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A Dutch city is giving money away to test the “basic income” theory

Some people in the Dutch city of Utrecht might soon get a windfall of extra cash, as part of a daring new experiment with the idea of “basic income.”<p>Basic income is an unconditional and regular payment meant to provide enough money to cover a person’s basic living cost. In January of 2016, the …

Income Inequality

Five of the best smartwatches for 2015

Smartwatches are the hottest thing in technology right now. The little wrist-based screens are dragging timepieces into the 21st century and shifting the buzzing, binging and bonging of modern life away from our phones.<p>The choice is staggering: from the high end luxury of the Apple Watch to …

Wearable Tech

Bosnia rape victims may claim compensation for first time

Bosnian courts to decide on financial compensation for victims of rape and sexual violence during 1990s war but concerns over who will pay<p>A British-backed legal initiative in Bosnia has opened the way for thousands of rape victims from the conflict there to claim compensation for the first time, …


Apple wins over more customers than Samsung, report says

You can call it customer loyalty, brand stickiness, or whatever other terms the cool marketing kids are using these days, but it all means the same thing in this case: Apple is doing a better job than Samsung of retaining customers and winning over new ones.<p>This is according to a report from RBC …


Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state | Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect.<p>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Venezuelan state television …

Middle East