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China's Armed Peace - 05/26/2015

The government of China published the White paper devoted to the military doctrine of the state. It is noting that from now on, the Chinese army intends to adhere to the position of "active defense", but at the same time, accelerate modernization of army, firmly defend the sovereignty and interests, and also develop external military communications, including with Russia, reports Xinhua agency....

Antwerp Governor is Threatened with Death if He Does Not Accept Islam - 05/25/2015

The message with threats to de Wever written in French was hung out on one of central squares of Antwerp. Now, experts are estimating the reality of the threat. The Belgian Islamists threatened Bart de Wever, the governor of Antwerp, the leader of party of Flemish nationalists "New Flemish alliance", with death if he does not accept Islam, the Contact radio station reported. The message with...

David Cameron: Negotiations with the EU Will be Difficult - 05/22/2015

David Cameron has warned that negotiations with the EU on the "British problem" will not be easy in the run-up to the planned referendum on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU. The Prime Minister called for patience and said that negotiations with the EU may lead to favorable consequences for the entire European Union as a whole, not only for the UK. - Today I will begin serious talks...

Сash Cancellation: Pros and Cons - 05/21/2015

The authoritative European and American economists are for the abolition of cash. Would it be beneficial, and how does it relate to the financial crisis? Germans love cash. According to a research of the German Federal Bank (Bundesbank), more than half of total revenues in German stores is received in cash. In restaurants, the figure is 70 percent, and the cafés and eateries has even 94 percent....

IS seizes control of Palmyra - 05/21/2015

Islamic State has seized control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   According to the group’s head Rami Abdel Rahman Syrian troops have withdrawn from all sectors of the city, with the exception of a prison in the east and a military headquarters in the west. The group noted that the IS has in its control almost all of Palmyra....

The European Parliament Adopted a Directive on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing - 05/20/2015

The European Parliament at its plenary session in Strasbourg adopted a directive aimed at strengthening the fight against money laundering and tax evasion. It is also aimed at countering the financing of terrorism. This is the fourth Directive of the European Parliament in this area. The document obliges Member States to establish national registers of ultimate owners - the beneficiary companies,...

Texas Banned Banning Fracking - 05/19/2015

The governor of Texas Greg Abbott signed a law banning imposing restrictions on the shale hydrocarbons by fracking in the cities located throughout the state. It is reported by The Guardian. - This law will ensure that Texas does not become a patchwork tailored with rules varying from region to region, from district to district and from city to city, - said the Republican. The state authorities...

Our Digital Future: George Orwell May Have Been Optimistic - 05/18/2015

Pew Research Center research firm’s survey shows that Internet blurs the line between private and public information. According to interviewed experts, by 2025, the boundary between these areas may completely disappear. Privacy has always been a flexible concept, but thanks to the Internet the line between private and public is becoming thinner. It will have to respond to both policy-makers and...

Europe's Standard of Living: Prosperous and Poorest - 05/14/2015

The World Economic Forum in cooperation with Mercer company prepared a fresh report on the development of human capital in the world - The Human Capital Report 2015. This is an annual global survey of countries ranked by the integral index of human capital (Human Capital Index). This index takes into account the multi-level life expectancy, literacy, education and longevity of the population...

Forests Can Save Humanity from Starvation - 05/13/2015

Forests can make an important contribution to the fight against world hunger. This is stated in the UN report on forests and food security. Its publication is timed to the session of the Forum on Forests, which these days takes place in New York. The report noted that nowadays one in nine people in the world still suffer from hunger. The majority of the starving live in Africa and Asia. Experts...
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