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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Even as the United States has wound down its forces in Iraq and plans to begin withdrawal in Afghanistan during the coming year, the global war on terror is not yet over and threats of terrorism are still very real. On August 2, the U.S. closed...

By Record on Aug 30th, 2013

Not since the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 has Russia carried out a military maneuver like the “readiness test” that began on July 12. Demonstrating in front of the country’s Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Vladimir...

By Mina Akrami on Aug 25th, 2013

During Pope Francis’ return journey to the Vatican from Brazil – the location of his first overseas trip since being elected Pope in March 2013 – he held a press conference with journalists on board the flight. In response to a question...

By Record on Aug 16th, 2013

The shocking revelation of performance enhancing drug use by star athletes has been a repeating occurrence in the world of professional athletics. Most recently, the discovery that American sprinter, Tyson Gay and his Jamaican rival, Asafa Powell,...

By Record on Aug 10th, 2013

The region of Chalkidiki in northern Greece has become the center of a growing protest movement against the government’s economic policies and foreign investment. Local people have taken to the streets to demonstrate their opposition to investments...

By Record on Aug 7th, 2013

According to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), 32.8 percent of Mexican citizens are considered obese, claiming the title over the United States with 31.8 percent. Meanwhile, Mexico has experienced a three-fold increase in rates...

By Mina Akrami on Aug 5th, 2013

Recent events in Britain, labeled by the government as terrorist attacks (and popularly regarded as such by the media thereafter), have done little to help the fragility of relations between the UK’s Muslim and non-Muslim communities. The...

Last month, the International Monetary Fund issued a rare mea culpa admitting it botched the Greek bailout and pushed ill-advised austerity measures in the wake of the Greek economic crisis back in 2011. The IMF admitted to underestimating...

By Record on Aug 3rd, 2013

After months of investigation, Chinese authorities claim that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the pharmaceutical giant, has funnelled approximately US$424 million through travel agencies to facilitate bribes to Chinese doctors, hospitals, medical associations,...

By Mina Akrami on Aug 1st, 2013