" Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013.
Today's baptism of Prince George in the intimate setting of the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace marks another important step in the life of the future king. Even though only close family and friends will be attending, it's another excuse for the royalist media to get just a little bit over excited. To mark the occasion and to make sure journalists understand the point of the ceremony, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby kindly released a video yesterday explaining what will happen and what the point of baptism really is.
The standard narrative of the history of education in the United States is that, for most of their history Americans, and Southerners in particular, were not very interested in education. And, this really only began to change with the Reconstruction government raising taxes and appropriating funds for state-sponsored educational enterprises. The South was, as H. L. Mencken phrased it, a “Sahara of the Bozart.”
" Central Australia's Pine Gap spy base played a key role in the United States' controversial drone strikes involving the ''targeted killing'' of al-Qaeda and Taliban chiefs, Fairfax Media can reveal.
Former personnel at the Australian-American base have described the facility's success in locating and tracking al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders - and other insurgent activity in Afghanistan and Pakistan - as ''outstanding''.