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World Population Could Hit 12.3 Billion by 2100

The world population may balloon to anywhere between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion by 2100, according to a new report that used statistics from the …

Every country that has left the United Kingdom's rule - in maps

Since the Act of Union in 1707, the United Kingdom has ruled vast swaths of land across the world. However, a lot of countries have since left the UK’s rule.<p>Given that Scottish independence could technically end the UK if a yes vote is successful, it may be the last country ever to leave

Call for peace marches in Russia | DW | 19.09.2014

On Sunday, September 21, peace marches are planned for Moscow and other major Russian cities. It has been announced that an estimated 50,000 people …

Spanish leaders relieved as Scottish 'no' deals blow to Catalan separatists

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region said on Friday he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to stay in Britain.<p>With its own language and …

Yamal, Russia's gas megaplan, becomes symbol of sanctions defiance

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of Russian energy ventures are in jeopardy due to Western sanctions on technology and funding. Looming over them all, a giant project the Kremlin is bent on saving no matter what.<p>A full moon is seen in Tundra near the river of Khanemi, located in the Yamal peninsula above …