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Sep 18, 2014

Turkish 'genocide' film: An epic too late?

In the early 1980s, I used to pay regular visits to the aging Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh (1892-1997) in Geneva. He was a legendary literary figure long before his death at the age of 105. A founding father of modern Persian fiction, Jamalzadeh came from... #Iran #Baghdad #Europe #Geneva #Fatih Akin

Sep 16, 2014

General John Allen: the intellectual US hawk leading the coalition against Isis

Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns has unusual amount of foreign policy experience for senior military officer The retired US marine general leading Washington's coalition against Islamic State (Isis) is a hawk with years of experience ... #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Barack Obama #John Allen #United States

Sep 19, 2014

Tech giants make the world better. So why the Euro angst?

We love them but we hate them - or rather the familiarity, ease and eagerness with which Europeans use American innovations in IT is in sharp contrast to the rising hostility of European authorities towards companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebo... #Google Inc. #Facebook #Europe #Luxembourg #United Kingdom #OECD #U.S. Congress #G-20

Sep 17, 2014

Scottish referendum different than those in Quebec: Siddiqui

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the Toronto Star was the first newspaper in North America to call for the recognition of Ukraine and other former Soviet territories as independent states. During the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, a similar c... #Canada #North America #Ottawa #Quebec #Montreal #Soviet Union #United Kingdom #East Timor #Northern Ireland #David Cameron #Macedonia #Wales #Shetland #Great Britain #Kosovo #Yugoslavia #South Sudan

Sep 14, 2014

Sir John Franklin’s worldly, wayfaring, indefatigable wife

In the month of April, 1811, that being the month in which she turned 19, Jane Griffin started to mortar into place the brickwork of her adult life. The young woman who would decades later become Lady Jane Franklin, wife of the heroic Victorian explo... #Cairo #West Africa #India #John Franklin #Bangalore #Corsica #The Arctic

Sep 17, 2014

Pakistani Baloch find home in Afghanistan

Zaranj, Afghanistan - Gulam Mohamed walks unnoticed among the colourful human tide of Shar-e-naw district in central Kabul. Like all those around him, he is familiar with war - but as an exiled activist from neighbouring Pakistan his experience is di... #Afghanistan #Iran #Kabul #Pakistan

Sep 18, 2014

Amazon unveils $199 Kindle Voyage e-reader

Almost as light as an iPad Air and with the same attention to detail, the Kindle Voyage is an e-reader for those that place a financial and intellectual premium on reading... #Afghanistan #Iran #Kabul #Pakistan

Sep 16, 2014

OECD takes aim at Irish tax loopholes in new report

The OECD is to recommend sweeping changes to Ireland's tax laws to prevent foreign companies based here from avoiding tax later today. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development specifically criticises measures such as the... #OECD #Luxembourg #Paris #Australia #Bermuda #Google Inc. #G-20

Sep 11, 2014

INBOUND14 And Intellectual Property: They Do Go Together!

Business planning is essential to a successful conference trip and the best way to make use of your time and money. Learn to market yourself and protect your brand (your IP) at the same time with these 5 tips... #OECD #Luxembourg #Paris #Australia #Bermuda #Google Inc. #G-20

Sep 16, 2014

General John Allen: the intellectual US hawk leading the coalition against Isis

Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns has unusual amount of foreign policy experience for senior military officer Continue reading..... #Iraq #Afghanistan #John Allen #United States #Syria