20 ноября, 03:29

Endless War Is No Honor to America's Veterans

Doug Bandow Security, Americas The United States is constantly at war, and in far more nations than most Americans realize. Veterans Day has passed. The annual ritual never changes. Politicians who didn’t serve in the armed services start unnecessary wars, killing military personnel whose sacrifices are then lauded. Officials say these heroes died defending our freedom. That is almost always a lie. Sometimes Washington must go to war. Not often, however. Despite the endless claims that we live in a dangerous world, America is amazingly safe. No other power could defeat, let alone conquer, the United States. Only Russia has a comparable nuclear arsenal, but it would be destroyed if Moscow targeted America. China and Russia trail U.S. conventional military strength and are more or less strategically isolated. In contrast, Washington is allied with every other major industrialized state. Despite their bluster, the so-called rogue states, most notably North Korea and Iran, are not planning to attack the United States. Instead, they are desperate to ward off American attack. Since Washington routinely employs regime change against governments on America’s “naughty” list, Kim Jong-un looks rational, not suicidal, in seeking to create a deterrent to preserve his rule. Washington’s most pressing security challenge is terrorism. But while targeting civilians is a moral outrage, terrorism does not pose an existential threat to America. Indeed, European and Latin American nations have confronted and survived more virulent attacks. Israel, Sri Lanka and Turkey also have suffered prolific terrorist bombings. So, too, Iraq, after Washington invaded that country and triggered sectarian war. Moreover, interventions, invasions and occupations are no answer to terrorism. On the contrary, terrorism is a poor man’s weapons against stronger powers. It is politics by other means when the other side has a preponderance of traditional military power. To understand terrorism is not to justify it. But it long has been a political tool: two Russian czars, an Austro-Hungarian archduke (heir apparent), two former Indian prime ministers and countless other foreign officials have been assassinated by terrorists. Before Iraq, the most prolific suicide bombers on earth did their killing in Sri Lanka. Countries like Russia are not targeted because they are so liberal; Turkey, Jordan and Kuwait are not attacked for being infidels. Read full article

19 ноября, 20:30

«Когда мы делаем что-то вместе, мы становимся счастливее»: иностранные студенты – о жизни и учебе в Беларуси

Новости Беларуси. И на десерт – самый беззаботный праздник – День студента. Именно в эту пятницу мы отправились в самый уникальный в этом смысле университет Беларуси – Витебский медицинский – он же самый интернациональный, сообщили в программе «Неделя» на СТВ. Сегодня здесь обучаются, внимание, 1200 иностранных студентов из 42 стран мира.

19 ноября, 15:00

Почему дорожает золото?

Золото растёт 12-й год подряд, что стало самым продолжительным ростом как минимум за 90 лет, и имеет все шансы продолжить свой рост, поскольку стимулирования центробанков подвигают таких инвесторов как Джон Полсон или Джордж Сорос накапливать самые больше запасы золота в слитках. Согласно среднему 16 аналитических отчётов, жёлтый металл в следующем году будет расти каждый квартал, […]

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18 ноября, 15:42

Sri Lanka violence: 19 held amid Buddhist-Muslim street clashes

Riot police and troops are deployed in southern Galle province, with 19 people arrested.

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18 ноября, 13:18

Sri Lankan police arrest 19 over racial violence

Sri Lankan police said Saturday that 19 people were arrested following racial violence in the country’s south that started over a dispute between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims.

18 ноября, 13:09

Sri Lanka Money Supply M2

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Money Supply M2 in Sri Lanka increased to 5503150 LKR Million in September from 5423040 LKR Million in August of 2017. Money Supply M2 in Sri Lanka averaged 878100.80 LKR Million from 1979 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5503150 LKR Million in September of 2017 and a record low of 11297 LKR Million in January of 1979. Sri Lanka Money Supply M2 includes M1 plus short-term time deposits in banks. This page provides - Sri Lanka Money Supply M2 - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

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18 ноября, 11:10

Sri Lanka arrest 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence; four injured

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.

17 ноября, 17:43

Не экспортом единым

Прошлый год для сахарной отрасли был довольно успешным.

17 ноября, 08:04

United Nations - LIVE

The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues. --- UNTVchannel/ Live Schedule/ Friday, 17 November 10:00 General Assembly: Peacebuilding and sustaining peace – Election of Judges for International Criminal Court 12:00 Daily Briefing 12:30 Press Briefing by the Spokesman for the President of the General Assembly 2:30 Press Briefing: "PyeongChang Olympic as a Peace Olympic" 3:00 Security Council: Maintenance of international peace and security: Security challenges in the Mediterranean Evening Schedule: 8:00pm Daily Briefing/ Briefing by PGA Spokesman Followed by: - News from COP23 - General Assembly: Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace - Press Briefing: "PyeongChang Olympic as a Peace Olympic" - Unicef – Kids recreate Pink Music video for World Children Day - Unicef – Best dance moves for World Children Day - Unicef Chad – Refugee kids produce movie about their dreams --- Watch more Live and on-demand events in six languages directly from UN Web TV at: http://webtv.un.org مشاهدة المزيد من الأحداث الحية وعند الطلب في اللغة العربية مباشر من تلفزيون الأمم المتحدة على شبكة الإنترنت : http://webtv.un.org 欲览更多联合国会议与活动的中文直播与回放内容,请访问联合国网络电视主页:http://webtv.un.org Regardez plus d'événements en direct et à la demande en Français directement de UN Web TV sur: http://webtv.un.org  Vea más eventos en directo y a la carta en español directamente desde la Web TV de la ONU en: http://webtv.un.org Смотрите больше прямых трансляций и видеозаписей на русском языке на Веб-телевидении ООН: http://webtv.un.org.

