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

Archive for August 2015

Statute of limitations in Assange case pressures Sweden

August 31, 2015 - UNITED KINGDOM

Several Swedish sexual assault charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange expire in August and prosecutors want to question him before the deadline, a task requiring a visit by them to London, but the visit appears less certain by the day.

Read More

Hurricane Katrina horror recalled 10 years on

August 29, 2015 - UNITED STATES

The 10th anniversary of Katrina, the hurricane that devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast and exposed the government response at all levels as hapless, sees a bill before Congress that requests an audit of the aftermath.

Read More

20th anniversary of the professionalisation of rugby union

August 26, 2015 - WORLD

The 20th anniversary of the professionalisation of rugby union comes amid calls for steps to tackle the growing issue of concussion. The number of incidents of the sport’s most common injury soared by 59 per cent among British Premiership players last season.

Read More

Is MAKS 2015 a show of Russian defiance

August 25, 2015 - RUSSIA

Russia’s assertion that its aviation industry can weather the sanctions imposed by the West will be on display at the biennial MAKS air show at Zhukovsky Airport outside Moscow.

Read More

Doping allegations levelled at his coach Alberto Salazar

August 22, 2015 - CHINA

The spotlight falls on double Olympic champion Mo Farah at the 15th World Athletics Championships following doping allegations levelled at his coach Alberto Salazar. The 32-year-old Briton is due to defend his 10,000m and 5,000m titles.

Read More

Convicted killer Oscar Pistorius paroled early

August 21, 2015 - SOUTH AFRICA

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee athlete known as Blade Runner, is being released on probation from his Pretoria prison after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for the culpable homicide of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Read More

First foreign rock band concert to North Korea

August 19, 2015 - NORTH KOREA

Slovenian band Laibach plays two concerts in the North Korean capital, the first time a foreign rock band has played in the secretive and restrictive country. The tour coincides with the 70th anniversary of the peninsula’s liberation from Japanese colonization.

Read More