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Left wing, right wing… no wingers: politics and football

POLITICS AND FOOTBALL are no strangers. Organising bodies such as FIFA, UEFA and the Olympic committees marinate themselves in political intrigue. There has often been a whiff of corruption about FIFA, dating back decades. 1,529 more words

Money And Power

Undercurrents on Inle Lake

The main reason most people go to Nyaungshwe is to take a boat trip on the famously beautiful Inle Lake. I used a travel company my friend Lotte had used a year earlier, as she had asked me to take presents to some people she had met through them. 1,110 more words


La Junta de Control Fiscal

La Junta de Control Fiscal (JCF) es un ente asignado por la metrópolis a un estado o región que compone dicha república para que tome control de las finanzas y que las maneje por un tiempo determinado. 321 more words


Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital wounds more than 20

Thai authorities say a bomb has exploded at a hospital in the capital, Bangkok, wounding at least 21 people. The explosion hit on the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup. 337 more words

Real Estate

Teachers demand end to school closings in Puerto Rico

By Teresa Albano

Teachers unions in the United States and Puerto Rico joined forces to fight the drastic school closings, forced upon the island’s children by hedge fund creditors. 581 more words

Elections & Democracy

Three years on, room for Thailand's royal critics shrinks further

By Tan Hui Yee
The Straits Times

BANGKOK • A seasoned businessman once told me: “Never forget that Thailand is a kingdom.”

These days, his words seem to ring louder, as the reach of monarchy and its supporters widens over the country. 727 more words

21 April 1967 - 50 years on

Today, 21 April, marks the 50th anniversary since a group of military officers seized power in Greece and enforced a dictatorship, which was to rule the country for the next 7 years. 182 more words

Social Issues