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Wechat No.168173 Germany s Troubled Banks

Commerzbank is cutting 9,000 jobs and fears are growing for the stability of Deutsche Bank, which is facing a $14 billion fine in the US for misleading investors over mortgage assets. Deutsche Bank has denied seeking a state bailout and Commerzbank has earmarked at least…

Wechat No.168156 Public space

Where does private space for women end and public space begin? Where does a woman s right to wear, or walk, or say, what and where she wants become different to men s – on the beach? On the bus? Online? Joining Lauren Laverne to…

Wechat No.168128 Kashmir Dispute

Indian “surgical strikes”; Italian PM on Brexit; fashion magazines v bloggers. Photograph shows an Indian policeman firing a teargas shell towards demonstrators during a protest against the recent killings in Kashmir, in Srinagar September 2016. (Credit: Reuters) Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China…

Wechat No.168114 1st Philippine transgender politician

Earlier this year Geraldine Roman became the first openly transgender elected politician in the Philippines. It s a conservative Catholic country, but Geraldine won by a landslide in her home province of Bataan, where her family has long been one of the leading political dynasties….

Wechat No.167903 Animal Farm

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Animal Farm, which Eric Blair published under his pen name George Orwell in 1945. A biting critique of totalitarianism, particularly Stalinism, the essay sprung from Orwell s experiences fighting Fascists in Spain: he thought that all on the left were…

Wechat No.167858 9/11 Victims Bill Opens the Floodgates

Italian PM warns Brexit will be very difficult ; Britain s notorious Teddy Boys; Female Chilean president s campaign on abortion (Photo: Archive image of smoke pouring from the World Trade Center towers in New York after being hit by two planes on September 11,…

Wechat No.167785 Does punctuation matter?

Why is punctuation important? Neil and Alice discuss rhetoric, commas, and why using full stops when we’re texting can make us sound insincere Direct Link: Cdn Link: Recommended in Mainland China Original BBC Link: Expired in 30 days after published

Wechat No.167686 Trump’s Crime Claims

Donald Trump has claimed that there are some inner city areas in the US which are suffering from the worst crime rates ever. They are so dangerous, he says, that Afghanistan is safer. But could this be true and can you compare the two? A…