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16 ноября, 12:50

'It's a Mistake to Underestimate China'

The country’s massive infrastructure project is a blueprint for growth in the developing world.

16 ноября, 03:58

At UN rights body, Sri Lanka vows new steps to fight torture

Government envoys from Sri Lanka told the U.N.’s top human rights body Wednesday that their country is taking new steps to battle torture, a move that an advocacy group attributed to an Associated Press report documenting allegations from men who said they were brutalized, raped and branded.

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15 ноября, 17:40

Buddha tattoo woman Naomi Coleman wins compensation

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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court said Naomi Coleman's treatment was "scandalous and horrifying".

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15 ноября, 15:58

Жительница Британии отсудила у Шри-Ланки компенсацию за выдворение из страны из-за татуировки с Буддой

Суд выплатит пострадавшей 800 тысяч рупий (5200 долларов США). Также выплатить по 50 тысяч рупий обязали каждого полицейского, причастного к задержанию британки в 2014 году в аэропорту и ее последующей депортации из страны. В Шри-Ланке не существует закона, запрещающего делать татуировки с Буддой.

15 ноября, 15:40

Sri Lanka Producer Prices

Producer Prices in Sri Lanka increased to 125.50 Index Points in September from 123.70 Index Points in August of 2017. Producer Prices in Sri Lanka averaged 108.39 Index Points from 2014 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 127.90 Index Points in June of 2017 and a record low of 100.10 Index Points in June of 2014. In Sri Lanka, the Producer Price Index measures the average change in price of goods and services sold by manufacturers and producers in the wholesale market during a given period. This page provides - Sri Lanka Producer Prices - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

15 ноября, 15:07

Sri Lanka Producer Prices Change

Producer Prices in Sri Lanka increased 17.30 percent in September of 2017 over the same month in the previous year. Producer Prices Change in Sri Lanka averaged 6.71 percent from 2015 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 20.30 percent in April of 2017 and a record low of -3.40 percent in January of 2016. This page provides - Sri Lanka Producer Prices Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

15 ноября, 13:30

Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI

Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka decreased to 54.80 in October from 59 in September of 2017. Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka averaged 55.54 from 2015 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 67.30 in May of 2015 and a record low of 41.60 in April of 2016. The Sri Lanka Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index measures the performance of the manufacturing sector and is derived from a survey of 150 industrial companies. The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index is based on five individual indexes with the following weights: New Orders, Output, Employment, Suppliers’ Delivery Times and Stock of Items Purchased, with the Delivery Times index inverted so that it moves in a comparable direction. A reading above 50 indicates an expansion of the manufacturing sector compared to the previous month; below 50 represents a contraction; while 50 indicates no change. This page provides - Sri Lanka Manufacturing Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

15 ноября, 13:30

Sri Lanka Services PMI

Services Pmi in Sri Lanka decreased to 55.30 in October from 57 in September of 2017. Services Pmi in Sri Lanka averaged 59.07 from 2015 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 66.80 in May of 2015 and a record low of 54.20 in April of 2017. The Services Sri Lanka PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) is based on data collected from a representative panel of 140 companies based in the Sri Lanka's service sector. The index tracks variables such as sales, employment, inventories and prices. A reading above 50 indicates that the services sector is generally expanding; below 50 indicates that it is generally declining. This page provides - Sri Lanka Services Pmi- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

15 ноября, 12:56

Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape

Sri Lanka’s defense secretary denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island’s Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe.

15 ноября, 07:10

10 экзотических фруктов, о которых вы даже не подозревали

В странах бывшего СССР привычные для взора и рациона современного обывателя некоторые фрукты считались символом экзотики. Слуху были привычны лишь лимоны, апельсины, мандарины и яблоки, в то время как бананы, ананасы или, к примеру, манго, были в диковинку. Никто толком и не знал, как они выглядят и какие на вкус. Когда они только начали появляться на прилавках магазинов, за ними непременно выстраивалась очередь.

05 февраля, 07:40

На (протяжённом) Морском Шёлковом Пути грядут кардинальные перемены

На (протяжённом) Морском Шёлковом Пути грядут кардинальные перемены Asia Times OnlineГонконг Автор: Пепе Эскобар Рубрика: Контуры нового мира От Баб-эль-Мандебского пролива до Малаккского, от Ормузского пролива до Ломбокского, вплоть до транспортного узла Диего Гарсия, что в 2500 милях к юго-востоку от Ормузского пролива, в воздухе повис вопрос: как непредсказуемый новый нормальный человек в Вашингтоне — явно недружелюбно настроенный к Китаю — повлияет на обширный Индийский океан?