DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar accused a Bahrain war plane of violating its airspace and has reported the breach to the U.N. Security Council, the state news agency QNA reported on Wednesday.
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to denuclearize and meet U.S. officials, China said on Wednesday after an historic meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbor.
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s visit to China, countering what had been growing estrangement between the Cold War allies, is likely to bolster Pyongyang’s leverage going into a planned summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.
North Korean leader makes secret trip to Beijing
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Hundreds of Malaysians protested on Wednesday against Prime Minister Najib Razak’s plan to push through a controversial proposal to redraw electoral boundaries just months ahead of a general election that must be held by August.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian police set up a task force targeting Cardinal George Pell before formal allegations of historical sexual offences were made, a court heard on Wednesday at a hearing to decide if the Vatican Treasurer will face trial on the charges.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been forced to delay introducing a bill to cut corporate tax due to a lack of Senate support, denying him a much-needed political victory as he struggles with poor polling a year from an election.
In episode 5 of The Alternatives, Aditya Chakrabortty talks to Ande Gregson of Green Lab about small-scale innovation
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In this episode Aditya Chakrabortty speaks to Ande Gregson of Green Lab – a makerspace in London – about how small-scale creators can keep an economy robust and innovative. Green Lab is a manufacturing site where innovators can come together, spreading the cost of rent, to develop projects that respond to the global food crisis.
Small-scale creators are vital to our economy, but the government gives them no help. Instead of giving up, they are going it alone. The latest article in our new economics series meets the people behind Green Lab in London
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In 1985, one of the world’s greatest scientists rang the alarm. After a career in biology, Edward O Wilson was convinced that Earth was being stripped of its variety of life. Scientists hadn’t even counted all the species sharing the planet, yet they were already disappearing fast. In a paper soon to become seminal, he set out the looming catastrophe.
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Makerspaces are full of stories of begging and borrowing, of just getting on with it
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