DANICA CREAHAN WRITES — On Wednesday, Dec. 2, New Zealand’s government symbolically declared climate change an emergency through a motion tabled in parliament which recognized “the devastating impact that volatile and extreme weather will have on New Zealand and the wellbeing of New Zealanders, on our primary industries, water availability,…Full Article NEW ZEALAND: GOVERNMENT DECLARES CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY, PLEDGES TO GO CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2025
CHINA: China-EU Trade Talks Get Heated over Imbalances in Eastern Europe
FAHAD ALSUDAIS WRITES– As China and the European Union (EU) started a new round of trade talks in early April in the EU capital of Brussels, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang wrote in a column in the German business newspaper Handelsblatt that China is not attempting to weaken the developed…Full Article CHINA: China-EU Trade Talks Get Heated over Imbalances in Eastern Europe
MYANMAR: Headlines Capture Essence of Political Change
Recent headlines in the Myanmar media are a clear indication of a polarized country. Some articles touch on Japanese plans to develop the Myanmar Stock Exchange. Others describe the plights of 471 confirmed political prisoners in Myanmar, with 465 more awaiting confirmation. Looking at the Myanmar headlines on Mizzima News,…Full Article MYANMAR: Headlines Capture Essence of Political Change
THE GULF STATES: Oil, Boil … and a Whole Lot of Trouble!
Reliable media outlets of the region, including the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s most-read English website and the Khaleej Times Online, a leading English daily out of Dubai, report growing tension, in particular, between Iran and Gulf States. A key issue of contention is the decision of the EU to punish Iran for proceeding with development of its nuclear capability. Many countries find this alarming, especially Israel, but Iran describes its work as a harmless “nuclear technology program” to generate domestic electricity.Full Article THE GULF STATES: Oil, Boil … and a Whole Lot of Trouble!