In the mid-1990s the government of Iceland had granted deCODE Genetics exclusive access to the medical records, some of them hundreds of years old, of the tiny European nation. The move caused a furore inside and outside Iceland with many calling it to be the sellout of the genetic identity of every Icelander. A woman moved the supreme court of Iceland against deCODE and the court ruled in favour of her. The controversy did not die down with it, since then whenever the researchers of the Human Genome Project wanted to study the genetic makeup of a unique group of people there have been protests that derailed many well-designed and well-meaning experiments. The concern these protests articulated was loud and clear - identity is a private preserve
Steffi Khanam -
Seoul, South Korea
When South Korea hosted the Olympics in 1988, North Korea refused to participate and it also blew up an South Korean Airliner 10 months before the event. But this time, North Korea participated in the events and even sent a women’s cheerleaders team. Some might believe that the North Korean team’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, in South Korea, might be a sign of reconciliation, but how does South Korean population feel about it?
To find out the answer I actually asked some of the students in Kyung Hee, students of Global Communication what their opinion was. All of them were willing to help North Korea in case they needed help, but they were completely against reunification, as they believe it might affect
By Joseph Pisani, AP Retail Writer
New York (AP) — Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything.
The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks.
Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use the restroom up to store managers.
Starbucks said it has told workers to consider anyone who walks into its stores a customer, "regardless of whether they make a purchase."
The company said anyone can use its cafes, patios or restrooms without buying anything, but it noted workers should still call the police if someone