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Warren Buffett: How To Turn $10,000 Into $51 Million And Other Wisdom From The Berkshire Meeting

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger kicked off Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting on Saturday with two episodes. First, there was a video of Munger furiously struggling to open a box of See’s Candies peanut brittle. When the video ended and both took the stage to a capacity crowd nearing …

Investing

The First World War is More Relevant Than You Think

According to Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and his new play Archduke.<p>On the morning of June 28, 1914, in Sarajevo (then and now the capital of …

World History

A Navy SEAL explains what to do if you're attacked by a dog

Former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, author of 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation, explains what to do if you're ever attacked by a dog.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Martin Schulz profile: Left-wing europhile who wants 'hardest Brexit possible' and hopes to topple Angela Merkel

Martin Schulz, who has emerged as the most serious challenger Angela Merkel has faced in more than a decade in power, is best known in Britain as one of Brexit’s harshest critics.<p>In his former role as president of the European parliament, Mr Schulz accused David Cameron of “taking a whole continent …

Europe

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: After Colonialism and Into Civil War – BLARB

During the colonial period, the Japanese invaders determined what would and would not happen in Korean literature, but liberation freed Korean to …

Merkel: Terror Fight Does Not Justify Trump Immigration Ban

German chancellor Angela Merkel is the latest world leader to wade in on Donald Trump's travel ban, saying the fight against terrorism does not justify putting large populations or religions under automatic suspicion.<p>A spokesman for Merkel, who welcomed over one million refugees into Germany at the …

Donald Trump

Mikhail Gorbachev: 'It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War'

The world today is overwhelmed with problems. Policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.<p>But no problem is more urgent today than the …

Protests against Trump's immigration ban: in pictures

Immigration

Trump calls Putin to jump-start US-relations with Russia

US President Trump and Russian President Putin have agreed to develop relations "as equals" in their first phone call since Trump took office. The …

Schulz vows to shake up German elections with fight for more equality | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz vowed on Sunday to shake up German elections and unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel with a campaign aimed at overcoming “deep divisions” that he said had fueled populism in Germany in recent years.<p>Former European Parliament …

North Africa

Vietnam Diaries: Days 13-14 - The Conclusion

It has come to an end, the conclusion to my first Vietnam trip. An exhaustive, crazy and stressful trip all rolled into one. At the end of the day it …

Vietnam

The Syrian Girl Who Live Tweeted In Aleppo Wrote A Heartbreaking Letter About Trump’s Refugee Order

Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old girl who rose to prominence tweeting about the conflict in Aleppo, recently penned a letter to Donald Trump concerning his refugee executive order. In the letter, Alabed wrote she was “very sad,” and asked Trump to “save the children and people of Syria.”<p>Alabed, along …

Mexico admonishes Israel over Netanyahu's tweet about wall

The Israeli foreign ministry clarified that Netanyahu was not making a comment on US-Mexico relations.<p>The government of Mexico has admonished Israel …

What Does The Stay on Trump’s Deportation Order Mean?

<i>Updated</i> | A federal judge has temporarily halted aspects of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees and certain immigrants from …

How the brain stores memories

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

The Brain

Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump’s Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas

The malevolence of President Trump’s Executive Order on visas and refugees is mitigated chiefly—and perhaps only—by the astonishing incompetence of …

Immigration

Sixth member of Cambridge Spy Ring revealed

Author claims MI6 physicist Wilfred Mann was the sixth member of the infamous Cambridge Spy Ring<p>A sixth member of the Cambridge Spy Ring has been revealed as an MI6 physicist known to colleagues as "Atomic Man", according to an expert who has devoted 30 years into researching the infamous …

Obituaries

Betrayal, blundering and sordid sex parties: What we've learned from MI5's secret spy files

As the new James Bond film gets its release, so has the latest batch of MI5 and Foreign Office files - here's what we've found out<p>1. The Cambridge Spies turned on each other like rats in a barrel<p>Much of the back-stabbing skulduggery that went on between the Cambridge Spies is known about or …

Communist Party

Smith: Deer research done, not forgotten

Buy Photo<p>From the winter of 2010-'11 through 2013-'14, Wisconsin's white-tailed deer were studied as never before.<p>Over those four years, researchers …

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada welcomes refugees

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada will welcome refugees rejected by President Donald Trump.<p>Trudeau also plans to discuss the success of Canada's refugee policy with Trump.<p>Trudeau reacted to Trump's visa ban for people from certain Muslim-majority countries by …

Hard work starts now for France's Socialist candidate

PARIS (AP) — Beating a politically weakened ex-prime minister proved easy for Benoit Hamon, who will represent France's ruling Socialist Party in the …

Europe

14 books every modern gentleman should read

FASHION -- 'Icons of Men's Style' by Josh Sims<p>'This one might be a little obvious, but it's a damn fine looking book, so I had to include …

German Pride Shifts to Angst in Role as Europe’s Reflator

Germany is feeling cursed by its own economic strength.<p>For eight years, the nation of 83 million people has been the euro area’s growth driver. Now …

Economics

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral is one of the German capital's most imposing landmarks. The cathedral was commissioned by the Hohenzollerns. Construction began …