Georgi Velkovski

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Of plutocrats and progressivism

INEQUALITY was one of the big themes at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. According to an annual survey published by the WEF, Davos types …

China: woman settles in first gender discrimination lawsuit

When recruiters said they could not hire her because they needed a man, Cao Ju got angry. Then she got a lawyer.<p>Now the company has settled with the young Beijing graduate for 30,000 yuan (£2,985), in what is believed to be China's first gender discrimination lawsuit.<p>"I really needed a job to pay …

Mexico Just Legalized Vigilantism And Then Captured A Huge Cartel Leader

The government said it had reached an agreement with vigilante leaders to incorporate the armed civilian groups into old and largely forgotten quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps. Vigilante groups estimate their numbers at 20,000 men under arms.<p>The twin announcements may help the …

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Tunisia's Ennahda and Ettakattol women MPs celebrate

<b>Tunisia's new constitution could usher in momentous change for women, following the adoption of a clause which guarantees gender equality in legislative assemblies and for steps to be taken to protect women against violence, a first in the Arab world.</b><p>"This article is a revolution in itself. It's a …

20 of the Most Unbelievable Places on Earth

This world of ours is full of beautiful places, places of truly epic proportions. I've hand picked 20 places that really made me go "Wow!", places …

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Every Street In This Dutch Neighborhood Has A Lord Of The Rings Name, Which Is Awesome

LOTR fans, your dream hath cometh true. There is a town in the Netherlands called Geldrop, and it's got a neighborhood where every street is named after a resident of Middle-earth.<p>They're all organized by category: The north part of the neighborhood has the Gondorian streets, like Boromir and …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

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Goodbye Gaza: our correspondent reflects on her time in the Middle East

Hazem Balousha was uncharacteristically despondent when he greeted me recently at the end of my long walk through the open-air caged passageway that separates the modern hi-tech state of Israel from the tiny, impoverished, overcrowded Gaza Strip.<p>Hazem has been a colleague and a friend for three and …

Spain logs alarming jobless rate as it exits bailout program | DW | 23.01.2014

Spain's unemployment rate rose to 26.03 percent in the final quarter of 2013, up from 25.98 percent in the previous three months, the national …

Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy

A 65-year-old British national faces the death penalty in Pakistan after a court in Rawalpindi found him guilty of blasphemy.<p>Mohammed Asghar, who was sentenced on Friday, was arrested in Sadiqabad in 2010 for writing letters claiming to be a prophet.<p>Asghar, a British national of Pakistani origin, …

German Olympians will wear rainbow-colored uniforms in Sochi

Russia’s anti-gay law has sparked much protest ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and many athletes have publicly spoken out to support the LGBT community. During a runway show in Düsseldorf Tuesday, German Olympians revealed vibrant new uniforms that are being called a “silent …

A Ukrainian Journalist Explains 10 Things The West Needs To Know About The Situation In Kiev

<i>[Editor's note: This article was submitted to Business Insider by Taras Ilkiv, who felt that outsiders needed to understand these 10 things to comprehend the situation in Kiev. Ilkiv is the Editor-In-Chief of Newsradio.com.ua, the website for Voice of Capital radio, and formerly an editor at</i> …

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North Korea proposes reunions of families separated in war with South

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday proposed reunions of families separated since the Korean War six decades ago, continuing its latest campaign of reconciliation that included a call for the South and the United States to cancel joint military drills.<p>South Korea quickly welcomed the proposal, …

Turkey's Violent Protests in Context

The foundation for the current unrest was laid May 28, when a small group of mostly young environmentalists gathered in Istanbul's Taksim Square for …

Can Technology Pave the Road for Peace in the Middle East?

New investments in technology may eventually help Palestinians flourish, but obstacles still loom large.<p>RAMALLAH, West Bank - At first glance, it is a tech utopian's dream. For the last two years, several dozen Palestinian entrepreneurs have been getting training from Israeli high tech experts …

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Facebook promises to crack down on hate speech after boycott campaign

Last week, the Everyday Sexism Project and other activists asked Facebook to address a long-standing issue: the proliferation of pages that celebrate beating, raping, or killing women. In addition to sending an open letter, the group embarked on an ambitious campaign to back up its words, urging …