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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.

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine recap: world leaders gather at Davos to make the case for more military aid to Kyiv

Jan 24, 2023 07:38 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Were tired of fighting Putin with rubbish kit. This recent headline in The Times was an eloquent expression of the feelings of a Ukrainian tank sergeant, part of the 24th Mechanised Brigade fighting in Bakhmut in the...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine recap: Putin's trip to Minsk fuels fears of a bleak and bloody new year

Dec 23, 2022 05:27 am UTC| Politics

Volodymyr Zelensky has been on his travels this week, leaving Ukraine for the first time since the invasion to fly to the US to meet with Joe Biden and address a joint sitting of Congress. The Ukrainian president impressed...

Ukraine recap: drones strike inside Russia while western sanctions get smarter

Dec 19, 2022 16:37 pm UTC| Insights & Views

If you expected things to come to a grinding halt for a few months as winter takes hold in Ukraine and Russia, it looks as if you may need to think again. Military analysts are confidently predicting that Ukraine will...

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...

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Economy

Paramount is merging Showtime and Paramount Plus, to offer service under new name

Paramount Global media company revealed it would be combining its Showtime TV network and Paramount Plus streaming service. Once merged, the new service will have a new name - Paramount+ with Showtime. Paramount Global...

Shinsegae I&C, Tmap Mobility agree to EV charging collaboration

Shinsegae IC Inc. and Tmap Mobility Co. Ltd. have joined forces for the expansion of their electric car charging business. The companies confirmed their partnership earlier this week. Under the terms agreed upon by...

Netflix users threaten to ditch service new password-sharing policy is implemented

Netflix recently announced it will be collecting fees from subscribers who share passwords with other users. The streaming giant is taking this step to prevent people, who do not pay, from using the service. Moreover,...

BTS’ agency Hybe buys stake in Supertone audio tech startup

Hybe Co., the managing agency of the BTS superstar boy group, has acquired a 56.1% stake in Supertone audio technology firm. The deal was announced by the company on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Hybe Co. said that it has invested...

Kakao Mobility partners with Super Hero, Dealver, Delion Group, Manna Planet delivery services

Kakao Mobility Co. Ltd., a transportation company based in South Korea, has formed an alliance with four major delivery services to boost sales while cutting operation costs as well. The company signed deals with Dealver,...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine war: Kyiv blasts Croatian president's Crimea comments

Ukraines foreign ministry criticized the comments by Croatian President Zoran Milanovic over the Russian-annexed Crimea. Milanovics comments were in contrast with his countrys Prime Minister and the public, who have openly...

Myanmar coup: UK sanctions companies supplying Myanmar military's air strikes

The United Kingdom has imposed sanctions on two companies and two individuals for supplying the Myanmar military with fuel that was used to carry out air strikes in the country. The new sanctions come as the country is now...

Russia-Ukraine war: UK says not practical to send fighter jets

The United Kingdom said it was not practical to send fighter jets to Ukraine after Kyiv said it would now push to secure the vehicles. The new push follows Kyivs securing of battle tanks from the West. A spokesperson...

US: Labor agency says Apple workplace rules violate labor laws

A US labor agency found that major tech company Apple Inc. violated labor laws. The agency found that Apple unlawfully discourages its employees from discussing working conditions. In an email seen by Reuters, the...

Science

S. Korean researchers develop urine test that diagnoses cancer

A South Korean research team has developed a strip-type urine test that successfully diagnoses prostate and pancreatic cancer on-site by amplifying the optical signal of the metabolome in urine. The joint research team...

S. Korea to invest ₩275 billion in biopharma R&D projects

South Korea will invest 274.6 billion won in the bio-industry this year for 252 new RD projects in the four fields of biopharmaceuticals, healthcare, biomaterials, and medical equipment in 2023. According to South...

Scientists have started steering lightning with lasers – here's how

Lightning may look beautiful but every year it kills thousands of people, does huge amounts of damage to buildings and infrastructure, and causes power outages. The only protection we have is lightning rods, which were...

Our Solar System is filled with asteroids that are particularly hard to destroy, new study finds

A vast amount of rocks and other material are hurtling around our Solar System as asteroids and comets. If one of these came towards us, could we successfully prevent the collision between an asteroid and Earth? Well,...

Eisai, Biogen apply for Alzheimer's drug approval in Japan

Eisai Co. and Biogen Inc. hope to gain approval with the Japanese health ministry by the end of the year of an Alzheimers drug that could both treat the cause and slow symptom progression. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Technology

McDonald’s tests robot-manned restaurant in US

McDonalds has opened its first restaurant almost without employees in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas, USA. A video of this restaurant posted on Twitter shows that once a customer walks in, theres no one...

Osaka University designs anti-insect laser gun that could work on roaches too

A research team at Osaka Universitys Institute of Laser Engineering has created a blue laser diode gun that could target and lock on to insects weak spots before firing a precision beam. Led by Professors Hiroshi Fuji...

Intel loses $8 billion in market value after revealing dim forecast

Intel Corp saw about $8 billion wiped off its market value after it fanned fears in the personal computer market by predicting a loss for the first quarter and giving a revenue forecast of $3 billion below...

SK Telecom steps into AI coffee robot biz

SK Telecom is launching an unmanned coffee robot service dubbed AI Barista Robot in collaboration with Doosan Robotics Co. The robot can make about 20 different types of coffee and drinks and offers coffee that...

LG Innotek's net up 10.3% in 2022 on auto components demand

LG Innotek Co. posted a net income of 979.8 billion won in 2022, up 10 percent on-year, due to robust sales of high-value products and growing demand from automotive components. The company, an affiliate of LG group and...
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