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Moscow holds aces as bombing rattles shaky Ukraine ceasefire

Moscow holds aces as bombing rattles shaky Ukraine ceasefire
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). . Just as the latest peace deal to stabilise Ukraine was being put into place, a bomb exploded in the city of Kharkiv, killing two people and injuring at least ten, while another was found and defused in Odessa.
Date:
23/02/2015

'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

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The discovery and release of government papers detailing the investigation into the alleged 'unnatural' sexual conduct of diplomat Sir Peter Hayman generated substantial press coverage. Unreported, however, were alternative contemporary accounts offering a different story of the legal proceedings brought against members of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) in the early 1980s.
Date:
19/02/2015

'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

Description
The discovery and release of government papers detailing the investigation into the alleged 'unnatural' sexual conduct of diplomat Sir Peter Hayman generated substantial press coverage. Unreported, however, were alternative contemporary accounts offering a different story of the legal proceedings brought against members of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) in the early 1980s.
Date:
19/02/2015

Birmingham Professor influences new UK Porn Law

Birmingham Professor influences new UK Porn Law
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New laws criminalising the possession of pornographic images of rape and so-called 'revenge pornography' have been enacted in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
Date:
18/02/2015

Labour talks tough on banking reform, but little will change

Labour talks tough on banking reform, but little will change
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Written by Dr Huw Macartney. Given the scandals, bonus increases and plummeting lending to small and medium-sized British businesses, reform of the banking system is likely to be a hot topic in the run-up to the general election. It is not surprising then that Labour has launched its plan on banking reform, which proposes measures to improve competition within the banking sector, lending to smaller businesses, and the culture of banking itself.
Date:
17/02/2015

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Sheep

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Sheep
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The University of Birmingham's China Institute is marking the Chinese New Year with the help of some world-class musicians.Pianist Di Xiao, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and guitarist Xiefei Yang will perform in the University's Bramall Music Building to staff, students, partners and members of the Chinese community from across the West Midlands and beyond. The musical trio will help celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Sheep with traditional Chinese music that is set to transport the audience to the land of dragons and emperors.
Date:
16/02/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - February 2015

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From energy storage to the the next biological revolution...
Date:
16/02/2015

Djakhongir Saidov speaks on topical issues relating to the UN Sales Convention in Basel

Djakhongir Saidov speaks on topical issues relating to the UN Sales Convention in Basel
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Dr Saidov, a Reader at Birmingham Law School, was invited to give a paper at a conference in Basel, marking the 35th anniversary of the UN Sales Convention (CISG), and to present a draft opinion on conformity of goods to the CISG Advisory Council.
Date:
16/02/2015

Messaging in the Midlands

Messaging in the Midlands
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Dr Caroline Tagg and Dr Esther Asprey have received seed corn funding from the University's Institute of Superdiversity Research (IRiS) for a data collection trial to be held in the Library of Birmingham from Monday 2 - Friday 6 March 2015.
Date:
16/02/2015

The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe

The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
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The Shakespeare Institute's Dr Chris Laoutaris on BBC1's One Show.
Date:
13/02/2015
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