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Kretek
Asia Pacific

Indonesia’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 and despite the considerable health risks associated with smoking…
Latin America

International Law Violated Again: Venezuelan Referendum Jeopardizes Guyana

Tensions continue to rise between Venezuela and Guyana after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proclaims victory in the referendum to annex the Guyanese territory of Essequibo. The oil-rich region has been…
Kennedy 1962
Austria

Fulbright Austria: Interview with Executive Director Dr. Hermann Agis

Each year students, teachers and researchers travel from Austria to the US and vice versa on a Fulbright scholarship. The Fulbright Program, which has existed for over seven decades, bears…
Boycott Israel
Global

Anti-BDS Laws: The Weaponization of Antisemitism

The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement has gained traction and worldwide attention for its plea to boycott Israeli goods until the Jewish state abides by international law. The primary…
UN Nuclear Weapons
Global

Can Treaties Eliminate Nuclear Weapons?

The second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) took place in New York at the end of 2023. The treaty expresses concern…
Vienna Ball
Austria

Vienna is the Waltzing Capital of the World

Vienna’s ball season is in full swing. Each year around 450 balls attract 540 000 dance enthusiast and socialites who are keen to experience the spirit of the former Austro-Hungarian…

Recent Articles  – Version 2

Economic / Financial

Kretek
Asia Pacific

Indonesia’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 and despite the considerable health risks associated with smoking…
UN Nuclear Weapons
Global

Can Treaties Eliminate Nuclear Weapons?

The second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) took place in New York at the end of 2023. The treaty expresses concern…
Apple Ireland
Economics/Finance

Apple/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…

Environment

Spain Water
Environment

No Rain in Spain

The 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…
IVECF
Austria

International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum 2023: The Road to COP28

The International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum 2023 (IVECF) took place at the Hofburg palace on 2 and 3 November 2023. The Forum featured high level speakers and experts from…
Plastic Pollution
Environment

Drowning in Plastic

The plastic pollution crisis has reached unprecedented levels: plastic shopping bags, plastic packaging, plastic water bottles, etc. About 80% of all the plastic ever produced remains in the environment, from…

In The News

Kennedy 1962
Austria

Fulbright Austria: Interview with Executive Director Dr. Hermann Agis

Each year students, teachers and researchers travel from Austria to the US and vice versa on a Fulbright scholarship. The Fulbright Program, which has existed for over seven decades, bears…
Vienna Ball
Austria

Vienna is the Waltzing Capital of the World

Vienna’s ball season is in full swing. Each year around 450 balls attract 540 000 dance enthusiast and socialites who are keen to experience the spirit of the former Austro-Hungarian…
Sports Gaza Humanitarian Crisis
MENA

United 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 (WTA) Finals prize money to support Palestinians affected by…

Politics

Ethiopian Port
Africa

Ethiopia 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. Michael Asiedu, 22 February 2024In a meeting with investors and…
Latin America

International Law Violated Again: Venezuelan Referendum Jeopardizes Guyana

Tensions continue to rise between Venezuela and Guyana after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proclaims victory in the referendum to annex the Guyanese territory of Essequibo. The oil-rich region has been…
Boycott Israel
Global

Anti-BDS Laws: The Weaponization of Antisemitism

The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement has gained traction and worldwide attention for its plea to boycott Israeli goods until the Jewish state abides by international law. The primary…

Science / Technology

GoogleGlobalScience/TechnologyUSA & Canada
January 5, 2024

Trial 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,…
Interview with Josef PenningerAustriaGlobalScience/Technology
December 6, 2023

Josef Penninger on expanding the boundaries of knowledge

Renowned geneticist Professor Josef Penninger gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview. He offered insights into his research, current startup projects and the new Erich Kandel Institute for Precision Medicine of the…
Ferenc KrauszEU/EuropeScience/Technology
October 3, 2023

Physics Nobel Prize 2023 Ferenc Krausz: Interview with iGlobenews

Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz, the recipient of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics, gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview on his research in attosecond physics, the science of electronic motions in…

Security

UN Nuclear WeaponsGlobalSecurityUSA & Canada
February 5, 2024

Can Treaties Eliminate Nuclear Weapons?

The second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) took place in New York at the end of 2023. The treaty expresses concern…
LockbitChinaGlobalSecurity
December 29, 2023

Who 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…
AI RegulationsGlobalSecurity
December 1, 2023

AI Regulation Requires Global Cooperation

In view of the global availability and impact of social media, malware and disinformation, casting the widest possible net for AI regulation is essential. No country or organization should be…

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