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‘Very important’ NAFTA issue remains as reports say U.S.-Mexico near deal

As U.S. media reports of a NAFTA breakthrough circulated Monday, Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, told reporters on his way into his fifth week of bilateral meetings with the Americans that he still had to conclude a "very important" issue....

/ August 27, 2018

Gazprom and Russian Airline S7 Put Aircraft Fuelling on Blockchain in Domestic First

Russian air carrier S7 Airlines has partnered with state-owned oil giant Gazprom Neft to use blockchain-based smart contracts for aircraft fuelling, a press release confirmed Friday, August 24. S7, which has developed several blockchain use cases in the past two...

/ August 27, 2018

The Dutch Camera Japan Festival 2018 Reveals Its Great Line-up

September is almost upon us, and here in The Netherlands it doesn't just mean the arrival of Autumn and a downturn in the weather, but also that the Camera Japan Festival will soon start. Beginning in Rotterdam and moving a...

/ August 27, 2018

Unlimited Data Plans: The Truth About Smartphone ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans | NowThis

Nothing is truly 'unlimited,' not even your data plan — here's what you should know before you buy your next plan. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe You might think your data plan is unlimited — but if you look closely,...

/ August 27, 2018

Australian filmmaker says he was held in Cambodian prison for six days before being charged

By Matt Bloomberg Posted August 27, 2018 23:51:21 Photo: Australian filmmaker James Ricketson sits in a prison truck ahead of the fifth day of his trial. (AP: Heng Sinith) Australian filmmaker James Ricketson told a Cambodian court how he was...

/ August 27, 2018

China’s Baidu Joins Tech Giants Tencent, Alibaba in Imposing Fresh Anti-Crypto Measures

Chinese tech giant Baidu has joined Tencent and Alibaba in imposing new anti-crypto measures in line with Beijing’s toughened stance, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports Monday, August 27. China’s ‘Google,’ Baidu, has closed at least two popular crypto-related chat...

/ August 27, 2018

Art Industry News: A New Book Details Van Gogh’s Harrowing Time in a Mental Asylum + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Monday, August 27. NEED-TO-READ German Art Register Under Fire Over Missing Schieles...

/ August 27, 2018

Star Wars News: Rose Tico Is the Resistance’s One True Hero

We're not saying people are starved for Star Wars content right now, but when a Reddit theory that doesn’t even pretend to be true gets multiple write-ups, it’s possible that maybe Disney should try and get some new material out...

/ August 27, 2018

The Physics of Falling Into a Black Hole

There was an art accident recently. A man fell into a black hole—OK, not that kind of black hole, but an art exhibit consisting of an 8-foot-deep circular hole painted black. The idea was to represent the feeling of a...

/ August 27, 2018

Pope Asks Forgiveness for Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal as New Letter Says He Knew, But Failed to Act

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We end today’s show in Ireland, where Pope Francis marked the first papal visit to the country in 39 years by acknowledging the failure by...

/ August 27, 2018

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 4

It was the penultimate day of FrightFest and the incessant rain did nothing to deter horror fans and genre aficionados from swarming back to Leicester Square for a fourth helping of cinematic excess. Sunday witnessed the English Premiere of John...

/ August 27, 2018

Y Combinator Learns Basic Income Is Not So Basic After All

In January 2016, technology incubator Y Combinator announced plans to fund a long-term study on giving people a guaranteed monthly income, in part to offset fears about jobs being destroyed by automation. “I’m fairly confident that at some point in...

/ August 27, 2018

Investments, Offshores, Foreign Trade – Russia Planning for Crypto

Economy & Regulation With regulations on the horizon, high-ranking officials in Russia have come up with ideas on how to harness cryptocurrencies when, hopefully, they are finally legalized. The need of finding ways to circumvent sanctions on several fronts seems...

/ August 27, 2018

Developing an Anarchist Theory of Activism while Encountering Academic Thieves: an interview with scott crow


Activist, anarchist, social commentator and political organizer, scott crow has over three decades experience working across communities in order to foster liberation, autonomy, resistance to oppression, and self-direction. Summarizing his work does little compared to seeing what he has done;...

/ August 27, 2018

PR: The World Blockchain Forum Returns to London Bigger and Better Than Ever

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or...

/ August 27, 2018

Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges, says UN

Image copyright Reuters Image caption At least 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar in the past year - rights groups say thousands more have died A UN report has said top military figures in Myanmar must be investigated for genocide in...

/ August 27, 2018

Is Tony Abbott a good fit for new Indigenous affairs role?

Tony Abbott famously declared he was the “Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs” while he was running the country and promised to spend a week out of every year in remote Indigenous communities. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s offer to make...

/ August 27, 2018

Daintree ‘asylum seekers’ were on people smuggling boat: Dutton

A boat that ran aground in far north Queensland is the first people-smuggling operation to reach the Australian coast in almost four years, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says. Queensland Police said they had caught 12 people after the boat...

/ August 27, 2018

UN report calls for genocide charges against Myanmar officials

Myanmar's senior military officials must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against the Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities, a UN fact-finding mission has urged. The mission, which was established by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017, found...

/ August 27, 2018