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How shale gas could free Ukraine from Russia's energy hold

How shale gas could free Ukraine from Russia's energy hold

UKRAINE’S energy and economic problems are largely home-grown. The country of nearly 46 million is not deprived of energy resources, writes [...]

Eurosceptics gearing up for May election

Eurosceptics gearing up for May election

THE DIRECT consequences of a record number of eurosceptics and nationalists voting in the May 2014 European Parliamentary elections are [...]

Africa’s agricultural sector ripe for investment

Africa’s agricultural sector ripe for investment

FOR decades most sub-Saharan African countries have been unattractive destinations for foreign investment because of perceived high risks of [...]

Election result could transform India’s defence industry

Election result could transform India’s defence industry

INDIA has been trying to establish a robust high-tech indigenous defence industry for many years. But the 2014 data on international arms [...]

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Break up of Ukraine will mark start of new world order

Break up of Ukraine will mark start of new world order

DEVELOPMENTS in Ukraine could mark the beginning of a new world order shaped by Russia’s authoritarian ruler President Vladimir Putin. The [...]

New leader announces plans to rescue the French economy

New leader announces plans to rescue the French economy

FRANCE’S new leadership faces the task of delivering a recovery of the economy and public finances, and avoiding potential new sovereign [...]

Eurosceptics could prosper in May elections

Eurosceptics could prosper in May elections

SOME 375 million Europeans will be voting in May 2014 for a new European Parliament in the world’s second-largest democratic vote after [...]

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Euro gains on dollar despite predictions

Euro gains on dollar despite predictions

FINANCIAL analysts have been surprised by the relative strength of the euro against the dollar over recent weeks - despite all predictions [...]

Oil deal set to open up Argentina’s shale riches

Oil deal set to open up Argentina’s shale riches

ARGENTINA has been excluded from international financial markets since defaulting on bonds in 2001. But change is on the way, writes Dr [...]

Europe’s banking regulators send out mixed messages

Europe’s banking regulators send out mixed messages

WHAT message are European bank regulators sending out following the statement from the eurozone’s new chief banking regulator, Daniele Nouy [...]

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US energy could loosen Russia’s grip on Europe

US energy could loosen Russia’s grip on Europe

MUCH of Russia’s power in Ukraine and Western Europe results from its control over energy supplies and distribution systems. Russia supplies [...]

Nuclear power edges back on nations' energy agenda

Nuclear power edges back on nations' energy agenda

THE NUCLEAR debate is entering a new phase. Despite the anti-nuclear sentiment that swept the world after the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima [...]

Germany's energy policy could lead to fall in living standards

Germany's energy policy could lead to fall in living standards

WARNINGS of a ‘dramatic de-industrialisation’ if Germany’s Energiewende or energy transformation programme is not changed, are coming from [...]

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China's ascent as spacefaring superpower

China's ascent as spacefaring superpower

THE NEXT frontier of military conflict will be space - and China is the nation likely to triumph, writes Professor Stephan Hedlund. Space [...]

Afghanistan’s future - a haven for international terrorism?

Afghanistan’s future - a haven for international terrorism?

DOUBTS about the future stability of Afghanistan and fears of its revival as a hotbed for international terrorism are on the rise as hopes [...]

Japan’s nationalism is adding to Asia-Pacific tensions

Japan’s nationalism is adding to Asia-Pacific tensions

TRANSLATION and quoting from one language to another can make a big difference in diplomacy sometimes. When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was first [...]

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