Andrés Páez

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Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

<b>The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.</b><p>An international team of scientists say a "perfect storm" of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread.<p>A feat of viral archaeology …

University of Oxford

Roads Benefit People But Can Have Massive Environmental Costs

Changing Planet<p><b>Road-killed tapir in Peninsular Malaysia (photo</b> <b>© WWF-Malaysia/Lau Ching Fong)</b><p>By <i>William F. Laurance</i><p><i>Located in the wrong places, roads can open a Pandora’s Box of problems, says William F. Laurance</i><p>In a recent Opinion in National Geographic News (“Want to make a dent in world hunger? …

Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics — And One Example From A College Professor Tells You Why

Democratic nations are no longer buying the argument that hosting the games is a wise investment. Every potential 2022 host city with a democratic government eventually pulled out of the bidding, many over economic concerns, leaving Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the IOC's only two …

Economics

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs

It is the economics book that took the world by storm. <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i>, written by the French economist Thomas Piketty, was …

PA: Quartet ignores Israeli violations of international law

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticised a recent statement issued by the Quartet saying the group’s statement “did not live up to …

Judy Asks: Is Germany Discovering Strategy?

A selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the …

Scarborough: Obama's ISIL Strategy Example Of 'Half-Assed' Foreign Policy

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Thursday decried President Barack Obama’s approach to fighting the Islamic State, suggesting it was part of a …

Barack Obama

Quebec triples tuition fees for university students from France

<i>Note: This is a corrected version of an earlier story. Correction appended below.</i><p>QUEBEC<p>Quebec is tripling the tuition fee for university students …

Does the West have the will to stop Russia?

<b>It is not Vegas, but the worry must be that what happens in Minsk, stays in Minsk.</b><p>The urgency of making sure a ceasefire happens, and holds will only serve to intensify the debate in the US about how to deal with Vladimir Putin.<p>President to president, Barack Obama has told Putin "the cost will …

Geopolitics

The Most Effective Foreign Policy Tool in the GOP’s Pocket Is an American Pipeline

<i>This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from</i> …

Sectarianism and Iran’s foreign policy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in talks on Iran's nuclear program at the UN. Nancy Siesel/Demotix.All rights res.Iran’s foreign policy …

Minsk peace agreement: still to be consolidated on the ground

Written by Naja Bentzen and Evarts Anosovs<p>© European Union, 2015<p>On 12 February, after more than 16 hours of negotiations in Minsk, the leaders of …

Russia
Obama Administration

El deporte une países y les ayuda en sus relaciones internacionales

<b>Se presenta en Comillas el libro Diplomacia deportiva, que explica los beneficios del deporte para fortalecer las relaciones internacionales y la</b> …

#SenadoMx diagnostico y perspectivas de las relaciones internacionales: Mexico en el Mundo ~> @CanalCongreso http://t.co/g7HnjfmlQm

Brasil y Uruguay ya prescinden del dólar en sus relaciones comerciales

Tras el anuncio a primeros de noviembre de la firma del acuerdo del Sistema de Pagos en Monedas Locales (SPML), los gobiernos de Brasil y Uruguay …

Llega experto en Relaciones Internacionales

Este domingo arribó a Nicaragua Peter Hakim, experto en relaciones internacionales y presidente emérito del reconocido think tank Inter...

En México, "desapariciones generalizadas"; gobierno incumple obligaciones, concluye la ONU

BRUSELAS (proceso.com.mx).- México incumple con las obligaciones que asumió al ratificar la Convención Internacional para la Protección de todas las …

El juez fija en 800 millones la fianza a la antigua cúpula de Bankia

"Los estados financieros contenidos en el folleto de la OPS de Bankia no expresaban la imagen fiel de la entidad", señala el juez<p>El banco anuncia que …

Tomás Gómez deja su escaño y pide primarias para el candidato de Madrid

El exlíder del PSM asegura que no será "un problema" para Pedro Sánchez<p>Tomás Gómez ha entregado hoy su acta de diputado socialista en la Asamblea de …

Afectados de hepatitis C llevan al Supremo 39 casos graves sin tratar

Presentan una querella por dos homicidios y 37 delitos de lesiones<p>El 80% tiene prescrito el tratamiento con los fármacos innovadores pero no los ha …

Despite hostile German public opinion, a deal on Greece may still be politically feasible for Angela Merkel

<i>Following the Greek elections on 25 January, the Greek government has attempted to negotiate a deal with other European states, notably Germany, over</i> …