History Brief: The Truman Doctrine – Reading Through History

This video offers a brief description of the Truman Doctrine and its impact.

Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course World History 230

In which John Green teaches you about the end of World History, and the end of the world as we know it, kind of. For the last hundred years or so, it seemed that one important ingredient for running an economically successful country was a western-style democratic government. All evidence pointed to the idea thatContinue reading “Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course World History 230”

What are the Patterns of Border Conflicts? Crash Course Geography #37

Today, we’re going to take a closer look at borders and the stories they tell. When we look at a map, the shapes we’re seeing can seem so permanent, but a map is just a snapshot of the Earth at a particular time, and by looking a countries shape (and how it has changed acrossContinue reading “What are the Patterns of Border Conflicts? Crash Course Geography #37”

The Netherlands and Australia find the omicron variant as curbs spread

The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers arriving from southern Africa. A raft of curbs being imposed by nations around the world as they scramble to slow theContinue reading “The Netherlands and Australia find the omicron variant as curbs spread”

French far-right conspiracy theorist in custody: informed source

Daillet, 54, and his secretary — identified as 67-year-old Ginette M. — were placed in custody on Tuesday “for planning attacks against the state and other violent action,” including an attack on a Masonic lodge in eastern France, the source said. Daillet is also alleged to having helped organise the abduction of an eight-year-old girlContinue reading “French far-right conspiracy theorist in custody: informed source”

European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition

Non-binding resolution also asks for AI-based predictive policing ban. The European Parliament today called for a ban on police use of facial recognition technology in public places, and on predictive policing, a controversial practice that involves using AI tools in hopes of profiling potential criminals before a crime is even committed. In a resolution adopted overwhelmingly inContinue reading “European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition”

The Pandora Papers: How the world of offshore finance is still flourishing | Four Corners

In a major international investigation, Four Corners reveals the secrets of the Pandora Papers. For months, more than 600 journalists from around the world, including the ABC, the Washington Post and the BBC, have been working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on this top-secret investigation. One of the biggest data leaks in history,Continue reading “The Pandora Papers: How the world of offshore finance is still flourishing | Four Corners”

Singapore: British Anti-Mask Expat Sent to Mental Hospital

Benjamin Glynn called the charges against him in Singapore “disgusting.” The trial of a British expat in Singapore who provoked national outrage for repeatedly refusing to wear protective face masks in the tightly-controlled city state opened on Thursday with a tense hearing in which he called the charges “preposterous” and “disgusting.” Benjamin Glynn made headlinesContinue reading “Singapore: British Anti-Mask Expat Sent to Mental Hospital”

Singapore warns children are susceptible to new strains of coronavirus as schools prepare to shut

Singapore has warned that new coronavirus variants, such as the one first detected in India, are affecting more children than past strains, as the city-state prepares to shut most schools from this week. All primary, secondary and junior colleges will shift to full home-based learning from Wednesday until the end of the school term on MayContinue reading “Singapore warns children are susceptible to new strains of coronavirus as schools prepare to shut”

Locked up and tortured, Myanmar protesters have emerged defiant

Singapore: Thiha’s night at a military air base in Myeik, on Myanmar’s south coast, is one he won’t soon forget. “They forced us to strip, bow our heads and knee down before them, then asked us to act as we are protesting. They then hit us with batons and kicked us on the body and face,”Continue reading “Locked up and tortured, Myanmar protesters have emerged defiant”

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