Trans-pacific partnership: what is it and does it benefit us?
On monday, the us, japan and 10 other countries around the pacific region reached an agreement to lower trade barriers on goods and services and a consensus on commercial regulations affecting forty percent of the global economy.
Last week, nasa announced that it had found traces of water on the surface of mars. the nerdy section of the internet lost its collective mind as speculations began over what would be the next big step in exploring mars and possibly colonizing it as seen in many science fiction movies.
Whilst writing for the bbc website, sean gray: one of the writers of the thick of it, discussed how the show's almost clairvoyant ability to predict trends and policies in uk politics caused many in the media to assume the writing team had moles in government.
Volkswagen's rigging: a matter of environmental negligence
Transport, varying from aviation and shipping to regular
automobiles according to the european environment agency, accounts for over a
quarter of the greenhouse gases in europe.
transportation ranks second only after the power sector, with cars being
categorized as the single largest source.
Mixed in with the daily hustle and bustle of new york city this week was something only conceptual for palestinians around the world until three days ago – hope. after 67 years of occupation and ethnic cleansing, the united nations has finally legitimized palestine.
The independence movement in catalunya is reaching boiling point. just two days after the controversial regional elections, which saw a pro-independence alliance of junts pel si and cup win a majority, the president of the region, artur mas, has been charged with organising an illegal independence referendum last november.
August 2015 saw the reopening of britain's embassy in iran, after four long years of severed diplomatic relations and decades of a stormy atmosphere. but now, with iran's neighbour, syria, in crisis and and the world's biggest powers flocking to help, good international relations are of the highest priority.
Amid president xi's visit to britain, many are speculating about the new relationship that the conservative government is attempting to create with china. recently, george osborne signed a deal with china for them to invest £2bn into a new nuclear power station at hinkley point.
St. patrick's cathedral attracted a particularly great amount of attention last week when pope francis delivered the evening prayer at the massive, ornate cathedral in midtown manhattan. as i watched the internet fill with photographs and videos of the pope at the cathedral, i felt an impulse to go, on my own time, to visit the church.
Whether you watched the republican candidate debates or saw your friend's selfie with #standwith pp or #pinkoutday in your facebook stream, it is hard to ignore the serious effort to defund planned parenthood.
Black pete is slowly being phased out of dutch society.
piet and sinterklaas is a traditional dutch festival celebrated annually on the
fifth of december. being born and raised in the netherlands, the festival was
something i always looked forward to.
All you need to know about uk rail nationalization
The newsjeremy corbyn is expected to announce plans to re-nationalise the railways as his first policy during the labour party conference, which started this past sunday. the privatization of the railways has been a hotly contested topic for years.
A generation left: has syriza betrayed its electorate?
When syriza shook europe with its 2015 january greek election win, many pondered what would come of alexis tsipras's pledge to renegotiate the country's international bailout and reverse years of spending cuts and economic reforms.
Rare supermoon lunar eclipse (blood moon) brightens the sky
On sept. 27, 2015, earthlings got
a chance of a lifetime to witness a total supermoon lunar eclipse, also known
as the blood moon because of its breathtaking color. this rare
phenomenon hasn't happened since 1982, and it will not happen again until
The election of jeremy corbyn has united many and divided more over the role of the labour party and the state of uk politics. corbyn has enthused those on the further left and created a pubic, political movement out of their zeal.