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The dark side of the oil shock

The financial markets saw only bad news in the oil shock last week. Despite extremely strong US consumer data, there is a reluctance to recognise the …

Energy Personality of the Year: Ali al-Naimi

There were two contenders for this year’s award. The most obvious, and certainly the man who has won the most coverage in this (and every other) …

Scottish woman who married Isis fighter 'wants to become a martyr'

A Scottish woman who travelled to Syria and married an Islamic State (Isis) fighter told her parents she wanted to become a martyr and would see them again on the "day of judgment".<p>Aqsa Mahmood left her family home in Glasgow last November and called her parents from the Turkish border before …

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Lewis<p>The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair<br>The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't …

Tour bus plunges into Tibet ravine, killing 44

A tour bus on a highway in Tibet fell off a 30-foot cliff after crashing into an SUV and a pickup, killing 44 people and injuring 11 others, China's state media reported Sunday.<p>The bus was carrying 50 people when it plunged in mountainous southern Tibet on Saturday afternoon, the Xinhua News Agency …

Iraqi refugees face 'catastrophic' conditions | DW | 10.08.2014

Hussein Koban, a student in Dortmund, has not been able to sleep for days. His family, part of the Yazidi religious minority, is among the roughly …

Middle East

It’s summertime: why attend optional classes? | Financial Times

When I was young, every summer my first thought at the end of the last lesson at school was what colour my next bikini would be.<p>This year I paid to …

Rate hikes to start in June '15: fed funds futures

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Traders who bet on the timing of Federal Reserve rate hikes moved up their forecasts for the first rate hike by one meeting …

Why Is the American Dream Dead in the South?

Upward mobility has stayed the same the past 50 years despite skyrocketing inequality. But it's lower in the South (and Ohio) than anywhere else in the U.S.—or the rest of the developed world.<p>Flickr: Sasha Y. Kimel<p>The top 1 percent aren't killing the American Dream. Something else is—if you live in …

Haunted Empire

• <b>Author:</b> Yukari Iwatani Kane<p>Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane delves deep inside Apple in the two years since Steve Jobs’s death, revealing the tensions and challenges CEO Tim Cook and his team face as they try to sustain Jobs’s vision and keep the company moving …

Dogfight

• <b>Author:</b> Fred Vogelstein<p><b>Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google—and how it’s reshaping the way we think about technology</b><p>The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the industry of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies, …

Ukraine watches nervously as world powers wrestle over its future

KIEV, Ukraine — For all its moral outrage and vows never to be partitioned, this country has become almost a bystander to the struggle over its future.<p>With Russian forces looming over a disputed vote on secession in Crimea, it's increasingly clear that what happens to Ukraine will be decided not …

Russia

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As Syria Peace Talks Conclude, Opposition Officials Gain Credibility

The first round of peace negotiations intended to plot a path out of the Syrian civil war concluded in Geneva on Friday with little to show for the …

Capitalism and Freedom

• <b>Author:</b> Milton Friedman<p>Selected by the <i>Times Literary Supplement</i> as one of the “hundred most influential books since the war"<p>How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive …

Shop the Show via Possessionista: Zooey Deschanel’s Apple Print Dress on New Girl

<i>Dana Weiss of Possessionista.com is InStyle.com’s correspondent on all things</i> New Girl <i>fashion for Season 3. Scroll down to read this week’s exclusive</i> …

Egypt will vote yes to the new constitution, but it won't bring stability

For some reason Egyptian rulers are obsessed with marketing any political project under the banner of "stability". In 2011, the post-Mubarak referendum on the constitutional declaration, which was a deal between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military, was passed by a big majority. It was meant to …