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Time to ensure climate policy serves the public, not lobbyists

by Colin Roche on 14th November 2019 @ColinRoche The fossil-fuel industry has been revealed to have invested vast resources in lobbying EU institutions. Greta Thunberg and her fellow school-strikers’ message is resonating across the world—a world that is ready to hear it. Young people and their allies are forcing those in power to face some uncomfortable truths about political inaction ... Read More »

Al-Baghdadi’s death not end to IS threat, experts say

Washington, Oct 28 (Xinhua/UNB) – US President Donald Trump said on Sunday Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a US military operation in Syria. As the Trump administration hailed the death of al-Baghdadi, some experts and former US officials warned that the fight against terrorism is far from over. Read More »

World leaders must not let down climate protesters

Mostafa Kamal Majumder Three thousand school and college students in Dhaka joined the Global Climate Strike carrying placards seeking climate justice, an end to the use of fossil fuels and chanted slogans urging action from global leaders to protect Planet Earth from climate catastrophes. Read More »

3 killed in Thakurgaon road crash

A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left three people dead and 30 others injured  today morning. The deceased were identified as Babul, 28, a minibus driver Abul Kalam Azad, 50, son of Abdul Majid and Quamruzzaman of Sadar upazila. The accident took place at Salandar Bhutpara in the upazila around 10am. A Panchagarh-bound bus hit the Thakurgaon-bound ... Read More »

Social investment for future wellbeing: Rescue, not renewal

by Anton Hemerijck and Massimiliano Santini on 29th July 2019 The welfare state in Europe must become a social-investment state if the broken European social contract is to be renewed. The new European Commission, set to take office on November 1st, will face a daunting future. Today, many people feel that the main pillars of the social contract which kept ... Read More »