Daily Archives: April 2, 2015

20 safest cities in the world, 2015 [#10]

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The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked these 50 cities for overall safety in four categories.

The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked these 50 cities for overall safety in four categories.

The world is increasingly urban, a trend that’s expected to continue for decades. In the United States, at least 80 percent of the population lives in a city or suburb.

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World’s grandest abandoned hotels [11/20]

Abandoned hotels

Inside a hotel in Austria. (Thomas Windisch/Caters News)  

Grand banqueting halls, opulent lobbies and vast ballrooms; you could easily be forgiven for thinking this was a collection of photographs was documenting some of Europe’s grandest hotels. However, a closer look will reveal the majestic rooms to be engulfed in swathes of dust and moss; hotels that once hosted royals and high society abandoned to the elements.

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The Real Reason for China’s Massive Military Buildup [Part 2]

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1024px-Flickr_-_Israel_Defense_Forces_-_20_Years_of_Cooperation_with_the_Chinese_Navy_(5)History haunts China—and could be driving its A2/AD strategy.

The Sino-Japanese War

A second military defeat, this time at the hands of Japan, during the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, also had wide-reaching consequences for Beijing.… read the full article

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