Discover the World News Forecast . . . FIRST in Foresight Journalism

Archive for July 2013

KOREAS 27 Jul 2013 Korean war armistice anniversary a spotlight on DMZ
The armistice that ended the fighting on the Korean peninsula didn’t deliver peace. The 60th anniversary in July throws the spotl

July 27, 2013 - NULL

KOREAS 27 Jul 2013 Korean war armistice anniversary a spotlight on DMZ
The armistice that ended the fighting on the Korean peninsula didn’t deliver peace. The 60th anniversary in July throws the spotlight on the volatile relations between the two Koreas and particularly on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the neighbors. Since its depopulation in the 1950s as a buffer zone, it has become a haven for plants and animals. In these generally less tense times, the zone is increasingly under threat from farm encroachment, and reunification would spell its death as a natural haven. Environmentalists are at work trying

Read More

ENGLAND 25 Jul 2013 First “test tube baby” born 35 years ago
On 25 Jul in 1978 Lesley Brown gave birth to Louise Joy, the world’s first “test tube baby,” in Oldham, England. The in vitro fertilization

July 25, 2013 - NULL

ENGLAND 25 Jul 2013 First “test tube baby” born 35 years ago
On 25 Jul in 1978 Lesley Brown gave birth to Louise Joy, the world’s first “test tube baby,” in Oldham, England. The in vitro fertilization (IVF) that brought about conception gave hope to millions of childless couples. Robert Edwards, one of the men who developed IVF – the other was Patrick Steptoe – received the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine for devising the technique. The 35th anniversary invites a new tally of IVF births – a Jul 2012 tally put the figure at 5 million – and a look at hurdles IVF

Read More

SOUTH AFRICA 18 Jul 2013 South African anti-apartheid icon turns 95
Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela, now very frail, is likely to spend a quiet 95th birthd

July 18, 2013 - NULL

SOUTH AFRICA 18 Jul 2013 South African anti-apartheid icon turns 95
Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela, now very frail, is likely to spend a quiet 95th birthday at home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape with greetings pouring in from around the world. Some 12 million children across South Africa sang a specially-composed song for him as part of official celebrations for his 94th birthday, and recently his country honored him with a bank note bearing his image. The feud between family members and others over the politically and commercially valuable Mandela

Read More

PARIS 13 Jul 2013 Controversial Union for the Mediterranean five years old
The controversial Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) was launched on the 13th July 2008 at the Paris Summit with a vision of c

July 13, 2013 - NULL

PARIS 13 Jul 2013 Controversial Union for the Mediterranean five years old
The controversial Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) was launched on the 13th July 2008 at the Paris Summit with a vision of creating a union, modeled on the European Union, that would encompass some 800 million people. It quickly foundered. The leaders of the 43 member nations met only once, in France in 2008, and a second summit has been postponed many times. Before the troubles began, the UfM scored a notable achievement in bringing around one table rival nations such as as Israel and Syria, Algeria and

Read More

EGYPT 6 Jul 2013 New parliament convenes – with economic challenges ahead
When Egypt’s new parliament convenes in July, the Moslem Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party is virtually certain to have

July 6, 2013 - NULL

EGYPT 6 Jul 2013 New parliament convenes – with economic challenges ahead
When Egypt’s new parliament convenes in July, the Moslem Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party is virtually certain to have an outright majority, perhaps by default. Opposition parties are considering a boycott of the election, which will be held in four stages from Apr 22 to June. The vote will take place in a country deeply divided between the ruling party and other Islamist parties, reigning since Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011, and a mainly secular opposition that remains too disorganized to mount a serious challenge. President Mohamad Morsi

Read More