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https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/10-the-philippines "With great power comes great responsibility," Uncle Ben once told his nephew Spiderman. Like the famous Peter Parker, journalists in the Philippines must also understand this mantra when they tackle certain aspects of news — particularly politics. The country of...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/12-germany-the-puppet-player-of-the-eu Is Germany with its strong economy and preachments the EU’s evil dragon, who tries to “Germanize” the other member states or is it a country fighting sacrificially for the Union to stay strong? Planet Mundus took its recorders and questions...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/the-north-korean-game-for-africa   Did you know that Africa’s largest statue is made by North Koreans? Or that diplomats from the closed country have been caught repeatedly smuggling ivory out of Africa? Did you know that all this is part of the regime’s...
By John Ainger Small countries are different from big ones. I mean of course, it’s obvious. Like the big boys in the school playground, the international arena is dominated by just a few, historically privileged states. From international relations to...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/pm002_is They took the world by surprise. With the focus of the West on the war in Syria and the tyrannous regime of Bashar Al-Assad, the Islamic State swept across large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq proclaiming a worldwide...
By John Ainger 'To boldly go where no man has gone before'.   William Shatner’s steely words in the opening sequence of Star Trek, just before the Starship Enterprise turns on warp drive and accelerates exponentially into a brief yet burning flash...
By John Ainger Yesterday Vladimir Putin emerged, back into the public spotlight with an uncharacteristic smirk drawn across his normally deadpan face. He had been M.I.A. for 10 days. Only a handful of people within the confines of the Kremlin...
By John Ainger.  We all know the feeling. The transition into adulthood can be one of the most difficult and stressful moments of our lives. Our bodies experience scary but significant changes before being spat out into the realm...
https://soundcloud.com/planet-mundus/short-egypt-and-the-unseen-billions   What would you do if you had 30 Billion dollars? Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi uses it to revive the economy of his crisis-shaken country. While international institutions and the money lending governments of the Gulf States might see...
By John Ainger If you look closely to the cars parked on the streets of Alabama, you might just notice that every license plate has embossed upon it a tiny little heart with the words ‘Heart of Dixie’ written inside....

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