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Indonesia: 86 families fight against new Yogyakarta airport development

Some weeks ago, we reported that the Indonesian government, represented by the State Owned Enterprise PT. Angkasa Pura I agreed, in cooperation with investors, for the construction of an international airport megaproject in the coastal region of Kulon Progo. The...

/ July 27, 2018

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer alleges Trump paid off ‘three additional women’ after affairs

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, narrowed down his claim that President Donald Trump paid off women with hush money over sexual affairs from "multiple other women" to "three" ahead of the 2016 election. The lawyer alleged...

/ July 27, 2018

Cardi B ‘underestimated this mommy thing’

Image copyright Getty Images Cardi B has pulled out of her tour with Bruno Mars in the autumn. The rapper says she "underestimated this whole mommy thing" and isn't ready to leave her baby. Cardi became a mum on 10...

/ July 27, 2018

$1 Billion Chinese Blockchain Fund Denies Report of Government Pull-Out

A $1 billion Chinese blockchain fund launched in April has denied a report that local government will pull out its originally planned funding support following a recently leaked recording involving a former partner of the fund. A news report from China...

/ July 27, 2018

The Painter Mary Corse Is Having a Late-Career Market Moment. How She’s Handling It Offers 5 Lessons for Other Artists

In today’s art world, we’re used to a certain kind of meteoric rise: a fresh-faced MFA student runs through a handful of gallery shows, signs with a market-making powerhouse, says goodbye to the people who helped them get there… and...

/ July 27, 2018

Korea remains: Pyongyang returns US troops slain in Korean War

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The remains arrived at a US airbase in South Korea North Korea has returned remains believed to be of US troops killed during the Korean War, the latest move in the cautious diplomacy between...

/ July 27, 2018

Did the President Know in Advance of the Trump Tower Meeting?

Michael Cohen is reportedly ready to tell prosecutors that Donald Trump was aware of a June 2016 meeting between top campaign officials and Russians at Trump Tower before it occurred. It’s the sort of development that, if true, could upend...

/ July 27, 2018

Pablo’s release is a victory for justice

PABLO VILLAVICENCIO is free from ICE and safe at home with his family today. The Long Island man was arrested and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in June for the “crime” of doing his job and delivering a...

/ July 27, 2018

What’s the path to working-class power?

THE SURPRISING victories and near-victories of left-wing candidates like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have shattered the myth that Americans have a unique national allergy to socialism — and contributed to the growing conviction among millions of people that we...

/ July 27, 2018

Duck Gets Babies In A Row – And What An Incredible Row It Is!

A mama duck took some babies for a swim on Lake Bemidji in Minnesota, an amateur wildlife photographer took some photos and now the internet ― and the rest of the media world ― just can’t get enough of the...

/ July 27, 2018

Indian State of Telangana to Sign MoUs With Blockchain Firms, Streamline Gov’t Services

The Indian state of Telangana announced it will sign several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with blockchain firms as to eventually implement the technology in state applications, local Indian news agency the Business Standard reports July 26. Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh...

/ July 27, 2018

Crypto Merchant Bank Galaxy Digital Lost $134 Million in The First Quarter of 2018

Mike Novogratz’s crypto-focused merchant bank Galaxy Digital released its first quarter report for 2018, posting a $134 million loss as cryptocurrency markets slumped, according to Bloomberg July 26. Galaxy Digital lost $13.5 million in its trading business, with $85.5 million...

/ July 27, 2018

Fantasia 2018 Review: BUFFALO BOYS, an Imbalanced Period Action Film That Largely Disappoints

Excuse me kind sirs, but could you point me in the right direction as to where the action is?  It is 19th Century Indonesia, the Dutch West Indies, and Arana has returned to the island of Java with his nephews...

/ July 27, 2018

South Carolina State Regulators Withdraw Enforcement Actions on Two Blockchain Startups

The Securities Division of the Office of the Attorney General of South Carolina has removed cease-and-desist orders against two blockchain startups, according to public documents published July 26. Today’s order removed a cease-and-desist order filed by the South Carolina Attorney...

/ July 27, 2018

Microsoft partners with Black Girls Code to help the organization launch Seattle chapter

Microsoft has partnered with Black Girls Code, led by Kimberly Bryant, to enable the organization to launch a chapter in Seattle, Microsoft announced on LinkedIn today. Since launching in 2011, Black Girls Code has introduced technology and computer science to...

/ July 27, 2018

Mining Round-Up: AMD GPU Sales Decline, Hut 8 Claims to be Largest Miner in Canada

Mining In recent mining news, AMD has reported declining sales of mining hardware during the second quarter of 2018, Hut 8 has claimed to now comprise the largest bitcoin mining company in Canada by operating power following the construction of...

/ July 27, 2018

How to Watch Friday’s Super-Long Lunar Eclipse Online

On Friday, Earth will engulf the moon in its shadow and create the longest total lunar eclipse in this century: a full 103 minutes. The next one that comes close won’t happen until 2029. And today’s running time won’t be...

/ July 27, 2018

US child migrants: Trump administration says 1,800 reunited

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment a migrant mother is reunited with her son The Trump administration says it has reunited more than 1,800 migrant children with family members by a court-ordered deadline. This includes 1,442...

/ July 26, 2018

Congress members demand answers from Amazon about facial recognition software

When we called the ACLU’s Amazon’s Rekognition press release an “attention-grabbing stunt” when we wrote about it earlier today, well, consider that attention grabbed. Several Democratic members of Congress have responded with a strongly worded letter to founder Jeff Bezos....

/ July 26, 2018

A “slight correction on democracy” in Cambodia

ALONG the banks of the swollen Mekong, aspiring politicians lead small convoys of vehicles through the countryside. Loudspeakers in the backs of pickups blast the local population with promises. Party volunteers, some with small children, hop off scooters to hand...

/ July 26, 2018