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  • newTwo dead, several wounded in stabbing in southern Dutch city Maastricht: police
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and several others wounded by stabbings in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht on Thursday evening, police said.
    - 42 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:50pm -
  • newIn first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. re…
    - 50 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:42pm -
  • newAfter London setback, May wins Brexit cheer in Brussels
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Making no secret of her desire to move on with Brexit talks, Prime Minister Theresa May told EU leaders on Thursday and won a round of applause for efforts so far in agreeing to an outline of divorce terms.
    - 1 hour ago 14 Dec 17, 9:32pm -
  • newU.N. calls Syria talks a 'big missed opportunity', seeks new ideas
    GENEVA (Reuters) - A round of Syria peace talks that ended on Thursday was a big missed opportunity but there may be more talks next month if ideas can be found to encourage President Bashar al-Assad's government to engage, U.N. mediator Staffan de M…
    - 1 hour ago 14 Dec 17, 9:17pm -
  • newEU agrees to extend economic sanctions on Russia until mid-2018
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong for another six months the bloc's economic sanctions on Russia, imposed over the annexation of Ukraine's peninsula of Crimea and Moscow's support for rebels in east Ukraine.…
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:52pm -
  • newU.S. jets fire flares to warn Russian jets in Syria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. F-22 fighter aircraft fired warning flares on Wednesday after two Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area in airspace east of the Euphrates river in Syria, the U.S. military said.
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:27pm -
  • newHamas will reverse Trump's Jerusalem move, leader tells Gaza rally
    GAZA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas's founding and its chief vowed to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Isra…
    - 4 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 6:27pm -
  • newPutin says U.S. gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day.
    - 4 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 6:25pm -
  • newU.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar
    TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterre…
    - 5 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 5:58pm -
  • newChina says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The crisis over North Korea's weapons programs must be resolved through talks, not war, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalking" into confl…
    - 5 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 5:29pm -


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  • newPoll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment
    Republicans, independents and Democrats alike agree that "a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment is essential to bringing about change in our society," according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.
    - 45 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:47pm -
  • newThe Most Important Economic Indicator That Everyone Ignored
    This week on All Things Considered, we're sharing a series of "Highly Specific Superlatives." Cardiff Garcia from NPR's podcast The Indicator talks about the most important economic indicator in 2017 that everyone ignored: global trade.
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newWhat Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?
    Maine Sen. Susan Collins voted for the Senate GOP tax plan despite its repeal of the individual mandate because GOP leadership promised her a vote on her reinsurance bill, and a vote on legislation to restore some payments to insurers. But it's doubt…
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newHow The 'Village Movement' Is Being Adapted In Rural Areas
    Americans are maintaining independence thanks to something called Villages — local membership organizations that provide access to services that help older adults stay in their homes as they age. But how is that model being adapted when it comes to…
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newPutin Says He Hopes For Better U.S.-Russia Relations
    Russian President Vladimir Putin talked of his hopes for better relations with the U.S. during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday – but the nearly four hour marathon was dominated by domestic issues, ahead of next year's Presidential…
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newEuropean Union Leaders To Review Britain's Brexit Progress
    European Union Leaders will meet in Brussels on Friday to decide if Britain has made sufficient progress in its attempts to leave the EU. If Britain has mad enough progress, the two sides can start talking about their future relationship.
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newTrump Administration Proposes Rule That Could Change Distribution Of Tips
    The Labor Department wants to change its Tip Credit Rule, to give employers more leeway to redistribute tips received by their employees. But the proposal has its critics.
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newWalt Disney Company To Buy Much Of 21st Century Fox
    The Walt Disney Company has struck a $52 billion deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox, the entertainment giant controlled by the Murdoch family. The deal is sure to face scrutiny from federal regulators, but if approved, Disney would acquire Fox's mo…
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newFive Years After Sandy Hook Tragedy, How Two Dads Turned Grief Into Action
    On the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, two dads speak about how they turned their grief into action. Mark Barden lost his 6-year-old son, Daniel, at Sandy Hook. Greg Gibson lost his son, Galen, precisely 20 years before Sandy Hook at a…
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newHow Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump
    As a Montana politician, Ryan Zinke, had a reputation as a conservationist conservative. That's changed since he became Secretary of the Interior. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Outside Magazine's Elliott Woods about his profile: "Ryan Zinke Is Trump…
    - 47 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:45pm -

