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Archive for May 5th, 2017

Macron stretches lead as French presidential campaign enters final day

Benoit Tessier/Reuters   By Mathieu Rosemain and Andrew Callus Independent centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day of a tumultuous election campaign that has turned the country’s politics upside down.

Greater Albania and the Balkan Problem

AFP photo   By Binoy Kampmark The Balkans has always been cursed by a recurring theme: that each entity within it can, at some point, become greater and more consuming in territory than the next neighbour. Each nation has, and in some instances continues, to nurse dreams of enlargement, pecking away at borders and assuming […]

Interview with Actress Claudia Christian

By Hazel Speed It is always such a privilege when a person of note, a celebrity within any field, consents to an interview within which they share an insight of themselves in deeper ways.


Reuters photo   By Howard Debs

Sham nominations in Kenya have yielded many bogus ‘winners’

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi If what happened in party nominations during the past few weeks is the precursor of what is ahead, then the August 8 Kenya general elections could turn out to be a much troubled exercise.

Spyware Peddlers

Reuters photo   By Ricardo Swire Globally an estimated 528 surveillance companies compete in a finite legal market. Economics, geopolitics and a fragmented legal system qualify spyware’s open distribution as inevitable.


By Opal Ingram

Observations of an Expat: The Korean Solution

AP photo   By Tom Arms I have a solution to Korea. It is…