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Turkey’s New Soft Power: Blockbuster T-Dramas

Turkish TV dramas and historical fictions are quickly becoming an important soft power …

Cartoon War in Ukraine

War in Ukraine
By Arcadio Esquivel, 22 January 2023

Seahorses have existed for 13 million years. The main factors contributing to their impending extinction are climate change, trawling …

Peter ObiPeter Obi’s ‘Obidient’ Movement Reshapes Nigeria’s Political Landscape

The 2023 Nigerian presidential election will be held on 25 February …

Israel - LebanonPacta Sunt Servanda, Even Enemies Must Honor Agreements

A landmark maritime agreement was recently reached between Israel and Lebanon, yet the recent parliamentary election in Israel could spell an early end to the deal that …

Implications of Chile’s Landslide Rejection of New Constitution

The Chilean referendum in September 2022 on a new constitution was a disaster for President Gabriel Boric and the nascent left-wing movement that sought to bring …

Sunak, the Conservatives’ Saviour?

The British Conservatives have manoeuvred themselves into an existential crisis. Rishi Sunak, new Conservative leader and Prime Minister, promises to restore public trust …

Colombia’s New Government for a More Equitable Society

The June 19th elections were a historic moment for Colombia. For the first time in its history the country would have a President that openly identified as a socialist. While the …

China Police StationHidden in Plain Sight: China’s Unauthorized Overseas Police Stations

In September 2022 a Spanish human rights organization, Safeguard Defenders, published a report on Chinese police stations abroad. According to the report, Chinese authorities have set up a number of overseas police “service stations” on five continents. They provide administrative services, but also actively …

Is the Use of Nuclear Weapons Ever Morally Justified: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Almost 80 years have passed since the US used nuclear weapons to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These cities were not military targets – but populated by ordinary Japanese …

Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Marks the “New Normal” in the Taiwan Straits

Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan with her son despite words of warning from the White House. The cost to the US taxpayer of this visit amounts to c. USD 90 million. This visit has …

Nuclear Sharing and Other Challenges for the 2022 NPT Review Conference

The 2022 NPT Review Conference is set to take place at the UN in New York on August 1-26. If any progress is to be made, Member States and especially all Europeans …

BlackRockESG Investment Ideology: Not Doing Well and Not Doing Good

ESG assigns numerical scores to company and country performance in the environment, social and governance areas. Trillions of dollars have been poured into ESG-funds, especially by the Big Three who have profited  …

Sam Bankman-Fried: From Hero to Zero

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the now-defunct FTX crypto exchange and former darling of MSM, the liberal elite and Democrat politicians, was …

So Much For Competition: Looming Kroger & Albertsons Merger

In October, American retail giants Kroger and Albertsons announced plans for a nearly USD 25 billion merger. If approved by regulators, the deal …

Big Pharma and Big Farms – EU Condones Bloody PMSG Business

Iceland, Argentina and Urugay are the main countries in which the PMSG business flourishes. These blood or vampire farms extract the blood of …

Quantum Entanglement: Schrödinger’s Nobel Heirs

Austrian physicist Anton Zeilinger shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics with Alain Aspect of France and John Clauser of the US for ingenious experiments involving …

Professor Hwang Il Soon’s Model for Unlimited and Safe Nuclear Energy

Professor Hwang Il Soon, Chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Engineering in the Republic of Korea gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview to discuss why nuclear energy is …

Blockchain Technology Increases Food Safety and Fights Food Fraud

Fraud and concerns over hygiene and safety has prompted the industry to seek tech solutions to reassure consumers that the food they are buying …

VBC AustriaThe Vienna BioCenter – A Leading Hub for Life Sciences in the Heart of Europe

The Vienna BioCenter located in Austria’s capital city is one of Europe’s leading life science clusters. With more than 2650 people from 80 countries working on this campus, the reputation of this leading life science hub continues to attract start-ups and research institutes …

ASEPAustrian Seniors who Retire, Rewire and Inspire

ASEP is an independent pool of experienced entrepreneurs, executives and experts who want to pass on their experience and know-how to the next generation. iGlobenews interviewed two ASEP experts, Dr. Helga Linhart and Mr. Michael Klemen, to discuss what ASEP does and how …

Can TikTok Be Trusted To Fight US Midterm Election Misinformation?

TikTok has announced a strategy to promote election integrity in the lead-up to the 2022 US midterm elections. While this has been welcomed by many, it also raises questions about whether the US should trust a  …

Amazon’s Acquisition of iRobot Raises Serious Privacy Concerns

A little robot that takes care of vacuuming the floor while you are at work might sound ideal to many, yet the price to pay for this might be a complete invasion of your privacy, reminiscent of the novel 1984. Amazon’s recent acquisition …

The Old Catholics and their New Reformation: Interview with Bishop Lederleitner

Bishop Heinz Lederleitner, the highest-ranking official of the Austrian Old Catholic Church, gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview. Contrary to what the name suggests, the Old Catholic Church is a progressive and democratic …

Novartis Life Science CampusNovartis’ Unique Life Science Campus for Training, Research and Production in Tyrol, Austria

