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Weekly Magazine - 29 June 2017
Best of times
From green energy in Asia to women's rights in the Middle East, TWW looks at key positive trends around the world.
A new era
For the past five years, it has been our mission to bring our readers “a weekly briefing on the state of humanity”, a balanced and insightful look at what is driving our world.
A deadly profession: Being a journalist in Mexico
In an interview with The World Weekly, award-winning journalist Anabel Hernandez talks about the price journalists pay to tell the truth about Mexico’s violence, but also why it’s important to carry on.
In Trump, the Koch brothers see both friend and foe
At the Koch brothers’ Colorado get-together, there was both optimism and frustration with Donald Trump’s stuttering presidency.
Yet another corruption scandal in Brazil tarnishes Temer’s presidency
Tech giants team up to fight terrorism
A ‘unique opportunity’ for peace in Cyprus
Is France getting a taste of what centrism really means?
Twenty years on, ‘One Country, Two Systems’ is caught in an impasse
Jostling for position on the India-China border
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, football is more than just a game
Kenya’s government looks to cash in on gambling
Al-Qaeda, secret prisons and a military base in Eritrea: The UAE’s Yemen endeavour
Residents of Mosul celebrate first Eid without Islamic State in years
Left in the dark
A Palestinian girl has to rely on a candle to light up her home during a power cut at the Jabalia Camp in Gaza City. The isolated enclave has had its electricity supply severely reduced since Israel agreed to the Palestinian Authority’s request to scale back power in order to put pressure on its political rival, Hamas. The Islamist group has described the move as “catastrophic and dangerous”.
Over $350 million raised for South Sudanese refugees
Panama's second-largest city gets continuous access to potable water
Is mass surveillance the price we must pay for a safer society?
“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,” Benjamin Franklin famously wrote. But the US founding father did not live in the age of Islamic State and al-Qaeda, nor of lone wolf Islamist and far-right radicals with access to the means of committing mass atrocities on civilian populations. Given the disturbing frequencies with which such attacks dominate the headli [...]
New memory erasure research gives hope to PTSD sufferers
Groundbreaking discovery confirms existence of orbiting supermassive black holes
Chemical warfare: Birds use cigarette butts to fight parasites
Our picks from the international press
A Rare Journey Into the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a Super-Bunker That Can Survive Anything
How Alexandria's 'leaning tower' became an emblem of the city's corruption
Greece fears revival of far-left violence
The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia
Two brothers, same murder, but one goes free. Why? - BBC News
The Mica Children: Fighting for Survival in India's Deadly Mines - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
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