Tag: world news

Monsanto herbicide ruled harmful in France’s court of appeals

Monsanto HQ

In France, an appeals court has upheld a three year old ruling on Thursday against the Monsanto company that found them guilty of chemically poisoning a farmer.     Grain farmer Paul Francois faced neurological problems after he inhaled Monsanto’s Lasso herbicide chemical in 2004. The herbicide was found to be responsible for Francois’ frequent… Read More

Powerful cartel faces potential schism: Can OPEC survive falling oil prices?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has dominated the global supply of oil since its inception in 1960. The 12 member countries combine for approximately 80 percent of the world’s crude oil reserves. The economies of these countries are incredibly oil dependent. The recent drop in global oil prices has caused dissension within… Read More

Once promising Nigerian economy falls on hard times

Nigerian president

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has announced that it will fully remove Nigeria from its local currency emerging markets bond index by the end of October. Nigeria is both Africa’s largest economy and largest country by population.   Analysts and economists alike were bullish on Nigeria’s development throughout the last decade. In that time span, Nigeria’s… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: Why the First Case of Ebola in the U.S. Should Change How We See the Virus

Health officials’ announcement on Tuesday confirming the first diagnosis of Ebola on U.S. soil in Dallas, Texas has completely changed the conversation on the epidemic for Americans, and possibly for developed nations at large.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reassured the public that this case does not pose any serious… Read More

As Violence In The Central Africa Republic Spirals, The Government Bans Texting

The Central African Republic is in conflict with itself. Since 2012, tensions between Muslims and Christians have spawned a vicious spiral of bloodshed and terror, splintering the nation at the seams. A recent U.N. report found both sides of the conflict, guilty of crimes against humanity, including murder, torture, rape, summary executions and even crimes… Read More