Tech Crunch

  • newWhat telecoms and tech companies are saying about the FCC’s net neutrality decision
     The FCC just voted to eliminate the net neutrality rules established by 2015’s Open Internet Order. The blowback has been predictably sudden from many prominent internet companies that are decrying the commission’s decision. Just as pronounced,…
    - 48 mins ago 14 Dec 17, 9:44pm -
  • newApple launches its podcast analytics service into beta
     At WWDC this year, Apple announced it would soon offer its own podcast analytics service for show creators who publish on Apple Podcasts. Today, that service has launched into beta, offering podcasters the ability to track unique devices and playba…
    - 1 hour ago 14 Dec 17, 9:07pm -
  • newY Combinator is zeroing in on bigger, breakaway companies with a new growth-stage program
     Y Combinator famously funds a lot of companies, but there’s always more it could be doing, said its president, Sam Altman, in an interview with TechCrunch this fall. “I do think startups are a super important vehicle to make things happen in th…
    - 2 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 8:40pm -
  • newUber investor Shervin Pishevar resigns from Sherpa Capital
     Hyperloop One co-founder and early Uber investor Shervin Pishevar has announced his resignation from Sherpa Capital, the venture capital firm he co-founded, following sexual misconduct allegations. “I have decided on my own accord to end my assoc…
    - 2 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 8:37pm -
  • newA timeline of the FCC’s quest to destroy net neutrality
     The FCC voted today to roll back the strong net neutrality rules established under the Obama administration in 2015. It’s distressing but at this point no longer surprising — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his partisan pals have been working essenti…
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 8:02pm -
  • newEdge Mobile Payments buys what’s left of Plastc in hopes that there’s still life left in smart cards
     The death of Plastc back in April looked to many like the final nail in the smart card coffin. After all, the news came only a few months after the space’s other big player, Coin, called it quits. Of course, the loss of Coin wasn’t totally in v…
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 8:00pm -
  • newApple Maps gets indoor mapping for more than 30 airports
     As of this morning, Apple Maps has expanded to include indoor layouts of 30 airports across the globe. The company has primarily hit American cities thus far, covering what looks to be most of the big cities across the contiguous U.S. There are som…
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:52pm -
  • newNew York attorney general announces a multi-state lawsuit challenging the net neutrality vote
     New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a leading voice in the fight against the FCC’s net neutrality rules repeal, has stepped forward with one of the first legal challenges to the commission’s controversial vote. Read More
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:30pm -
  • newChromecast is back on Amazon
     Amazon will once again allow sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast on its site, after banning them two years ago in an effort to promote its own Fire TV hardware to online shoppers. The addition of Apple TV is not surprising – Amazon and Apple…
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:28pm -
  • newTaylor Swift’s new app, The Swift Life, is out now
     In the midst of an reputational makeover, Taylor Swift is debuting a brand new app called The Swift Life.The app is a dedicated social network for Swift’s fans, letting them communicate with each other as well as get exclusive pictures, video, n…
    - 3 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:25pm -


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Der Spiegel

  • The Search for Justice in Tunisia: 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'
    A truth commission is trying to help Tunisia work through its recent past, televising testimonies from both the victims and perpetrators of state violence. Yet it's serving to divide rather than heal the country - and the police state is making a com…
    - 3 days ago 11 Dec 17, 10:43am -
  • Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace
    U.S. President Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker. But his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will produce only losers. It is time for Europe to take the lead in the Middle East peace process.
    - 6 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:04pm -
  • U.S. Economy: Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe
    Trump is hoping that his tax reform will make the United States a more attractive place to do business. Germany and the rest of Europe, though, could emerge as the losers.
    - 6 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:03pm -
  • Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles
    The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result.
    - 6 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:01pm -
  • Donald Trump and Jerusalem: 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'
    Richard Haass, 66, is a former U.S. diplomat and current director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says that the timing of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel is troubling and potentially dangerous…
    - 6 days ago 8 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
  • Liberated Raqqa: The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life
    The former Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa has been liberated, yet the city remains largely uninhabitable, criss-crossed with mines and strewn with rotting corpses. One man has made it his mission to bring the city back to life.
    - 6 days ago 8 Dec 17, 12:45pm -
  • The New Saudi Arabia: Absolute Power in the Hands of a Crown Prince
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has embarked on a path to reform his country. But to achieve his goals, he is quashing all forms of critique. That is the wrong way to go.
    - 14 days ago 1 Dec 17, 9:38am -
  • War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  
    The city of Marib in Yemen was long seen as an al-Qaida stronghold. But as the rest of the war-ravaged country descends ever deeper into chaos, it has become an unofficial capital with booming businesses and a popular university, a place poised betwe…
    - 29 days ago 15 Nov 17, 11:10am -
  • The Undrained Swamp: Trump's Washington, One Year On
    It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected to the White House, but the mutual hatred between the president and Washington D.C. has not dissipated. And the city has refused to back down to the Trumpian bluster.
    - 37 days ago 8 Nov 17, 10:28am -
  • 100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary
    It has been 100 years since the October Revolution that heralded the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and changed the world. Yet today, Russians have mixed feelings about the centenary and approach it with care.
    - 38 days ago 7 Nov 17, 9:21am -