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  • The last-chance Brexit summit

    Brussel, Belgium Politics 18 Dec 2017

    On 14-15 December, European leaders will meet in Brussels to determine whether the UK has made enough progress to advance to the next round of talks - determining the future UK-EU trade relationship. Should the summit yield a surprise rejection of the provision agreement reached last week, it... Read more

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    Maduro regime detains 130 children trying to leave Venezuela

    Caracas, Venezuela Politics 18 Dec 2017

    The Venezuelan government has arrested 130 minors and had their passports voided at the Simon Bolivar international airport, as the group was trying to leave the crisis-stricken country in order to reunite with relatives in Lima, Peru. This is the first instance of Maduro preventing minors from... Read more

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    GREECE: After five years of operation the workers’ self-managed factory Viome stable on its feet

    Thessaloniki, Greece Business, Investigative Reporting, Social 20 Dec 2017

    The worker-managed factory Viome in Thessaloniki continues to be the most successful self-management experiment in Greece. It has grown into a symbol of inspiration for worker’s self-management internationally. The story goes back to 2011 when the previous company stopped payments altogether and... Read more

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    Hardlife in slums- Zimbabwe’s urban crisis

    Harare, Zimbabwe Social 20 Dec 2017

    Trapped in a dome, oblivious of the daily hassle and wars of Zimbabwe’s city life- the politics of succession among the main political antagonists. Approximately twenty kilometres south of Harare’s central business district lies Hopley farm- the face of Zimbabwe’s housing crisis. Hopley is a... Read more

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    Zimbabwe’s urban crisis

    Harare, Zimbabwe Social 20 Dec 2017

    Trapped in a dome, oblivious of the daily hassle and wars of Zimbabwe’s city life- the politics of succession among the main political antagonists. Approximately twenty kilometres south of Harare’s central business district lies Hopley farm- the face of Zimbabwe’s housing crisis. Hopley is a... Read more

  • Burning of the clocks

    Brighton, United Kingdom Cultural 21 Dec 2017

    Stills and story on the Burning of the clocks 2017 The people of Brighton & Hove gather together to make paper and willow lanterns to carry through their city and burn on the beach as a token for the end of the year. Every year on 21st December, the shortest day of the year, Same Sky –... Read more

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    Decisive elctions in Catalonia - 21st December

    Barcelona, Spain Current Affairs 21 Dec 2017

    Catalonia, the Spanish region that declared independence on 27 October, faces a crucial and exceptional ballot. Following the declaration of independence, the Spanish central government took over control of the region's administration and called for elections on December 21st. While polls are... Read more

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    Supressing electoral violence in Zimbabwe

    Harare, Zimbabwe Politics 21 Dec 2017

    Violence has been woven through the intricate fabric of Zimbabwe’s political history in various forms which include murder, beatings, rape, death threats, abductions, arbitrary arrests, torture, forced displacement, property damage, harassment, intimidation and.terror. It has been used as the... Read more

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    Christmas in London

    London, United Kingdom Current Affairs, Social, Cultural 22 Dec 2017

    There is a pop up shop in Soho where customers can buy presents for refugees. Instead of going out with the present, the item is sent to camps in Calais, Syria or in Greece. An artist has hung 700 clothes that belongs to refugees in a London church to raise the question of the refugee crisis. On... Read more

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    High economic hopes for Zimbabwe as new governemnt scraps 'draconian' indegenization law

    Harare, Zimbabwe Current Affairs 23 Dec 2017

    Following the demise of former President Robert Mugabe ,the new governemnt led by Emmerson Mnangagwa has scrapped the indeginization law which compelled investors to cede 51% of shares to indegenous blacks.This draconian law resulted in investors shunning Zimbabwe as a investment destination... Read more

  • Duterte Extends Martial Law in the Philippines

    Manila, Philippines Politics 29 Dec 2017

    President Duterte's request to extend martial law on the restive island of Mindanao was easily voted through both congress and the senate. The trouble is the reasons for the one-year extension are not clear. Duterte claims he needs until end of 2018 to rid the island of Islamic State inspired... Read more

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    Will the new Political dispensaton in Zimbabwe result in the return of former commercial White farm

    Harare, Zimbabwe Politics 30 Dec 2017

    Before the chaotic land reform program spearheaded by former President Robert Mugabe in 2000,there were close to 4000 white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe but those figures have drastically fallen to less than 500 according to figures from the Commercial Farmers Union(CFU) a body that... Read more

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    ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES : Acquisition de 59 nouveaux avions d'ici 08 ans

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Business, Finance, Current Affairs 30 Dec 2017

    Ethiopian Airlines(ET), la plus grande compagnie aérienne d’Afrique a dévoilé son plan de croissance à moyen terme. Elle annonce un chiffre d'affaires annuel prévisionnel de 25 milliards de dollars d'ici 2025 et l’acquisition de 59 nouveaux avions sur la même période Read more

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    Hacking the Earthquake, tracking the money – how an Italian movement is facing corruption in reconst

    Torino, Italy Current Affairs 31 Dec 2017

    Terremotocentroitalia is not just the name of the Italian regions that last August have been havily affected by an earthquake. It is also the tech response a group of volunteering developers and social experts are giving to a big problem: helping the population bit by a natural disaster to... Read more

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    Rise an fall of the sharing economy players in Italy.

