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Seoul joins cities and nations planning to launch own cryptocurrency

South Korea’s capital, Seoul, may become one of the world’s largest cities to officially adopt its own cryptocurrency.<p>The proposal to create the “S-coin” was revealed by Park Won-soon, the city's mayor, who said it could be used as a payment mechanism to fund public welfare programmes or to pay …

South Korea

Wall Street Heavies Fear a Beloved Gravy Train Is Nearing the End

Spotify is attempting to flaunt Wall Street convention, and eschew the investment banker-laded I.P.O. dance. Is this the end of a way of life?<p>“Why is the @Spotify IPO the most important since Facebook?” <b>Dennis Berman,</b> the former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> editor turned Lazard banker, tweeted rhetorically on …

Wall Street

China announces additional tariffs on $50 billion of U.S. goods | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will impose additional tariffs of 25 percent on 106 U.S. goods including soybeans, autos, chemicals, some types of aircraft and corn products, among other agricultural goods, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, inspired by the …

China

Sexual misconduct at UK universities an 'open secret': report

Survey by UK's student union has found four in 10 students experienced staff sexual misconduct at least once.<p>Sexual misconduct perpetuated by university staff is an "open secret" that has become sidelined within university campuses in the UK, according to a report by the National Union of Students …

Higher Education

Tourists, commuters seek workarounds to French train strikes

PARIS (AP) — French commuters squeezed into scarce trains Wednesday while tourists rearranged travel plans as one of the world's most-traveled rail networks endured a second consecutive day of strike action.<p>Rail unions and President Emmanuel Macron's government are holding firm so far in a battle …

Trains

3 Stocks I'll Buy in a Stock Market Crash

Volatility has returned to the markets. Here's my shopping list in case the carnage continues.<p>It's been a rough month or two for investors. As of …

Investing

FCC authorizes Elon Musk's SpaceX to provide broadband satellite services

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved an application by Elon Musk's SpaceX, allowing the aerospace company to provide broadband …

Elon Musk

SpaceX launches 10 Iridium satellites from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.<p>The rocket lifted off at 7:13 a.m. Friday and arced over the Pacific west of Los Angeles.<p>The satellites are expected to be …

Space Exploration

Azeri journalist in exile shot in southern France

An Azeri journalist who sought asylum in France after being imprisoned for criticizing Azeri politics has been shot. Azerbaijan is ranked 162 of 180 …

Human Rights

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City Politics

Fifteen Gazans dead after Israeli army, Palestinians clash at border fence, officials say

GAZA CITY — Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, spurred by poverty and a growing sense of hopelessness, answered calls from their leaders Friday to march to the edges of their 140-square-mile territory and face off against the Israeli military.<p>The day soon turned to bloodshed as …

Stephon Clark killing becomes test in Sacramento DA election

Sacramento DA Anne Marie Schubert, who is up for re-election, is facing protests after Clark was shot dead by police.<p>For three days this week, protesters marched outside Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert's office, demanding she charge two officers who shot to death Stephon …

Black Lives Matter

Russia releases 'Satan 2' missile test footage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia's Ministry of Defense released video footage Friday of a test launch of its new intercontinental ballistic missile, the Sarmat.<p>The short video said the missile -- nicknamed "Satan 2" -- was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia.<p>According to Russian state-run news agency …

Russia

Palestinians say over a dozen killed in Gaza border protest

Israeli military dismisses demonstration as Hamas ploy to ‘carry out terror attacks’<p>At least 16 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli forces in Gaza, Palestinian medics have said, as protesters kicked off a planned six-week demonstration demanding the right of return for …

Israel

Why the Backlash to Former Black Panther Herman Bell’s Parole Risks Setting a Dangerous Precedent

Earlier this month, the New York State Parole Board did its job. It elected to grant parole to 70-year-old Herman Bell, a former Black Panther who …

Black Panther

“We Know Where Your Kids Live”: How John Bolton Once Threatened an International Official

Who better to advise the bully-in-chief, Donald Trump, on when to make war and kill people than another bully? It’s difficult, after all, to avoid …

Donald Trump

ICE will end its practice of automatically releasing pregnant immigrant detainees

This reverses a previous policy directive to release pregnant detainees except in "extraordinary circumstances."<p>The U.S. Immigration and Customs …

Immigration

ACLU report proves community broadband networks are capable of challenging the Telecom monopoly

How consumers can beat net neutrality's repeal.<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has seen serious pushback since it voted to repeal net …

Net Neutrality

Ford vending machine begins dispensing cars in China

It is no longer enough simply to test-drive a vehicle by riding around the block while a salesperson gives you their well-rehearsed patter. Now, there needs to be some sort of theater around the purchase, or else how will you trick yourself into thinking that buying a car is fun? It's why Ford and …

Alibaba Group

Windows on ARM Benchmarked

Microsoft has come up with some strange ideas over the years. Their latest one, which has been coming from a while, is running Windows on ARM …

Apps

Disney announces strategic reorganization, effective immediately

Disney announced a strategic reorganization Wednesday that highlights the company's growth initiatives like direct-to-consumer offerings.<p>Effective …

Walt Disney Company

Spooked by Trump Proposals, Immigrants Abandon Public Nutrition Services

WASHINGTON — Immigrants hoping for permanent residence are dropping out of public nutrition programs even before prominent elements of the Trump administration’s proposed policy changes are enacted, fearful that participating could threaten their citizenship eligibility or put them at risk for …

Immigration

Gary Cohn Says He Will Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser

Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, said on Tuesday that he would resign, becoming the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the Trump administration.<p>White House officials insisted that there was no single factor behind the departure of Mr. Cohn, who heads the …

Donald Trump

Tillerson heads to Africa with explaining to do for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Africa's concerned, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Trump administration have some explaining to do.<p>President Donald Trump's description of "shithole countries" in January was greeted with a mix of horror and outrage in Africa, where many don't know what to …

Africa

ROUBINI: 'The Mother Of All Bubbles And Biggest Bubble in Human History Comes Down Crashing'

The cryptocurrency markets were awash in a sea of red during early trading Friday — and one economist says we are in the middle of a major crypto crash.<p>Nouriel Roubini, the chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, on Twitter described bitcoin as "The Mother Of All Bubbles." His tweet shows bitcoin's …

Cryptocurrency
Economics

Scientists Have Mathematical Proof That It's Impossible to Stop Ageing

We're sorry.<p>Just in case you were banking on science coming up with a way to let you hold onto your youthful looks forever, we have some …

Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon

Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without introducing problems. How is Moore's Law for chip complexity going to survive? Stanford researchers have a …

Susan Fowler makes her first major move since blowing open Uber's sexism scandal

Susan Fowler became a household name in the tech world when she published a blog post in February outlining Uber's record of discrimination, sexual …

Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals may reflect experience

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he's startlingly candid about the reason: He's just now really learning about some of them.<p>"After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it's not so easy," the president said after a …

Donald Trump