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Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen worried about Donald Trump’s protectionism

Speaking on Ian King Live, Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen says he is worried about Donald Trump’s apparently protectionist attitude and says we won’t see the true economic impact of Brexit until after the UK has left the EU. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews …

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The Tailor of Murad Khane: Inside Kabul’s Old City

Cambridge researcher, Mohammad Razai, visits a tailor’s shop in Kabul, Afghanistan: Kaka Aleem’s old tailoring shop sits uncomfortably across the Abu Fazal, a shrine with a distinctive blue minaret in the oldest district of Kabul. On a frosty winter morning, I jostled along with the crowd that thronged the narrow street leading to the shrine. The gate of the shrine …

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Silence and Attention in Education – David Lewin

The most common form of silence used in schools is that forced upon classes by teachers for the sake of concentration, for examinations, or sometimes for moments of reflection or prayer. The significant power of what has been called ‘positive silence’ then often gives way to a negative requirement to simply keep silent. Similarly the attention of students in school …

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Planning the African Cities of the Future – Vanessa Watson

Africa and Asia are currently the world’s fastest urbanizing continents. Predictions are that Africa’s urban population will double over the next 20 years and triple over the next 40, although this is highly variable across the continent. Some 43% of the urban population lives below the poverty line, 62% live in slums and 60% of jobs are informal. African city …

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On the International Day of Peace, United States Marks 20 Years of Promoting Peace and Security through U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Programs

Mine Destruction team

Tom Kelly serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in the United States Department of State. As the world observes the International Day of Peace on September 21, the United States commemorates an important investment in international peace and security with this week’s release of the 12th Edition of our annual report, To Walk the Earth in …

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Digital Industries: The Path to Growth Creation in Europe – Cristiano Radaelli

Today in Europe, in the middle of an unprecedented economic crisis, it is finally becoming evident that restoring macroeconomic stability and reducing public debt are an indispensable part of the solution. But it’s also clear that we need at the same time to stimulate economic improvement and job creation. European industries can create growth without increasing public spending, but only …

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