Monthly Archives: April 2013

GRAPHIC: Total Solar Eclipse 2008

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The U.S. Chinese Embassy Refuses Entrance to Congressmen Chris Smith today

Congressmen Chris Smith, Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers and the Director of It’s a Girl, Evan Grae Davis, attempted to deliver 200,000 of your petition signatures demanding an end to gendercide to the Chinese Embassy in Washington, … Continue reading

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China Responds to US’s Pacific Pivot

Beijing: China will intensify its vigilance, but not lash out, after the United States announced it will shift most of its warships to the Asia-Pacific region by 2020, media reported on Sunday. People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Lieutenant General Ren Haiquan’s … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Estonia’s President Advises Latvia on Joining the EU

Latvia hopes to become the 18th EU member state to join the euro. Estonia became the 17th country to adopt the single currency in 2011. The FT’s Nordic and Baltic correspondent Richard Milne spoke to the President of Estonia, Toomas … Continue reading

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INFO-GRAPHIC: When America’s Health is Compared to its Peer Countries…

Image source: http://www.bestmasterofscienceinnursing.com America’s Health Disadvantage   The United States spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 – more than any other country in the world. Yet based on research from a collaborative effort within the National Academy of … Continue reading

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Global Military Spending Down 0.5% in 2012

STOCKHOLM — Global military spending dipped slightly in 2012 due to belt-tightening and cuts in war spending by the United States, Canada, Australia and several European countries while it rose in China and Russia, a Swedish-based peace research institute said … Continue reading

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Artist’s Concept of a SEP (Solar Electric Propulsion System)

Using advanced Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) technologies is an essential part of future missions into deep space with larger payloads. The use of robotics and advanced SEP technologies like this concept of an SEP-based spacecraft during NASA mission to find, … Continue reading

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Iran Unveils NEW Machine for Amputating Fingers

Following the amputation, Ali Alghasi, Shiraz’s public prosecutor, announced that sentences against criminals would become increasingly severe, without explaining why. On January 20, two thieves were hanged in public in Tehran. They had been caught thanks to video filmed by … Continue reading

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China’s Defense Budget Increases by 10.7% for 2013

China is to increase its defense budget by 10.7 per cent this year. The rise continues a trend of double-digit hikes over the last 20 years. The authorities said military spending will reach 90 billion euros for 2013. Despite the huge cash … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Speaker Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. … Continue reading

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