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Ethiopia PortEthiopia Seaport Quest could Spark Conflict over Somaliland

Ethiopia’s new year seaport deal with Somaliland has generated tension and sparked concerns among neighbors in an already volatile Horn …

Women workers at Tapel Koeda KretekIndonesia’s Clove Craze and the Tobacconomics of Kretek

The new Netflix series “Gladis Kretek” introduces a western audience to Indonesia’s kretek industry. Clove cigarettes are part of Indonesian culture …

iGlobenews WATCH

President Putin in an interview with Tucker Carlson 8 February 2024 on controlling AI threats stated that: “Humanity needed to think about what to do about the advances in genetics and artificial intelligence and suggested the nuclear arms control treaties of the Cold War could be a guide.”

iGlobenews first published on 18 May 2023 a proposal which elaborated on the use of international safeguards experience for international AI regulation: “IAEA Safeguards: A Model for International AI Regulation” by Dr. Frances Mautner Markhof (IAEA Safeguards: A Model for International AI Regulation). iGlobenews published a follow-up article on 1 December 2023 “AI Regulation Requires Global Cooperation” (AI Regulation Requires Global Cooperation).

Notable Quotes

“Hamas is not a terrorist group for us, as you know, it is a political movement. But, I think it is very very difficult to dislodge these groups without a negotiated solution; which includes their aspirations.”

Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, UNHQ Geneva 7 February 2024

GazaCan Gaza Genocide be Cancelled by Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley’s pro-Israel bias and the millions of dollars the Israeli government and its supporters spend on online ad campaigns on platforms ranging from YouTube to Instagram and TikTok has not stopped global public opinion …

NYC and Chicago Overwhelmed by Migrants: Biden to Back Stricter Border Controls

New York City (NYC) is struggling to deal with the onslaught of illegal migrants. Democratic Mayor Adams is openly calling on the White House to solve the crisis at the US …

China’s Global Development Challenge to the West

China challenges the West as to who could build more schools, hospitals, and sports stadiums for ordinary people in low-income countries …

Ethnic Cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh: ICJ Rules for Armenians’ Right of Return

The tensions in the mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh have persisted for decades, with the latest outbreak of violence in 2023 further destabilizing the region forcing over one hundred thousand Armenians from their …

LockbitWho is Lockbit? Cybercrime Gang Adds Major Bank to List of Victims

Cybercrime gang Lockbit claims responsibility for ransomware attack on the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Since 2019, the group has made a name for itself targeting high-profile institutions and raking in hundreds …

New Tools for New Challenges: Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Covid, global warming, wars in the Middle East and Ukraine, waves of migration and internally displaced persons are shaping the world we live in. Professor Markus Kornprobst …

Why are Chinese buying land near US military bases?

A billion-dollars-worth of farmland encircling US military bases in California has recently been purchased by a mysterious company. China is buying land around …

Are Violators the Real Beneficiaries of Treaties?

Are violators the real beneficiaries of treaties? The violators of past arms control agreements between the nuclear superpowers gained the possibility of developing …

Apple IrelandApple/Ireland v. A Fair System of EU Corporate Taxation

The European Union and Apple continue their battle in the EU courts. The dispute is about whether Apple’s USD 13 billion tax break obtained in Ireland conforms to EU law or not. The EU General Advocate Pitruzzella…

Serbia’s Balancing Act between East and West

Over the past 10 years, China has emerged as one of the most important trading partners and investors in Serbia. Chinese net foreign direct investment …

US v. UNGA on Maintaining US Cuban Embargo

The US’ embargo against Cuba, initiated in response to the nationalization of US properties following Fidel Castro’s revolution, has been a contentious international issue for over six decades. The embargo’s continuation …

Can the India-Middle East Economic Corridor Compete with China’s BRI?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced a new transport corridor at the G20 summit in Delhi, which he believes will shape global trade for centuries. This India-Middle East-Europe Economic …

GoogleTrial of the Century: United States v. Google

The DOJ is clamping down on Google’s search engine monopoly. This trial which began in Washington DC in September 2023 has the potential to blow up the search engine industry, similar to the 1984 AT&T decision …

Interview with Austrian State Secretary Florian Tursky

The Austrian State Secretary for Digitalization and Telecommunication Florian Tursky gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview. Tursky who is responsible for AI in the Austrian government, discussed the new …

Big Tech Power Curbed by New UK Landmark Bill

Digital regulatory departments in UK government are gearing up for the implementation of new legislation and this will impact the digital industry giants. The aim is to promote economic growth while protecting consumers …

Egypt’s ‘Digital Suez Canal’

Egypt is the most important bottleneck for global internet communication. Data travels across the ocean floor to Europe and beyond via underwater sea cables linking the Mediterranean and Red Sea. China, Russia …

Age of LonelinessThe Age of Loneliness and Loss of Social Connectedness

Digital addiction, pandemic lockdowns, the glorification of the self, zooming, online shopping, remote learning and alternate realities of the metaverse are contributing to the isolation of more and more people worldwide. Although the causes of loneliness may differ, the reality and effects remain. One is never too young or too old to connect, or to be lonely. In the new conflict between …

Counterfeit Medication in Mexican Pharmacies: Tourists Beware of …

The Mexican government has raided and shut down pharmacies in tourist hotspots. Mexican cartels are benefiting from selling ‘medication’ laced with fentanyl and other narcotics to unsuspecting tourists …

UK’s Cost of Living Crisis Fuels Growing Food Bank Industry

In recent years, the increase of food banks across the UK has highlighted widespread poverty and food insecurity. Food banks are seen as an indicator of underlying social and economic issues, such as poverty …

