Monthly Archives: March 2018

Novichok Nerve Agents

A Soviet-era poison called Novichok was used to poison a Russian ex-spy and his daughter last week in England. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, 33, who were found stiff and unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury, … Continue reading

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Guatemala Corruption

Former President Álvaro Colom of Guatemala and his finance minister, who is now the chairman of Oxfam International, were arrested in February in a graft case.  The police arrested Mr. Colom and nine former members of his cabinet in early-morning … Continue reading

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Pan Flu and War

Influenza pandemics occur when a novel animal flu virus acquires the ability to infect humans and they, in turn, transmit it to other humans. The 1918-19 Spanish flu epidemic (which despite the name may have originated in the American Midwest) … Continue reading

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