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Which issues, topics and countries do you want to read about in 2016?

Help inform our journalism on the Global development desk by telling us what you would like to see us cover this year<p>Last year was a crucial one for development; 2016 is set to be a challenging one as countries attempt to make good on the pledges they made in 2015. Leaders will be expected to …

US justice department begins talks with Mexico on extraditing El Chapo

Joaquin Guzmán’s extradition to face charges in US was discussed Tuesday at a meeting in Miami between Mexico’s attorney general and US officials<p>The US justice department has begun talks with Mexican authorities about extraditing drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán to the United States, a …

Mexico

Everyone is raving about a GOP rising star's off-the-charts rebuttal to Obama

Veteran Republican pollster Frank Luntz noted on Twitter that Haley's televised speech rated better among voters in his focus group than even Obama's address.<p>He added that it was the most favorable-scoring State of the Union response he had ever tested.<p>Haley, whose name has been kicked around as a …

Companies can monitor workers' private online chats, European court rules

Privacy concerns dismissed by European court of human rights after Romanian engineer fired for using Yahoo Messenger to communicate with fiancee<p>Employees in Europe might want to think carefully about using the internet to send private messages during office hours after Europe’s top rights court …

Judiciary

Hotel Workers Confess What They Really Do When You're Not Around

"When guests annoy me I deactivate their key cards just for the inconvenience."<p>Whisper, an online community where people can share their thoughts and feelings anonymously, recently asked hotel employees to reveal their secrets. And we were quite surprised by the results — the shocking confessions …

Caltech Just Took a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

In an investigation published today, <i>Science</i> reveals that a Caltech professor received a one-year suspension for sexually harassing his students. A …

Bribery trial involving Australian red-light camera company Redflex begins

Transportation official John Bills accused of taking $2m from Redflex, that led to installation of nearly 400 red-light cameras – more than any other US city<p>A corruption trial in Chicago focusing on allegations that bribes were made by the Australian red-light camera company Redflex to a city …

Women Build Pathways to Peace in South Sudan

"We thought it was going to be fighting, fighting until all of us died," recalls Mary, a widow and mother of five who lost her husband and other family members during the Second Sudanese Civil War that ended 11 years ago this week.<p>When Mary shared her story with Women for Women International (WfWI) …

One in four children in conflict zones "risk losing their future" - UNICEF

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with South Sudan, Niger, Sudan and Afghanistan the worst-affected countries, the U.N. children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.<p>A boy reacts in a site hit by what activists …

Africa

Bernie Sanders plans rally at Tennessee State University

Updated:Wednesday, July 25 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-07-25 23:54:45 GMT<p>The idea is to illustrate that, regardless of age, gender, race or socioeconomic …

Bernie Sanders

Duterte camp blasts Comelec commissioner

First, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon drew flak from the camp of Senator Grace Poe over the allegedly unauthorized …

America Needs a Female President

One of the things that I love about a brand new year are all the possibilities. That's the great thing about resolutions- they aim to give us hope in everything we can accomplish in the year ahead.<p>But 2016 is different and in Washington, DC you can feel that fact in the air. This could be the …

Here's What's at Stake in the Taiwanese Elections This Weekend

As one of Taiwan’s top lawyers, C.F. Tsai built a career by handling knotty intellectual-property cases. Recently, though, he’s had to adopt a …

Pennsylvania committee delays vote on attorney general’s removal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania Senate committee delayed a vote on Tuesday on whether to recommend removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from her post because of a suspended law license.<p>Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane congratulates Governor Tom Wolf following his …

Corruption

Obama and the State of the Union: Pictures

State of the Union: Barack Obama sells optimism to nervous nation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Putting aside a sudden crisis with Iran, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a "clear-eyed, big-hearted" and …

Ashley Olsen autopsy: U.S. woman in Italy was strangled, maybe with rope

An autopsy has determined that an American woman whose naked body was found last week in her Florence apartment was strangled with an object such as a rope or cord, an Italian prosecutor said Tuesday.<p>Prosecutor Giuseppe Creazzo cautioned that more lab results are needed to pinpoint the time of …

U.N. appeals for $500 million to get 1 million Syrian children in school

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations education envoy Gordon Brown appealed on Tuesday for $500 million to allow half the two million Syrian children who are refugees in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan to go to school and offer their families an alternative to fleeing to Europe.<p>The former British …

United Nations

Supreme Court rules Florida death sentence case unconstitutional

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the process used to condemn a Florida death row inmate was unconstitutional because a judge rather than a jury was the final arbiter of fact in sentencing, opening the door to further challenges in death penalty cases in Florida and elsewhere.<p>The …

German police arrest 211 after far-right riot in Leipzig

Hundreds of extremists break away from anti-refugee Pegida rally to smash windows and set fires in leftwing area of city<p>More than 200 rightwing rioters have been arrested after going on an anti-immigrant rampage around the eastern city of Leipzig, erecting barricades and setting a building on …

Turkey Blames Islamic State in Istanbul Attack

At least eight German tourists among the dead in attack on Sultanahmet Square<p>ISTANBUL—An Islamic State suicide bomber struck Istanbul’s historic district Tuesday, killing at least 10 people in a blow to Turkey’s vital tourism industry that comes as the U.S. and its allies are stepping up their …

Extremism

Iran detains 2 U.S. Navy boats, 10 sailors in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON — Iran detained 10 sailors aboard two small U.S. Navy boats on Tuesday, but assured U.S. officials the crew and vessels would be promptly returned.<p>The two riverine boats were en route from Kuwait to Bahrain when the military lost contact with the vessels, a U.S. military official told …

Obama admits 'regret' ahead of State of the Union address

President Barack Obama will step into the House chamber on Tuesday evening with bittersweet emotions about his last State of the Union address, admitting regret that he failed to be the unifying force he promised in 2008 while professing immense pride for what his White House has accomplished.<p>The …

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …

Air Travel

Detroit Just Named One of the World's Best Cities For Design

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture, better known as UNESCO, has just designated Detroit as the first “City of Design” …

Design Philosophy is Critical in Driving Breakthrough Innovation

It is now abundantly clear that incremental innovation only keep the Sharks away long enough to come up for air and that it takes breakthrough innovation to swim out into the Blue Ocean, where opportunities are plentiful. Changing market and technology positions usually requires a renewal of the …

Innovation

RBS cries 'sell everything' as deflationary crisis nears

RBS has advised clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis, warning that major stock markets could fall by a fifth and oil may plummet to $16 a barrel.<p>The bank’s credit team said markets are flashing stress alerts akin to the turbulent months before the Lehman crisis …

BP to Slash 4,000 Jobs in Face of Oil Downturn

British oil and gas company BP announced plans on Tuesday to slash 5 percent of its global workforce in the face of a continued slump in oil prices.<p>It said it aims to reduce its global oil production, or upstream, headcount by 4,000 to 20,000 as it undergoes a $3.5 billion restructuring program. BP …