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May 18 07:08

Why Do Some Pension Funds Avoid Equities?

May 18 06:54

Life Without Medical Care: How the Public Health System Collapsed in Venezuela

People who have been through a collapse, like Jose and Selco, know for a fact what it is like to live in a place where there are no hospitals, little medicine, and few professionals. In this article, Jose gives us a glimpse of what life is like without medical care as he shares how the public health system in Venezuela collapsed

May 18 06:54

How Israel Privatized Its Occupation of Palestine

It’s 4:30 am with the moon still high in the sky, but Palestinians from across the West Bank are already disembarking from buses outside the Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem. They’re about to begin a day’s work on the other side of the separation wall, in Israel.

May 18 06:50

7 Myths About The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

On Monday, one day prior to the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, the Trump administration fulfilled its promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. This move was followed by Palestinian protests in the West Bank and Gaza, with Israeli soldiers killing over 50 Palestinians, including children, and wounding over 1,000 others. Since then, debates have been raging among pundits, policymakers and everyday citizens about the struggle over Israel and Palestine. Unfortunately, many of these conversations are animated by the same stale and problematic talking points. Here are seven of the most damaging:

May 18 06:39

Survey Claiming Millennials Like GMOs Ridiculously Biased And Manipulated

A new survey, according to the Telegraph, declared that “Millennials ‘have no qualms about GM crops’ unlike older generation”. All the propaganda is right in the title - but is that what the survey is even about at all?

May 18 06:01

Brick & Mortar Meltdown Pummels These Stores the Most

Only about half of retail is under attack from e-commerce, but that half is getting crushed.

May 18 05:59

Google's disturbing vision of TOTAL data collection: Leaked video reveals a Black Mirror-style future in which technology could be used to control the behaviour of entire populations

Google already knows far more about you than you may realise.

Now, an internal Google video has leaked that provides an unnerving glimpse into how the firm could use that wealth on information to control your behaviour.

The video sets the scene for a Black Mirror-style future in which machines know your needs even before you do, and are able to manipulate you to follow their own agendas.

Google admits the video is 'disturbing', but stresses that it's simply a thought experiment.

However, with the misuse of private data at the forefront of people's minds following Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, the concepts outlined in the footage are likely to raise concerns.

May 18 05:56

US threatens to punish Russia & Germany if they continue playing with gas

Washington has warned that proceeding with the Russian-led gas pipeline project, aimed at bringing natural gas to Germany's northeastern Baltic coast, could result in sanctions for those involved.

The US opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and may introduce penalties on the project due to its potential to increase Russia's “malign influence” in Europe, according to Sandra Oudkirk, US deputy assistant secretary of state for energy diplomacy.

May 18 05:54

Bond Breakdown Gathers Momentum

May 18 05:54

Turkey vows to bring Israel to ICC over Gaza carnage, Tel Aviv says Ankara will be there first

Turkey suggested that Palestine appeals to the International Criminal Court over Israeli actions in Gaza, saying “crimes against humanity” should not remain unanswered. Tel Aviv said Turkey will appear there first.

May 18 05:51

Drop Russia sanctions immediately, Italy’s M5S & Lega Nord urge in landmark govt pact

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and Lega Nord parties have called for an immediate lifting of sanctions imposed on Russia. The coalition also introduced other proposals likely to send tremors across the EU.

A landmark government program published by the Five Star Movement (M5S) and its right-wing coalition ally Lega Nord says dropping the Russia sanctions would provide an opening for Moscow to be involved in solving regional crises gripping the Middle East.

May 18 05:50

We don't need your permission: Russia responds to US condemnation of Crimean Bridge

Russia will not ask for anyone's permission to build infrastructure on its territory. This was the response to the US, which condemned the opening of the Kerch Strait bridge between Russia and Crimea.

The US State Department accused Russia of flouting international law by building a bridge to "occupied" Crimea without the permission of the government of Ukraine.

“As one could predict, Washington is not happy with that. But Crimea is Russia,” the Embassy of Russia in the USA said in the statement on Tuesday. “We shall not ask for anybody’s permission to build transport infrastructure for the sake of the population of Russian regions.”

May 18 05:38

Nearly 51 Million Households In The United States ‘Can’t Afford Basics Like Rent And Food’

If the U.S. economy is performing well, then why can’t 51 million households in the United States “afford basics like rent and food”.

May 18 05:21

Albanian mom-of-three with no criminal past is deported without getting to say goodbye to her children after 18 YEARS in the U.S. 'and couldn't phone her husband until she got to Germany'

Cile Precetaj, 46, was arrested on April 26 when she filed for a stay with the ICE office in Detroit
She is an Albanian mother-of-three American born children, ages 8, 10, and 16, and, she has no criminal record
Cile sought asylum in the US in 2000 citing criminals who wanted to kidnap her and turn her into a prostitute
She avoided deportation in '05 and has since filed several appeals to stay
Her husband, Pete Gojcaj, is a Yugoslavian immigrant who has lived in the US for 30 years and owns a restaurant
He says they were not given a chance to say goodbye and he was only notified that she was removed when she landed in Germany on her way to Albania
Cile's case is currently on appeal in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

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