And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.
Passengers travelling through Dubai International could miss their flight if their electronic devices are not charged due to new security checks at the airport, according to an Emirates statement. “Emirates is advising travellers to the USA, Canada and the UK that they are required to switch on their electronic devices at Dubai International airport or risk being denied boarding,” … (Read more)
Czech Republic: Era of Czech shady operators ends
The list of “godfathers” in political parties has greatly diminished
The death of Roman Houska, a shady operator of the Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD), allegedly motivated by political or business interests, has closed one era and the really mighty are claiming their portion of power now … (Read more)
In an action aimed at one of Denmark’s most valuable industries, activists released hundreds of animals into the wild.
South Korea: Understanding contemporary South Korea through K-pop
The government, media and entrepreneurs have taken a keen interest in K-pop, which has managed to bring Korean influences to various corners of the world. … (Read more)
The map, evidently dating to the start of the 16th century, contains the first representation of north America as two small islands, according to research published on The Portolan magazine presented in Rome by the Italian Geographic Society. … (Read more)
When B.C. university student Alex Jang opened up his dashboard camera online store, consumers were initially skeptical about the purpose of the device.
“It was tough for us,” said Jang, founder of Blackboxmycar.com. “I think we were one of the first to bring over the high-quality dashcam to North America and we had [to go] through so many questions — why do you need it, is it just another Big Brother scam, is the government trying to watch us? … (Read more)
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