Cyprus Aims to Become Regional Search-And-Rescue Hub – NYTimes.com

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This is must-read article in the NYT. Check it out!

via Cyprus Aims to Become Regional Search-And-Rescue Hub – NYTimes.com.

Going back to Henry Kessinger’s Cold War, Turkey has always been regarded by the US as strategic. Yet with latest foreign policy from Turkey, there are increasing signs that the US now regards nearby Cyprus as strategic. Last year, US Vice President, Joe Biden, visited Cyprus and stressed Cyprus’ geopolitical importance with offshore gas and oil in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Some months ago, I was hiking near the coast in Cyprus and witnessed Israeli jets screaming overhead in a joint excercize. Now I’ll have to look more carefully at the markings.

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How living to live to 90 is becoming the norm – Telegraph

This article, published in the Telegraph is well worth a read. Check it out!

via How living to live to 90 is becoming the norm – Telegraph.

With everybody living longer, two questions immediately come to mind:

  1. How is the aging population to avoid progressive poverty with the erosion of public services and inadequate pension funding?
  2. How will public healthcare systems, like the UK’s NHS, fund the cost escalation of an aging population?

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