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How Israel's military stopped Netanyahu attacking Iran

How Israel's military stopped Netanyahu attacking Iran
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. A release of top-secret documents indicates that Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has exaggerated – and possibly lied – with his repeated claims that Iran is on the brink of a nuclear bomb.
Date:
26/02/2015

furnace: A New Online Postgraduate Journal

furnace: A New Online Postgraduate Journal
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furnace is a new online Postgraduate journal within the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
25/02/2015

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

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

What's in a name? Your chance to honour one of the region's sporting stars

What's in a name? Your chance to honour one of the region's sporting stars
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Help name the gym in the University's new £55 million sports centre
Date:
13/02/2015

Ukraine ceasefire announced at Minsk summit – what next?

Ukraine ceasefire announced at Minsk summit – what next?
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. After all night talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the outcomes of the four party talks in the so-called Normandy format (Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany) have neither brought a major breakthrough or a complete disaster. As a deal, it is not a solution, but perhaps a step towards one.
Date:
13/02/2015

TV rights does not mean participation rights, the business of British football

TV rights does not mean participation rights, the business of British football
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There has been a tirade of criticism from politicians and high profile ex-footballers calling for a reduction in ticket prices and more money to be put into grassroots football. The consideration of the masses and participation for all are hot topic. This piece discusses a number of perspectives of the debate.
Date:
12/02/2015
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