accounts
Twitter has condemned the use of its platform to promote terrorism. Photo credit: AFP WASHINGTON: Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts, most…
No Malaysians affected by Taiwan quake
Rescue personnel work at a damaged building after an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, February 6, 2016. Photo credit: Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: No…
Obama, China’s Xi discuss North Korea
Leaders agree potential North Korean satellite launch would violate UN…
UN asks Chad for answers over CAR rebel leader visit
Despite an assets freeze and travel ban, a commander was able to fly to Chad and a number of other…
UN Rules Julian Assange is “Arbitrarily Detained” – Paul Craig Roberts
The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that Wikileaks’ Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by the…