March 28, 2015

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Russia to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Russia to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) RT Russia decided to apply to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said on Saturday. “I would like to inform you about the decision to participate in the AIIB,” which was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shuvalov […]

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March 26, 2015

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U.S. Census Bureau population estimates reveal metro areas and counties that propelled growth-Release Date: March 26, 2015

U.S. Census Bureau population estimates reveal metro areas and counties that propelled growth in the nation -Release Date: March 26, 2015 U.S. Census Bureau Florida was home to the nation’s fastest growing metro area from 2013 to 2014, according to new U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan statistical area, micropolitan statistical area and county population estimates released March […]

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March 25, 2015

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Barbados planning to replace Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

Barbados planning to replace Queen Elizabeth II as head of state By Carol Williams And David McFadden The Associated Press BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state and replace her with a ceremonial president from the Caribbean island, a former British territory once known as “Little England” […]

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March 25, 2015

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United Nations: Permanent memorial in New York honoring victims of transatlantic slave trade

United Nations: Permanent memorial in New York honoring victims of transatlantic slave trade United Nations A permanent memorial to honor the victims of one of the most horrific tragedies of modern history will be revealed at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, when the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims […]

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March 25, 2015

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The Southern Poverty Law Center: Report on hate and extremism

The Southern Poverty Law Center: Report on hate and extremism Mark Potok The Southern Poverty Law Center The traditional, organized American radical right, which was swollen enormously by Barack Obama’s 2008 election and the near-simultaneous collapse of the economy, shrank significantly in 2014 for the second year in a row. The rapidly falling numbers of […]

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March 25, 2015

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign accord on Nile dam

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign accord on Nile dam Three countries sign deal amid fears that dam being built by Ethiopia would reduce water supply to Egypt and Sudan. AFP Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed on a preliminary deal on a controversial dam project that Cairo feared would reduce its share of vital waters […]

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March 20, 2015

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Data from China’s finest telescope released worldwide

Data from China’s finest telescope released worldwide Xinhua BEIJING- China on Thursday made observation data from the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) available to scientists worldwide. LAMOST, China’s leading optical telescope project, was completed in 2008 to collect high quality spectra, key to astronomers reading celestial bodies’ chemical composition, density, atmosphere and […]

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March 19, 2015

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Inequality in large U.S. cities

Inequality in large U.S. cities Large cities remain more unequal by income than the nation overall Some cities are still more unequal than others By: Alan Berube and Natalie Holmes Brookings Institute Report | March 17, 2015 More than five years after the end of the Great Recession, and three years since the Occupy movement […]

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March 17, 2015

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France, Germany and Italy have joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

France, Germany and Italy have agreed to follow Britain’s lead and join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a rival to the The World Bank, with headquarters in Washington D.C By Reuters SEOUL – A senior US diplomat said it was up to individual countries to decide on joining […]

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March 13, 2015

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Britain seeks to join China-backed infrastructure bank

Britain seeks to join China-backed infrastructure bank AFP Britain announced hopes to become the first major Western country to join a Chinese-led development bank on Thursday, drawing a concerned response from Washington. The $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been feted by Beijing as a way of financing regional development, and is seen […]

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