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China Stocks Just Fell the Most in 3 Weeks

China stocks closed lower on Monday as some investors took profits on infrastructure and transportation shares, leaving the blue-chip CSI 300 index …

North Korea threatens nuclear strike on joint US-South Korean military exercises

North Korea has slammed the joint South Korean-American annual military exercises as provocative, and has threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike.<p>Twenty-five thousand US troops are taking part in the exercises, due to end on September 2, exercises the North says are preparations for an …

Budapest to Berlin: stranger on a train

Returning home from a beery few days in Budapest, Ed Cumming decided to try the train. Soon he was lost in Berlin<p>In early June, when everyone in Britain was arguing about Europe, I found myself in Budapest. I had fond memories of my only previous visit, in 2013, when I’d been there for a literary …

Wembley

Thousands of Strange Blue Lakes Are Appearing in Antarctica, And It’s Very Bad News

Uh oh.<p>Scientists have confirmed that thousands of pristine blue lakes have appeared on the ice sheets of East Antarctica, and it’s got them very …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Lyft reportedly tried to sell itself to Uber and several other companies, but failed.</b> The ride-hailing startup is refusing to comment on the report.<p><b>2. Facebook has made a surprising move that could save its one shrinking business.</b> Revenue from payments and fees has been trending downward, but …

National Security Agency (NSA)

The U.S. Won't Let Google Trademark 'Glass' for Its Glass-Less Eyewear

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Still struggling to make a good name for itself with a skeptical American public, Google Glass is …

Secret US-made 'Cuban Twitter' to go under government microscope

The US government took a page out of Twitter's book to undermine Cuba's leadership, and now lawmakers want some answers.<p>Over a period of two years starting in 2009, the US government's Agency for International Development (USAID), an organization run by the State Department, established and …

Ukraine PM says will stick to austerity despite Moscow pressure

KIEV (Reuters) - The Kiev government will stick to unpopular austerity measures “as the price of independence” as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destabilise it, including by raising the price of gas, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told Reuters.<p>Yatseniuk, 39, who stepped in as interim prime …

South Korea finds two crashed drones, suspects North Korea

SEOUL -- South Korean officials were scrambling to explain how two drones, apparently from North Korea, entered the nation's airspace, took photos of political and military sites and remained unnoticed until they were found crashed on the ground.<p>One of the unmanned aircraft was found March 24 in …

U.S. Warns China Not To Attempt Crimea-Style Action In Asia

(Adds comment from Chinese foreign ministry)<p>By David Brunnstrom<p>WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - China should not doubt the U.S. commitment to defend its Asian allies and the prospect of economic retaliation should also discourage Beijing from using force to pursue territorial claims in Asia in the …

Mob Attacks Ebola Treatment Center Run by Doctors Without Borders

World<p>A mob attacked an Ebola virus treatment center in Guinea on Friday, forcing Doctors Without Borders staff to shut the center down, an organization spokesman said.<p>"Young individuals from the local community" threatened staff at the center and accused them of bringing Ebola to Guinea, Doctors …

Disease

Davos thought: Disruption comes to education | Financial Times

Clay Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor, is an expert on “disruptive innovation” in various industries – when incumbent companies …

Davos thought: The sharing economy and tax | Financial Times

There was a very interesting session this morning on the “sharing economy” focused on the consequences of companies such as Airbnb, which allows …

Davos view: The power of women | Financial Times

Just sometimes, you encounter somebody or something that shatters your preconceptions of Davos.<p>I attended a private dinner on Wednesday that had all …

Judith Rodin: Unemployment Makes Our Youth 'Less Resilient'

During an interview with HuffPost Live at Davos on Thursday, Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, warned of the devastating long-term impact of youth unemployment.<p>"When young people remain unemployed, it makes them less resilient for the rest of their lives... so the impact of …

Climate Takes Center Stage at World Economic Forum

Climate, environmental and energy issues are set to dominate the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland, where organizers have prepared …

Climate

Davos video: The middle classes and the economic recovery | Financial Times

One of the big themes at the World Economic Forum in Davos is income inequality and whether growth favours the few rather than majority. Senior …

Davos 2014: China’s richest man shows pique to US critic | Financial Times

It was quite the wake-up for attendees at the WEF debate on Chinese-American-European cooperation. After a “well meant advice” of Harvard Professor …

Davos view: Emerging markets face backlash | Financial Times

Every year, there is debate at Davos about what is hot – and what is decidedly not. This year, the emerging markets are definitely in the second camp.<p>…

DAVID CAMERON: I'm Confident We Can Stay In The European Union

"I'm confident that we'll have a successful renegotiation and a successful referendum," he told delegates, referring to his plan to reshape his country's EU ties before offering Britons an in/out referendum if he is re-elected next year.<p>"I'm confident this is do-able, deliverable and, as I say, …

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Davos 2014: My second Davos - what I learned

<b>Despite the problems of becoming a social outcast, which I described at last year's World Economic Forum, I have been lucky enough to get the chance to attend the conference again.</b><p>As I am now no longer a wet-behind-the ears Davos debutante, I thought I should update you on what I have now …

George Soros