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Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

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Board of education chairman says subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for students Kareem Shaheen and Gözde Hatunoğlu in Istanbul The Guardian Evolution will no longer be taught in Turkish schools, a senior education official has said, in a move likely to raise the ire of the country’s secular opposition. Alpaslan Durmuş, who chairs the board of education, said evolution was debatable, controversial and too complicated for… Turkish schools to… Read More »

Ανοικτή επιστολή στην καν Ερατώ Μαρκουλή

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Αφορμή για την επιστολή αυτή,  μου δόθηκε ακούοντας και πάλιν,  σήμερα,  με μεγάλη προσοχή την κ. Μαρκουλλή, στο πρόγραμμα της Κατερίνας Χριστοφίδου, «Ολα στο Φώς». Ιωάννης Σιεκέρσαββας, Αδούλωτος Κερυνειώτης, εκτοπισμένος * Αδούλωτη Κερύνεια Απάντησε όπως πάντα τόσο  με μειλίχιο ύφος όσο και με ευθύτητα, όλα τα ερωτήματα, δικαιολογώντας την απαράδεκτη πορεία η οποία ακολουθείται στο Κυπριακό για λύση Διζωνικής Δικοινοτικής Ομοσπονδίας και με άλοθι, κατα τη γνώμη μου και κατα δική της ομολογία,  όχι τη δική της κρίση, αλλά με ... Read More »

Πόρισμα-προειδοποίηση: Κίνδυνος η ιταλική μαφία να μετατραπεί σε δημόσιο κράτος

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ΜΕ ΤΗ ΔΙΑΠΛΟΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΝ ΔΙΑΦΘΟΡΑ, ΟΧΙ ΤΟΣΟ ΤΗ ΒΙΑ Παρά τις συλλήψεις και τις καταδίκες, οι διάφορες ιταλικές μαφιόζικες οργανώσεις εξακολουθούν να… οργιάζουν, με κίνδυνο ακόμη και να υποκαταστήσουν το κράτος. iefimerida Η La Repubblica εκτιμά ότι οι μοφιόζικες οργανώσεις έχουν διεισδύσει στους τομείς των δημοσίων έργων κι υπηρεσιών. Τουλάχιστον αυτό διαπιστώνει η ιταλική εφημερίδα από την… Πόρισμα-προειδοποίηση: Κίνδυνος… Read More »

Εμάς μας ρώτησαν οι ακαδημαϊκοί;

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Μήπως οι ακαδημαϊκοί και οι όποιοι άλλοι μακρόθεν αξιολογητές της μοίρας και του ριζικού μας, οι από καθέδρας -όνομα και πράμα- δάσκαλοι να άφηναν εμάς να αποφασίσουμε για την τύχη μας και να… Μαρία Φράγκου διάλογος Κάλεσμα για μια νέα στρατηγική προς υποστήριξη και υπεράσπιση της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας  Θα αποφασίσει ο κύριος τάδε, επειδή είναι καθηγητής στις ΗΠΑ ή η δείνα κυρία, επειδή κατέχει έδρα στην Αυστραλία, αν η λύση την οποία διαπραγματευόμαστε εμείς είναι διχοτομική ή… Με την ασφάλεια ... Read More »

Ανδρέας Θεοφάνους: «Να ετοιμάσουμε plan B με εναλλακτικές προσεγγίσεις»

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«Επειδή ελλοχεύει ο κίνδυνος μιας κατάστασης χειρότερης από το status quo να ακολουθήσουμε εξελικτική διαδικασία με… Της Αλεξίας Καφετζή Ο Ανδρέας Θεοφάνους σε μια εφ’ όλης της ύλης συνέντευξη για τo πλαίσιο λύσης του κυπριακού και την Οικονομία της Κύπρου με μια πιθανή λύση με βάση τη… Ο Ανδρέας Θεοφάνους είναι Καθηγητής Πολιτικής Οικονομίας και Πρόεδρος του Τμήματος Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών και Διεθνών Σχέσεων καθώς και του… Ανδρέας Θεοφάνους: «Να… Read More »

Japan missile defence drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

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A PAC-3 Patriot battery drove on to the Asaka Self Defence Forces base near Tokyo, deployed its radar antenna and raised its missile launcher to firing… Reuters Asia Times Japan opened a missile defence drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighboring North… A PAC-3 Patriot battery drove on to the Asaka Self Defence Forces base near Tokyo, deployed its radar antenna and raised ... Read More »

Will America Wage War with a Nuclear-Armed North Korea?

