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Swedish opposition retains large lead in poll ahead of September elections

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s centre-left opposition parties remain well ahead of the governing coalition and the Social Democrats, Green and Left parties would get a combined 48.7 percent of the vote if an election were held now, an opinion poll showed on Saturday.<p>Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik …

Humans and Neanderthals Were Actually Neighbors

Paleontologists know plenty about our nearest human cousins, the Neanderthals. They know that this highly successful species walked the Earth for …

Man Calls 911 When Stripper Won't Have Sex With Him: Cops

Who'd turn down a guy like this?<p>William McDaniel, 53, was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly called police to complain that a stripper would not have sex with him, according to The Smoking Gun.<p>McDaniel had been visiting Sagebrush Sam's in Butte, Montana, where police say he gave a woman …

Christie: Boss OK with using tunes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed a crowd Tuesday who is the boss after he went head to head with a woman questioning whether Christie is allowed to play music by “The Boss” — Bruce Springsteen.<p>At a town hall event in Long Branch, New Jersey, a woman in the crowd who identified herself as a …

How a Norwegian public radio station is using Snapchat to connect young listeners with news

“A lot of people check their phones before they get out of the bed in the morning, and they check social media before the news sites.”<p>In 2011, the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK set the world record for the longest single television show by broadcasting a cruise ship traversing the country’s …

What Mass Murderers Are Really Thinking

Once upon a time people thought I might be one, and I came to love the notoriety.<p>Though it’s been a while—thankfully—since the last mass shooting in America, the threat never quite goes away. On Tuesday, police in the affluent suburb of South Pasadena, Calif., announced that they had prevented a …

'Difficult' Ukraine talks end without breakthrough

Talks in Berlin aimed at finding a political solution to the conflict in Ukraine have broken up without any substantial result, according to Germany’s foreign minister.<p>Frank-Walter Steinmeier described the discussions with his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France as “difficult”, but said …

Dave Eggers' 'The Circle' uncomfortably close to Internet reality | DW | 14.08.2014

Google, Facebook and Apple are small fry compared to the Circle - an Internet giant, which is a search engine, social network and hardware …

German economy shrinks amid crisis fallout | DW | 14.08.2014

Germany's Federal Statistics Office, Destatis, on Thursday released …

Why I Am Leaving the Best Job I Ever Had

Earlier this summer, Matt Lauer asked Mary Barra, the CEO of GM, whether she could balance the demands of being a mom and being a CEO. <i>The Atlantic</i> asked similar questions of PepsiCo's female CEO Indra Nooyi. As a male CEO, I have been asked what kind of car I drive and what type of music I like, …

Reporters arrested in Ferguson

Reporters from The Washington Post and The Huffington Post were arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday night while covering the protests that have rocked the St. Louis suburb.<p>Wesley Lowery, a Washington Post political reporter, and Ryan Reilly, a Huffington Post justice reporter, were arrested in …

Putin no-show dashes Crimean hopes

The leader visiting a region ahead of elections on September 14 to boost his party’s chances is no unusual thing, but this is Crimea, and Vladimir Putin was scheduled to begin his second day of a visit to Russia’s latest outpost with an expected major policy statement on Crimea and infrastructure …

NRCC gets into the fake news business

The National Republican Congressional Committee is creating websites meant to look like local news sites that are actually attack sites targeting Democratic candidates, National Journal reports:<p>The NRCC's single-page sites are designed to appear to be a local news portal, with logos like "North …

Suicide bomb attack outside home of new Iraqi prime minister

There has been a suicide bomb attack near the home of the new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad.<p>The bomber blew himself up outside the checkpoint that leads to the house on Tuesday. There have been no reports of any casualties.<p>Al-Abadi was brought in to replace Nouri al-Maliki who was …

Britain to send Tornado fighters to Northern Iraq

Britain has agreed to send military equipment to Kurdish forces fighting jihadists in northern Iraq to support US weapons which have already been delivered to the Peshmerga.<p>UK troops will transport Jordanian military trucks to Irbil in the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.<p>London will also …

These are the international airlines that still don’t have in-flight Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is slowly but surely ramping up on domestic US flights. A larger proportion of them offer some form of Wi-Fi compared to many other places around the world. The above chart, using data published by Morgan Stanley analysts Simon Flannery and Armintas Sinkevicius, lists major international …

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Is Vin Diesel Playing Black Bolt in an 'Inhumans' Movie, or Is He Trolling Marvel Movie Fans?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If there was any pocket of the world that didn't love Vin Diesel before his memorable voice work as …

Pollsters: 'Everything is terrible'

Polls from major networks, researchers and newspapers agree: America’s in a bad mood.<p>In just one week, polls found politicians of all stripes are hitting approval numbers with record lows. The president finds himself roughly as popular as a trip to the dentist. The entire Democratic Party gets the …