    Torino, Italy Current Affairs 31 Dec 2017

    Gnammo is a famous Italian startup that allows everyone to take part to dinners/lunches organized by perfect strangers. After 3 years of successes and a good bunch of users it risks to close down: the Italian Parliament has just approved a law that forbid people to use services like this to sell or... Read more

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    Space Entrepreneurs - From technology to business, a race to the Stars

    Torino, Italy Current Affairs 31 Dec 2017

    Argotech is a little, young company based in Turin. It was enrolled by the European Space Program to find a way to get gourmet food being tasted also during the space missions. The team found a way to get a real Italian coffee also at zero gravity. D-Orbit is another startup able to clean the Space... Read more

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    Handmade and artisan jobs reshaping the lost future of the young Italians

    Torino, Italy Cultural 31 Dec 2017

    An inisght of the rebirth of works we thought too old-fashioned or out of market to resist the hi-tech race. From artisans to handmade shoes, from glass arstits to carpenters and bakers: these are the new jobs young italian workers are taking over because all the other sectors they have been... Read more

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    South Sudan's Blind School has been affected by crisis

    Bor, South Sudan Cultural 31 Dec 2017

    The South Sudan, Blind school in Juba, South Sudan has faced sever challenges due to countries crisis. The school was established in Rajaf Payam in 1984 by Norwegian Association for the Blind to Support blind people in South Sudan. The School doesn’t have Braille Papers, and Braille Machines and... Read more

  • Venezuelans flock to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago to escape economic hardship

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Social 31 Dec 2017

    Venezuela has had a long and close relationship with its Caribbean neighbour Trinidad and Tobago, going back to the 18th century when fighters for independence on the South American mainland found in the twin-island country a ready source of help and supplies. Now Venezuelans are continuing to look... Read more

  • Trinidadian contemporary artists find recognition abroad but struggle at home

    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Arts & Books 31 Dec 2017

    Leading contemporary artists in Trinidad and Tobago whose work has been featured at major international biennales and art shows lament the continuing lack of appreciation for contemporary art in Trinidad and Tobago where, as one art gallery owner put it, the predilection is still very much for... Read more

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    Names of children of Dr Shakil Afridi are on exit control list.

    Islamabad, Pakistan War Reporter 31 Dec 2017

    Dr Shakil Afridi was sentenced to jail for 22 years on the charge to help the CIA to hunt Osama Bin laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Dr. Shakil Afridi , hailed as a hero by US officials, Trump had also promised to release Dr Shakil Afridi in two minutes , America also cut the Pakistani... Read more

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    MEET THE CATACOMB SAINTS

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 31 Dec 2017

    Teaser Art or Macabre bejewelled Europe’s skeletons? Story details: - Four-hundred-year-old jewel encrusted skeletons unearthed across Europe and revered holy objects, the catacomb saints were once regarded by Catholics as local protectors and personifications of the afterlife’s glory. -... Read more

  • Nice, half a year after the tragedy, how tdoes the city evolve with its recent history

    Nice, France Current Affairs 31 Dec 2017

    July the 14th, National day, the terrorist driver in his white truck kills 86 people, in a 2mn drive run. 6 month later, one of the biggest events, the Nice Carnaval, take place. How the city changed since the tragedy, what has been decided, how the second tourristic city in France cope with its... Read more

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    WHAT'S REALLY LIKE TO BE A WINDOW PROSTITUTE IN AMSTERDAM

    London, United Kingdom Social 31 Dec 2017

    Teaser My 19 years of experience as a former window prostitute in Amsterdam Story details Window etiquette Checking out costumers Safety buttons We're humans Periodic health checks Time wasters Falling in love with a client Family - husband and children Dealing with clients who haggle... Read more

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    Hyperreality – Welcome to the world where our attention is a resource

    Lyon, France Technology 31 Dec 2017

    "Attention is a resource – a person has only so much of it." said writer and researcher Matthew Crawford. Nowadays, business company in the information and communication technology sector understood how much the value of the attention can be, and how to make profit with it. In a futur world... Read more

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    Tech and the music industry : Evolving the traditional business model

    Lyon, France Music 31 Dec 2017

    Streaming music has forever changed the business model of how those in the music industry make money, and how consumers obtain and experience music. A young person in today’s world may have never had to go to a record store and pick out music to purchase. They may only know how to open an app on... Read more

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    Data is the new oil of the digital economy : the question of data privacy

    Lyon, France Business 31 Dec 2017

    Data in the 21st Century is like oil in the 18th Century: an immensely, untapped valuable asset. Like oil, for those who see Data’s fundamental value and learn to extract and use it there will be huge rewards. Nowadays, many website (or mobil app) are collecting a lot of individual datas in order to... Read more

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    Drone laws : what are the rules ?

    Lyon, France Technology 31 Dec 2017

    Drones come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from small handheld types up to large aircraft, potentially a similar size to airliners. Today, everybody can buy a drone but facing this economic success, there is a clear lake of communication and education about the rules of the air. Just... Read more

  • United Nations General Assembly

    New York, United States of America Politics 31 Dec 2017

    I am a UN media pass holder available for coverage of the UN General Assembly, as well as side events. I have covered the UN for several years and worked for UN Radio in the past. I can do radio packages, print stories, interviews and commentary. I am based in NYC and available during the GA, as... Read more

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    WORLD BANK POCKETS AGRIBUSINESS US$40M FUND.

    Lusaka, Zambia Business, Politics, Current Affairs 01 Jan 2018

    THE World Bank (WB) has set aside US$40 million for support to agribusiness and trade through the Agribusiness and Trade Project for Zambia aimed at contributing to increased market linkages and firm growth. According to a World Bank report on Zambia project profiles, the Agribusiness and Trade... Read more

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