Novartis is a leader in the production of pharmaceuticals. Sandoz, a division of Novartis, is the sole manufacturer of generic antibiotics in the western world. Novartis, based in Kundl/ Schaftenau in Tyrol, Austria, is opening a Life Science Campus in Kundl …

EuroSkills 2021: Russia Takes Gold, Austria Silver

At the end of September, Austria held a vocational skills competition EuroSkills 2021 in Schwarzl Leisure Centre in Graz. The three-day event served as a platform for  …

Interview With Dr. Thomas Stelzer, Dean Of The International Anti-Corruption Academy: Combatting Corruption Through Education, Training And Networking

Dr. Thomas Stelzer, Dean of the Vienna-based International Anti-Corruption Academy, gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview and discussed how IACA has adapted to  …

How A Vienna Startup Is Revolutionizing E-Learning

A Vienna-based startup has revolutionized e-learning with its innovative approach to teaching. The vision of GoStudent’s co-founders Felix Ohswald and Gregor Mueller, who …

Water Crisis in Latin AmericaWater Wars in Latin America

Despite being blessed with some of the largest reserves of freshwater, more than 130 million people in Latin America & the Caribbean have no access to potable water. Inadequate sewage and industrial waste disposal, along with deforestation,  …

Another Fukushima on Cape Cod Bay?

Tentative plans to discharge radioactive wastewater from the decommissioned Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts into Cape …

Threat to Wild Orcas, Dolphins and Beluga Whales from Marine Theme Park Boom in China

On 7 May 2022 the tenth global annual Empty the Tank Event took place. This movement was inspired by the 2013 US documentary Blackfish. This film changed the perception of orcas in the West …

Japan v. Its Neighbors: Japan to Release 1.4 Million Tons of Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater into the Pacific

Japan’s controversial decision to release contaminated nuclear wastewater from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean is being opposed by ROK, China and other neighboring …

Pan Y Paz: The Socio-Economic Implications Of COVID-19 In Latin America And The Caribbean

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent inequality and poverty prevalent in most countries throughout the world. This rings especially true …

Augusta Victoria Hospital Denies Care to Palestinian Cancer Patients

Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) in East Jerusalem has been turning away terminally ill cancer patients due to the lack of sufficient international funding received …

COVID Vaccines: Africa Needs A New Approach

In the face of the new Omicron variant, the question of vaccine inequity between rich and poor countries has risen to the top of the global agenda. Africa needs a new …

VA BenefitsLong Overdue Burn Pit Legislation: Bi-Partisan Bill Expands Veteran Health Care

Effective as of August 10, the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 promises to increase healthcare access and funding for millions of American military veterans who were exposed to toxic materials during their service, making …

LumagicaLUMAGICA: Magical Winter Wonderland in Innsbruck’s Imperial Gardens

During the holiday season LUMAGICA’s magical light display transformed Innsbruck’s historic Hofgarten. The Imperial Gardens’ 600-year history was incorporated into many of the luminous installations. Thousands came to see the …

“rich & poor” (“arm & reich”) at Dom Museum Wien

The current exhibition at the Dom Museum Wien “rich & poor” is devoted to the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor. The spectrum of the exhibition ranges from photographic works that capture those affected by poverty …

Max Weiler and the Painting of the Sung Dynasty

Max Weiler is one of the most important Austrian painters of the 20th century. His painting was deeply influenced by the painters of the Sung dynasty (960–1279). It is no coincidence that Max Weiler’s late work was honored in 1998 …

Alfred Zoff Exhibition in Vienna – The Fascination of the Sea

A retrospective exhibition of the important Austrian painter Alfred Zoff is currently being held at the Martin Suppan Galerie in Vienna. He was a master of seascape painting and of capturing the play of light and darkness …

Maria Rauch-KallatInterview With Maria Rauch-Kallat, President Of Austria’s Paralympic Committee And Former Minister For The Environment, Women And Health

Maria Rauch-Kallat, a well-known political figure in Austria and pioneer for women’s rights, gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview. She discussed women rights, politics, the pandemic, her role as President of Austria’s Paralympic Committee and Club Alpha, a non-partisan women’s organization she …

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 …

Rebelling Against Sexism: Can The Norwegian Handball Association Improve Conditions For Female Athletes?

After being threatened with punishment for not complying with dress code regulations, female beach handball athletes take a stance against outdated rules and double standards.

Tokyo Olympics: The Games Haunted By Travel Restrictions And Vaccine Shortages

It is the second time Olympic Games are held in Tokyo. While 1964 was crowned with success, this year’s Olympics are facing multiple challenges: travel restrictions, a  …

Angelika AmonAngelika Amon’s Pioneering Legacy in Biology

Two years have passed since top biologist Angelika Amon passed away on 29 October 2020. Professor Amon was an Austrian scientist who taught at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts. She dedicated her life to examining how cells grow, divide, and age. She made a lasting impact in biology by showing the world how the …

Gregor Mendel’s Peas and Premonitions

This year marks the 200 anniversary of Gregor Mendel who was born on 20 July 1822. Misunderstood during his lifetime, he is today …

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 …

Interview With the Recipient of the 2022 Wolf Prize in Physics, Professor Ferenc Krausz

Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz, the recipient of the prestigious 2022 Wolf Prize in physics, gave iGlobenews an interview on his research in attosecond physics …

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