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North Korean missile tests and the rumours of world war three

North Korean missile tests and the rumours of world war three

North Korea has been hit with UN sanctions, after its sixth and largest nuclear missile test. These new sanctions restrict oil imports and ban textile exports – methods aimed at depriving North Korea of fuel and income for its weapons programmes. The US originally wanted to introduce tougher penalties on the the nation, including a total ban on oil imports.[Read More...]

Another tragedy in the air

Another tragedy in the air

The world woke up today to learn of another plane disappearance. It seems uncannily similar to that of Malaysian airlines MH370 Boeing earlier this year. Conspiracy theories are rife at the moment. There are some who believe it could be aliens that have abducted the two aircrafts, while others have other theories, as governments entice people away from the truth.[Read More...]

GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) by the Chinese government for bribery

GlaxoSmithKline fined by Chinese govt after bribing doctors

The pharmaceutical corporation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)has been fined $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) by the Chinese government for attempting to bribe doctors and hospitals in the country to use its products. State news agency Xinhua claimed that after the  ”massive bribery network” was uncovered, five former employees were sentenced to two to four years in jail, but ordered deported instead of[Read More...]

Smog has been a consistent and growing problem in China

China orders insurance companies to stop compensating smog victims

Barely a week after the reports of dangerously high levels of smog in China hit the headlines across the world, authorities have made a bizarre attempt at damage-control. It has now been reported that lawmakers in the country have ordered the two largest insurers in China to stop selling their policies. The directive comes just a week after the policies[Read More...]

Heading for a nuclear winter? China’s air pollution reaches critical levels

Heading for a nuclear winter? China’s air pollution reaches critical levels

Imagine living in a country where you couldn’t even trust the air that you breathe for fear of contracting a serious health problem as a result. Well in China, that exact scenario is playing out with Chinese scientists warning that the country’s air pollution is now so toxic that it resembles a nuclear winter. The country has been well known[Read More...]