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    Time for the rich to erase proof of climate neglect?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 24/01/2020

    » Donald Trump's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday contained no surprises: half an hour of chest-thumping self-praise, although without the usual xenophobia and dog-whistle racism. It was, after all, an audience of the ultra-rich and powerful in which most of the movers and shakers were not American.


    Vladimir Putin the immortal hero?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 21/01/2020

    » Five years ago somebody posted photographs on the internet showing a man who looked a lot like Vladimir Putin in photographs from 1920 and 1941. In both shots he was in military uniform, defending the interests of the Russian people then as he still does today.


    Climates of fear lead to 'shoot-downs'

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 15/01/2020

    » One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by somebody's military. Not the very biggest, of course: accidents account for nine-tenths of all deaths in civilian airline crashes, and terrorist attacks and hijackings cause most of the rest. But a solid 2.5% of the deaths are due to trigger-happy people in military uniforms.


    Dismantling Malta's mafia state

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 27/12/2019

    » It's two years since Daphne Caruana Galizia, the best investigative journalist in Malta, was killed by a car bomb. She had been using the huge leaks of financial data in the "Panama Papers" to track down suspicious dealings by members of the Maltese government, and she was getting too close for comfort.


    Missing all exits on Highway to Hell

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 19/12/2019

    » 'The point of no return is no longer over the horizon," warned UN secretary general Antonio Guterres as the 25th climate summit (COP25) opened in Madrid two weeks ago, and the multitude of delegates from more than a hundred countries presumably understood what he meant. But they ignored it anyway.


    When English turkeys vote for Christmas

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 16/12/2019

    » Down on the turkey farm, the Scottish and Irish birds noticed that the smiling man in the festive costume was holding a hatchet behind his back, and hid. The Welsh turkeys looked confused and huddled together squawking. But the English turkeys marched bravely up to the chopping block, confident that this would be a Christmas to remember.


    The game of Beijing versus Taipei

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 13/12/2019

    » One of the lesser unsolved mysteries of our time is why countries whose names end in 'u' prefer the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the People's Republic of China (Beijing). Of the 15 countries that still recognise Taiwan as the real and legitimate China, three have 'u' at the end of their names: Nauru, Palau and Tuvalu.


    Faint hope of war petering out in Yemen

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 06/12/2019

    » Some wars end in victory, but just as many sputter out in exhaustion. The war in Yemen, now coming up on five years old, always looked likely to end up in the second category, and the time may be quite soon.


    Defeat snatched from jaws of victory in HK

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 27/11/2019

    » The "silent majority" in Hong Kong, who regime supporters hoped would show that they are fed up with the pro-democracy protests that have shaken the city in the past five months, turns out to be not only silent but non-existent.


    It's only news when the man bites the dog

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 20/11/2019

    » As British newspaper magnate Viscount Northcliffe said: "When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news."

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