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Stocks 101 for Beginner Investors

New to buying stocks? This guide has everything you need to start building your portfolio.<p>When it comes to investing money, we have several choices …

Trump claims Steve Bannon 'cried when he got fired and begged for his job' in late-night Twitter outburst

President Donald Trump continued his tirade against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and author Michael Wolff late Friday night, nearly 24 hours after the release of Wolff's bombshell book that casts members of the Trump administration as stars of a proverbial reality show in the …

Donald Trump

Australia still embraces multiculturalism but fracture lines are deepening | David Marr

Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Report finds ugly discrimination is on the rise, and we no longer listen to political leaders<p>Australia is a decent country where ugly discrimination is on the rise. We’re no longer listening when our leaders urge us to face down bigots in the interest of …

Did the World Get Aung San Suu Kyi Wrong?

WASHINGTON — This is not the happy ending we were led to expect.<p>When Myanmar elected Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to power in 2015, she was widely portrayed as a sort of political saint, an icon who had endured great suffering to guide her people from dictatorship to democracy.<p>President Barack …

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Tech Industry

How Four Powerful Rulers Decided the Fate of a Continent

<b>FOUR PRINCES</b> <b><br>Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe</b><br>By John Julius Norwich<br>288 pp. Atlantic Monthly Press. $27.<p>The decade of the 1490s was a hinge in European history. In almost the same breath that Europe crossed the Atlantic and …

The lesson from Donald Trump’s first 100 days: resistance is not futile | Jonathan Freedland

We already knew the president is a bigot, a liar and a threat to world peace. But now we’ve learned he can be thwarted<p>Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have confirmed him to be a dangerous, reckless bigot; a kleptocrat who puts the financial interests of his family …

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Henry Kissinger just damned Jared Kushner with the faintest of praise

On Thursday, Time magazine published its list of the 100 most influential people on earth. One of them is President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner — an obvious choice on Time’s part given that Kushner has been assigned responsibility for handling everything from the opioid crisis …

America has never seen a party less caring than 21st-century Republicans

We pay our elected officials to take care of our communities and our planet. Since Trump took office, the GOP has set out only to destroy<p>Last week I was taking an Uber (I know, I’m sorry, it was a necessity) across an unfamiliar town when the driver, whom I’ll call Randy, started telling me about …

Homelessness

Japan Has Ambitious Plans To Be Asia's Next Superpower, Thanks To China

Japan has lived by a peacetime constitution since 1947, two years after its World War II surrender. The constitution obligates it to groom armed forces only for defense, no first strikes on another country. But China, the chief victim of Japanese World War II aggression, is afraid of an offensive …

There’s A Virus Infecting Our Medical Devices With Identity Stealing Malware

While modern computers and smartphones are hardened against hacking attacks–viruses, trojans, and other malware–internet-connected appliances like …

Medical Technology

Trump could end global trade and force choice between US and China, says economist

Michael Every, an English economist based in Hong Kong, to tell conference world could be split into trading blocs based around currencies<p>The presidency of Donald Trump could mark the breakdown of global trade and the division of the world into trading blocs based around currencies – forcing …

Globalization

Greyball: how Uber used secret software to dodge the law

Ride-hailing company hit by revelations it used custom-built tool to deceive law enforcement, while latest departure of senior staffer deepens troubles<p>Uber’s annus horribilis continued apace Friday, as it was hit with revelations of a secret program to evade law enforcement, the resignation of …

Donald Trump isn’t the only villain – the Republican party shares the blame | Jonathan Freedland

The US president’s links to Russia reflect the depth of the political crisis. This is a scandal of the entire American right<p>Who’s the villain here? Naturally our rage focuses on Donald Trump, a pantomime baddie drawn, as he would put it, from central casting. But behind him stand many others, and …

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Don’t Be Fooled. Donald Trump Didn’t Pivot

The instant reviews of President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday night are in, and some of them are raves. Trump had scarcely left the House chamber when Fox News’s Chris Wallace credited him with reinventing the art of giving speeches to joint sessions of Congress. “I feel like, …

