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Australians dislike diversity and are likely to segregate – study

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A new study conducted in Australia observed about 1,000 people in public places (sports settings, shopping centers, libraries). It found that Australians (white people) do not like “diversity” and naturally choose to be among other Australians. “Those from the English-speaking white majority group tended to interact predominately with other majority group... 

26 million in EU, eurozone remain unemployed: Eurostat

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Official figures show that unemployment in the European Union (EU) has increased during the 12-month period ending in January 2014, with around 26 million people jobless in both the EU and the eurozone, Press TV reports. The EU statistical agency, Eurostat, said in its latest report that unemployment in the EU rose by 17,000 over the one-year time span. More... 

59% of Americans disappointed with Obama

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A new poll has shown that 59 percent of the American people are somehow disappointed or very disappointed in Barack Obama’s presidency. The survey by CBS News and the New York Times also shows that 51 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s performance, up four points from last month. Most of the disappointed are Republicans (91 percent) and independents... 

1 in 4 Americans don’t know Earth circles Sun

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The nation that put the first man on the Moon is failing to make the grade today when it comes to basic knowledge of the solar system and other fundamental scientific insight. That’s according to a new survey which concludes that while most Americans have a world of information at their fingertips, and show tremendous enthusiasm for new technology, they also... 

Americans want most congressmen out

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Less than a fifth of registered US voters say most in Congress deserve re-election. The fewest number of people ever want their own member of Congress reelected in a new poll, with less than half saying they’d support their own representative’s return to Washington. Just 46 percent of registered voters think the U.S. representative in their district deserves... 

More Americans Dissatisfied With Government Than At Any Time Since 9/11

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A new Gallup poll indicates that more Americans are hacked off with the US system of government than at any time since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Sixty Five percent of voters indicated that they were dissatisfied with the effectiveness of government, an increase of five points on last year, and a new high above the 2012 figure of 64 percent. The... 

UKIP Britain’s most popular party

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Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Britons view the UK Independence Party (UKIP) as more favourably than the country’s three main political parties, a new survey shows. According to the ComRes opinion poll for the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror, 27 percent of Britons said they felt most “favourable” towards UKIP, compared... 

Tablet and Smartphone In-App Purchases are a Rip-off

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In recent years a new trend has started to show-up in the gaming community which is affecting everyone… in-app purchases! Games, mostly the ones on mobile platforms such as Android, iOS and Windows Phone these days come disguised as “free” while in fact they are nightmare-impossible to finish without any real money investment in the game. The problem... 

Anti-immigrant sentiments rise in UK

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Anti-immigrant sentiments are on the rise in Britain with more than three-quarters of the people saying that the number of new immigrant arrivals in the country should be limited, a new survey has found. A survey by the British Social Attitudes showed that almost 77 percent of Britons supported a reduction in the number of the immigrants to their country. Out... 

US the biggest threat to world peace in 2013: Poll

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The US has been voted as the most significant threat to world peace in a survey across 68 different countries. Anti-American sentiment was not only recorded in antagonistic countries, but also in many allied NATO partners like Turkey and Greece. A global survey conducted by the Worldwide Independent Network and Gallup at the end of 2013 revealed strong animosity... 

Russian village life becomes extinct

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Previously, Russian village life used to be associated with rosy village women, fresh air and clean snow. Nowadays, village life in the minds of many Russians brings up such associations as rickety black huts, deserted villages, bad roads, or their absence. What crippled the Russian village? Russia was traditionally considered an agrarian country. Before the... 

US should mind its own business internationally

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A new poll shows that a majority of Americans think that the United States should “mind its own business internationally.” Fifty-two percent of US citizens believe that their country should “mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as they best can,” according to a new Pew Research poll released on Tuesday. This is the... 

Women look at each other with men’s eyes

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The theory that men first assess women based on their figure has been repeatedly confirmed. However, it turns out that women look at each other the same way. A group of psychologists from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, USA) led by Sarah Gervais concluded that women assess the appearance of other women from the point of view of men. Scientists have long... 

French president’s popularity at record low: Poll

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The popularity of French President Francois Hollande has hit an all-time low as France continues to struggle with economic problems, a new poll shows. According to the survey conducted by French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP), Hollande’s approval rating has dropped to 20 percent. The survey, published by the French weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche... 

Youth joblessness could tear eurozone apart, WEF warns

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned that a lost generation of jobless youth in the eurozone could tear Europe apart if policymakers fail to address the chronic levels of unemployment. The warning came on Friday, as the WEF presented its outlook on the global agenda for 2014. “There is a growing consensus on the fact that unless we address chronic joblessness... 
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