Is Silver the New Gold: Epunkt’s Study on Why 55+ Professionals are Worth …

As populations especially in Europe are living longer and staying young and healthy, the inevitable question arises: How can the economy continue to tap into this valuable resource? Age-discrimination by employers and …

Birnstiel Award 2023International Birnstiel Award 2023 at Vienna BioCenter

The Birnstiel Award for Doctoral Studies 2023 was presented at Vienna’s Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in November. The Award celebrates early achievement in molecular biology …

270 Years of Diplomatic Education

Ambassador Emil Brix, Director of the Vienna School of International Studies (DA), gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview to discuss the history, present and future of the academy. The year 2024 marks …

Quality v. Quotas: Challenges to US Legal Education and the Constitution

What is happening to the First Amendment of the US Constitution? Ilya Shapiro, renown conservative constitutional scholar, gave iGlobenews an interview to discuss this issue and the dangers facing …

Austrian MINTality Foundation Aims to Increase Women in STEM Areas

Therese Niss, initiator and board member of the Austrian MINTality Foundation, gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview and discussed how the foundation she helped create will increase the number of …

Spain waterNo Rain in Spain

he planet is running out of fresh, potable water for hundreds of millions of people. Countries are feeling political, economic and social pressures resulting from climate change, population growth, migration, increased poverty …

Progress vs. Preservation: Germany’s Rügen LNG Terminal Debacle

The German Federal Government’s recent decision to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal on the picturesque island of Rügen has ignited a heated dispute. The planned construction in Sassnitz-Mukran has raised …

Can A Sinking Island Continue to Swim in Virtual Reality?

In recent years, climate change has become a growing threat to low-lying island nations around the world. Rising sea levels, an increased frequency of extreme weather events, and other impacts of climate change pose …

TCM Endangers Malayan Sun Bears

The Malayan sun bear is on the brink of extinction. They are hunted, captured, harvested and killed for their bile. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards sun bear bile as a cure to many human illnesses. Not enough is being done …

Vienna Word's Fair150th Anniversary of the Vienna World’s Fair: When Vienna was …

One of the greatest exhibitions of all time – the Vienna World’s Fair of 1873 – is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Vienna World’s Fair was a testament to the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s industrial progress …

Biennale Architecture 2023: The Global African Laboratory of the Future

Ambassador Thun-Hohenstein is the Director General for International Cultural Relations at the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. He shares impressions of the 2023 Architecture Biennale …

UN Africa Day Celebration Launches ‘Africa Interactive’ in Vienna

On Africa Day at the UN in Vienna the Africa Interactive digital project was presented to the world. Governments, museums and private collections have been invited to join the project and contribute to this 3D databank …

Turkey’s New Soft Power: Blockbuster T-Dramas

Turkish TV dramas and historical fictions are quickly becoming an important soft power tool. Their popularity spans the globe and their reach is not confined to the Muslim word. These dramas glorify Turkish history and culture …

PFASCatastrophe and Coverup of PFAS

The unique properties of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, commonly known as PFAS, has led to their use in thousands of household products …

The Obesity Epidemic: The Costs to Society and the Individual

A recent Harvard study highlighted the true costs to society and the individual of body dissatisfaction and appearance-based discrimination amounting to …

Food for Thought: Flavonols Linked to Long Life and Healthy Mind

Research into the long-term relationship between brain function and the food we eat has been published in the respected academic medical journal Neurology®  …

Brain Drain from Social Media

Social media is unquestionably here to stay. Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of social media on human behavior and, in a recent …

Athletes for GazaUnited in Action: Sports Icons Tackle the Humanitarian Crisis

In a powerful display of solidarity, 29-year-old Tunisian tennis sensation Ons Jabeur has pledged a portion of her Women’s Tennis Association Finals prize money to support Palestinians affected by the recent …

FINA Bans Transgender Athletes from Women’s Elite Swimming Competitions

FINA’s new policy on who can compete in women’s sports will effectively bar transgender athletes such as Lia Thomas and CeCe Telfer from competing against biological women. If sports organizations do not step …

Saudia Arabia’s LIV Golf: Sportswashing Decades of Human Rights Violations

The Saudi government is offering incredible sums of money to the world’s best golfers to join the new LIV (54) Golf tour. Is this an attempt to grow the game of golf around the world or an effort to “sportswash” Saudi Arabia’s reputation …

The Beijing 2022 Olympics – Is it Time to Reform the IOC?

The opening of the 2022 Winter Olympics was a splendid spectacle and an impressive display of China’s global soft power. While China and the IOC insist it is a global sporting event, critics also point to the human rights …

Dance of BeesKarl von Frisch and the Dance of the Bees

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Austrian Karl von Frisch’s 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology for his ground breaking discoveries on bees. Frisch showed that bees exhibit complex behaviors and social learning  …

Maryam Mirzakhani: Fields Medal Winner and Pioneer in Mathematics

Mathematics was Maryam Mirzakhani’s passion. In 2014, she became the first and only winner of the prestigious Fields Medal, the ‘Nobel Prize’ of mathematics …

Amelia Earhart’s Historic Solo Transatlantic Flight: 90th Anniversary

Earhart is best known for setting flying records and championing the inclusion of women in aviation. She became the first female pilot to fly solo across  …

Hedy Lamarr – Hollywood Star and the ‘Mother of WiFi’

Lamarr, the glamorous silver screen legend of the 1930s and 1940s, was not just a pretty face – she was a genius and, she was Austrian. Her frequency hopping technology …

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