Kenneth Hart

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The US and China just had a revealing diplomatic row over military flights in the South China Sea

As The Wall Street Journal reported on December 18, China submitted a formal diplomatic complaint to the US embassy in Beijing over a US B-52 flight within 2 nautical miles of the Cuarteron Reef, located in the South China Sea's disputed Sprately Islands.<p>The complaint itself reveals a hazardous …

Relations between China and Taiwan are headed in a new direction

On Saturday, November 7th, after nearly six decades the leaders of the PRC and Taiwan met in Singapore for the first meeting meeting since the Kuomintang (KMT) forces, led by the General Chiang-Kai Shek, fled to Taiwan after their disastrous setback in the Chinese Civil war in 1950.<p>The meeting …

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Hunter Gatherers

Li-Fi: 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, tests prove

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, has been proven capable of sending data at up to 1GBps in real-world tests.<p>At that speed, 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies, a high-definition film could be downloaded in a matter of seconds.<p>In a pilot scheme carried of by Estonian start-up …

Chinese President Xi Jinping's anticorruption campaign has hit Beijing — and he's not backing down

It was finally the capital's turn to see its first senior official ensnared in President Xi Jinping's relentless anticorruption crackdown, a day after Shanghai announced that a vice-mayor was being investigated.<p>The toppling of two senior officials in China's political and economic capital, on …

Microsoft to open first UK data centres for cloud computing business

Satya Nadella announces expansion amid competition from Amazon and growing scrutiny of personal data storage<p>Microsoft has announced a major investment in UK data centres that will allow the software giant to offer its cloud computing service from Britain for the first time.<p>The company plans to …

Nominations for the 2015 European Film Awards announced

The nominations for the 2015 European Film Awards have been announced, with Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster leading the …

Europe

Taiwan’s president showed China’s what a real press conference looks like—and China blocked it

Taiwan and China this weekend held the first-ever meeting between the top leaders of their countries. The goal was to show how similar the two nations are, with shared language, history, and economic interests. But what is usually the most boring of affairs—a political press conference—revealed …

China

Your Complete Travel Guide to Vietnam

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>A Look into Each City, How to Eat, Where to Stay, and Transportation Options</b><p>After spending a few months backpacking in Southeast Asia, I've concluded that Vietnam was my favorite country in the region for several reasons. I fell in love …

Ex-staffer says Benghazi panel is on partisan mission to destroy Hillary Clinton

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is reeling again after a fired GOP investigator accused the Republican majority of conducting a politically motivated probe of Hillary Clinton — accusations the right says are an attempt to get the committee to pay him a settlement.<p>Major Bradley Podliska, who …

How Traveling In China Went From Adventure To Ordeal

Traveling in China used to be fun, sometimes even relaxing. As recently as the late 1990s, you could go to a Tibetan monastery out west that your Chinese friends had never heard of, hang out with nomads and chat with monks. Crowds were rare.<p>Those days are mostly over. China's rapid economic rise …

The truth about China's dwindling war chest

Beijing is burning through its trillions of foreign exchange reserves. But is it really forcing 'quantitative tightening' on a limp global economy?<p>China is the world's largest creditor. Beijing's massive money reserves (it is still the largest holder foreign holder of US government debt) currently …

Europe's 8 greatest military leaders of all time

The common thread linking all those who reached the very top of that profession is a genius for tactics and an ability to adapt mid-way through a battle in order to secure victory.<p>From the ancient Greeks to the modern day, the tools of the game have changed dramatically but the aim remains the same …

NFL Makes Twitter First Social Media Draft Pick

China's massive economic advantage over the world is about to disappear

We have finally arrived at a point in history that economists have been dreading for years: the moment when the number of Chinese workers goes into decline for the first time in decades.<p>Since way before the 1990s, China has had one huge economic advantage over the rest of the world. Year after …

Democrats say Iran deal will survive despite Congress setback

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Friday that they would have enough votes to ensure that the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran survives review by Congress, despite influential Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer saying he would vote against it.<p>Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) hugs a Code …

Iran Nuclear Deal

This dazzling visualization shows how everything in China is shrinking

The Chinese economy is shrinking, and it's happening faster than anyone expected, not even the country's government.<p>As such, economists and investors around the world are working every day to paint a clear picture of what's going on with the second largest economy in the world. The data …

Samsung Display to invest extra $3 billion to boost Vietnam output: source

SEOUL (Reuters) - A subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to increase its investment in Vietnam by an additional $3 billion to boost display module production capacity, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.<p>People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile …

Samsung

This Hot Swimmer Is The Newest Object Of China's Thirst

Ning Zetao is a champion in the pool — and in our hearts.

The Distinct Personality of Entrepreneurial Cities

Great universities, venture capital, and talented people are necessary, but insufficient.<p>Mayors, economic developers, and business leaders alike all say they want one thing: more entrepreneurship. Across the country and the world, there’s been no shortage of efforts to clone the “next Silicon …

Germans fret over Europe's future but still believe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The battle for Europe will be won or lost in Germany.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attend the session of Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt<p>On some days recently, it has looked …

Europe

China to expand medical insurance in bid to reform healthcare

China will expand medical insurance to cover all critical illnesses for its population of nearly 1.4 billion by the end of the year, the government has announced.<p>The decision is the latest step in a plan to remedy a healthcare system that has sparked public discontent.<p>The state council said half of …

Bettany Hughes: Europe's leaders must learn from Socrates when tackling the Greek crisis

The 'history man’s Nigella Lawson', who's presented a string of TV documentaries on the ancient world, wants to see a philosopher on every committee and in every boardroom<p>Greece is the word. It’s the word on every G8 economist’s lips as negotiations continue in Athens over a third bailout.<p>As the …

Inside the ‘Most Intense Public Enemy Record of the Century’

“We want to create a new standard for the over-50 rap acts,” says Public Enemy mouthpiece Chuck D on their forthcoming <i>Man Plans, God Laughs,</i> the …

Music

Spotlight: The Moment Magazine Co-Curator Jennifer Frye

<b>My name is</b> Jennifer Frye and <b>I am passionate about</b> creativity and expression in all forms.<p>Professionally, I’m part of a team that develops technology solutions for museums. I also create art and curate magazines on Flipboard.<p>I began on Flipboard as co-curator for The Moment Magazine along with Allan …

Social Media

Five years before 2020 Games, Tokyo pledges to beat woes, succeed

TOKYO (Reuters) - Exactly five years before the 2020 Summer Olympics open, hundreds gathered in a downtown Tokyo plaza on Friday to wave flags and cheer as organisers pledged to overcome a long string of troubles and make the Games a resounding success.<p>Yoshiro Mori (2nd R), Japan's former Prime …

Japan

Are sugar, salt and fat the worst, most addictive drugs ever?

Salt, sugar and fat are addictive. That's not news to anyone who has ever opened a bag of chips or reached a second time (maybe a third?) for the ice cream. But that all those processed foods in your local supermarket are "perfectly engineered to compel overconsumption?" Now that's something to …

President Obama Arrives in Kenya

Emerging market currencies crash on Fed fears and China slump

Brazil faces a 'perfect storm' as the country as the country slides deeper into recession, the politics go haywire and the Fed prepares to raise rates<p>The currencies of Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey have all crashed to multi-year lows as investors flee emerging markets and commodity prices …