Archive for the ‘Global News’ Category

Why dogs are friendly – it’s written in their genes

(Media Release) Being friendly is in dogs’ nature and could be key to how they came to share our lives, say US scientists. Dogs evolved from wolves tens of thousands of years ago. During this time, certain genes that make dogs particularly gregarious have been selected for, according to research. This may give dogs their […]

Al Gore: ‘I was wrong’ on Trump

(Media Release) Former Vice President Al Gore says he’s given up hope that President Trump will “come to his senses” and act on climate issues.( free-pr-online.com) Gore on Monday night told “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that his hopes about Trump were wrong. “I went to Trump Tower after the election,” said Gore, who was […]

California votes to extend cap-and-trade climate law to 2030

(Media Release) California legislators have voted to extend a law to cut carbon emissions, weeks after President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The policy, which requires firms to purchase permits to release pollutants, will be extended to the year 2030. California Governor Jerry Brown said Republicans and Democrats […]

North Korea hails ‘ICBM test’ success

(Media Release) ( free-pr-online.com) North Korea says it has successfully tested its first “intercontinental ballistic missile” (ICBM). A state television announcement said the missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, could hit targets anywhere in the world. But the US and Russia said the missile had a medium range and presented no threat […]

Stephen Hawking Says Earth Is Under Threat and Humans Need to Leave

(Media Release) Stephen Hawking has warned that Earth is under threat and repeated his belief that humans must leave in the next few centuries if we are to survive as a species. “The Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive. The threats are too big […]

Synchronous Global Recovery Masks Deepening Asset Imbalance

                (Media Release) There’s a dark cloud building behind the world’s best period of synchronous growth among developed and emerging economies this decade — one that in time could rain down volatility in global markets. ( free-pr-online.com) The problem, identified by strategist and hedge fund manager Stephen Jen, is […]

Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims

(Media Release) The dispute that has seen Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies isolate Qatar stems from allegations that the tiny gas-rich nation is sponsoring extremist groups which are destabilising the Middle East. This is not the first time Qatar’s neighbours have expressed their displeasure over its individualist foreign policy – diplomatic relations were severed […]

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