Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say

By Tomohiro Osaki and Jesse Johnson Staff Writers With Wednesday’s swearing-in of liberal candidate Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president, all eyes are on whether he will stick to his campaign promise of pursuing rapprochement with Pyongyang after years of a pro-sanctions push out of Seoul — a policy shift that, if realized, would destabilize … Continue reading Korean Peninsula – Moon win puts allies approach to North Korea in doubt, but drastic policy shift unlikely, experts say

Precious Metals Supply and Demand

From Acting Man, by Keith Weiner Frexit Threat Macronized The dollar moved strongly, and is now over 25mg gold and 1.9g silver. This was a holiday-shortened week, due to the Early May bank holiday in the UK. The lateral entrant wakes up, preparing to march on, avenge the disinherited and let loose with fresh rounds … Continue reading Precious Metals Supply and Demand

Education – China Heads New Alliance of Asian Universities

  China has organized an alliance of Asian universities to compete with western educational institutions. The alliance will share resources and increase exchanges of students and teachers. The new organization is called the Asian University Alliance (AUA). It was launched in late April at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Chinese university was elected as chair … Continue reading Education – China Heads New Alliance of Asian Universities

Britain’s ‘blood cannabis’ shame – Human Trafficking

Authorities struggle to get to grips with crime gangs trafficking young Vietnamese into the UK to work in slave-like conditions on massive indoor marijuana farms By Richard Cook A 16-year-old Vietnamese boy, as yet unidentified, was found cowering in a bush next to a freezing roadside in Scotland in the middle of January. The boy, … Continue reading Britain’s ‘blood cannabis’ shame – Human Trafficking

What is The Crop Trust?

By editor of The International Reporter   The most important bank in the world received a huge deposit of 50,000 last week. Not 50,000 dollars; 50,000 seed samples. The most important bank in the world is, of course, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a repository of the planet’s genetic legacy dug into the permafrost in the … Continue reading What is The Crop Trust?