Latest in Tag: world Highlight

Latest in Tag: world


$101bn world spending on chocolate in 2015

The total worldwide spending on chocolate in 2015 came in at $101bn, according to Statista. The world spending on chocolate exceeds the total Egyptian government’s spending during the same year, which amounted $96bn, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Finance. Egypt has imported chocolate from Israel at around $45,000 in 2015, and Israel’s total chocolate …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Heaven on Earth

A frequent theme of modern Arab intellectual discourse has been the search for solutions to the failures and weakness of the Arab world in recent times. This, alas, has led the region down several blind alleys that have only made things worse. One of those was the path of socialism. In this, the Arabs were …

Joshua Muravchik

Equality for women can reduce world hunger

  Giving women the same tools and resources as men, such as financial support, education, and access to markets, could reduce the number of hungry people worldwide by up to 150 million. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other humanitarian agencies estimate that 925 million people across the world are undernourished. Of this number, …

Cesar Chelala

Why artworks are selling for over $100 million

As Modigliani’s “Reclining Nude” just fetched the second-highest sum for a painting at an auction, find out why art market prices are soaring and which other artworks make up the top 10 most expensive. If you are scratching your head trying to figure out why in the world someone would pay over $170 million (159 …

Deutsche Welle

North Korean youth chant slogans at a rally (File photo) KCNA / AFP PHOTO

Like in another world – Spending a semester in North Korea

18-year old Alessandro Ford from Great Britain spent four months in North Korea’s capital city Pyongyang as part of his gap year. He talks to DW about his experiences in the isolated East Asian nation. From August to December last year, Alessandro Ford was enrolled as a student at the Kim Il-sung University in the …

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VW overtakes Toyota as world’s biggest automaker

Riding momentum in emerging economies, Volkswagen has outsold its Japanese rival Toyota to become the world's top seller of automobiles. Toyota has sold 5.02 million vehicles so far this year, shy of VW's 5.04 million. In a watershed moment for the German auto giant, Volkswagen was able to take the top spot globally in terms of sales volume in the…

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