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China's New Submarine-Hunting Ship Shows How Beijing Is Countering The US Pivot To The Pacific

One of the major defensive gaps within the Chinese navy has been in anti-submarine warfare (ASW). This gap has left China's growing fleet vulnerable to attacks from its neighbors' quickly expanding submarine capabilities, as well as the US's highly advanced submarine fleet.<p>Beijing has taken stock …

Unfortunately, Tony Abbott can't cancel meetings with the climate

Tony Abbott, the prime minister, has cancelled his US meetings with the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, and the president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. Could it be he’s reluctant to have two more meetings with senior figures in the finance world who know climate …

China Will Need A Series Of Miracles To Sustain Growth

To understand both the risks and the potentials for the future you have to reach some understanding of what is happening in China today. Last week we started a two-part series on what my young associate Worth Wray and I feel is the significant systemic risk that China poses to global growth.<p>The …

The Single Biggest Reason Most Entrepreneurs Fail in 2014

Exactly two years ago today, I woke up at 5 in the morning. Yes, I was suffering from our generation’s new sleeping problem.<p>It is caused by too much blue light, especially when you stare at your cell phone before sleeping, which leaves you awake after only a few hours of sleep. I thought it was …

The future of the BBC is at stake – and David Cameron must take control

Repairing the damage done by Lord Patten will require a bold and independent successor<p>We should all feel sad for Chris Patten, following the news that heart surgery has forced his retirement from the chairmanship of the BBC Trust. Lord Patten has enjoyed some fine triumphs in a distinguished public …

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General election 2015: eight things you need to know

A year today, Britain will vote for a new government. Here are the key themes and 20 battleground seats.<p><b>1. We’re all doomed</b><p>In a two-horse race, is it possible for both contestants to lose? That is the question that haunts Conservatives and Labour alike with one year to go until the general election.<p>…

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Russia, NATO tensions echo Cold War

NATO will have to consider permanently stationing troops in Eastern Europe in light of Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the Western alliance's top military commander says.<p>General Philip Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, also revealed that the deployment of troops and military …

Even Without Sanctions, Russia's Economy Is Looking Sicklier Than Ever

Signs of Russia’s growing economic distress became even clearer today, as the central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates for the second time …

Ukip candidates add to Nigel Farage's woes with a barrage of racism

Ukip is facing a fresh storm of controversy as further evidence emerged of racism among its local election candidates, including a suggestion by one that the comedian Lenny Henry should emigrate to a "black country".<p>Candidates have taken to social media sites to rail against Islam as "organised …

North Korea by night: satellite images shed new light on the secretive state

New images taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station this year captured a fresh view of the Korean peninsula at night.<p>Though the theme is familiar – "light emission from Pyongyang is equivalent to the smaller towns in South Korea” – this picture has in fact been changing.<p>Other cities …

Commenting on Liberal Democrat Voice

xkcd sums it up:<p>If in doubt, try being extra polite. For more details see here.<p>Liberal Democrat Voice is ‘our place to talk’. The team seek to ensure …

9 Lessons Clegg And Farage Can Learn From US Presidential Debates

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg will go head-to-head in a highly-anticipated debate on the European Union on Wednesday.<p>Hosted by Nick Ferrari on LBC at …

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China launches investment guide to the UK

The first-ever guide to overseas investment produced by the Chinese government looks at the UK market<p>Britain will on Tuesday become the focus of the first-ever Chinese government guide to investing overseas.<p>The guide, which will be distributed across China, was written under the aegis of the …

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Amid fears of further Russian military moves in Ukraine, G7 meets in The Hague without Russia for the first time since 1998<p>Western countries and Japan have suspended their 16-year collaboration with Russia in the G8 group in response to the annexation of Crimea and have threatened sweeping …

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Frozen lambasted as pro-gay propaganda by Christian pastor

Frozen, the Oscar-winning Disney cartoon adapted from Hans Christian Andersen, is a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda as well a promoting bestiality, according to a Christian radio show in Colorado.<p>Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church, who hosts Generations Radio, denounced the film as "very …

Europe faces 'shooting conflict' if Russia enters east Ukraine, says Hague

Europe would face the "great danger of a real shooting conflict" if Russian forces moved beyond Crimea to enter the main part of eastern Ukraine, William Hague has said as he accused Vladimir Putin of a major miscalculation.<p>As the foreign secretary warned of another "frozen conflict" in Europe, the …

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Russia is corrupt, but its markets are bargains

LONDON (MarketWatch) — It is a long time since anyone harbored any illusions about the Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is has been clear to …

It is time for the West to stand up to Putin

International diplomacy is, by and large, a game of manners and etiquette. Over the centuries, a host of rules have built up about how nations should relate to one another. These may be points of protocol – for example, that a president, as head of state, outranks a mere prime minister. Or they may …

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Top secret Canadian Navy warship heading towards Russia.

How To Think Critically About Video Games

My kids and I have been playing Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for last few days.<p>I downloaded it to the WiiU and I told my kids that I needed them to help me review a new game. This is not a review. Forbes already did a review of the new Donkey Kong game. Bottom line: great graphics, good …

Miliband to blame for Ukraine crisis, say Tories

Ed Miliband is personally to blame for the crisis in Ukraine, senior Conservatives claimed last night.<p>Allies to David Cameron and George Osborne made …

The Definitive Guide To Splitting The Dinner Bill

There are six words that, often without fail, can bring any lively dinner conversation among 20-somethings to a screeching halt: “Should we just split it evenly?”<p>The speaker, for the record, is never talking about the food.<p>Anyone who has ever purposely ordered the cheapest item on the menu – or, …

Putin ready to invade Ukraine; Kiev warns of war | Reuters

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament’s approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where the new government warned of war, put its troops on high alert and appealed to NATO for help.<p>Putin’s open assertion of the right to send troops to a country of 46 …

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What 'The Walking Dead' Needs To Do To Survive

Survival is at the heart of AMC’s hit zombie-drama, <i>The Walking Dead</i>.<p>How will our rag-tag band of survivors live through the zombie apocalypse? How will they survive the undead, or the sociopathic villains they encounter? And—perhaps most importantly— how will they survive one another?<p>But a broader …