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Racism and cultural-distance nationalism

Racism and cultural-distance nationalism

In the past few years, the area of politics and culture has moved from the margins of cultural inquiry in Sociology.

Prudent fiscal policy needed to keep global debt levels sustainable

Prudent fiscal policy needed to keep global debt levels sustainable

Global public debt seems to be reaching its highest level in recorded history, in excess of 100% of world’s GDP as the Covid-19 pandemic already prompted an unprecedented fiscal policy response of close to $11tn worldwide.

Coronavirus chill upends solar power industry

Coronavirus chill upends solar power industry

The booming rooftop solar panel industry nosedived overnight when the coronavirus forced homeowners to rein in spending and keep their distance from would-be installers.

Money talks: US town prints own currency to boost coronavirus relief

Money talks: US town prints own currency to boost coronavirus relief

Tucked away under lock and key in a former railroad depot turned small-town museum in the US state of Washington, a wooden printing press cranked back to life to mint currency after nearly 90 dormant years.

US pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

US pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

In early June, asylum seeker Jose Munoz decided it was time to flee for his life — by getting deported from a Texas immigration detention centre where coronavirus was sweeping through the population and going home to El Salvador.

Why US can’t end the Saudi, UAE-led blockade on Qatar

Why US can’t end the Saudi, UAE-led blockade on Qatar

A July 9 report on Fox News which claimed that the United Arab Emirates has held up a deal crafted by US officials to end a key aspect of the three-year blockade of Qatar by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt has refocused attention on the difficulties of ending an increasingly entrenched dis

A Biden victory could reset transatlantic ties

A Biden victory could reset transatlantic ties

In his opening address to the European Council on Foreign Relations’ (ECFR) annual meeting, German Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas claimed that regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election this November, Europeans “will have to think about how to better contain the conflicts in Euro

Trump’s culture war is all that he has to offer

Trump’s culture war is all that he has to offer

On America’s birthday weekend, any other president would speak to the country’s better angels, encouraging the American people to overcome together multiple challenges of pandemic, economic distress and racial unrest.

Florida as a developing country

Florida as a developing country

The Covid-19 pandemic has arrived in waves, starting in Asia, where it quickly spread from mainland China to South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

With festival cancelled by virus, Japan fireflies dance alone

With festival cancelled by virus, Japan fireflies dance alone

As the sun sets in the Japanese town of Tatsuno, thousands of fireflies begin glowing, producing a spectacle that usually draws crowds of delighted visitors.

‘Qatar-Malaysia ties to continue to maintain upward trajectory’

‘Qatar-Malaysia ties to continue to maintain upward trajectory’

The change of leadership in Malaysia is expected to witness the continuation of Qatar-Malaysia bilateral ties on an upward trajectory, further strengthening the two countries’ close and brotherly relations, Malaysian embassy charge d’affaires Mohamed Shahir Sabarudin has said.

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