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South Sudan crisis: famine and genocide threaten to engulf nation

Aid agencies say South Sudan at 'tipping point' as ethnic violence puts millions of people at risk of starvation and disease<p>It is happening again. Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, 30 years after the famine in Ethiopia, Africa's twin scourges are back. This time it is a single country …

Beijing's smog police outgunned in China's war on pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Environmental inspectors in Beijing are scrambling to keep pace with a rising number of cases as the city tries to impose tough new standards on thousands of polluting firms, highlighting the growing logistical problems facing China’s war on smog.<p>The China Central Television …

Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come.<p>The power source? A series of platforms launched into orbit around the planet to collect solar energy. Yeah, that’s right — a space-based solar energy …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

What's Going On in Ukraine? An Up-to-Date Guide

<b>Russia Increases Military Presence in Crimea</b><p>Russian troops are reportedly on the move in Crimea, reinforcing their positions, according to The …

Russia's Goal In Ukraine: Three Scenarios

Russia has effectively taken control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula without a shot fired in anger. Now a larger question looms: What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's ultimate goal in Ukraine?<p>Russia and pro-Russian groups in Ukraine are moving swiftly to consolidate their hold on Crimea. …

Obama confers with key European allies over Russian action in Crimea

President Barack Obama on Saturday spoke to world leaders including David Cameron of Great Britain and François Hollande of France about the continuing crisis in Ukraine.<p>Also on Saturday, secretary of state John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart that any steps to annex the Crimea region would …

Chinese Shift: Put the Environment Above GDP Growth

<i>Qin Guangrong is the Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan Province, China</i><p>KUNMING -- Ecological and environmental issues have become strategic issues with a global bearing. As vividly put by some experts, if the 4-billion-year history of the Earth could be compressed to just 100 years, the most …

Environment groups have a problem with population

It doesn’t take too long to open up incredibly divisive discussions about population, development and the environment. For instance, how would you respond to the following facts?<p>25 years ago, at the time of the ‘Feed the World’ campaign, the population of Ethiopia was around 33m. Today, it’s nearly …

Women on the rise but men still the top earners

Published: 25 Sep 2013<p>Last Updated: 11 Oct 2013<p>Women are closing the gap on their male peers when it comes to employment levels, according to the …

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America's Ditziest Newspaper Asks The Big Global Question: Are The Japanese Getting Enough Sex?

American newspapers have long been notorious for the credulousness of their foreign correspondents. But even by the American press’s normal standards, the <i>Washington Post</i> excelled itself the other day. Its Tokyo correspondent, Max Fisher, reported in all seriousness that the Japanese are not getting …

How Kenichi Ohmae Would Fix Japan (2)

At reader request, I expand my previous post summarizing the opinions of one of Japan’s most authoritative thinkers, Kenichi Ohmae, former McKinsey<p>senior partner for Asia and prolific author, as offered in his latest book <i>Key Points for Japan</i> (<i>Nihon no Ronten</i>).<p>The book’s 20 chapters captioned …

Finding Europe's Lost Generation

<i>“Soon nostalgia will be another name for Europe.” – Angela Carter</i><p>After surviving two World Wars and a Cold one, today half a billion people live in relative peace under the blue flag with twelve yellow stars that flies from Dublin to Tallinn. Europeans of all stripes vacation in one another’s …

Clashes mar Poland independence march

<b>Polish police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up violent clashes during an independence day march in the capital Warsaw.</b><p>A number of people were injured during the annual rally organised by far-right and nationalist movements.<p>The violence started when groups of youths broke off from …

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Why Typhoon Haiyan Caused So Much Damage

The deadly typhoon that swept through the Philippines was one of the strongest ever recorded. But storms nearly this powerful are actually common in the eastern Pacific. Typhoon Haiyan's devastation can be chalked up to a series of bad coincidences.<p>Typhoons — known in our part of the world as …

Entsetzen über geplante Reform

Erneuerbare Energien Entsetzen über geplante Reform<p>Von ,<p>-Aktualisiert am 11.11.2013-20:59<p>Widerstand gegen die geplante Energiereform von Union und …

Ford Stock Still Driving Up The Charts For Good Reason

The automotive industry has been resurgent in 2013, as sales have trended higher. In fact, the latest monthly report showed that total vehicle sales stayed at an annual pace above 15 million for the sixth month in a row, suggesting a robust level of demand.<p>Foreign markets are also coming back …

Nissan/Renault won’t make electric vehicle goals: CEO

Nissan/Renault won’t meet Chief Carlos Ghosn’s ambitious goal of selling 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2016. In fact, it will not even be close.<p>The Japanese/French automotive alliance will miss that target by more than 1 million vehicles, as it has sold about 120,000 EVs, most of them Nissan …

Google Glass Could Save Companies $1 Billion By 2017

Market research firm Gartner has boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar gadgets could save $1 billion a year within three to five years.<p>Hands-free access to the Internet, cameras, conferencing and phone calls, plus something called "augmented reality" will be a big help to people …

What Today's Online Sharing Companies Can Learn From Napster

<i>This week on-air and online, the tech team is</i> exploring the sharing economy<i>. You'll find the stories on this blog and</i> aggregated at this link, <i>and we would love to hear your questions about the topic. Just</i> email, <i>leave a comment or</i> tweet.<p>Perhaps no company showed how the Internet could turn sharing …

Amazon To Start Sunday Deliveries In LA, New York And London For Prime Customers

Amazon is already crazy busy during the month of November, and particularly towards the end, when U.S. shoppers go absolutely off the rails. Now, it’s planning to ship on Sundays, in addition to every other day of the week the two most populous U.S. cities, New York and LA, just in time for the …

Dozens executed in North Korea 'for watching foreign films'

Eighty people have been executed by firing squad in North Korea for watching foreign films, it has been claimed.<p>South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported that the co-ordinated public executions took place in seven separate cities earlier this month.<p>In one case, the local authorities rounded up …