Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Global oil supply glut to ‘shrink dramatically’ this year: IEA

(Media Release) A global oil glut that has sent prices tumbling is set to “shrink dramatically” later this year, as wildfires have disrupted Canada’s output and demand in India soars, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Thursday. Demand for oil worldwide is set to grow at a “solid” rate in 2016, with India the “star […]

The island where nothing makes sense

(Media Release) Ascension Island is a tiny dot of green in the tropical mid-Atlantic, a volcanic outpost of empire where it’s hot and cold at the same time. It’s a place where Charles Darwin helped inspire an alarming change, writes Matthew Teller. A scrap of British territory marooned in the tropical mid-Atlantic halfway between Brazil […]

Belgian media withdraw arrest report

(Media Release) BRUSSELS, March 23 (Reuters) – Belgian media have withdrawn an earlier report that prime suspect in Tuesday’s Brussels bombings, Najim Laachraoui, was arrested on Wednesday in the city’s Anderlecht district. Police were hunting him as a man seen with suspected suicide bombers at Brussels airport. This is breaking news. Check back for more […]

Europe hates Trump. Does it matter?

(Media Release) Invoking global opinion in the context of US elections is a fool’s errand. Perfectly understandably, voters in Paris, Pennsylvania, really don’t give a damn what voters in Paris, France, think about their political choices. And why should they? This is America’s choice, not anyone else’s. How would British voters feel if Texans weighed […]

How do you make someone bend to your will?

By Maria Konnikova 28 January 2016 (Media Release) In October 1822, Gregor MacGregor, a native of Glengyle, Scotland, made a striking announcement. He was, he said, not only a local banker’s son, but the Cazique, or prince, of the land of Poyais along Honduras’s Black River. A little larger than Wales, the country was so […]

Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%

(Media Release) The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined, according to Oxfam. It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos this week to take action on inequality. Oxfam also calculated that the richest 62 people in the world […]

COP21: Paris climate deal is ‘best chance to save planet’

(Media Release) The climate deal reached in Paris is “the best chance we have to save the one planet we have”, US President Barack Obama has said. He said it could be a “turning point” towards a low-carbon future. China, the world’s biggest polluter, also hailed the deal, as did India. But some campaigners said […]

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