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Amid series of terror strikes in one or other major parts of the world investors are focused on international security issues and bracing out for safer assets. In light of the 'Paris Fallout' we exclusively provide readers an analytical and insightful views on European markets, geo-politics, economic threats and security concerns.

Paris Fallout Series

Secular France is no stranger to interfaith dialogue – now it is more vital than ever

Aug 12, 2016 09:01 am UTC| Insights & Views

Recent terror attacks in France combined with increasing antisemitism and Islamophobia have stirred up centuries-old debates about the relationship between the state and religion. Far from inhabiting two separate spheres,...

Paris Fallout Series

The existential war between Islamic State and secular France

Jul 28, 2016 02:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

The killing of a priest during morning mass at a Catholic church near Rouen on July 26 has sent new shockwaves through France a country which prides itself on its secularism, but in which religion still plays a large part...

Paris Fallout Series

A year after Charlie Hebdo, France is still searching for answers

Jan 07, 2016 10:06 am UTC| Insights & Views

France has had a tumultuous time in the year since two brothers opened fire in the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 11, before going on to murder another five people in Paris. Just ten months later, the...

Paris Fallout Series

Paris attacks to impact Bank of France November Business Sentiment Indicator?

Dec 08, 2015 06:22 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Bank of Frances Business Sentiment Indicator is expected to remain unchanged in the month of November at 99 by the market consensus. However there are mixed expectations from other banks that the indicator might drop...

Paris Fallout Series

US Aggressively Strengthens Visa Waiver Program After Paris Attacks

Dec 02, 2015 04:50 am UTC| Business Law

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks on Paris, the United States on Monday announced changes to its Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to screen travellers from 38 countries who are allowed to enter the U.S. without...

Paris Fallout Series

Germany needs to rethink what it means to be German to resolve refugees and ISIS

Nov 30, 2015 16:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The attacks earlier this month in Paris that led to the deaths of 130 people have prompted a range of responses across Europe and the world. One of the darker reactions, however, has involved targeting the hundreds of...

Paris Fallout Series

Ghost Security Group: ISIS Uses Bitcoin To Fund Operations

Nov 27, 2015 05:23 am UTC| Digital Currency Technology

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Daesh or ISIS has claimed the responsibility of the recent terrorist attack on Paris that took lives of 129 people reportedly. The dreadful attacks have once again put a...

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Economy

Nippon Steel to increase boost R&D investment to speed up decarbonization

Nippon Steel will increase spending on research and development (RD) to hasten decarbonization in steelmaking and address climate change issues. The worlds No. 3 steelmaker is facing growing pressure to cut carbon...

Sumitomo Mitsui likely to halt financing all kinds of coal-powered plants

Japans Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) is likely to stop providing new financing to coal-fired power plants, including more environmentally friendly projects, due to growing pressure from global investors and...

S. Korea eyes ‘travel bubble’ to prop up aviation industry

South Korea will pursue travel bubble agreements for people to travel internationally without restrictions to revitalize the aviation industry, said Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki. Travel bubbles are agreements between...

Switzerland's chocolate consumption, production, exportation plunge amid pandemic

Annual consumption in Switzerland fell below the threshold of 10 kilograms per person, dipping to 9.9 kilos, the lowest level since 1982, mainly due to the steep decline in foreign tourists. According to Urs Furrer,...

S. Korea's fishery goods exports drop 7.4% in 2020

South Koreas fishery goods exports plunged 7.4 percent from $2.5 billion in 2019 to $2.32 billion in 2020, says the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Exports of ready-to-eat products, such as processed fish and seaweed...

Politics

Joe Biden COVID-19 relief: POTUS makes another push for relief plan in meeting with Senate Democrats

With the House successfully passing President Joe Bidens $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, it is now in the hands of the Senate. Biden makes another strong push for the passage of the bill in his latest meeting with...

Joe Biden Cabinet: Miguel Cardona confirmed to lead Department of Education

The Senate is at work to confirm President Joe Bidens Cabinet nominees, the confirmations already picking up steam in the past week or so. The latest of confirmations is with Miguel Cardona, who will now be leading the...

Donald Trump 2024 run: GOP Senator Bill Cassidy says ex-POTUS will not be the 2024 nominee

Former President Donald Trump recently hinted at a 2024 run for the presidency again during his appearance at CPAC. While most Republicans have supported the idea, GOP Senator Bill Cassidy says Trump will not become the...

Donald Trump investigation: Ex-POTUS faces probes from five investigators

Former President Donald Trump received an acquittal from the Senate a few weeks ago, but he still faces many legal challenges especially as he no longer has the protections of the White House. Trump is currently facing...

Science

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can play video games. In a new study, researchers from Purdue University in Indiana, US have shown that pigs can use a digital screen and joystick, operated by their snout, to move a...

Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

A century ago, an upstart German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein turned the scientific world on its head with his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which proved light to be both a particle and a wave. Awarded...

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

The day a muddled mob stormed the US Capitol building, a team of American researchers published a paper in Nature that signified a landmark in gene therapy. The head of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis...

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...

Technology

‘Valheim’ update 0.147.3 deliver private dedicated servers

The increasingly popular survival game Valheim has received its latest update, and Iron Gate has answered many players requests. The patch includes the option for fans to use private dedicated servers through easy...

Android March 2021 security patch rolls out for some Pixel devices

The latest security patch for Android-run devices is here, and the March 2021 security patch has reportedly started to roll out for Google Pixel smartphones. It is something that smartphone users may want to immediately...

Report: Hole-punch selfie camera could debut on iPhone 14

Many might agree that Apple made the display notch popular, and now its fans have been asking the tech giant to make it smaller or even get rid of it altogether. Apple is not one to discuss its plans for upcoming hardware...

‘Fortnite’ chapter 2 season 6 could start in mid-March

The start of a new season is one of the most important times for every Fortnite player. It marks a fresh start to climb up the leadership ladder, and it is also the time when Epic Games usually roll out updates and Battle...

‘Apex Legends’: Nintendo Switch players are getting free 30 levels on day one

The wait for the Apex Legends Nintendo Switch port is down to just a week, and EA is celebrating that by releasing a new gameplay trailer. Meanwhile, the game publisher also announced several exclusive perks for Switch...
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