John Dyer

Europe

Britain leaving the EU could threaten lasting peace in Northern Ireland

The European Union has been a unifying force that transcends the bitter divisions between Catholics and Protestants that have long bedeviled Northern Ireland — that ends under if Britain leaves the European Union.
John Dyer
6.18.16
#INTELLIGENCE

The hackers that broke into the Democratic Party may show that Russia is really good at cyberspying

Russia, which may be behind the DNC hack, has been successful at cyberespionage lately, but its traditional spying methods may not be as effective.
John Dyer
6.17.16
americas

Doctors want Congress to declare gun deaths a public health crisis

Emergency room physicians also say that people come in with far more gunshot wounds per incident than a decade ago—a likely consequence of semi-automatic weapons.
John Dyer
6.15.16
environment

There's a New Plan to Stop Climate Change: Turn CO2 Emissions Into Stone

Under natural circumstance, carbon dioxide can take hundreds or thousands of years to turn into a mineral, but the scientists claim that 95 percent of the carbon dioxide they injected around 2,000 feet underground became harmless calcite in two years.
John Dyer
6.14.16
gun control

A US Court Ruled That People Have no Constitutional Right to Carry Concealed Guns — Again

The San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit ruled that there must be a good cause for people to carry concealed firearms. The National Rifle Association was not pleased.
John Dyer
6.10.16
Business

Parmesan and Gouda May Shred a New US Trade Agreement With Europe

The US is aiming to conclude negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal before the end of the year, but disputes over issues like the names of cheeses and digital privacy make that goal unlikely.
John Dyer
6.9.16
environment

Norway Will Stop Using Products from Deforestation

The decision alone won't stop the loss of rainforests, but it will involve the private sector in slowing it down.
John Dyer
6.9.16
INDIA

Grenades, Cheap Gas, and a Godman: The Cult That Went to War With Police in India

At least 29 people were killed last week when police in India ousted members of a religious sect from a public park where they had built a secretive mini-state.
John Dyer
6.6.16
africa

Why Mali Is the Deadliest Nation for UN Peacekeepers

More UN soldiers have been killed in Mali than anywhere else the world body has a peacekeeping mission. That's mainly because there is no peace to keep in an active war zone.
John Dyer
6.3.16
transportation

The US Has a Lot to Do to Catch Up to This Swiss Engineering Marvel

The opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the longest rail tunnel in the world, is a big deal for Europe. The US is moving, slowly, towards investing more in rail.
John Dyer
6.2.16
Business

Wikileaks Says Secretive Trade Agreement Paves Way to ‘Corporatization of Public Services’

The organization has released a thousands of documents that critics of free trade say shows how officials negotiating the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, could force privatization on public institutions around the world.
John Dyer
5.28.16
Europe

Ivan the Terminator: Russia Is Showing Off Its New Robot Soldier

Experts say it's a troubling development that could help bring the world closer to the nightmare scenario of unthinking robots killing people without the checks and balances of human control.
John Dyer
5.26.16
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