Archive for the ‘Global News’ Category

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 […]

Senior US prosecutor Bharara fired ‘after refusing Trump call’

(Media Release) A former leading federal prosecutor in New York has revealed he was sacked by Donald Trump after receiving several unusual phone calls from him. Preet Bharara told ABC News’ This Week he felt the calls from Mr Trump had crossed the usual boundary separating the executive branch and independent criminal investigators. Mr Bharara […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny ‘detained’ before Moscow protest

(Media Release) Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at home ahead of a planned unauthorised protest in Moscow, his wife says. “Alexei has been arrested in the entrance to our block of flats,” Yuliya Navalnaya wrote on Twitter, adding “our plans haven’t changed”. Mr Navalny earlier called on supporters to attend anti-corruption rallies […]

Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis

 (Media Release)  ( free-pr-online.com) Qatar is backing plans for talks with its regional rivals as a diplomatic row gathers pace. Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf region. Neighbours including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have closed their airspace to Qatari planes. Meanwhile, US President […]

PRISM, Snowden and Government Surveillance: 6 Things You Need To Know

(Media Release)  ( free-pr-online.com) Edward Snowden, one of the most famous whistleblowers of our times, brought to light the many surveillance programs and other snooping activities of the U.S. government. This former intelligence officer revealed top secret documents to Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and Laura Poitras, a freelance journalist, in May 2013 at a hotel […]

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