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Why a growing number of women in Europe are carrying out violent attacks in the name of ISIS

World ISIS<p>It was early on a Sunday morning in September when French police discovered a Peugeot parked near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris with …

U.S., EU Say 'No' To China Buying The World

Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic, acting as if on cue, are moving to block acquisitions of local businesses by Chinese companies.<p>Berlin, long open to Beijing’s investments, has just retracted its clearance of the $729 million purchase of chipmaker Aixtron by Fujian Grand Chip Investment …

China

This Is How Much Water You Should Drink On a Plane

Depending on where you’re going, how long you’re traveling, and what kind of a plane you’re on.<p>Desert-like airplane cabins, a no-liquids TSA rule, and in-flight libations make dehydration a common condition for travelers. But in-the-skies hydration isn’t a math equation: There’s no specific …

Sixty years after Hungarian refugee crisis, how things have changed

Sixty years ago, Soviet tanks crushed an anti-communist uprising in Budapest, sending 200,000 Hungarians – men women and children – fleeing across …

Cyber criminals rob £10.9bn from UK residents in a year - and even more goes unreported

Online fraudsters stole £10.9bn in the UK last year - equivalent to a £210 loss for every person in the UK over the age of 16, official figures have revealed.<p>But in reality, the loss may be even greater.<p>Get Safe Online, the government-backed cyber safety initiative, suggested actual victims of …

Identity Theft

Are the Russians really preparing for war?

Some activities going on in Russia these days might make it seem like the country is genuinely preparing for war. Talk of bunkers and rations; missiles moving around; politicians uttering dire warnings — are these harbingers of a Russian-U.S. conflict?<p>The Washington Post's Moscow bureau decided to …

Portugal tries for a budget balance between deficit and austerity

The balancing act continues for Portugal’s Socialist minority government.<p>It has to cut spending to reduce the budget deficit, but also please its more left wing political supporters in parliament by rolling back some of the austerity measures imposed during its international bailout.<p>The 2017 draft …

Budget Deficit

The pound's flash crash may be a preview of Britain's financial markets as it mulls its Brexit strategy

A wild ride, you might say, but all's well that ends well. And you would be wrong.<p>There are two things to know about the pound's out-of-nowhere "flash crash" at the end of last week. First, British financial markets are going to resemble the weather: unpredictable and more violent.<p>Second, we're all …

United Kingdom

4 reasons why tiny Portugal has given us so many global leaders

The recent election of António Guterres as United Nations secretary-general not only drew attention to his credentials, but also put his own country, …

Europe

The 10 countries where it's toughest to be born a girl

There has never been a better time in history to be born a woman, according to US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. She’s not wrong: the cause of …

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world<p>On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years …

Corruption

The UN spent over $17bn in 2015. These countries were its biggest suppliers

India supplied over $1.2 billion in goods and services to the United Nations last year, surpassed only by the United States.<p>According to the Annual …

World Economy

China won't stop Kim Jong-un — so the US has to stand up to both of them

On Sept. 9, his scientists set off their country's fifth nuclear test, but there were two differences this time. First, the explosion was considerably larger (10 to 20 kilotons, roughly the size of the Hiroshima blast). Second, and more concerning, the bomb was described not as a "nuclear device" …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

A brief history of modern inequality

The Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen recently gave a talk in Lisbon about inequality that demonstrated one of the virtues of being a scholar of …

Globalization

North Korean Olympians Rewarded With Money, Punished In Coal Mines

In the earliest days of the Olympics, winners merely received a laurel wreath and name recognition. However, those athletes knew they...The post …

Think you understand healthy eating? Here’s why you might be wrong

Are granola, frozen yogurt and orange juice good for your health?You might think you know the answer – but would a nutritionist agree?<p>Having recently …

Why Portugal could be Europe’s next economic disaster

First it was Brexit, then it was the Italian banking sector, and now it’s Portugal’s surprisingly slow growth that’s threatening the stability of …

Countries where you can buy citizenship

A new global industry has been booming in recent years, as countries offer people the chance to acquire citizenship or residency.<p>Economic programmes …

Why is China building a New Silk Road?

China is reviving the historic Silk Road trade route that runs between its own borders and Europe. Announced in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the …

What Brexit Means for China: More Power, Less Economic Security

Beijing may be 5,000 miles away from London, but China cannot escape the shock waves of Brexit.<p>Prior to the June 23 referendum in the United Kingdom, …

The Reaction to Brexit Is the Reason Brexit Happened

In 1934, at the dawn of the Stalinist Terror, the great Russian writer Isaac Babel offered a daring quip at the International Writers Conference in …

Political Science

This country made so much clean energy it had to pay people to use it

On a bright and blustery day last month, a surreal event took place in the world of German energy prices.<p>Sunny and windy weather lit up the country's …

Renewable Energy

Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan explained his 2 key strategies for turning the bank around

When he came in as CEO last year he had two key strategies for doing that:<p>1. Stop people from fooling themselves that things were still great.<p>2. Give staff a long-term vision of where the bank was going.<p>"When I took over the management team I thought it was important to do two things — the first …

Portugal baby born to mother brain-dead for months

<b>A baby was born in Portugal to a woman who had been brain-dead for almost four months, hospital officials say.</b><p>The boy was delivered in a Lisbon hospital by Caesarean section after 32 weeks, and weighed 2.35kg (5lb, 3oz).<p>His mother was declared brain-dead on 20 February after a brain haemorrhage.<p>The …

China opens its markets to foreign bank card companies | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will allow foreign payment card companies to operate in the country under rules issued on Tuesday, potentially giving groups like Visa Inc (V.N) and MasterCard (MA.N) access to its 55-trillion-yuan ($8.4 trillion) card payment market.<p>A Chinese national flag flutters at the …

Portugal's Reprapalgarve Team Shows Us How to Make a Steel Framed Color 3D Printer for Around $600

Over the weekend, Adam, who is the ten-year-old son of some friends of mine, purchased a very cool, medium sized replica of the Millennium Falcon …

Angela Merkel, the world’s most powerful woman (again)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women list for the sixth consecutive year.<p>Merkel finished ahead of U.S. …

Europe’s lobbyists bank on Brexit

Businesses from mom-and-pop size to multinationals have warned that a British decision to quit the EU’s single market will devastate their bottom …