International News October

International News October

Lost Renaissance masterpiece discovered in Frenchwoman’s kitchen A 13thcentury painting of Christ’s Passion by the early Florentine master Cimabue has been discovered in the kitchen of an elderly woman in the town of Compiègne, north of Paris. The piece was initially discovered by an auctioneer in June this year when...

Read more
Diplomacy in Crisis

Diplomacy in Crisis

 As an infamous German dictator once said, “When diplomacy ends, War begins”. The darkest period of the 20th Century could easily be defined by this statement, when Europe was in turmoil after two massive wars and the rest of the world scrambling to take sides or risk being swallowed up...

Read more
International News Roundup August 2019

International News Roundup August 2019

ANATOLIKI MANI, GREECE   Chiselled out of rock in a cave on the Southern Peloponnese peninsula came a piece of skull which researchers now claim is the oldest human fossil outside of Africa. Excavated out of a limestone cliff in the early 1970s, the fragment was originally put in a...

Read more
UK makes financial commitment to MH17 investigation on anniversary of flight being shot down

UK makes financial commitment to MH17 investigation on anniversary of flight being shot down

Five years ago today (July 17) Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot out of the sky over Ukraine resulting in the deaths of 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board.  Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has paid tribute to the victims by announcing that the UK will provide financial support...

Read more
Waste Wars: A New Dump

Waste Wars: A New Dump

Big countries are feeling the pressure of overstocked landfills as environmental regulations and trade agreements shake up traditional waste flows. The world produces 2.1 billion tonnes of rubbish each year with only 16% recycled and 46% disposed of unsustainably. Countries such as China, once the dumping ground for almost 4...

Read more
Royal family member meets young Syrian peace-builders in Lebanon

Royal family member meets young Syrian peace-builders in Lebanon

During the first official royal visit to the country, on June 12th 2019, HRH The Countess of Wessex joined The Reverend Nadim Nassar, Founder and Executive Director of the Awareness Foundation, in order to meet six graduates of the Foundation’s ‘Ambassadors for Peace’ programme. Ambassadors for Peace is an ecumenical,...

Read more
The Summit of Minds – Armenia June 2019

The Summit of Minds – Armenia June 2019

Only the sharpest minds and their cooperation are capable of addressing the global issues we face today. War, money, technology, so many things created by humans to control our world have ironically become insurmountable obstacles to building a clearer and brighter future. While many international conferences meet to address such...

Read more
Moldova: two governments, one country

Moldova: two governments, one country

On February 24th, Moldova held a parliamentary election with a problematic outcome; no party won the majority. The Moldovan Constitution mandates that a government must be formed within three months of newly elected members of parliament taking office, which occurred on March 9th. On Friday (June 7th) the Moldovan Constitutional...

Read more
Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

Huawei, China and the Unites States of America

US President Donald Trump has said to reporters that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China. Despite labelling Huawei as “very dangerous” for its equipment’s potential use by the Chinese military for surveillance purposes, Trump did not close the door on...

Read more
Tourism Growth in Kyoto, Japan

Tourism Growth in Kyoto, Japan

As a result of its rich culture and growing economy, Japan has seen a boom in its tourism industry over the past decade, with 31 million international visitors being reported in 2018 compared to merely 8 million in 2008. The Japanese government has been strongly supportive of this influx of...

Read more