NEWZ079 Political Existentialism

Boko Haram Slaughter — Estonia Anti-Spy — Modi Victory — Syrian Election — EU Parliament Results — Tiananmen Square Anniversary — OpenDemocracy

Episode image for NEWZ079 Political ExistentialismWe kick off this week's program with an update regarding Boko Haram in Nigeria. From there it is Estonia that had an interesting story on the topic of anti-spying tactics. Modi is the big winner in India, along with the BJP. Assad had his own election which when combined with other developments tell a significant story about Syria today. European Elections came and went, were things as dramatic as the press indicates? 25 years later, Tiananmen Square is remembered, particularly through photos. This week's NEWZ Source: OpenDemocracy.net.

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Duration: 00:45:57

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NEWZ078 Get Your Printers Ready

Turkish Mining Disaster — Donetsk Referendum — Algerian President — El Niño — Portugal Economy — Re:publica14

Episode image for NEWZ078 Get Your Printers ReadyAt the top of the news pyramid today is a major mining accident in Soma, Turkey. While over in Eastern Ukraine, two more regions have voted for independence. The Algerian president, despite failing health and remaining largely invisible, has won a 4th term. Climate scientists say El Niño will be here any day now. Credit agencies are patting Portugal on the back as that country steps out of the financial recovery program. And we finish today with some reflections on this year's Re:publica conference.

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Duration: 00:46:24

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NEWZ077 Slowest Military Coup Ever

Mass Sentencing Egypt — Turkish Secret Service — AFRICOM Report — Korean Ferry Update — Grid Parity Europe — FB Newswire — Monde Diplomatique

Episode image for NEWZ077 Slowest Military Coup EverWe start this week in Egypt where members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to death. Over in Turkey the Secret Service has been granted new sweeping powers. A new report on the US Military in Africa shows a vast array of exercises and projects on the continent. More developments in the case of the Korean ferry sinking. Some solar developments on the continent of Europe. Facebook gets further into the news business. And finally this week's NEWZ Source: Le Monde Diplomatique.

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Duration: 00:52:57

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NEWZ076 Love, Peace and Hamburgers

Korean Ferry Accident — Clashes in Eastern Ukraine — Anti-Nuclear Campaign in Taiwan — School Girls Abduction in Nigeria — The Unknown Known

Episode image for NEWZ076 Love, Peace and HamburgersAfter a brief hiatus we start the news roundup with the capsizing of a ferry in South Korea. While back in Eastern Europe the conflict has now shifted to Eastern Ukraine. Following the third anniversary of Fukushima, the people of Taiwan have rallied against the use and development of nuclear energy in their country. The Boko Haram militants have struck again in Nigeria as the government struggles to protect schools in the Northeast. Our latest film recommendation is called The Unknown Known and you might not smile but there is something amazing about this documentary.

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Duration: 00:58:31

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NEWZ075 Mountain of Fail

Crimea Costs — US ICANN — Asylum Seekers — Afghan Journalist — Mt. Gox — Ethiopian Dam — The Daily Beast

Episode image for NEWZ075 Mountain of FailWhile many governments continue to play diplomatic games over the Crimea, we look at the fiscal costs. The US changes its agreement on internet domains, or so it seemed. UNHCR releases its asylum statistics for 2013. A beloved Afghan journalist is murdered along with his family. A detailed discussion of Bitcoin and the Mt. Cox trouble. Ethiopia is well on their way to building the largest dam on the Nile. This week's NEWZ Source: The Daily Beast.

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Duration: 01:00:45

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