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Jonathan Este

Jonathan Este

Associate Editor, Arts + Culture Editor

Jonathan Este spent 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor on The Independent as well as The Australian. He joins The Conversation from the Media Alliance in Australia where he specialised in media law and policy and the digital revolution in journalism.

Ukraine recap: targeting power supply earns Russia new title of 'state sponsor of terror' as winter begins to bite

Nov 25, 2022 14:07 pm UTC| Economy Life

Temperatures are falling steadily across Ukraine. The UKs Met Office forecasts light (but pretty cold) rain in Kyiv for the next day or two followed by snow, snow, snow, as the mercury drops steadily into minus numbers...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine recap: the approach of 'General Winter' and what it means for the conflict

Oct 31, 2022 08:51 am UTC| Insights & Views

The next couple of weeks is likely to see Ukraines weather taking a turn for the worse, bringing first rain and then, as temperatures plummet, increasingly heavy snowfalls. General Winter has always had an important part...

Ukraine recap: 'kamikaze' drone attacks on civilian infrastructure show Putin is moving closer to total war

Oct 21, 2022 06:12 am UTC| Politics

Having suffered several weeks of setbacks in the field, Russia appears to have renewed its assaults on Ukraines major cities, mainly via missile and drone attacks. Despite protestations to the contrary from Kremlin ally...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine recap: Russia targets civilians as the world argues about how to end the war

Oct 16, 2022 13:38 pm UTC| Politics

Ever since Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops across the border into Ukraine, the role of the UN as global problem solver has come under scrutiny. Any attempts for meaningful action by the security council are immediately...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine Recap: grain and gas were problems the west should have seen coming

Aug 06, 2022 10:18 am UTC| Politics

There was a perceptible sense of relief on Monday when the Razoni, a Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, left the port of Odesa with 26,000 tons of grain bound for Tripoli in Lebanon. This was the first ship out of the port city...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine Recap: Putin goes in search of friends while his ministers threaten his enemies

Jul 23, 2022 16:16 pm UTC| Politics

Its childish, I realise, but I experienced a frisson of amused pleasure on watching the video of Vladimir Putin pacing up and down for nearly a minute while waiting for the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to show...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine Recap: Russian threats, Europe frets and China rises

Jul 18, 2022 07:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Vladimir Putins imperial ambitions in Ukraine, dressed up for domestic consumption as a military operation to de-Nazify the country, have sent a shiver of apprehension through the rest of the region. In Moldova,...

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Economy

Woowa Brothers commence robot food delivery service in Gangnam mall

Woowa Brothers Corp. launched its food delivery robot and began door-to-door delivery service at a shopping mall in Gangnam. The machine is capable of making deliveries in a 55-story Trade Tower and COEX mall shopping...

Burger King, Popeyes to expand in Europe via RBI and McWin’s partnership deal

Burger King and Popeyes restaurant brands are set for expansion in Eastern Europe after their owner, Restaurant Brands International, and McWin private investment fund signed a deal for it. McWin and RBIs agreement is...

Livspace launches 3 experience centers in Singapore

Livspace has launched three new experience centers in Singapore as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia. The three centers of the omnichannel home interior and renovation platform are located in Suntec City,...

HSBC sells Canadian business to the Royal Bank of Canada for $10B

HSBC Holdings Plc confirmed on Tuesday, Nov. 29, that it has sold its business in Canada to the Royal Bank of Canada for $10 billion or $13.5 billion in Canadian dollars. It will be paid in cash thus a dividend or bumper...

CJ CheilJedang exporting its plant-based PlanTable brand to 30 countries after selling 3 million products shortly after launch

CJ CheilJedang sold three million units of its plant-based PlanTable in just 10 months after it was first introduced. Now the company is bringing this brand to 30 markets worldwide through export. CJ CheilJedang...

Politics

UN women's rights body to decide on Iran's potential removal on December 14

A push led by the United States to remove Iran from the United Nations womens rights body is set to be decided on in a matter of weeks. The potential decision follows Washingtons push to have Iran removed from the body as...

UK PM Sunak says China a 'systemic challenge' to interests

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that China posed a challenge to the United Kingdoms interests in his first remarks on his governments foreign policy. Sunak also condemned the beating of a BBC journalist who was in...

South Korea: Yoon warns of unprecedented joint response to North Korea nuclear test

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned that there would be an unprecedented response should North Korea move ahead with its nuclear test. Yoon also called on China to dissuade North Korea from making such a...

UK foreign affairs committee visits Taiwan

A British parliamentary committee is set to visit Taiwan this week in an effort to look into a shift in the countrys foreign policy surrounding the Indo-Pacific region. The panel will be meeting with Taiwanese President...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger gets unconditional approval in Serbia, concessions ‘likely’ to be offered to EU regulators

Microsoft is still facing immense scrutiny from regulators in most countries where it needs to gain approval for its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion. But the company has reportedly gained...

NEC to build ¥33 billion global innovation hub near Tokyo

NEC Corporation will be constructing a 12-story global base for innovation with a floor area of roughly 50,000 square meters near Tokyo in March 2023 at around 33 billion. The provisionally named NEC Innovation...

Twitter is rolling out Blue, Gold, and Grey verification plans after suspending Twitter Blue

Twitter announced it may debut its new verification plans soon. Based on the account type, Elon Musk said they would roll out the blue, gold, and gray badges for platform users. The Twitter chief executive officer said...

CD Projekt considers more TV series adaptations following ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ success

Many video game fans might agree that Cyberpunk 2077 has already had its redemption, especially after its latest major update that coincided with the release of the Netflix anime adaptation Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Now,...
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