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Update: On February 28, the Chinese military stated that almost two-thirds of the 144,000 hacking attacks on Chinese military websites in 2012 originated from the US. “According to the IP addresses, the websites were, in 2012, hacked on average...

By Mina Akrami on Feb 28th, 2013

George Osborne, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced his decision to introduce a ‘spare bedroom tax’, which will affect up to 660,000 social housing tenants across the country. In light of the Government’s new controversial...

By Abbie Saunders on Feb 27th, 2013

Editor’s note: As part of our Iran Election Watch 2013 series, we are analyzing the key political currents in the Islamic Republic. Today we look at the Ahmadinejad-Mashaei Current in part because of the prominence it has gained in the domestic...

By Record on Feb 26th, 2013

All across suburban America, hundreds of shopping malls have become vacant and indebted hulks. Demographics and economics, from the decline of the city fringe to the rise of online shopping, has finished them off. The website deadmalls.com documents...

By Record on Feb 26th, 2013

A black-and-white photo of the beach near Sidon, Lebanon contains what looks like a mountain, over 100 feet tall, looming above the water. When printed in color, however, the picture reveals a mountain built out of 30 years of accumulated garbage...

By Record on Feb 25th, 2013

With the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently affirming Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv) to be present in coastal waters beyond eradication, concerned Canadians are standing against the salmon feedlots that are threatening British...

By Nicolas Rochon on Feb 25th, 2013

On Sunday and Monday (February 24-25), observers the world over will have a keen eye on proceedings in Lo Stivale, with the Italian general elections taking place. Particularly interested parties will include Italy’s European Union (EU) neighbors,...

Since 1995, more than 270,000 farmers have committed suicide in India, amounting to one death every 30 minutes. Described by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice as the largest wave of suicides in recorded history, the calamity is...

By Record on Feb 21st, 2013

New legislation has been introduced in the United States in an attempt to crack-down on the use of offshore tax havens. The legislation would close loopholes that allow multinationals to avoid billions of dollars in taxes. The move presents...

By Record on Feb 20th, 2013

A NASA study, released last Friday, indicates that water shortages could affect millions in the Middle East. Images, captured by NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, reveal significant water loss, in a...

By Record on Feb 20th, 2013