Donald Trump

500 years ago, China destroyed its world-dominating navy because its political elite was afraid of free trade

But by 1525, all of China's "Treasure Fleet" ships had been destroyed — burned in their docks or left to rot by the government. China had been poised to circumnavigate the globe decades before the Europeans did, but instead the Ming Dynasty retracted into itself and entered a 200-year-long …

China

Former Clinton aides apoplectic over Trump campaign-Russia reports

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's former campaign aides are apoplectic about revelations that top advisers close to now-President Donald Trump's campaign were in constant communication with Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 contest.<p>Now, they are weighing how to hold Trump's feet …

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'The darkest time': Hong Kong reels over bizarre disappearance of Chinese billionaire

Xiao Jianhua vanished from his luxury hotel residence, reportedly spirited away by China’s state security in a wheelchair and covered by a sheet<p>It has been more than two weeks since Xiao Jianhua last crossed the threshold of his luxury suite at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong.<p>For a billionaire …

The answer to Donald Trump’s 3am question about the US dollar

Donald Trump’s 3am phone call to his national security adviser, retired Lt Gen Mike Flynn, was reported by the Huffington Post. Was there an …

Donald Trump acts like he wants regime change – in the United States | Timothy Snyder

The president’s tweet against the judiciary recalls how authoritarianism has triumphed in other places<p>When the president of the United States maligns a federal judge on a medium that reaches millions of people, his action is not only inappropriate to his office, uncivil in the extreme, and a threat …

Where can Trump go if he's barred from the Commons? There's always Nigel's... | John Crace

Theresa May thought the EU meeting in Malta would be top of parliament’s agenda. She reckoned without John Bercow<p>The itinerary for Donald Trump’s visit has just been rewritten. Monday: arrive at Heathrow, economy class. Get taxi to Premier Inn in Euston. Spend afternoon shopping at Harrods. Have a …

Stoke byelection: this is Britain on the edge, torn between hope and despair | Polly Toynbee

I found voters there teetering between Labour and Ukip. They’re choosing not just an MP but an identity<p>The Stoke Central byelection hangs in the balance between Labour and Ukip: for either, losing on 23 February will be a calamity, causing an existential crisis – and I use that word carefully. …

James Robart: judge derided by Trump known for fairness and helping children

Judge James Robart has emerged from relative obscurity as the first justice to come under fire from Donald Trump since he took office.<p>In one of his trademark late-night tweets, Trump called the 69-year-old Robart a “so-called judge” whose “ridiculous” opinion temporarily lifting the president’s …

Where are the Troublesome Young Men to stand up to Donald Trump?

In early May 1940, a small band of Tory backbenchers in the British House of Commons set out to do the unthinkable: to topple the prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, the leader of their own party, from power.<p>Like other MPs, the rebels had been taught to value loyalty. But, with Nazi Germany …

Donald Trump is making China great again | Isabel Hilton

The US president has dismayed the world; Xi Jinping has wooed it. This could be a huge win for Beijing<p>Two years ago, some European and US experts gathered to discuss China in an elegant English country house. The setting was seductive, but the mood was dark. Two years into Xi Jinping’s presidency, …

How corporate dark money is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic | George Monbiot

A secretive network of business lobbyists has long held sway in US politics. Now their allies in the UK government are planning a Brexit that plays into their hands<p>It took corporate America a while to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, especially on trade, horrified business leaders. Many …

Scott Walker

Steve Bannon's role in inner circle of Trump team raises fears of security crisis

Donald Trump’s chief strategist and ideologue will be party to all discussions on the White House National Security Council unlike military and intelligence chiefs<p>The formal inclusion of Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s chief strategist and ideologue in the small circle of top officials who decide US …

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Donald Trump

Compromise doesn't work with our political opponents. When will we learn? | Chelsea Manning

In <b>Chelsea Manning’s</b> first column since her commutation, she writes that Barack Obama’s legacy is a warning against not being bold enough<p>Barack Obama left behind hints of a progressive legacy. Unfortunately, despite his faith in our system and his positive track record on many issues over the last …

Barack Obama