Indian Jews: Building Bridges Between India and Israel
As India and Israel ramp up trade, Jews of Indian origin are viewed as the key to forging closer ties. New Delhi has a plan to foster closer connections between Israelis with Indian roots and their ancestral homeland.
Hacking a Self-driving Car
Cars that don’t require a human being at the steering wheel are set to hit public roads in the near future. But critics worry that owners could become targets of cyber attacks.
France’s growing income inequality problem
Inequality tends to evoke images of poverty-stricken countries, but this issue continues to afflict societies in wealthy nations, including Europe. Amid the backdrop of economic frailty, Europe is now home to the most billionaires in the world.
France, a country who prides itself on its equality, also struggles to close the gaps between its poorest and richest citizens. Paris, the emblematic City of Lights, is one of the most expensive cities in the world, yet is also home to 28,000 homeless people.
Paris: The Great Feast. Rich and Poor.
Today, the divide between rich and poor has attained levels unseen since the Great Depression. Welcome to Paris, the city of dreams, where life isn’t as gilded as it seems.
This multimedia project was published as part of a project on inequality between rich and poor for Deutsche Welle on November 28th, 2014.
The Hustle Napoletano: Chasing the Shadow Economy in Naples
Welcome to Napoli, home of pizza, Camorra and Pompeii (almost). Clichés aside, Naples possesses one of the most bad ass reputations in Europe.
It’s time to learn how real Neapolitans, the original hustlers, get by.
Europe at the Auction Block: Behind the TTIP
As all eyes remain fixed on the crisis in Ukraine, the European Union and the United States are in the process of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), an agreement that could radically alter trade relationship between the two blocs.
Hostage Taking, Piss And Maple Syrup: Immigration in France
What is it really like to immigrate to Europe? At a time when European countries impose ever stricter regulations to restrict migration, the English language editor ventures inside the bowels of the French immigration system.
The Cold Rush for Nunavut’s Mineral Wealth
As environmental warming melts long frozen ice in Nunavut, the front line of climate change is facing a new “cold” rush, a dash for the North’s untapped mineral resources. Nunavut is at the heart of this tug-of-war between economic development and environmental devastation. The Inuit, the people who call the Arctic home, are in the cross hairs of this battle and ostensibly have the power to determine how this drama over resource extraction will play out in an era when their traditional way of life is under unprecedented stress.
Andorra: Heart of the Pyrenees
An alpine nation wedged between France and Spain, Andorra is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Haven’t heard about this tiny principality? That doesn’t bother Andorrans so much.
Lyon: Culinary Pleasures
Lyon, France’s most understated city. France’s third-largest city has a rich culinary tradition and is the hometown of some of France’s most renowned chefs: Paul Bocuse, Mère Brazier, not to mention the plethora of famous French Michelin chefs who have worked here.
Student Life in Uppsala
Are you curious about how to imitate a real Swedish student? It takes a bit of practice to be immersed in Uppsala’s vibrant student culture. Here is a road map to help even the most culturally naïve navigate a day in the life of a student at Uppsala University.
White Supremacy Groups Ignored as Terrorist Threats
Muslim communities, especially in urban centres, are under constant surveillance and every person—man, woman and child—is a suspect. In their fanatical effort to harass people marked by differences, it seems US military, police and law makers have ignored those who are the biggest terrorism organizations in the US: white supremacist groups.
Akin Gate: A Play-by-Play
It’s been a rough week for conservatives in the United States. The Republican Party has been in damage control overdrive after Akin Gate and its ensuing backlash have shot women’s reproductive issues to the forefront of the US political debate.
Hallelujah! Lawsuit against Obamacare Thrown Out
Seven states and some religious organizations filed a lawsuit against Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act in an attempt to block the provision that requires employers to provide insurance policies that pay for contraception. Their quack suit was swiftly thrown out of court.
The Right to Give: Lesbians Allowed to Donate Blood in China
As of July 1st, the Chinese Ministry of Health announced that lesbians are finally allowed to donate blood after a fourteen-year ban. China had been following regulations set in place in 1998 and at the time, the legislation equated being LGBTQ with HIV and AIDS.
Anti-Bullying App to Promote Homosexuality?
In June, Premier Christy Clark announced that the BC government is spending $2 million dollars on a new 10 step anti-bullying program. ERASE Bullying (Expect Respect and a Safe Education) is to be implemented across the province in September. The strategy is high-tech and includes a smartphone app that will allow kids to report bullying anonymously.
Obamacare Leaves Nothing to Be Complained About
After two years of political strife, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. In a five to four vote, the justices upheld the law in its entirety because of the government’s right to impose taxes.