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Chech Leader Puts the U.S. Ambassador To His Place

Chech Leader Puts the U.S. Ambassador To His Place

Leader of the Czech Republc, Miloš Zeman, says he ...

Russia, Turkey announce new gas route with hub in Greece borders

Russia, Turkey announce new gas route with hub in Greece borders

Russia and Turkey have agreed on the route of the ...

 Seven EU Nations Reportedly Ready to Cancel Sanctions on Russia

Seven EU Nations Reportedly Ready to Cancel Sanctions on Russia

Seven countries in the European Union want to supp...

"Islamophobia" is doing very well across liberal Europe

Although liberal and well-off Sweden witnessed sev...

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Polish climbers to climb peaks of the Balkan

Polish climbers to climb peaks of the Balkan The Balkan Cronicle

Balkan Winter Expedition 2014 project aims to climb the highest peaks of Ba...

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Cinnamon, Ginger and Onions Strongly Protect Us from Colds and Flu

Cinnamon, Ginger and Onions Strongly Protect Us from Colds and Flu The Balkan Cronicle

In the fall as the weather gets cooler ailments tend to affect our Lungs in...

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Cosmetics causing an epidemic of allergies: Doctors urge for preservatives to be removed

Cosmetics causing an epidemic of allergies: Doctors urge for preservatives to be removed The Balkan Cronicle

A chemical used in hundreds of beauty products is being blamed for a massiv...

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Google pulls ‘Bomb Gaza’ app after public criticism

Google pulls ‘Bomb Gaza’ app after public criticism The Balkan Cronicle

'Bomb Gaza' developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app on Facebook,...

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At last, Pakistan parliament rejects the call to join Yemen coalition

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At last, Pakistan parliament rejects the call to join Yemen coalition

Pakistan's parliament voted on April 10 to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Shiite Houthi rebels, while international organizations and Turkey have called for a "humanitarian cease-fire."

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Kiev Snipers Trained by CIA, Polish Secret Service claims Polish MP

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Kiev Snipers Trained by CIA, Polish Secret Service claims Polish MP

Commenting on a Polish MEP's recent statement that the snipers shooting indiscriminately at police and protesters during last year's Maidan Revolution were trained in Poland, Russian Foreign Ministry human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov stated that the truth about the tragedy is finally beginnin...

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Might be staged? Questions over incident with 40 terrorists take-over Macedonian border post mount

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Might be staged? Questions over incident with 40 terrorists take-over Macedonian border post mount

Macedonia, or its institutions of state were target of a terrorist attack, informed Tuesday Assistant Interior Minister, Ivo Kotevski.

Kotevski added that a group of about 40 persons entered the "Gosince" watchtower, located at Macedonia's north border. The intruders were heavily armed, spoke Alban...

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After Russian Ruble, Turkish Lira Hits Record Low - Other Currencies To Follow

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After Russian Ruble, Turkish Lira Hits Record Low - Other Currencies To Follow

The Turkish lira weakened to a record low of 2.4140 against the dollar on Tuesday after a fall in the value of the ruble in Russia, a fellow emerging market, and concerns about mounting political risk amid a row with the European Union over a government recent arrests of prominent journalists and op...

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Despite price collapse, Oil demand not picking up

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Despite price collapse, Oil demand not picking up

The dramatic collapse in oil prices is still insufficient to stimulate crude consumption as weakness in the economy has cancelled out the benefits of cheaper crude, the International Energy Agency said Friday.

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Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

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Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

Turkey on Tuesday launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant, a controversial $20 billion project slammed by ecologists which Ankara hopes will begin a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency.

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Why Turkey Won’t Go Nuclear

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Why Turkey Won’t Go Nuclear

According to conventional wisdom, if Iran develops nuclear weapons, then Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and perhaps Egypt will try to follow suit. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu went further when he addressed the United States Congress in early March, asserting that even allowing Iran a uranium-en...

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Serbian President, seated next to Putin at the ceremony in Yerevan, tries to fabricate history

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Serbian President, seated next to Putin at the ceremony in Yerevan, tries to fabricate history

Symbolically seated right next to Russian President Putin, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic was in Yerevan on Friday, attending a ceremony that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the devastating Armenian losses during the First World War (WWI).

At the occasion, Nikolic noted that during the WW...

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World Bank-funded projects force millions off their land from Albania to Peru

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World Bank-funded projects force millions off their land from Albania to Peru

World Bank ventures in less developed countries are hurting the people the organization has sworn to protect, with almost four million people across the globe left homeless, forcefully evicted and relocated as a result of World Bank-funded projects.

