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Why the actors behind popular video games are on an epic strike

The gaming world put its best and brightest new offerings on display at the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3) last week. But some of the …

Mission unaccomplished, 15 years later: The misuse of American military power, the Middle East in chaos

<b>(AP Photo/Krzysztof Zatycki)</b><p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is<p>Danny Sjursen<p>February 25, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at …

Nintendo packs big screens into its small new $150 2DS XL

Not to be distracted by the success of its Switch console, Nintendo has just added the new 2DS XL to its lineup of portable gaming systems.<p>The device offers 2D gameplay across two large screens that are the same size as those on the 3DS XL, and comes with the same processing power as well. Plus, it …

Hosni Mubarak: Egypt's toppled dictator freed after six years in custody

Egypt’s former dictator Hosni Mubarak has left the Cairo military hospital where he had been held in custody for much of the past six years, and returned to his home in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said.<p>Mubarak, 88, was acquitted by Egypt’s highest appeals court on 2 March of …

International Monetary Fund

First Brexit then Trump. Is Italy next for the west’s populist wave?

In the historic centre of Ferrara, an imposing statue of Girolamo Savonarola confronts passersby. Savonarola, a local boy, was a 15th-century preacher of fire and brimstone, making his name denouncing secular vanity, pagan idols and the corruption of clerical elites. The monument hails him as “the …

Europe

Is Italy about to feel the Trump effect with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum?

The election of Donald Trump to the American presidency is causing turmoil in Italian politics in the run up to a constitutional referendum to be …

Europe

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Diplomacy

Man seeks restraining order against God

An Israeli man has petitioned for a restraining order against God, claiming the almighty has been particularly unkind to him over the years and that …

The innovators: desalination unit brings clean water on wheels

Travelling around Thailand in the 1990s, William Janssen was impressed with the basic rooftop solar heating systems that were on many homes, where energy from the sun was absorbed by a plate and then used to heat water for the home.<p>Two decades later and Janssen has developed that basic idea he saw …

Water

Vladimir Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has abruptly declared that he is withdrawing the majority of Russian troops from Syria, saying the six-month military intervention had largely achieved its objective.<p>The news on Monday, relayed personally to the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, in a …

Middle East