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Spotify’s ‘Year In Music’ Recaps The Songs You Listened To Most In 2015

The end of the year is nigh, which means tech companies left, right and center are issuing their annual recaps. Spotify, one of the few worth keeping note of when it comes to these matters, has just launched its 2015 ‘Year In Music’ feature which provides a neat recap of the sounds that kept you …

Britain to build cyber attack forces to tackle IS, hackers | Reuters

CHELTENHAM, England (Reuters) - British spies are building elite cyber offensive forces to strike at Islamic State fighters, hackers and hostile powers, finance minister George Osborne said on Tuesday after warning militants wanted to launch deadly digital attacks.<p>Islamic State was trying to …

Lack of affordable homes will exclude 350,000 from housing market by 2020

At least 350,000 households will be excluded from the housing market by 2020 because of a lack of affordable homes to rent or buy, according to a new report.<p>The figures, which were published as property website Rightmove reported the smallest November slowdown in asking prices in four years, …

Housing

Europe's Long Goodbye to Open Borders

If you want to know what Europe is going to look like in five years, ISIS gave us some insight last Friday. Regrettably, the Paris attacks are probably not going to be considered unusual going forward, as the threat to soft targets throughout the continent can only rise. The reason is that a …

A Grand Bargain With Putin Against ISIS?

What follows is not very pretty. But it may be the best option available in a crisis without good options.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no secret of the fact that he would like some kind of political settlement with the West. The German magazine <i>Der Spiegel</i> has just published a leaked …

Porto, Portugal is the hottest European city you haven't heard of

Porto, Portugal, has become one of Europe's hottest travel destinations. Located on the banks of the River Douro, Porto is one of Europe's oldest cities. It features breathtaking views, and stunning churches and cathedrals that date back to the 12th century. In fact, Porto — which gave its biggest …

European Travel

Asteroid buzzed Earth this weekend, hours after discovery

Discovered on Saturday, closest just hours later, this small asteroid came closer to Earth than weather and television satellites orbit.<p>A small space …