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As Chernobyl nuclear disaster feeds TV drama, is Ukraine looking at a real-life re-run?

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This month, HBO has launched its new historical drama ‘Chernobyl’, looking back at one of the worst nuclear disasters in history – but for Ukrainians, it’s also a chilling reminder that history could repeat itself. US cable giant HBO is reviving the 33-year-old memory of one of the worst – and the most infamous – Read More

Imperiled Dutch PM’s party: Vote us, or our Kremlin-loving rivals will give country to Putin

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When you get crushed at the ballot box and want to undercut the guys who beat you, the best strategy is to say they are in love with the Kremlin and want to sell the country to Putin, the ruling Dutch party apparently believes. People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the party of Dutch Read More

Jeremy Kyle did not kill anyone & poor people can decide for themselves if they want to go on TV

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The cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show is a typical British middle-class moral panic that treats working-class people as children – too stupid to even be allowed to participate in (or watch!) a daytime TV program. Having looked down on what is a parochial watered-down Jerry Springer Show clone for its entire 14 year run, Read More

Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ option for passengers to discourage chatty drivers

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Premium units of US ride-hailing company Uber are now offering a new service that allows their high-end clientele to ask for minimal conversation during the journey. The “Quiet Mode” feature, available on Uber Black and Uber Black SUV from this Wednesday, allows passengers to choose between “quiet preferred,”“happy to chat,” or leave the setting at Read More

Fries with that? In most American move ever, US outsources Austria consular service to… McDonald’s

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Distressed American tourists who are not lovin’ their time in Austria will soon be able to seek urgent assistance at the nearest McDonalds, thanks to the US Embassy in Vienna signing a deal with the iconic fast food joint. Yes, you read that right. The US embassy in Austria recently announced via its Facebook page Read More

Popular GPS tracker can be remotely hacked anytime, warns security firm

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A GPS tracker used as a panic alarm has major security flaws that can leak users’ real-time location and allow it to be remotely deactivated, say UK cyber-security researchers. They are calling for an immediate recall. Manufactured in China, the devices are bought in bulk and resold by several companies around the world. While the Read More

‘New economics’: the way to save the planet?

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LONDON (Reuters) – The science is in: the endless pursuit of economic growth is devouring the foundations of life on Earth, and no country – rich or poor – can expect to escape dire consequences if things go on as they are. So how might the world change course? FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators march along Whitehall Read More

Asia stocks slip, bonds rally on fear China-U.S. trade deal could unravel

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian equities tracked Wall Street’s slide on Wednesday, while investors switched to safe-haven government bonds, driven by fears that global growth will suffer as a potential trade deal between the United States and China appeared to be unraveling. FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of a screen showing today’s movements of Read More

Asia stocks slip, bonds rally on fears China-U.S. trade deal unraveling

2 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Asia stocks slip, bonds rally on fears China-U.S. trade deal unraveling
TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian equities tracked Wall Street’s slide on Wednesday, while investors switched to safe-haven government bonds, driven by fears that global growth will suffer as a potential trade deal between the United States and China appeared to be unraveling. FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of a screen showing today’s movements of Read More

Global stocks slip, bonds rally as U.S.-China trade fears grow

2 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Global stocks slip, bonds rally as U.S.-China trade fears grow
TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian equities tracked Wall Street’s slide on Wednesday as the latest developments in the U.S.-China trade conflict fanned fresh fears about global growth, driving support for safe-haven government bonds. FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of a screen showing today’s movements of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, Read More