June 30, 2022

Non dual citizen countries

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10 countries where it’s nearly impossible to become a dual citizen By Brianna Moné From Business Insider Some countries won’t allow you to be a citizen of two places. Associated Press/Mark Lennihan Being born in a specific country gives you an automatic claim of that country, a right to citizenship. Sometimes, depending on your country […]

UK feels Brexit pressure after EU-Japan trade deal

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The signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement in July put into sharp contrast the UK’s struggles to make any tangible progress with its Brexit negotiations. Jacopo Dettoni assesses how Japanese companies will view their European investments should the UK head for a no-deal Brexit. As Brexit blurs the horizon of the UK’s future foreign […]

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan confirms first worker death from radiation

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From BBC Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant died after suffering radiation exposure. The man, who was in his 50s, died from lung cancer that was diagnosed in 2016. Japan’s government had previously agreed that radiation caused illness in four workers but this is […]

‘It’s thanks to my patience’: The world’s oldest living married couple share their secret to 80 years of marriage

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By Molly Thomson From Insider Masao and Miyako Matsumoto are the oldest living husband and wife, and they have been married for over 80 years. Miyako attributes much of their marital success to her patience. Relationship experts agree that patience is critical for a long and healthy marriage. With the US life expectancy hovering around […]

How whale poop could counter calls to resume commercial hunting

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By Mike Shanahan From Scientific American Whales’ fecal matter feeds the ocean, giving conservationists another argument for saving them on August 28, 2018 Before whales dive into the darkness of the deep ocean they often come to the surface and release a huge plume of fecal matter—which can be the color of over-steeped green tea […]

Didi passenger murdered following safety policy failure

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By Jon Fingas From engadget An entire Chinese province suspended service while it asks questions. Didi Chuxing’s safety issues still aren’t over. Police have confirmed that a driver for the service raped and killed a woman passenger in Wenzhou, China on August 24th. The ridesharing company said it was “deeply sorry” for the incident in […]

Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech

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By Joyce YangFrom TechCrunch Since early 2017, there’s been a new trend in the U.S. where a number of Asian funds have been actively involved in early-stage crypto investing. Many folks in traditional tech have not heard of them before, but these funds will only be growing more important as cryptocurrency and blockchain solidify their […]

The hunting of whales, dolphins and porpoises illegally for bait found to be more widespread than first thought

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A report by Sandra Altherr and Nicola Hodgins Edited by Sue Fisher, Kate O’Connell, D.J. Schubert, and Dave Tilford SMALL CETACEANS, BIG PROBLEMS A global review of the impacts of hunting on small whales, dolphins and porpoises SUMMARY The hunting of small cetaceans (i.e., all toothed whales, except the sperm whale) for food or fishing […]

Mystery as Russia LIQUIDATES almost ALL of its holdings in US Treasury securities

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From Brinkwire The Russian government has sold off the vast majority of its holdings of US Treasury securities for reasons that remain mysterious, in a dramatic move that experts are calling unprecedented. A US Treasury report released on July 18 shows that Russian holdings of Treasury securities declined by 84 per cent between March and […]

Moscow Mystery: where did all its treasuries go?

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By Brian Chappatta From Bloomberg Its American debt holdings have plunged far more than any other nation’s. U.S. bond traders are fixated on Russia this week for a much different reason than most Americans. Just a day after President Donald Trump’s much-maligned meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a monthly report from the […]