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Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people."<p>The non-binding resolution approved by voice vote was a rebuke to President Donald Trump who for more than 18 months …

Donald Trump

Egypt voices concern over Red Sea security after Houthi attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's president said on Monday Cairo was deeply concerned about security in the Red Sea following an attack by Yemen's Houthis on two oil tankers that forced Saudi Arabia to suspend crude shipments temporarily through the strait of Bab al-Mandab.<p>Speaking at a joint press …

Red Sea

Erdogan blames ‘economic terrorists on social media’ for Turkey’s lira woes

President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused “economic terrorists” of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the …

Social Media

Second Referendum Or End Of the Tory Party

The cold hard reality of what could happen to us is becoming clear<p>SEBASTIEN COURDJI via Getty Images<p>The Brexiteers would have us believe that the …

Great Britain

The reason Turkey's economic collapse is so scary is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings

What if Turkey collapses?<p>It's not outside the realm of possibility. Turkey's currency is in free fall. Inflation is at 15% and climbing. The Turkish economy could enter a recession. The US has imposed economic sanctions on the country because President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to hand over an …

Middle East

Tracktion Software’s acclaimed T7 DAW is now available for free

<b>Continuing its policy of giving away older versions of its DAW for free, Tracktion Software has made</b> <b>T7</b> <b>available for download in PC, Mac and Linux</b> …

Software

The dollar’s days as the world’s most important currency are numbered

For at least 70 years, the US dollar has been the world’s dominant currency. Central banks around the world hold a large portion of their reserves in the US currency, while private companies use it for international transactions. The trade in US Treasury bonds is the world’s deepest, most liquid …

Central Banks

The danger of conflating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism

Enfolding criticism of Israel within the definition of anti-Semitism would risk rendering the word meaningless.<p>I still remember the shock I felt when, at the age of 12, my teacher told me the word "joo" I had just spoken, which I had thought to mean to lie or cheat, was actually "Jew" and was …

Israel

6 ways to improve your kicks

<b>Last time we gave you six ways to improve your bass sound and this month we’re looking at how to improve your kick drum sound. While it shares some</b> …

Music Production

No existing policies will be enough to prevent a future "hothouse Earth"

<b>TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.</b> Right now, the Paris Agreement is probably humanity’s best shot of reducing the catastrophic effects of climate change. One …

Climate Change

How to conduct an ICO without a team: “Out-of-a-box” solutions review

<b>Market research: ICO Without a Team</b><p>Anyone who had eyes on the crypto space throughout 2017 knows that the year was filled with thrilling ICOs that …

Cryptocurrency

Russian PM warns NATO admission of Georgia could trigger 'terrible conflict'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that any future NATO decision to admit Georgia to its ranks could trigger "a terrible conflict" and questioned why the alliance would consider such a move.<p>Medvedev's comments come weeks after President Vladimir Putin warned …

Russia

Australia has to prepare for life after the World Trade Organisation

The Trump administration’s economic policy is rapidly breaking down the World Trade Organisation (WTO) system and shattering the rules-based …

Globalization

The cynical rise and painful fall of the euro

“As of this evening,” said Pierre Moscovici in Luxembourg in June, “the Greek crisis is over.” Moscovici, a French Socialist politician who serves as …

Europe

Juncker and Barnier have made me rethink my Remain vote

I completely agree with David Harris. Like him a Remain voter and a Londoner, I was utterly shocked by the result of the referendum, spending some hours trawling the online results in an attempt to understand what had happened. It was a salutary experience, yielding many surprises (Sevenoaks voted …

Great Britain

Blockchain protocol in the works

Eleven01, a multi-year blockchain initiative seeking to foster an ecosystem for startups focused on the technology, was launched at the International …

Blockchain

Blade Shadow spreads nationwide, says ditch your gaming PC

The service known as Shadow by Blade spread across the United States this week in a newly minted USA-wide upgrade. This service was first introduced …

iOS Apps

China rejects US demand to reduce Iran oil imports: report

Bloomberg cites officials as saying that Beijing turned down a Washington request to cut imports from Iran.<p>China has rejected a demand by the United States to cut Iranian oil imports, according to Bloomberg news agency, which cited two officials familiar with the negotiations.<p>Beijing, however, …

South Asia

'Nazi Grandma' loses appeal in top German court over Holocaust denial sentence

Germany's highest court has thrown out an appeal by Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck, saying her rights had not been violated. In a separate case, …

Israel

Telangana signs MoU with Tech Mahindra to launch Blockchain district

<i>A dedicated district for Blockchain will foster the growth of startups and companies with Tech Mahindra providing the technology platform, and the</i> …

Startups

Putin-backed troops quietly move a border on the fringes of Europe

KHURVALETI, Georgia — As the barbed-wire fence edges closer, so does the prospect that Vasya might one day wake up on Russian-controlled soil.The craggy-faced cattle farmer finds himself on the front line of a geopolitical struggle between Russia and the West.Ignoring Washington's warnings, …

Russia

Blockchain platform launch aims to bring down insurance costs | COVER

London-based Insurtech company, Blocksure, has launched Blocksure OS, an insurance blockchain platform which aims to bring down costs for the …

Insurance Industry

Saudi Arabia Planned to Invade Qatar Last Summer. Rex Tillerson’s Efforts to Stop It May Have Cost Him His Job.

Thirteen hours before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson learned from the presidential Twitter feed that he was being fired, he did something that …

Saudi Arabia

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Energy

Russia: Iran-backed forces withdraw from Golan frontier

Israel deems such a pullback to be insufficient as it insists forces controlled by Iran should leave Syria entirely.<p>Iran-backed forces have withdrawn their heavy weapons in Syria to a distance of 85km from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but Israel has deemed the pullback inadequate.<p>"The …

Middle East

Trump calls on Sessions to stop Mueller probe

President Donald Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut down special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation Wednesday, prompting a race by the president's legal team to try to contain the fallout.<p>"This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this …

Donald Trump

The Biggest Thing To Happen In Blockchain Since Bitcoin

There is no doubt that Blockchain is evolving, right now hundreds of ICOs are currently vying for your investment ready to launch that great new project.<p>But to find the best thing since Bitcoin, you need to look at why Blockchain was created in the first place—for transparency and accountability. …

Blockchain

Trump Be Warned: Google Is Not Great

5:24 AM 07/31/2018<p>Two tweets from President Trump have recently caused a stir across the tech world. Last Thursday, the president tweeted against …

Southern Poverty Law Center

The TSA has been quietly tracking American travelers who are not on government watch lists

The ‘Quiet Skies’ program directs federal air marshals to track citizens who are not suspected of crimes<p>According to a new report from <i>The Boston Globe</i>, federal air marshals are tracking American citizens who are not currently under investigation or on a terrorist watch list by way of a previously …

Surveillance

Noam Chomsky: ‘Israeli Intervention In U.S. Elections Vastly Overwhelms Anything The Russians May Have Done’

While Noam Chomsky may not be a proponent of what's been dubbed Russiagate - although he does not deny vehemently Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. …

Noam Chomsky