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America is facing a countdown that ends with a verified North Korean ability to strike the continental United States with a nuclear weapon. Robert E Kelly The National Interest It is increasingly clear that North Korea is driving toward a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which could strike the U.S. homeland. A central question for war and peace in East Asia, then, is how the Americans will respond if or when North Korea achieves this… Will America Wage… Read More »

Time to Repeal U.S. Sanctions on Sudan?

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The clock is ticking for President Trump who must decide by 12 July whether to lift decades-long U.S. sanctions on Sudan. ICG The failure of economic penalties to alter Khartoum’s behaviour so far means Washington should repeal some sanctions and continue a process of conditional engagement. I. Overview Decision time is fast approaching for U.S. policy toward Sudan. By 12 July 2017, the Trump administration must determine whether to permanently lift the economic and trade sanctions its… Time to Repeal… Read More »

Finnish citizens given universal basic income report lower stress levels and greater incentive to work

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Participants receive €560 (£473) every month for two years and do not have to demonstrate that they are actively seeking work Ben Chapman Independent Finland has been giving 2,000 of its citizens an unconditional income for the last five months and some are already seeing the benefits, reporting decreased stress, greater incentives to find work and… The scheme is the first of its kind in Europe and sees participants receive €560 (£473) every month for two… Finnish citizens given… Read More »

India eyes breakthrough on US surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

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NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: India is pushing for US approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as… Reuters Arab News Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones is seen in New Delhi as a key test of defense ties that flourished under former President Barack Obama but have drifted under Trump, who has courted Asian rival China as… Modi’s two-day visit to Washington begins on… India eyes breakthrough… Read More »

Nicole Rogerson says she was “appalled” at Pauline Hanson’s comments on children with autism

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Disability advocates and politicians have slammed One Nation senator Pauline Hanson’s call for children with autism and disabilities to be removed from mainstream classrooms, saying the “hurtful” idea would amount to “segregation”. ABC Duration: 5min 10sec Nicole Rogerson says… Read More »

A Misguided Cuba Roll-back

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President Trump’s new measures against Cuba preserve diplomatic relations and the right to most U.S. trade and group travel. Ivan Briscoe ICG But aggressive U.S. atmospherics risk hardening Cuba’s domestic politics and making it harder for Havana to play its mediating role in regional crises and conflicts. President Donald Trump’s 16 June announcement that his administration will partially reverse efforts to restore diplomatic ties and normalise relations with Cuba represents a… A Misguided Cuba… Read More »

Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol and it’s failing for marijuana

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Decriminalising marijuana would be a small step and free up resources that could be put to better use elsewhere. So where’s the push for legalisation? Jeff Sparrow The Guardian Why haven’t we legalised marijuana already? It’s a question brought to mind after reading Fairfax crime writer John Sylvester’s recent report on Melbourne as, in the words of assistant commissioner (crime) Steve Fontana, “the engine room of the… Sylvester takes the reader behind the scenes of the old-style anti-pot… Prohibition didn’t ... Read More »

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

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South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in… BBC The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such a move. She had previously stated she did not have the… Opposition parties believe that under a secret ballot, MPs from Mr Zuma’s ANC party would vote against… He has survived several… South Africa court… Read More »

Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: Macron

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France no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said on June 22, making the policy official for the… PARIS – Agence France-Presse Hurriyet The new French leader said instead that fighting jihadists such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had to be the… “The real change I’ve made on this question, is that I haven’t said the… Removing Assad no… Read More »

US president suggests building ‘solar wall’ on Mexican border

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U.S. President Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters on June 21 for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels – and… WASHINGTON – Agence France–Presse Hurriyet “Yes, we will build a wall,” he told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “We have to stop the drugs from flowing in. “I will give you an idea that nobody has heard about yet,” he said. “The southern border. Lots of sun, ... Read More »