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This Résumé for Elon Musk Proves You Never, Ever Need to Use More Than One Page

Less-is-more may be the winning concept for writing résumés.<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history …

Résumés

Balance of Power: G-7 Special Edition

It turns out a year is a long time in G-7 summitry.<p>At least this year, when a fraying consensus among the world’s leading democracies about how the …

Manchester Bombing

Donald Trump just staked his presidency on 4 words

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manual Santos Thursday, President Donald Trump was asked a very simple question: Had he urged then-FBI Director James Comey to slow or stop an FBI investigation into deposed national security adviser Michael Flynn?<p>"No. No. …

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In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.

WASHINGTON — Only seven days after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as president, James B. Comey has told associates, the F.B.I. director was summoned to the White House for a one-on-one dinner with the new commander in chief.<p>The conversation that night in January, Mr. Comey now believes, was a …

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Zuma Gambles His Political Future by Taking Aim at Gordhan

South African President Jacob Zuma is taking a gamble as he ups the ante in his battle with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for control of the …

South Africa

Uber Releases Diversity Report and Repudiates Its ‘Hard-Charging Attitude’

SAN FRANCISCO — After a string of scandals this year, Uber has rushed to repair its corporate culture. The ride-hailing company has started an internal investigation into workplace practices, issued apologies for some of its behavior, and has had several female executives and a board member speak …

San Francisco

Ali's Story -- A Somalian Refugee Rejected By Johannesburg, The City Of His Dreams

I landed in the back of Ali's* Uber, a white VW Passat, with a heavy thud. It was 11pm in London on a cold rainy night in April 2015. I had just come …

White House confirms 'dramatic' cuts proposed to US foreign aid budget

Budget director confirmed on Saturday proposed cuts for the state department and USAID by about a third, to help fund expansion of US military budget<p>The White House budget director confirmed on Saturday that the Trump administration will propose “fairly dramatic reductions” in the US foreign aid …

Foreign Aid

Mike Pence used his AOL email for state business as governor – and was hacked

Vice-president under scrutiny for using his personal email account to discuss security issues as Indiana governor, which was compromised by a scammer<p>Vice-president Mike Pence used a personal email account to discuss security issues as governor of Indiana and was hacked last summer, it was reported …

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How Robert Mugabe ruined Zimbabwe

IN 2016 it became a common sight in the capital of Zimbabwe to see fearful citizens queuing outside banks, waiting hopefully for cash. It was the …

Africa

Report: Spicer Ordered Phone Checks for Staffers

The White House's radical attack on the First Amendment cannot go unanswered

Denying journalists from the Guardian, New York Times and other outlets access to a press briefing is an authoritarian move. A swift response is needed<p>Those who said the presidency would change Donald Trump were correct. It has made him worse. In barring news outlets like the New York Times, CNN …

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Why you will fail to have a great career

In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

APIs

Deep-pocketed miners don’t like it when those with different views wield clout

The Minerals Council seems mostly intent on using its submission to electoral donations committee to kneecap environmental groups opposed to new mines<p>In 2010 the mining industry’s $22m campaign against Kevin Rudd’s resources tax helped bring down a prime minister. For years it has spent huge sums …

Mining

A new Breitbart article reveals much about the war inside the White House

Sources tell Steve Bannon’s old website that Reince Priebus is doing a terrible job.<p>With National Security Adviser Michael Flynn already forced to resign due to scandal, there are rumors of another White House shake-up in the works. Those rumors grow to a roar if you surf to today’s eyebrow-raising …

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In This Month Of Love, Lets Demonstrate Some For The Vulnerable Of This Country

The last few weeks have been brutal. They have forced me into a reflection about the systems that govern us and how they rely on humans, and …

On Sunday Ernie Els played golf with Donald Trump - on Monday Trump phones Zuma. Wonder what Ernie said to Trump? https://t.co/hhwm1BJyXu

Fact-checking isn’t enough. To fight the far right, the media must spread the truth

Donald Trump has accused the ‘dishonest’ press of under-reporting terrorist attacks. To counter this narrative, we must be more effective in reflecting reality<p>Donald Trump’s assertion that the media was “under-reporting” terrorist attacks was roundly scorned by the press, even more so when the …

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Nigeria’s foreign-currency shortage

DURING Muhammadu Buhari’s stint as military ruler of Nigeria in the 1980s, Fela Kuti, a well-known Afrobeat musician, was locked up for the offence …

Africa

President Donald Trump's Relationship With The Media Should Worry Us

On the 11th of January, like many across the world, I tuned in to the long awaited press conference by the US President elect Donald Trump. There was …

How should women dress at work?

President Trump reportedly likes his female employees to 'dress like women' — but what does that mean?<p>I wore a suit kind of like this one (sometimes …

Marine Mammals

Romania protests: 'Race against time' for corruption fighters

<b>Hundreds of thousands of Romanians are staging daily protests against a controversial government decree.</b><p>The emergency ordinance, rushed through by Minister of Justice Florin Iordache on 31 January, would allow the release of dozens of convicted public officials from prison, and stymie current and …

Europe

Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'

Only months ago Donald Trump’s chief strategist predicted military involvement in east Asia and the Middle East in Breitbart radio shows<p>The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the …

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Fake news: Czechs try to tackle spread of false stories

<b>The video is shocking. CCTV footage shows a group of youths surrounding a teenage girl. A tussle ensues, and at one point one of the youths appears to stamp on the girl's head.</b><p>It was widely shared. In December, it was posted on a Facebook page called "Never Again Canada", with the caption: "Islamic …

Europe

How Donald Trump’s immigration edict will affect American tourism

THERE are many ways to look at Donald Trump’s decision to ban travellers from seven countries with predominantly Muslim populations. Whether Mr …

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Donald Trump's Immigration Order Is Horrifying and Incompetent on a Legal Level

The malevolence of President Trump’s Executive Order on visas and refugees is mitigated chiefly—and perhaps only—by the astonishing incompetence of …

Immigration

Thanks to Trump ties, #DeleteUber campaign grows on social media

Links to President Donald Trump are shaping up to be a liability for Silicon Valley's golden boys. Case in point: Uber.<p>The hashtag #DeleteUber has …

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Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump’s travel ban: ACLU

The ACLU is getting “multiple reports” that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump — and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal …

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