NEWZ081 Less Disgusting Than Ten Years Ago

Brazil Accident — World Cup Weapons — Norway Voting — Palm Oil Ruling — Human Rights Award — Decade of Cleaner Air — Bulgarian Banks — Science Podcast

Episode image for NEWZ081 Less Disgusting Than Ten Years Ago As the World Cup heads towards the quarter final round, another infrastructure collapse occurs in Belo Horizonte. Meanwhile a new investigative report shows the Brazilian weapons industry is booming thanks to big domestic security spending. Over in Norway the government has announced it will close its online voting experiment. Down in Papua New Guinea a court has ruled that Palm Oil Companies must get out of town. A prestigious human rights award goes to an Egyptian lawyer who has been jailed by the last three presidents. Visualizations using NASA satellite information show how in many US cities the air has gotten cleaner over the past 10 years. A run on the banks in Bulgaria has led to EU Commission intervention. And finally this week's NEWZ Source: Science Magazine's Weekly Podcast.

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Duration: 0:44:53

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NEWZ080 You Better Behave Or We Will Send Advisors

US Advisors in Iraq — Argentina Debt — Pakistan Army Waziristan— Assange Anniversary — Fukushima Report — G77 Meeting - Forbes

Episode image for NEWZ080 You Better Behave Or We Will Send Advisors This week we catch up with the ongoing battles in Iraq and the growing Iranian and US involvement. In South America Argentina is on the verge of defaulting on its debt payments. The Pakistani Army has launched an offensive in North Waziristan, displacing tens of thousands of residents. Julian Assange marks 2 years living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Vice Magazine uncovers more alarming information about the ongoing Fukushima disaster. In Bolivia, the G77 met to discuss issues of poverty, development, and more. This week's NEWZ Source: Forbes.

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Duration: 0:42:12

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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 Existentialism We 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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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 Ready At 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: 0:46:24

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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 Ever We 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: 0:52:57

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