US & Ukraine Launch Open Skies Flights Over Russia – But The Clouded Historical Horizon

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The United States, along with observers from Ukraine, will resume observation flights over Russian territory under the Treaty on Open Skies on Monday. More...

Myanmar’s “State Counselor” Suu-kyi visits China


nsnbc : Aung San Suu-kyi, Myanmar’s first “State Counselor” starts an official visit to China on Wednesday. On the agenda are, among others, discussions about More...

Kurdish Independence the only remaining Option said Barzani

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nsnbc : Massoud Barzani, the President of northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, said that he considers independence for Kurdish region as the only remaining option. Speaking More...


Why Would Pyongyang Denounce US – South Korean Military Drills as Outrageous Provocation?

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced the upcoming joint US – South Korean “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” military More...

Former Gitmo Guard Meets Former Inmate Mozzam Begg – The Background Story

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Mozzam Begg, a British – Pakistani citizen who was detained at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, met one of his guards, Albert Melise, in London. A More...

Central Italy Rattled by Powerful Earthquake – Buildings Collapsed, 21 Dead

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nsnbc : A powerful earthquake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rattled central Italy. Tremors were also felt in the capital More...

Belarus & Russia Discuss Perceived Threat Posed by NATO in Eastern Europe

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nsnbc : The Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Stanislav Zas and Russian Security Council Secretary More...

Bill Shorten is continuing his push for a royal commission into the banks. AAP/Mick Tsikas Shorten says grievance tribunal would not stop bank ‘rip offs’

Michelle Grattan (TC) : Bill Shorten is continuing his pressure for a banking royal commission, by...

Will nuclear subsidies stifle competition? shutterstock Compete or suckle: Should troubled nuclear reactors be subsidized?

Peter Bradford (TC) : Since the 1950s, U.S. nuclear power has commanded immense taxpayer and customer...

Scott Morrison said the Moody’s affirmation was a ‘welcome boost’ Mick Tsikas/AAP Australia’s AAA rating affirmed by Moody’s

Michelle Grattan (TC) : Moody’s has reaffirmed Australia’s AAA credit rating, as Malcolm Turnbull seeks to...

Pro-Hillary Clinton SuperPAC Pays BuzzFeed to Bash Donald Trump

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Susanne Posel (OC) : BuzzFeed is no stranger to native advertising, nor do they shy away from posting sponsored More...

Big Tobacco aims its guns to kill California tobacco tax

Stanton Glantz (TC) : Public health and medical advocates have been working for nearly two years to increase California’s tobacco tax,..

This What Happens When Corporations Have Religious Freedom

Susanne Posel (OC) : About six years ago, the US Supreme Court decided that corporations are people too. And then the..

Myanmar Rocked by Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake, Tremors Felt in Bangkok

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nsnbc : A massive magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocked Myanmar on Wednesday and rattled the region. Tremors were More...

Bilateral China – Philippines Talks Could Start Within the Year: Duterte

nsnbc : The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that bilateral talks between the Philippines and China about territorial disputes..

Shorten to Turnbull: Here are my budget repair ideas

Michelle Grannat (TC) : Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on Wednesday will propose a budget repair package worth $8 billion over the..

Turkey’s Constitutional Court Removes Minimun Legal Age Clause: More Child Brides Coming

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Turkey’s Constitutional Court annulled legislation that prohibits all sexual acts with minors under the age of 15..
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Ugandan architects struggle with the dilemma of what’s appropriate

Tom Sanya (TC) : Located in the heart of Africa, Uganda exhibits a spatial geography of stark economic contradictions. There is..
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Possibly habitable planet found around our nearest neighbour star

Martin Archer (TC) : With thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, it’s no wonder that we regularly come across “Earth-like worlds”..

Because of Rising Sea Levels, Alaska Natives Forced to Relocate

Susanne Posel (OC) : The Inuit village in Shishmaref, Alaska have agreed to leave their home on the Bering Strait rather..
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Does drinking hot tea in summer really cool you down?

Faulkner & Griggs (TC) : I remember as a child, on the rare warm days that we used to get in..
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Why do you feel like you’re falling when you go to sleep?

Jason Ellis (TC) : It should be one of the most relaxing times of the day. You climb into bed, get..