Category: Daily

UN warns of ‘incalculable human cost’ in Yemen’s Hodeidah

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has worsened "dramatically" in the last week since UN-sponsored peace talks collapsed and fighting resumed in the port city of Hodeidah. Lise Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator, said on Thursday that "hundreds of thousands of lives hang in...

/ September 13, 2018

Why Portugal isn’t doing as well as you might think

In 2014, Portugal said goodbye to the European troika and the measures it enforced after the crisis in 2010, and since November 2015 the country has been ruled by a left-wing government. In recent months articles in the press praising...

/ September 13, 2018

When Hops Cross Borders

Frédéric Bastiat is alleged to have said that when goods don’t cross borders, armies do. Regardless of the attribution, the sentiment that international cooperation is preferable to violent conflict is as relevant today as it was in 19th century France....

/ September 13, 2018

Chris Kang on the Cover-Up of Brett Kavanaugh’s Records | Op-Ed | NowThis

The man who vetted Obama's Supreme Court picks says there's a massive data cover-up to make sure Brett Kavanaugh slithers his way into a nomination. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook »...

/ September 13, 2018

Beer is Freedom: When Hops Cross Borders

Free the People follows the craft beer collaboration with Flying Dog Brewery (USA) and Dogma Brewery (Serbia). Hops crossing borders, voluntary association, and delicious #FlyingDogma beer. Featured: Vladimir Stojković, CEO of Dogma Brewery, Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog Brewery,...

/ September 13, 2018

Recode Daily: Apple’s new iPhones, Uber’s new logo, Juul’s new problem

Apple’s big reveal: Tim Cook and other execs unveiled new iPhones — the XS, XS Max and XR — and a redesigned Apple Watch at the company’s Cupertino mothership. In short, the XR is bigger and cheaper than last year’s...

/ September 13, 2018

Bill McKibben to Jerry Brown: We Must Keep the Oil in the Soil, Limiting Emissions Is Not Enough

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. We’re broadcasting from San Francisco, where California’s Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate...

/ September 13, 2018

Chinese food delivery service accused of exploiting workers in Australia

Kiet came to Australia to study English, but is just as likely to be seen dashing from one of the bustling restaurants in Sydney’s Chinatown to another delivery. Working as a food courier is a flexible job for the Malaysian...

/ September 13, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi defends verdict against Reuters journalists

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Suu Kyi was once seen as a human rights icon Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists, despite international condemnation. She said Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo...

/ September 13, 2018

UK Prime Minister May calls special meeting to discuss ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The U.K. government is set to meet Thursday morning for three-hours to discuss the eventuality of a "no-deal" Brexit. The meeting takes place at a time when the government is also releasing more than 20 documents, outlining some more preparations...

/ September 13, 2018

Sydney light rail project won’t break-even, NSW Cabinet told in 2012

Updated September 13, 2018 17:52:21 Photo: Light rail construction near Central Station. (ABC News: Jerry Rickard) A "cabinet in confidence" document prepared for the NSW Government forecast the Sydney CBD light rail project would be a loss-maker. The detailed appraisal...

/ September 13, 2018

Barack Obama Answers The Burning Question: Is America Going to Be Ok? | NowThis

Barack Obama has an answer to the question on everyone's mind: Is America going to be ok? » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Watch the NowThis exclusive interview with Barack Obama on why Midterms matter: https://youtu.be/j6mnj5xDPKM Young people are known...

/ September 12, 2018

Gun violence in the US is a human rights crisis: Amnesty

Gun violence in the United States has become a human rights crisis, Amnesty International said in a new report that points the finger at the US government. "The sheer volume of people killed or injured each year in the USA...

/ September 12, 2018

Trans Woman Found Dead in Florida: Another Hate Crime?

Londonn Moore via Facebook The body of Londonn Moore was discovered in Florida in the early morning of September 8. She was found shot to death on Sawyer Circle near the county line in an undeveloped part of Port Charlotte,...

/ September 12, 2018

Donald Trump’s newest ‘reality’ show is a flop & should be cancelled

Donald Trump caricature DonkeyHotey via Flickr, CC 2.0 Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball, recently introduced a panel segment on Donald Trump’s continuous lies. He laughed and recited a line supposedly given by Woody Allen, “What did reality ever do...

/ September 12, 2018

The Evolution Of Bill Skarsgård | NowThis

Bill Skarsgård comes from Hollywood royalty, but he isn't just another 'Skarsgård actor' — he's carved out a space of his own with the terrifying reimagining of Stephen King's killer clown. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Bill Skarsgård tried to...

/ September 12, 2018

Tensions Continue Rising Between Russia and The U.S. In Syria

By Aaron Kesel Tensions between the U.S. and Russia are heating up in Syria. Russia is now accusing the U.S. of using phosphorus bombs, a claim the Pentagon has denied, while the U.S. is planning for potential conflict with Russia in...

/ September 12, 2018

Parkland Father Fred Guttenberg On Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Brett Kavanaugh | Op-Ed | NowThis

Fred Guttenberg is speaking out about Brett Kavanaugh turning his back on him: 'He had the opportunity to do the bare minimum.' » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on...

/ September 12, 2018

Apple iPhone event: Live updates from the Steve Jobs Theater

Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones, Apple Watches and AirPods today at an event at its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters. Recode is attending the event and will update this post live from the Steve Jobs Theater with a stream of...

/ September 12, 2018

General elections in Sweden: Doomsday postponed

Contrary to what has been figured by most of the foreign media on the eve of the 9 September general election, with the far-right Sweden Democrats presented as the new kingmakers, the power to form a government lies in the...

/ September 12, 2018

Recode Daily: New iPhones and more: It’s Apple launch day

Today’s Apple iPhone/iPad/MacBook Apple Watch showcase will be livestreamed on Twitter for the first time. The company has been livestreaming its product announcements for years, but has always tried to keep the show on its Safari browser until now. Apple...

/ September 12, 2018