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Globalization

Nobel Prize winning economist praises $100 bn BRICS bank created to counter Western dominance
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has praised the new development bank founded this week by the BRICS countries for creating a financial institution that could counter the Western-dominated IMF and World Bank.

18.07.2014 14:50

Junk food gets encoded in DNA of future children, scientists discover
The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy diet can be encoded into DNA, which is passed down to future generations.

08.07.2014 12:46

Iron Curtain will never separate the World – top Russian senator
Russia will not shy away from international parliamentary cooperation and will continue other forms of collaboration with the world, because no one is currently interested in the country’s isolation, the Upper House chair has said.

08.07.2014 09:41

​It’s time for a final break with ‘free trade’
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) might just push people on both sides of the Atlantic over the edge.

23.06.2014 13:26

US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto's GMO seeds
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.

10.06.2014 18:00

​Future climate regime: The Russian point of view
The world’s climate and weather patterns are changing. Global temperatures are rising, causing more extreme weather events, like flooding and heat waves.

10.06.2014 08:19

Venezuela, capitalism & climate change
The problem of global climate change is distressing almost everyone. While a small minority may deny its existence, or question reports on its causes among the scientific community, it is universally recognized as a serious cause for concern.

03.06.2014 10:05

Biden urges Air Force cadets to shape 'a new world order'
While United States President Barack Obama used an address at West Point Military Academy this week to tout the impeding end to the Afghan War, his second in command had a much different message while giving remarks to Air Force Academy cadets.

29.05.2014 15:56

Global obesity explodes since 1980, children rates up 47 percent - study
Almost 30 percent of the world’s population – or 2.1 billion people - is considered obese or overweight, researchers said, while rates among children have increased by a whopping 47 percent in the last 33 years.

29.05.2014 06:06

NATO chief, former US intelligence director among Bilderberg elite
Some 140 participants representing 22 countries will be attending the 62nd annual Bilderberg meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The newly released list is a who’s who of business, academia, and the political world.

28.05.2014 22:52

NYC becomes heroin trade center with drug trafficking at two-decade high
As increased heroin use within the United States comes into sharper view, New York City has emerged as one of the country’s largest distribution hubs, with more of the drug passing through it than at any time in the last 23 years.

20.05.2014 15:52

MPs approve fines for concealing foreign citizenship
Russia’s State Duma has approved in the second reading the bill introducing criminal responsibility for failing to report obtaining foreign citizenship. In addition, some MPs want all civil servants to report foreign citizenship of close relatives.

20.05.2014 07:29

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