Daily Archives: August 8, 2015

MSF concerned that Ebola could re-surge


CCTV Africa

Published on Aug 8, 2015

Even after the initial global panic has died down, the fight against Ebola seems to be far from over. The head of French Charity Medecins Sans Frontieres paid a visit to Liberia and Guinea and painted a very grim picture. CCTV’s Kathryn Ogunde reports

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Shipping industry praises the new Suez Canal


CCTV Africa

Published on Aug 8, 2015

Representatives of the global shipping industry have welcomed Egypt’s Suez Canal expansion, saying it will lead to an increase in regional tourism and shorter travelling times. However, there are concerns from the sector that the project’s costs will be passed on to ship owners using the route

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Germany deploys army to help deal with growing numbers of refugees


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Published on Aug 8, 2015

Berlin is being overwhelmed by an influx of refugees… Police there have clashed with those who were let in, but weren’t provided with a roof over their heads. RT’s Lizzy Phelan reports on the growing refugee issue – which is now even involving the army…

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US capitalism in the 21st Century – BBC News

7 August 2015 Last updated at 11:22 BST

Conspicuous consumption is back in fashion for the super-rich – if it was ever out of fashion. But would someone really pay $100 for a doughnut?

Is the American dream all it’s cracked up to be?

And what about different models of capitalism coming to the fore, such as in China?

Comedian and writer Colm O’Regan looks at these questions and more in his fourth and final take on US capitalism.

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US to develop reusable spacecraft to launch military satellites quickly & cheaply


RT

Published on Aug 8, 2015

An era of cheap, reusable and mini space shuttles might be on the way. US aerospace giant Boeing has been given another $6.6mn by Washington to find a quick and affordable way to get military satellites into orbit. Developers say the programme comes at a time ‘critical for both national and economic security.’ READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6onc

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Politics and polemics: Europe’s immigration story – The Listening Post (Full)

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Published on Aug 8, 2015

The front pages of British newspapers have been dominated by one story these last few weeks – migrants trying to get into the country through the Channel Tunnel that connects the UK with France.The tone of some of that coverage has characterised these individuals – many fleeing cash-strapped or war-torn countries – as posing a threat to both British resources and security. When you break down the relatively low number of migrants entering the UK, the amount of attention this story gets in the mainstream media may seem disproportionate. And the way that it is covered says more about the political agendas of the news outlets doing the reporting than about the story that needs to be told.Given the current political climate in Europe with the rise of right-wing, anti-immigrant parties across the continent this is a story that needs to be contextualised and its terminology analysed.Talking us through the story is writer and broadcaster Richard Seymour; Arun Kundani, the author of The End of Tolerance; Jonathan Portes, an Economist journalist; and Fatima Manji, a reporter with Channel 4 News in the UK.Cuban bloggers and their quest for freedom of expressionWith the diplomatic thaw taking place between Havana and Washington, The Listening Post examined what it means for the Cuban media landscape.In our third and final segment on this story we take a look at the growing community of dissident bloggers and journalists in the country.

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Orange Animas River in Colorado after EPA spills 1mn gallons waste


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Drone footage shot on Friday revealed how the stretch of the Animas River near Silverton had changed colour, after an estimated one millions gallons of toxic waste from an environmental mine contaminated it. The wastewater, which is rich in heavy metals such as lead and cadmium as well as the poisonous arsenic, was unintentionally released while a team was working at a Gold King Mine entrance. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6omq

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