In his new book titled “Dangerous Allies,” Malcolm Fraser, the former prime minister of Australia worries that the Canberra’s dependence on the United States will eventually bring the nation into a direct conflict with China. His words echo those of … Read the rest
WINNIPEG—The mayor of Manitoba’s capital tearfully promised Thursday to fight racism and intolerance after his city was branded Canada’s most racist by a national magazine.
Brian Bowman stood surrounded by dozens of aboriginal and community leaders and admitted that Winnipeg … Read the rest
Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you’re pregnant even before your family does.
That is the terrifying dystopian world portrayed by a … Read the rest
Nearly one million Muslims rallied in Grozny, Chechnya against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. There are only 1.3 million people in all of Chechnya.
They’re more upset with the magazine than they are with the killer Kouachi brothers.
Voice of … Read the rest
Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study by Oxfam found that – on current trends – by next year, 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth … Read the rest
Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for militant links urged protesters to boycott French products.
Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, an organization … Read the rest
Nearly half of Britons hold anti-Semitic views, a survey has revealed. It also found that one in eight Brits surveyed (13 percent) thought Jews used talking about the Holocaust to get sympathy.
A YouGov poll asked 3,411 UK adults about … Read the rest
Conspiracy theories are swirling around last week’s terror attacks in Paris, and beyond the customary fringe websites, they are being aired by Turkish politicians and mainstream Russian and Iranian media outlets.
Those making – or hinting at – the claims … Read the rest
China has understood Washington’s geopolitical game.
The year 2015 might thus be one of the most decisive and interesting in modern history with China implementing a policy decision that will transform the world over the next decade.
On November 29, … Read the rest
Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War II, in what would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan’s … Read the rest
Brazil and Russia’s membership of the BRICs may expire by the end of this decade if they fail to revive their flagging economies, according to Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chief economist who coined the acronym.
Asked … Read the rest
A US warship has left the area where Iran is performing major military exercises following a warning issued by an Iranian naval patrol aircraft.
The patrol aircraft belonging to the Airborne Division of Iran’s Navy warned the vessel, along with … Read the rest
A mysterious Chinese blogger has provoked a storm of speculation online over claims he predicted the disappearance of an AirAsia flight thirteen days before one vanished.
In a series of posts which have gone viral, the man appears to warn … Read the rest
In an unprecedented decision, an Argentine court has ruled that the Sumatran orangutan ‘Sandra’, who has spent 20 years at the zoo in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, should be recognized as a person with a right to freedom.
The ruling, … Read the rest