NEWZ070 You Can’t Win Against the Putino

Dubai Update – Egypt Constitution – Ukraine Protests – Argentina Tariff – Georgia Border – 7 Days

Episode image for NEWZ070 You Can’t Win Against the PutinoThis week kicks off with a big update and discussion about Dubai as Mark approaches the end of the Dubai Taxi Project journey. Some Egyptian voters turned out and voted yes to a constitution. Protests continue in the Ukraine. Argentina has adopted new policies for online shopping in an effort to save their economy. Georgia claims that Russia has expanded their border by 11 KM as the Olympics approach. In honor of the Dubai journey, this week we feature 7 Days Dubai as our Newz Source.

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Dubai, UAE
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Duration: 00:49:08

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NEWZ069 So Long And Thanks For All the Fish

Iraq Attacks Fallujah – African Migrants Israel – Latvia Euro – Bangladesh Elections – Japan Tuna – After Haiyan – Dubai Taxi – 30C3 Podcast

Episode image for NEWZ069 So Long And Thanks For All the FishThis week we kick off 2014 by looking at a few nations that could be extra busy in a bad way this year. In Iraq the government prepares an assault on out-of-control Fallujah. In Israel thousands of African migrants take to the streets to protest a new law. Parliamentary elections in Bangladesh have ended despite violence, a boycott from all opposition parties and the international community. Meanwhile Latvia has become the 18th country to join the euro. And something strange is going on in Tokyo as Tuna prices plunge despite dwindling global stocks. Our NEWZ Source this week is a recently created organization finding ways to fund stories from post Haiyan Philippines. Finally today the plane is fueling up as the Dubai Project takes off in a matter of hours. For those who haven't heard it yet, Tim and Mitch are guests on the latest edition of CTRP recorded at 30C3.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Duration: 00:41:43

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NEWZ068 Salutations Cigarette Circle

Mandela Sign Language — Putin Pardons — South Sudan Coup Attempt — Press Freedom — Michelle Bachelet — EU Drones — EUObserver

Episode image for NEWZ068 Salutations Cigarette CircleAs the world said goodbye to Mandela last week, some strange gifts came out of the ceremony. Putin has pardoned his nemesis along with several other high profile prisoners. South Sudan is reeling after what the president calls a coup attempt. Reporters Without Borders releases their 2013 Press Freedom Index with some interesting trends. In Chile the latest presidential election has brought back former president Michelle Bachelet. A group of 7 EU nations have agreed to form a drone producing club starting in 2020. And this week's NEWZ Source is the EUObserver.

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Duration: 00:52:15

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NEWZ067 I Am Wearing My Yellow Underwear

Mandela – CAR Violence – Thai Protests – Ukrainian Protests – Iran Nuclear – Swiss Referendum – The Atlantic – 30C3

Episode image for NEWZ067 I Am Wearing My Yellow UnderwearWe start today's newz with Nelson Mandela having passed away at the age of 95. While in the Central African Republic, French soldiers arrive just after over 100 people are killed in street battles. Thai protests ramp up in the week leading up to the King's birthday. Demonstrations in Ukraine continue calling for the government to step down. Iran and the International Community have reached a very historic agreement on the nuclear issue. The Swiss continue to discuss the issue of executive pay via the ballot box. This week's NEWZ Source is the Atlantic magazine. And finally a look ahead to the 30C3 this month in Hamburg.

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Duration: 01:01:28

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NEWZ066 Eyepatch and a Soccer Jersey

Haiyan Costs – Climate Walkout – Somalia Cyclone – Arctic 30 – Dutch Law Suit – Congo Peacekeepers – Jurist – Dubai Taxi

Episode image for NEWZ066 Eyepatch and a Soccer JerseyThis week we look again at the damage and recovery after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Poor nations walk out in protest at Climate Summit in Warsaw. Aid begins to arrive for Somali cyclone victims. The Russian government has released more of the arctic 30 activists. While the Dutch government in suing Russia over its treatment of the Greenpeace activists. Over in Congo, a German pacifist now leads a new kind of UN Peacekeeping force in Congo. This week's NEWZ Source is Jurist.org, a massive collection of information about court cases from around the world. Lastly, a big thank you and update as the Dubai Taxi Driver project has now hit its funding goal.

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Duration: 00:35:32

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