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17 03, 2017

A blast from the past? – letter bombs

March 17th, 2017|

Two letter bombs originating in Greece were found on 16 March. One injured an employee at the IMF HQ in Paris when it was opened, and another, addressed to Germany’s Minister of Finance, was intercepted and defused. While the first bomb was small, the second was more potent. Letter bombs smell a bit like yesteryear. [...]

16 03, 2017

Mass graves uncovered in Mexico

March 16th, 2017|

The authorities in the Mexican state Veracruz have announced a rather gruesome find. At least 250 people in a mass grave, and they expect to find more in the area and in the state itself. This latest find highlights the fact that parts of Mexico should be considered high-risk areas for travelers. While local risks [...]

15 03, 2017

Pirates hijack first large ship off Somalia for some time

March 15th, 2017|

A vessel reported to be an oil tanker has been seized by pirates off the coast of Somalia, including a crew of eight citizens of Sri Lanka. The ship carries a UAE flag. The ship was en route from Djibouti to Mogadishu when the crew reported being boarded by armed men in fast moving boats. [...]

10 03, 2017

UN Report highlights ongoing conflict in Southeast Turkey

March 10th, 2017|

A report from the UN released today highlights the considerable cost of the ongoing conflict in Southeast Turkey. A ceasefire between Ankara and the Kurdish separatist group PKK, which is listed as a terrorist group by the EU, broke down in late 2015. The ensuing increase in the conflict has seen at least 2.000 people [...]

7 03, 2017

Republicans reveal draft to replace Obamacare

March 7th, 2017|

The Republican party has revealed a draft plan for legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act ACA, or “Obamare” health insurance. This has been expected as it has been a key element of President Trump’s political program and because the ACA was ever a thorn in the side of the Republicans. We will take a [...]

6 03, 2017

North Korea fires missiles – risk of war low.

March 6th, 2017|

The regime in North Korea (DPRK) has test fired four ballistic missiles, which have fallen into the Sea of Japan having flown some 1.000 km from the West coast of the DPRK. The test comes as South Korea and the US are holding joint military exercises in the region, which almost traditionally sees Pyongyang respond [...]

2 03, 2017

Obamacare status

March 2nd, 2017|

The new US administration under President Trump has heralded its intention to significantly alter or even get rid of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. The legislation has long been a thorn in the side of the Republican party, and they are certainly earnest in their ambition. However, while change will come we just don't know exactly [...]

2 03, 2017

BREXIT: UK and EU nationals’ rights

March 2nd, 2017|

As the British government is set to trigger article 50 of the EU treaty, initiating the exit of the UK from the EU, many issues and questions remain unanswered. Among them is the issue of the status of citizens of EU countries currently living in the UK (some 3M in total), and the rights of [...]

24 02, 2017

Test news Korea

February 24th, 2017|

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