Beirut Blast: Landmark Sursock Palace Seriously Damaged

(AP) The 160-year-old Sursock Palace in Beirut withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence. After the 1975 to 1990 civil war in Lebanon, it took 20 years of careful restoration to return the palace to its former glory. “In a split second, everything was destroyed again,” … Read more Beirut Blast: Landmark Sursock Palace Seriously Damaged

Did Operation Eagle Claw alter the course of US history? | The Stream

It’s now 40 years since a two-day US rescue mission known as Operation Eagle Claw failed in the desert near Tabas, Iran. The top secret mission, led by special forces, was an attempt by then US President Jimmy Carter to bring home more than 50 Americans held hostage by Iranian revolutionaries for more than 400 … Read more Did Operation Eagle Claw alter the course of US history? | The Stream

Beirut blast sparks violence and widespread protests in Lebanon

Clashes have broken out between protesters and security forces in the Lebanese capital Beirut – amid growing anger over the country’s widespread political corruption and incompetence, in the wake of Tuesday’s devastating explosion. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) One group – including former army officers – have tonight stormed the Foreign ministry building – declaring it would become … Read more Beirut blast sparks violence and widespread protests in Lebanon

A ‘wine revolution’ far from Bordeaux

Harvesting bunches of plump grapes and sorting them ready for wine-making — it may look like France or Spain, but its a new and upcoming location on a sub-tropical island; Taiwan. Chen Chien-hao is not just making a nice drop to enjoy for himself, he’s on a bigger mission, what he calls the Taiwan wine … Read more A ‘wine revolution’ far from Bordeaux

Beirut crowds urge Macron to help

French President Emmanuel Macron toured Beirut’s shattered streets on Thursday, stoppign to hug residents while those around him chanted “Revolution.” Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: … Read more Beirut crowds urge Macron to help

Why does the U.S. rely on LNG to consolidate its GLOBAL DOMINANCE? – VisualPolitik EN

The world has changed. And no, We are not referring to the coronavirus. In this video, we talk about the revolution that the energy sector has experienced over the last decade. More specifically, the dramatic boom in liquefied natural gas, LNG. And also how the fracking revolution has changed the balance of power that is … Read more Why does the U.S. rely on LNG to consolidate its GLOBAL DOMINANCE? – VisualPolitik EN

Meet the Urban Planner Behind Barcelona’s Bike Revolution

Aug.05 — The lockdowns have become an opportunity for cities to speed up the process towards mobility change. Adria Gomila, the chief of mobility services in Barcelona, and his team have transformed the landscape of the Spanish city. Instead of busy traffic, now there are 13 miles of new, bright yellow bike lanes painted over … Read more Meet the Urban Planner Behind Barcelona’s Bike Revolution

A diet designed to save us, and the planet | FT Food Revolution

Many people have far from healthy diets. At the same time, food production is exacting an enormous toll on the planet. Science commentator Anjana Ahuja explores a diet created to address both problems, and as the world’s population continues to rise, she explains that it’s not just what we eat that needs to change. ► … Read more A diet designed to save us, and the planet | FT Food Revolution

Russian mercenaries were plotting revolution: Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday accused Russia of lying over an alleged mercenary plot to destabilize his country and said unnamed forces were trying to carry out a revolution in Belarus but would fail. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Russian mercenaries were plotting revolution: Belarus

PS4 Could’ve Failed Sony – Inside Gaming Daily

Former PlayStation Executive, Shahid Ahmad, has gone on record stating that the launch of PS4 could quite possibly have been the end of PlayStation as we know it. Of course, we always knew that the PS4 was going to have an uphill battle due to the shortcomings of the PS3’s launch and life-cycle but to … Read more PS4 Could’ve Failed Sony – Inside Gaming Daily

Restoring biodiversity by rewarding farmers | FT Food Revolution

Demand for dairy is putting pressure on biodiversity; there’s no quick fix, but in the Netherlands a collaborative scheme across the value chain is unlocking sustainable entrepreneurship in an attempt to develop future-proof solutions. A piloted Biodiversity Monitor from Rabobank, Dutch diary giant FrieslandCampina and the WWF is supporting the farmers at the centre of … Read more Restoring biodiversity by rewarding farmers | FT Food Revolution

Bikes to be prescribed by GPs as Boris Johnson announces cycling revolution to combat obesity

GPs will prescribe bicycles under a £2bn plan to “shift gears” and overhaul couch potato lifestyles. Boris Johnson will launch the scheme, promising thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for those who want it as well and bikes on prescription. Pilot schemes will see GPs in areas with particularly poor health … Read more Bikes to be prescribed by GPs as Boris Johnson announces cycling revolution to combat obesity

Virginia Removes Confederate Statues from State Capitol

Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals and officials. That includes a bronze statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee positioned in the same spot where he stood to assume command of the state’s armed forces in the Civil War nearly 160 years ago. They are the … Read more Virginia Removes Confederate Statues from State Capitol

Xi Jinping visits Siping Battle Memorial Hall in NE China

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Wednesday visited the memorial hall for the Siping battle in the Chinese People’s War of Liberation, in Siping City, northeast China’s Jilin Province, where he relived the history of the revolution and paid his respects to the revolutionary … Read more Xi Jinping visits Siping Battle Memorial Hall in NE China

President Xi Jinping inspects northeast China’s Jilin Province

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspected northeast China’s Jilin Province on Wednesday. In Lishu County in Siping City, Xi visited a green food raw material production base and an farmer’s agricultural machinery cooperative. He learned about food production conditions, the protection and utilization of black soil, and large-scale operations of agricultural mechanization. Xi later visited the … Read more President Xi Jinping inspects northeast China’s Jilin Province