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The future of the BBC World Service report published

The Foreign Secretary should ‘hold the BBC’s feet to the fire’ to ensure that the interests of the World Service are protected, says the Foreign …

The slow decline of American Chinatowns

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McDonald's opens first outlet in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh

<b>Fast-food giant McDonald's - often seen as a symbol of American capitalism - has opened its first restaurant in communist-controlled Vietnam.</b><p>Hundreds of people queued for the opening of the restaurant in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh, AFP says.<p>Ho Chi Minh, known as Saigon during the Vietnam War, …

Net migration to UK jumps 30% in a year to 212,000

A shock rise of more than 30% over the past year in net migration to Britain to 212,000 has dashed Conservative hopes of meeting their target of bringing the figure below 100,000 before the general election.<p>The Office for National Statistics said the unexpected rise of 58,000 in the 12 months to …

Gambia president rejects English language

President's decision to shift official language from English to local language comes months after its decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth<p>Gambia's president said that he wants to implement a policy change that would shift the country's language from English to a local language.<p>"We no longer …

International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal | An international coalition working to address the grave injustices suffered by half a million Bhopalis.

Press Release<p>March 31, 2018<p>At a press conference today, leaders of organisations of survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal …

BBC NEWS | Business | A Guide to World Trade Blocs

<b>The world is increasingly divided into trade blocs, which play a central role in international trade negotiations. If world trade talks fail, many observers believe regional groupings will play an even bigger role.</b><p><b>Click below to learn more about the main blocs:</b><p><b>APEC</b><p><b>CAIRNS GROUP</b><p><b>EUROPEAN</b> …

McDonald's China Introduces Black And White Paired Burgers

In recent years, China has made headlines with high-profile cases of government corruption, so we wouldn't put it past McDonald's in China to come up with a pair of burgers that allegedly represent the good and evil in politics.<p>It really does exist, but there's some question as to the meaning …

China tourist town's culture clash

<b>One of China's last walled cities, Pingyao, escaped demolition because the area was so poor.</b><p>Now it is cashing in on its ancient past, with 6m visitors tramping through last year to admire the tiled roofs and carved wooden facades of the 400-year-old houses.<p>The tourists only really started coming in …

McDonald’s sets up a Nutrition Network to change public perception about its menu | Special Edition Ragan's PR Daily Awards | Awards

When you think of McDonald’s, do you associate it with “nutrition”?<p>Probably not.<p>The fast food chain is trying to change that perception through the …

Viewpoint: English is dead, long live 'glocalisation'

<b>When the internet was first conceived, it was to English-speaking parents.</b><p>Its nascent language, HTML, was programmed by an Englishman, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and the first computers to be shipped across the world used the Roman alphabet.<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessLooking to the …

Globalisation and Pakistani culture

<b>Ours is a hybrid culture</b><p>Globalisation is deeply related with various issues including “the spatial reorganisation of production, the interpenetration …

Starbucks Expands Wine, Beer Sales to Thousands of Locations in the US

Starbucks Coffee plans to expand its wine and beer selection to 40 locations throughout the United States by the end of this year, and thousands more …

Viral 'Coca-Cola Bag' video spoof dupes world media

The slick video (see end of article) boldly announced Coca-Cola's apparent plans to roll out biodegradable plastic bag packaging shaped like its …

Globalisation: good or bad?

It is clear that globalisation has failed to rid the world of poverty. Rather than being an unstoppable force for development, globalisation now seems more like an economic temptress, promising riches to everyone but only delivering to the few. Although global average per capita income rose …

Economics

Man falls just short in patriot game to be 100% French

Benjamin Carle declared 96.9% made in France at end of 10-month experiment of living without any foreign objects<p>Benjamin Carle is 96.9% made in France, right down to his underpants and socks. Unfortunately six Ikea forks, a Chinese guitar and unsourced wall paint stopped him being declared a 100% …

Do 85 rich people have same wealth as half the world?

<b>More or Less, the BBC team that investigates numbers and statistics, is often asked to check out claims that readers or listeners to the radio programme find hard to believe.</b><p>Here are four often-quoted facts that the team has looked into.<p><b>Are the 85 richest people in the world as wealthy as the</b> …

Britain's five richest families worth more than poorest 20%

The scale of Britain's growing inequality is revealed by a report from a leading charity showing that the country's five richest families now own more wealth than the poorest 20% of the population.<p>Oxfam urged the chancellor George Osborne to use Wednesday's budget to make a fresh assault on tax …

Fair trade is neither fair nor good for trade

It sounds like a good idea for poor farmers, but what about the farmers it deprives, asks Philip Booth.<p>This week marks the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. Schools, church parishes and towns up and down the country are supposed to spend two weeks promoting fair trade brands.<p>In many ways, fair trade is …

Fair Trade

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American dialects mapped

Joshua Katz, at NC State University's Department of Statistics, compiled a series of simple, striking maps that visualize the words Americans use—and …

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Angst In Germany Over Invasion Of American English

It seems hardly a sentence is spoken in Berlin that doesn't have an American English word in it.<p>One word that especially grates — and I confess to a certain bias, having learned German as a toddler when it wasn't so Americanized — is a word pronounced "sogh-ee." Or, as Americans say it,</i> …

Britain's EU clout is a myth, says Civitas report

The clout Britain gets from being in the European Union is a myth, according to a new report<p>The clout Britain gets from being in the European Union is a myth, according to a new report.<p>Smaller countries like Switzerland are able to negotiate better trade deals with other countries than the European …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Africa