Eileen McCourt

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To Deal with the Refugee Crisis, Europe Needs to Confront the Demons From Its History

Paul Mason talks about his new short film 'Astoria' and the parallels between the treatment of refugees and Europe's dark past.<p>In 2012 I flew to Budapest for the BBC to cover the right–wing political car-crash that is Hungary.<p>In the parliament, right by the Danube, I interviewed one of the leaders …

The places the world forgot

Urban explorer David de Rueda travels the world visiting abandoned places and creating hauntingly beautiful images that are pushing the boundaries of photography.

A-doh!-be: How Homer chatted live with 'Simpsons' fans thanks to Adobe software

As a great man once said, the answer to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle, they're on TV! That man was Homer Simpson, and this weekend he appeared in the first ever live segment on "The Simpsons".<p>In the episode "Simprovised", broadcast on Sunday 15 May, Homer spent 3 minutes fielding …

Software

Coast Guard halts search for missing cruise ship passenger

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Texas woman who fell off a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico early Friday.<p>A Coast Guard statement released early Monday says search and rescue coordinators ended the search for 33-year-old Samantha Broberg, of Arlington, Texas, around 8:15 p.m. …

Saudi Arabia's attempt to reduce reliance on oil has the world rapt

Kingdom’s plan to diversify economy with Vision 2030 project could be blueprint for other countries hooked on ‘black gold’<p>Saudi Arabia has captured the world’s attention with the announcement of an ambitious agenda, called Vision 2030, aimed at overhauling the structure of its economy. The plan …

Oil

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with prominent conservatives over the Trending News controversy.</b> The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.<p><b>2. Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch many new brands of food onto its online store.</b> It's going to create entirely new brands itself.<p><b>3. Billionaire</b> …

Google to block Flash on Chrome, only 10 websites exempt

The inexorable slide into a world without Flash continues, with Google revealing plans to phase out support for Adobe's Flash Player in its Chrome browser for all but a handful of websites. And the company expects the changes to roll out by the fourth quarter of 2016.<p>While it says Flash might have …

Software

Lightning strikes kill 65 people in four days in Bangladesh

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sixty-five people have been killed by lightning strikes in Bangladesh in four days, as the country endures its annual severe storm season.<p>Most of the deaths occurred in rural parts of north and central Bangladesh, with the victims predominantly farmers and construction workers, Reaz Ahmed, …

The Nura headphones craft the perfect audio for your ear

Any time you buy a new pair of headphones, you probably spend a bit of time tweaking their fit and feel for the best listening experience. That can mean adjusting the headband or swapping out the earbud tips to ensure the best fit. But the sound quality itself is still mostly a one-size-fits-all …

Audiophile

China buries memories of violent Cultural Revolution 50 years later

BEIJING — When Zhang Hongbing was a young man during China’s Cultural Revolution, his loyalty to Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong knew no bounds. He even denounced his mother for speaking ill of the iconic leader and sent her to death.<p>Zhang, a 62-year-old retired lawyer, no longer toes the party …

You can soon buy Amazon-branded food like nuts, tea, and cooking oil

Already buy basic Amazon-branded products like batteries and baby wipes? Soon, you’ll be able to buy Amazon-branded food, too.<p>According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is set to expand its private-label lines to include perishable food and other household products like laundry …

Colombia seizes tons of cocaine near Panama

Colombian authorities have made the "biggest seizure of drugs in history," according to President Juan Manuel Santos. Security forces discovered …