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The German parliament last week discussed the future of local German Army (Bundeswehr) personnel in Afghanistan amid a growing threat to their lives from the Taliban. After the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the dismantling of the Taliban regime, foreign forces relied heavily on domestic aid. They needed …

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Retailers urged to stop selling peat by end of 2021

Retailers who still sell peat-based compost are the latest target of activists hoping to eradicate the nefarious practice of peat mining. In a report released earlier this month, RSPB and Somerset Wildlife Trust call for action to revoke historic peat mining license in Somerset, currently under review. In response to …

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The very real threat of the rise of anti-rationalism

While a considerable amount of ink has been poured to describe how technology in general and apps like Facebook and Twitter in particular are reinforcing tribalism, a curious related phenomenon has recently emerged, most clearly visible in social media. Although less noticed, it is perhaps more revealing of the current …

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