A probe by the International Consortium of Invest...

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Could Islamic Finance rescue the global economy?

3 MONTHS AGO
Could Islamic Finance rescue the global economy?

Is there a place for ethics and morality in the global economy? Should we continue to rely on governments to tweak at the margins of financial regulation, or is there a credible argument that a root and branch reformation is required – a revolution in capitalism?

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Serbian Church Joins Balkan Media Frenzy With Its Own Internet TV Station

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Serbian Church Joins Balkan Media Frenzy With Its Own Internet TV Station

The Serbian Orthodox Church will on Thursday launch its television station, TV Hram ("TV Temple"), that will be available only online.

This move is followed by the last year opening of Al Jazeera Balkans in Bosnia, the KKR interests in their own local media, a regional news program N1 that wil...

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Half of Britain holds an anti-Jewish view

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 Half of Britain holds an anti-Jewish view

Nearly half of the British population holds an anti-Jewish view, according to a new poll published in a report today (Wednesday).

Britain is at "tipping point" on the issue of anti-Jewishness, the report says.

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Study: Working up a Sweat Can Save your Life

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Study: Working up a Sweat Can Save your Life

Physical activity that makes you puff and sweat is key to avoiding an early death, a large Australian study of middle-aged and older adults has found.

The researchers followed 204,542 people for more than six years, and compared those who engaged in only moderate activity (such as gentle swimming, ...

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Cinnamon, Ginger and Onions Strongly Protect Us from Colds and Flu

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Cinnamon, Ginger and Onions Strongly Protect Us from Colds and Flu The Balkan Cronicle

In the fall as the weather gets cooler ailments tend to affect our Lungs in the form of coughs, sinus issues, colds and flu. In Traditional Chinese Medicine autumn relates to the metal element which corresponds to the Lungs. The taste that strengthens the Lungs is pungent: the spicy flavor of f...

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City air can damage brain structures, impair cognitive function

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City air can damage brain structures, impair cognitive function

Air pollution, usually found in the cities, even at moderate levels has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study led by scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage t...

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Babies Feel Pain The Same Way That Adults Do

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Babies Feel Pain The Same Way That Adults Do

New findings published in the journal eLife show how babies experience pain in the same way that adults do. In fact, scientists found that babies' brains actually "lit up" in the same way that adults do when they are exposed to the same painful stimulants.

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Are gender stereotypes wrong? Ask the elephants

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Are gender stereotypes wrong? Ask the elephants

If we subscribe to the theories of Freud or of Piaget, we might conclude that, as a result of some arcane developments in early childhood or of a socialization process during middle childhood, girls mature more slowly and less completely into moral reasoning than boys do.

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The Sunnah Beard: the latest trend amongst non-Muslims in Philadelphia USA

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The Sunnah Beard: the latest trend amongst non-Muslims in Philadelphia USA The Balkan Cronicle

There's not a woman in Philly who would rock a burka just to make a fashion statement.

But when it comes to Muslim-inspired menswear, well, that's another story. Regardless of their religious affiliations, certain Philadelphia men, mainly African-Americans, have adopted the style of wearing lon...

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The Arabic Automata

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The Arabic Automata

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the end of 5th century, the western and central part of Europe was swept down by many barbarian tribes and fall into so called Dark Ages for some five centuries. During this time, the centers of world's art and science moved to the east—to the eastern Ro...

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Honeybees trained to find Balkan land mines

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Honeybees trained to find Balkan land mines The Balkan Cronicle

Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined.

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Dire warning: Due to massive solar flare storm you could lose power, communications

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Dire warning: Due to massive solar flare storm you could lose power, communications

The largest solar storm since 2005 is now in progress, causing fluctuations on the power grid and disruptions to the Global Positioning System. The ongoing strong proton storm is in full fury. And it's getting stronger; a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) impact also impacting us, traveling at 1,400 miles...

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BOOK OF THE MONTH Zomia-women

The Art of Not Being Governed

The focus on Zomia is driven by the fact that the region is the largest remaining area that has not been integrated into a nation state. Indeed, for over two thousand years, the people living in the highlands of Zomia have lived outside the reach of the lowland government. The standard view of these "hill people" is that they are remnants of the pre-state period and represent a primitive form of living. Although book is focused on Zomia, it should be noted that governments and those involved in international development efforts tend to hold a similar view towards those living outside the reach of the state in other settings as well. Indeed, this view underpins the efforts to 'fix' the various institutions in societies around the world in the hope of bringing modernity to people who are viewed as primitive.

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