Micheal Hayde

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The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

There's a tower in China that eats smog — and 800 more might be coming

Air quality is so poor in Beijing that on bad days it's hard to see buildings across the street. Strategies to live more safely in such an environment abound, and no wonder: The journal <i>Nature</i> recently found that air pollution leads to the premature death of three million people every year, mainly …

Pollution

Parties Refuse To Learn The Painful Lesson Of Trump: More Super Delegates

A primary reason that Donald Trump was able to hijack the Republican party and win its nomination is that Republicans had let down their defenses, essentially eliminating super delegates. So what are the parties doing now going forward? Reducing super delegates even further, leaving their parties …

Bernie Sanders

India Mustn't Take The Wrong Lesson From The Uber - Didi Deal

A proposal is being floated in India following the Uber – Didi deal in China. And it would be entirely the wrong proposal for India to adopt. The idea is that China has made Uber’s deal necessary by restricting the ability of foreigners to compete in the Chinese market. Thus, so goes the proposal, …

Investing

Think ISIS Is Not Islamic? Think Again

The internet has been awashed with a hackneyed platitude amid the horrific Paris terror attacks last week. It's basically become the mother of all clichés. Almost no one can resist it. It's employed by everyone from President Obama to social media bloggers. It crops up everywhere from Qatar's Al …

Islam

Polish general: Russia is trying to wage hybrid warfare in our country

Polish general Stanisław Koziej, the head of the president's National Security Bureau, has told Newsweek how he is concerned Russia could reproduce the tactics that have led to months of deadly conflict in Ukraine in its NATO-member western neighbor.<p>This hybrid war wouldn't come in the form of …

Russia

The Middle East Nuclear Race Is Already Under Way

One of the most important reasons why the U.S. is trying to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran is to prevent an Iranian bomb from triggering a nuclear …

South Asia

European diplomats uneasy about senators' letter

WASHINGTON (AP) — European diplomats involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran are expressing unease about an open letter sent this week by Senate Republicans to Iranian leaders, telling them that any deal may not survive beyond the Obama administration.<p>Echoing criticism of the letter from top …

South Asia

Iran's leader accuses world powers of trickery over nuclear deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Thursday accused the six world powers involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program of "deception, trickery and backstabbing" in their dealings with Tehran, according to Iranian state media.<p>He also criticized a letter sent by 47 U.S. …

South Asia

Why Republicans Wrote to the Ayatollahs

The 47 Republican Senators who wrote to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran yesterday did so, they said, “to bring to your attention two …

Middle East

GOP warns Iran, and White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The GOP is so committed to thwarting President Barack Obama's deal-making with Iran that it resorted to a tactic it has long condemned him for using -- writing a letter to Tehran.<p>In an unusual and controversial challenge to presidential authority that ignited a fierce new row …

South Asia

Iraqis living under IS rule fear liberation means reprisals

BAGHDAD (AP) — Mosul resident Mohammed Younis says he had nothing to do with the Islamic State group's capture of his city or its mass killings, beheadings and other atrocities -- but that may not be enough to spare him if the extremists are driven out.<p>A letter left on his doorstep by a shadowy …

Islam
South Asia

Syria ready to cooperate with U.N. to fight terror

The Syrian regime says it's ready to accept support from the United States and others working under the U.N. umbrella to fight "terrorists."<p>The comments, by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, were made Monday as ISIS fighters seized control of a strategically important air base in the …