Why Germany is tightening control over industry with Russian oil grab 

Germany seized the local unit of a Russian oil major Rosneft PJSC as it aims to take control of its energy sector and secure supplies while severing years of high dependence on Russia for fuel.  The government, on Friday, declared it’s taking over Rosneft’s German unit, including its stakes in 3 oil refineries. This move […]

<strong>Why rescind the doctrine’s protest greeted the Pope in Canada</strong>

Why rescind the doctrine’s protest greeted the Pope in Canada

On Thursday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at a national shrine in Canada and witnessed direct requests from Indigenous peoples. The indigenous people demanded to rescind the papal decree that underpins the “Doctrine of Discovery” and remove theories that legalized the colonial-period Native lands seizure and created the basis of today’s property law. Before the Mass […]

<strong>EU sues the UK again over Northern Ireland protocol</strong>

EU sues the UK again over Northern Ireland protocol

On Friday, the EU commission launched four new legal procedures against the UK after the British House of Commons approved a bill to scrap some regulations ruling post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. The commission revealed that Britain’s unwillingness to involve in a meaningful discussion on the protocol ruling the trading arrangements plus its lower […]

Vatican insists they’re gifts as Indigenous groups want their collections back

The Vatican Museums house some great artworks globally, from ancient Egyptian antiquities to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and papal chariots. However, one of its least-visited collections has become most contested before Pope’s travel to Canada. Anima Mundi Ethnological, the contested collection, is situated close to the food court and near the major exit, with thousands of […]

My garlic for homes, how China struggles to revive its property industry

China’s real estate sector is struggling to recover as non-Covid policies, and developer debt wears down buyer’s demand. The food-for-property barter replicates rising desperation among property builders after a fall in the trade caused by Covid-19, financial slowdown, and central authority insurance policies. The property builders and provincial officers have been counting on 100mn city […]

Germany sets to return 1,130 stolen Benin bronzes to West Africa

In 1897, over 1,000 sculptures and artifacts were stolen from the royal palace in Benin state during the colonial era. This occurred during an expedition organized by the Britains.  Due to the law of dispersion, the monumental figures were scattered all over Europe. Tracking down these sculptures proved futile.  A considerable amount of these sculptures […]

Is Globalization Over? And Has the Global Culture War Started?

It’s no news that the process of globalization has slowed. In some cases, it has kicked into reverse. In fact, the world isn’t converging. It’s somewhat diverging.  Immigration flows have reduced, and as reported by the Economist, the global trade fell by 5% between 2008 and 2019, accompanied by fresh tariffs and trade barriers. Also, […]

European Council Report faults Slovakia’s approach to national minorities

A Council of Europe report has criticized Slovakia’s approach towards its national minorities.  The Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities said there are grounds to suspect that the Slovakian officials might still be applying the 1945 regulation on property confiscation via the Beneš Decrees that targeted […]

Russian forces look to take control of Severodonetsk as it aims to destroy the whole Donbas step by step, says Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian President, has disclosed that the Donbas region of the country is continuing to witness what he termed “massive air and artillery strikes.” According to the president, “The goal of the occupiers in this direction remains the same – they want to destroy the whole Donbas step by step.”  The president equally […]

EU parliament resolution condemns Azerbaijan’s erasure of Armenian history

The EU parliament resolution has condemned Azerbaijan’s Erasure of Armenian History. The European Parliament voted on March 10, 2022, to adopt a Joint Resolution on the destruction of cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh.  The resolution strongly condemned Azerbaijan’s destruction of Armenian churches, monuments, and historical sites in the Nagorno-Karabakh war after the November 9, 2020 ceasefire. The […]