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Meet the Senator Trying to End U.S. Support for the War in Yemen

Source: TheIntercept.com Since a Saudi-led coalition began bombarding Yemen in March 2015, more than 10,000 people have been killed and over 2 million displaced. Yemenis are suffering mass starvation and, thanks to the destruction of the country’s water treatment plants, … Continue reading

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South African Ambassador’s Dinner with EJN

On Tuesday the 4th of September, the European Journalists Network were graciously invited by Her Excellency, Ambassador Carmen Smidt, to attend a journalists dinner at her official residence along the seaside of Helsinki. To no surprise, at the onset we … Continue reading

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Inside Greece’s first smart city: ‘Now you don’t need to know a politician to get something done’

Source: TheGuardian.com Trikala, in Greece’s agricultural heartland, is an unlikely candidate for a leading smart city – but innovations have improved lives despite the financial crisis. “In the past, residents had to call the vice mayor just to change a … Continue reading

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‘A blow to press freedom’: world reacts to jailing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

Source: TheGuardian.com UN human rights chief calls for the pair’s unconditional release as Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to condemn sentence. The seven-year jail sentence handed down to two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating a massacre of Rohingya … Continue reading

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Few complaints as heat decimates Finland’s mosquitoes

Source: Yle.fi There are unusually low numbers of mosquitoes throughout Finland this sweltering summer – and likely fewer than usual next year as well. One of Finland’s hottest summers on record has not been easy on mosquitoes, which have nearly … Continue reading

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Liveblog: Julian Assange in jeopardy

Source: CourageFound.org Support Assange and WikiLeaks with a donation here. Julian Assange’s status in the Ecuadorian embassy has been in jeopardy over the past months, particularly since Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno came to power, with Ecuador and the UK believed to … Continue reading

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Are we running out of water?

Source: TheGuardian.com by Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent As the world’s water needs grow so is concern that we’re rapidly using up supplies. How worried should we be? Water seems the most renewable of all the Earth’s resources. It falls from … Continue reading

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On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN shines spotlight on ‘true value’ of land

Source: United Nations (UN.org) In a statement marking the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the head of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said that everyone needed to recognize the true value of land. “I would … Continue reading

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Finnish President says EU left in the shadow of strongman politics

Source: Yle.fi In an interview with UK daily Financial Times (paywall) published on Monday, President Sauli Niinistö reflected on the current state of geopolitics, saying that the world has entered an era of strongman politics that has marginalised many small … Continue reading

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Monetary Policy in the Digital Age

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF.org) Crypto assets may one day reduce demand for central bank money by Dong He The global financial crisis and the bailouts of major financial institutions renewed skepticism in some quarters about central banks’ monopoly on … Continue reading

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