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Trump veto stands Analyses & Assessments

Trump veto stands

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trump’s first veto, leaving in place the “national emergency” he...

Wayfinding in Times of Change Analyses & Assessments

Wayfinding in Times of Change

The Synergia Foundation in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka (GoK) organised a roundtable discussion on “Wayfinding in Times of Change”...

Economists criticize data misuse Analyses & Assessments

Economists criticize data misuse

Top economists and social scientists studying India have published an open letter expressing alarm at the politicisation of economic data by Prime...

Slovakia elections underway Analyses & Assessments

Slovakia elections underway

Zuzana Caputova, an anti-corruption lawyer who entered politics only a year ago, comfortably won the first round of Slovakia’s presidential election...

Kabul’s expanding ‘green zone’ Analyses & Assessments

Kabul’s expanding ‘green zone’

The ‘Green Zone’ in Kabul is the walled-off compound of embassies and newsrooms, which is set to expand dramatically. It already imposes extreme...

Anti-Vaccination Movement Analyses & Assessments

Anti-Vaccination Movement

Vaccination skeptics have stated that the U.S Government is working with pharmaceutical companies in order to stop them. The government is also...

Phillip Morris circumvents investment ban Analyses & Assessments

Phillip Morris circumvents investment ban

Phillip Morris International Inc. (PMI) has been paying for the manufacturing costs of Marlboro cigarettes in India circumventing a nine-year-old ban...

Microplastic scourge spreads Analyses & Assessments

Microplastic scourge spreads

According to new studies by the University of Exeter, microplastic pollution spans the world, showing contamination in UK’s lake and rivers, in...

Burundi closes human rights office Analyses & Assessments

Burundi closes human rights office

Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet...

Well being index Analyses & Assessments

Well being index

According to global surveys, smaller countries such as Singapore are placed at the top of global wellness ranks while countries with large and...

Cure for AIDS? Analyses & Assessments

Cure for AIDS?

A stem-cell treatment put a London cancer patient’s HIV into remission, marking the second such reported case and reinvigorating efforts to cure the...

 House Democrats to investigate Trump Analyses & Assessments

House Democrats to investigate Trump

House Democrats will request documents from more than 60 people this week as they step up investigations into allegations of obstruction of justice...

Bouteflika to run for President again Analyses & Assessments

Bouteflika to run for President again

Protesters turned out in their thousands across Algeria to denounce plans by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term in office, as his...

Future of Banking in India Analyses & Assessments

Future of Banking in India

Synergia Foundation hosted its 50th roundtable conference on Monday, February 25, 2019, on the topic of the Future of Banking. The conference was led...

Medicare for all Analyses & Assessments

Medicare for all

The Democrats in the US House of representatives have recently revealed their most ambitious government-run health care program, i.e., the Medicare...

El Sharara remains closed Analyses & Assessments

El Sharara remains closed

Libyans remain divided on when to restart the El Sharara oilfield, the country’s biggest, after closure due to the presence of militants. The El...

Venezuela’s unsold offshore oil Analyses & Assessments

Venezuela’s unsold offshore oil

Tankers loaded with 8.36 million barrels of crude are reportedly floating off the Venezuelan coast as the sanctions-hit country struggles to find...

China to buy more US Agro products Analyses & Assessments

China to buy more US Agro products

China has proposed that it could buy an additional $30 billion a year of U.S. agricultural products including soybeans, corn and wheat as part of a...

HPV vaccine to cure Cervical Cancer Analyses & Assessments

HPV vaccine to cure Cervical Cancer

According to a recent study published at the Cancer Council New South Wales, the rapid scale-up of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could...

China’s “mega city” corridor plans Analyses & Assessments

China’s “mega city” corridor plans

China’s long-awaited plan to create a high-tech megalopolis on its southern coastline rivalling California’s Silicon Valley generated optimism among...