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The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

The Mini-Villages of Montreal’s Metro

The metro is the backbone of Montreal. Besides New York City and Mexico City, Montreal’s annual ridership is higher than every other subway system in …

Transportation

12 Memorable Movie Soundtracks from the Past 12 Years

The Boyhood soundtrack gave everyone a healthy dose of nostalgia last year. Here's a look at other recent soundtracks that left their mark.<p>There's a scene in <i>Boyhood</i> in which Ethan Hawke drives his Pontiac GTO across a stretch of Texas highway, windows down, his son Mason (Ellar Coltrane) riding …

Music

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Free Things to Do in Montreal

With new skyscrapers and centuries-old buildings, Montreal is the perfect combination of modern and historic. This cosmopolitan city has something for everyone—summer festivals, winter sports, world-class shopping, a bustling nightlife—and plenty of free options to keep you on budget.<p><b>Art</b><p><b>The Segal</b> …

France

The King Of Online Gambling (Is 34)

Earlier this year David Baazov walked into the Manhattan offices of the Blackstone Group, the world’s biggest private equity firm, with an outrageous offer. At 33 Baazov was the little-known chief of Amaya, an obscure Montreal company with a loose handful of assets in the gambling industry. But he …

Tom Meade's wild Ferrari Thomassima was the P4/5 of its day

Before the Pininfarina Sergio, there was the Thomassima.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 1970 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>IF you are ever in Modena, Italy, you may see a big blond kid tearing down the street on a Lambretta scooter with a big, mean-looking German shepherd on board. That …

Takata Air Bag Recall Update: New Defective Part Discovered Affecting General Motors, Nissan

The Takata Corp. advised the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about another defect in its air bags that appears unrelated to the …

Burkina Faso opposition rejects army takeover

Burkina Faso's opposition parties and the African Union have rejected the army's seizure of power in the West African country after the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.<p>A coalition of opposition parties and civil society groups met late on Saturday and issued a statement in which they …