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The Pope’s New Posture: At Odds With American Conservatives

If Wal­lace Stevens, the famed poet, were de­scrib­ing the re­cent buzz about the Ro­man Cath­ol­ic Church, he might call it “Thir­teen Ways of …

US borrowing crisis 'days away' from danger, says World Bank head

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018647_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653173_eb69e9d42ec8d1e89041ddc98d3ac9d0<p><b>The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, has warned that the United States is just "days away from a very dangerous moment" because of the</b> …

Emerging markets: the chart that says 'aggressively buy'

Developing nation stock markets have only been this cheap five times in the past 20 years, analysis suggests.<p>Investors who were eventually won over by the merits of backing emerging markets will have been left disappointed by returns over the past year.<p>The promise has long been that poorer parts of …

With Obama absent from Asia, China President Xi Jinping is taking care of business

After the US government shutdown iced US president Barack Obama’s planned trip to Asia, the smiling visages of Chinese president Xi Jinping and his photogenic wife Peng Liyuan seem to have been everywhere this week as they embark on a full-fledged charm offensive, forging new ties and crafting …

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Virgin Galactic, NBC To Launch 'Space Race' Reality TV Show

Soon, you can watch people compete for a chance to launch into space from the comfort of your own living room.<p>A new reality TV show picked up by NBC called "Space Race" will follow along as space fans compete to win a free ride on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. The winner of the competition will …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

Four tips to take you beyond the big data hype cycle

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>As 2013 kicked off Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular noted in her blog that big data is sliding down into the Trough of …

NASA scientist: Slamming used asteroid into moon 'makes sense'

NASA has its eyes on lassoing and then studying a captive orbiting asteroid, but what happens to such a space rock when the space agency is all done with it?<p>"Once you're finished with it and you have no further need of it, send it in to impact the moon," Paul Chodas, scientist with the Near-Earth …

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Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi

Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the Games, documents shared with the Guardian show.<p>Russia's powerful FSB security service plans to ensure that no communication by …

Kenya's economy in the wake of the Westgate attack

<b>The Westgate shopping centre today stands defiantly in the middle of the rich leafy suburb of Westlands.</b><p>The world's focus was fixed on it for days after gunmen struck at midday on a Saturday, shooting at people - young and old - killing more than 60.<p>Driving down Peponi Road just beside the centre, …

GOLDMAN: If The Debt Ceiling Isn't Raised And The Treasury Runs Out Of Cash, Then Say Goodbye To 4.2% Of GDP*

The government shutdown is the result of Congress' failure to make a budget deal.<p>However, the shutdown has taken attention away from a much bigger policy risk: the impending debt ceiling, which is when the U.S. Treasury is no longer able to borrow money by issuing debt.<p>Economists as well as …

Government Shutdown Blame? Poll Fingers Republicans And Democrats

Although Democrats and Republicans both have been embarrassed by their leaked comments about which side is "winning" the shutdown debate, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that both sides are losing, at least as far as public opinion on who's responsible.<p>According to the survey, 25 percent of …