Thursday, July 19, 2018

Business

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'I did it for freedom' – Nelson Mandela's quiet comrade

Drawing on his second cigarette within half an hour, Andrew Mlangeni recalls how tobacco was hard to obtain in prison on Robben Island. “I try to stop, but it takes willpower,” the 93-year-old...

Musk apologizes to cave rescuer for 'pedo' tweet

Elon Musk has apologized for calling one of the men involved in the Thai cave rescue mission a "pedo," or pedophile. ...

Thailand cave rescue: boys leave hospital ahead of press conference – live updates

Here’s what we know about the boys and their coach: Ekaphol Chantawong Photograph: Thai Rath Ekaphol Chantawong, 25, the coach, nicknamed Ake The assistant coach of the Wild Boars took his squad into the...

Leading AI researchers vow to not develop autonomous weapons

Thousands of the world's foremost experts on artificial intelligence, worried that any technology they develop could be used to kill, vowed Wednesday...

Budding business: how cannabis could transform Lebanon

The town of Brital, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, is a jarring contrast of poverty and ostentatious wealth. Busted-up old vans drive on potholed roads next to gleaming Bentleys and Range Rovers with no...

Japan and EU sign massive trade deal

The European Union and Japan signed a huge free trade deal on Tuesday that cuts or eliminates tariffs on nearly all goods....

Trump says he accepts Russia meddled in election, but still muddies waters

Donald Trump sought to reverse course on Tuesday, after top Republicans scrambled to distance themselves from his behavior in his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Even then, Trump could not resist muddying...

Obama warns against 'strongman politics' after Trump-Putin summit

In an address Tuesday in honor of the late Nelson Mandela ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Obama criticized populist movements toward authoritarianism around the world and ridiculed the "utter loss...

Brazil World Cup player's mother freed after being kidnapped

The mother of the Brazilian footballer Taison, a member of the World Cup squad who plays for the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, was kidnapped on Monday by an armed gang but released within...

Trump and Putin are pulling the West apart

Donald Trump came to Helsinki to clear his name of collusion. Instead he soiled it and with it, dragged the world further down a path toward previously unthinkable instability.It is 70 years since...

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Steve McQueen and Quincy Jones headline opening lineup of new Manhattan...

The Shed, the architecturally ambitious new art space in New York City, has revealed its first group of commissions for the inaugural 2019...