Cris Rocha

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Are Bitcoins The Future?

Amid bank bailouts and global recession, an unknown hacker operating under the false name Satoshi Nakamoto released an open-source code for a global, …

The death of inflation

IT TOOK an iron will (and a handbag) to beat the inflation of the 1970s. Under Margaret Thatcher the British government squeezed the economy with …

Another way of thinking about the European economic collapse

Let’s start with a few claims that (most) people agree with:<p>2. The U.S. has higher income inequality than most of Europe and our high earners have …

Watching Wal-Mart at Midnight

<i>This comment from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been making the rounds on blogs and newswires the past few days. It says it all about the state of the tepid U.S. recovery. The Journal’s Al Lewis wrote about it yesterday.</i><p><i>Bill Simon, CEO of Wal-Mart’s U.S. business, at a Goldman Sachs conference last</i> …

Spain Is Beyond Doomed: The 2 Scariest Unemployment Charts Ever

This is what a permanent underclass looks like.<p>(Reuters)<p>Spain is in a great depression, and it is one of the most terrifying things I have ever seen.<p>Five years after its housing boom turned to bust, Spanish unemployment hit a record high of 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013. It's almost too …

The parasitic city

DEAR readers, I am moving to London in July. I'm quite excited about this. Last week I traveled to London with my wife to search for a place to live. …

The Brazilian health ministry has had to drop a sexual-health awareness campaign with the tagline 'I'm happy being a prostitute'. But it's hardly the first STD awareness campaign to stray into the realm of the daft. We take a look at some of the silliest sexual health warnings from the second world war. http://bit.ly/13cBoE3 Photograph: National Archives

Turkey's prime minister vows to continue Gezi Park development Despite mass protests, Recep Tayyip Erdogan to push ahead with construction, saying it will make Istanbul more beautiful http://bit.ly/15EsCjV Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Anger swells after NSA phone records court order revelations

The scale of America's surveillance state was laid bare on Thursday as senior politicians revealed that the US counter-terrorism effort had swept up …

US intelligence chief denounces 'reprehensible' release of information

Disclosure of the massive surveillance of phone records and internet communications risks “long-lasting and irreversible harm” to US national …

The rise of the "selfie". Why are so many of us sharing our self-portraits online? http://bbc.in/13piA68 Top tips: How to take the perfect #selfie: http://bbc.in/13piA68

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

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Rising waters from the Danube and other rivers have inundated parts of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic after days of heavy rainfall. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated as the worst floods in a decade continue to cause chaos throughout central Europe http://econ.st/15Pa4hJ

The Queen makes a dramatic entrance on BBC News - appearing behind newsreaders live on air as she officially opened the BBC's new headquarters: http://bbc.in/194t5Am VIDEO: http://bbc.in/ZxH10j

Russian media reacts with compassion to Vladimir Putin's split

Russian media have reacted with unusual compassion to the announcement of President Vladimir Putin's split with his wife.<p>Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, rarely seen in public, announced the end of their marriage less than two months shy of their 30th anniversary in an interview with Russian …

The Queen said it was a "great pleasure" to declare the new headquarters open. The building is now home to three 24-hour TV news channels, nine radio networks, and is the workplace for 6,000 BBC staff from the BBC's television, radio, news and online services. PICTURES: http://bbc.in/18aF3c9