Inside a Baghdad slum left barren by war

Inside a Baghdad slum left barren by war

Baghdad/Amman, 19 September 2019 (AFP) – Sadr City, a Baghdad slum seen as symbol of Saddam Hussein’s downfall, is virtually bereft of electricity and clean water and remains one of the main flashpoints of…

Space corporations head into orbit for 'unobtanium'

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Space corporations head into orbit for ‘unobtanium’

Sustainable infrastructure in orbit is one of the latest tectonic waves shaping the global economy. Suddenly, projects that had been stalled – or seemingly impossible – are fast becoming plausible. Instead of constrained government…

Writing a column about the presidential office

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Writing a column about the presidential office

Biden has been an extraordinary figure to watch. He was president without presiding over an election. His time in office has been uniquely demanding but a humanist’s disposition means he, too, has paid for…

Get ready for big drop in Obamacare premiums

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Get ready for big drop in Obamacare premiums

Federal subsidy payments will drop, and now more people can buy Obamacare plans. Premiums are expected to drop more than expected in the next two years in all but one state, according to a…

Innovations for Sustainable Development

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Innovations for Sustainable Development

iStockphoto For the fourth year running, youth leaders from around the world gathered in Barcelona for COP26, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. In a nod to the EU’s challenge in preserving the…

Brits beat heroes from all over the world in Marvel battle of the sexes

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Brits beat heroes from all over the world in Marvel battle of the sexes

Written by Staff Writer Sir Ian McKellen is your us-against-the-world superhero, you-are-the-people leader. Bob Newhart is your family-first how-do-I-care-if-you-sleep-with-my-wife-of-nearly-40-years symbol. Stephen King is your most recent whodunit sequel hero. But whether it’s knights, wizards,…