• “MODICARE”: INDIA LAUNCHES WORLD’S LARGEST HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    The Indian government has launched one of the world’s largest publicly funded health insurance schemes, set to cover some 500 million poor people. The Ayushman Bharat programme, dubbed “Modicare” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised health...
  • FRANCE GOES FOR DRIVERLESS TRAINS

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    French railway operator SNCF says it is planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight by 2023, and include them in scheduled services in subsequent years. “With autonomous trains, all the trains...
  • THE US WILL LOSE ITS TRADE WAR WITH CHINA

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    By ANATOLE KALETSKY LONDON – The United States cannot win its tariff war with China, regardless of what President Donald Trump says or does in the coming months. Trump believes that he has the upper hand...
  • CALIFORNIA CUTS JAIL INMATES – NO INCREASE IN CRIME

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    California has been at the epicenter of actual reform in America’s criminal justice system. In just a few years, the state has passed a series of legislative bills and ballot measures intended to reduce its massive...
  • US RELUCTANT TO CREDIT IRAN’S ROLE IN DEFEAT OF ISIS

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    By Juan Cole The annual State Department report on terrorism says that terrorist attacks were down by 23% world wide in 2017. The report attributed this decline in some large part to the defeat of ISIL in Iraq...
  • INDIA NEARLY HALVES POVERTY

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    A new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative reveals good news where global poverty alleviation is concerned. According to the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index...
  • BANNON RALLIES EUROPE’S ULTRA-RIGHT

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    US President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon says he would set up “war rooms” across Europe to help form a pan-continental right-wing movement ahead of European Parliament elections in 2019. Speaking at the congress of...
  • TENSIONS MOUNT BETWEEN UGANDA AND RWANDA

    by - Sep 26, 2018
    It is estimated that over 30,000 Rwandans are living in Uganda. Kigali officials claim some of their citizens have been arrested and deported without due process. They may be neighbours with strong ethnic and cultural links,...
  • BELIZE’S BARRIER REEF TAKEN OFF ENDANGERED LIST

    by - Jul 18, 2018
    The Belize barrier reef has been removed from the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. official decision was made on 26 June during a UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting held in Bahrain, in the Persian...
  • UAE VISA AMNESTY GIVES FRESH HOPE TO SYRIANS

    by - Jun 18, 2018
    A Syrian national who has found sanctuary in the UAE from the troubles of his homeland says a move to offer a one-year extension to citizens of war-torn countries living in the country offers sharp relief...