Category: Global

Shazam! finally lets DC superheroes be joyous fun

Shazam! takes place in the same universe as other films adapted from DC Comics, but writer Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo) and director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) seem determined to turn that universe upside

Can a Million-Strong Anti-Brexit March Change Politician’s Minds?

Several members of U.K. Politics used Saturday’s march to support a second Brexit referendum, as Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest deal falters.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou had a MacBook, iPhone and iPad when she was arrested

This is not a piece of serious news. I don’t think it’s a huge indictment that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou — who’s currently under house arrest in Canada while she fights extradition to the US

Why white nationalist terrorism is a global threat

HE SEEMS to have been a classic “lone wolf”. As far as police can tell, the man who murdered 50 worshippers, and critically wounded nine more, at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March

Brexit Chaos: Theresa May’s Days Are Numbered. Now What?

Even if British Prime Minister Theresa May’s last attempt to get her much-maligned withdrawal agreement through parliament succeeds, she is unlikely to keep her job. But whoever comes next probably won’t manage to defuse the crisis.

‘New York Times’ reporter Bergman to speak at AIPAC– though he’s not identified as a Times reporter

A few months after telling AIPAC that “it’s such a great feeling” for an Israeli to know that AIPAC has his back, New York Times reporter Ronen Bergman is about to have that great feeling again. He’s speaking at AIPAC on Sunday in Washington, though the organization doesn’t mention his affiliation with the Times.

Trump Prepares to Pack the Fed with Economic Imbeciles

Herman Cain in 2014. By Drew Angerer/EPA/REX/Shutterstock. Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to bend the Federal Reserve to his will. So far, however, his impulses have been kept somewhat in check

The Emergence of Homo Sapiens: ‘Those Who Obeyed the Rules Were Favored by Evolution’

British anthropologist Richard Wrangham believes our humanity began with the murder of a tyrant. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he explains why homo sapiens are so murderous, while also being among the most peaceful species.

This clever scam lets advertisers make money by draining your Android phone

Remember when we learned it was theoretically possible for a webpage — or app — to steal your processor cycles to mine cryptocurrency, potentially draining your battery and cellular data in the process? BuzzFeed reports

An Epidemic and Its Victims: Doctors Face Two Enemies in Fight Against Ebola

The second-largest outbreak of Ebola in history is ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo. But as humanitarian organizations and the Congolese government struggle to fight the virus, they find themselves thwarted by the very people they are trying to help.

Bill & Ted are embarking on a third excellent adventure next year

Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music, the long-awaited sequel to 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, is entering production this summer and is due to be released in August next year. Details about the

“We Don’t Have Any Advertising, So We Don’t Sell Any Data”: Can Netflix Take Over the World Without Turning Evil?

Netflix appears to be making a strategic calculation by describing itself as an “entertainment company.” Silicon Valley, after all, has become synonymous with the exploitation of user data and an alluring target for wannabe trust-busters. But C.E.O. Reed Hastings may also have a more altruistic purpose in mind.

Turkey and New Zealand row over the Christchurch massacre

NEW ZEALAND’S government, and in particular its prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, have been much praised for their response to the appalling massacre of 50 people on March 15th in two mosques in the city of

An ‘Expert’ Perspective on Brexit… Means Brexit

An ‘Expert’ Perspective on Brexit… Means Brexit

Even in a scenario where the EU and the UK agree to a deal after all, this is only the first step in setting up their future relationship. What will that relationship look like?

Google will give Android users a choice of browser and search engine in Europe

Google has announced that it will start asking European Android users which browser and search engine they would prefer to use on their devices, following regulatory action against the company for the way it bundles

Roman Levin: from Israeli military truck driver to army refusenik

Roman Levin, 19, is the latest Israeli soldier to be imprisoned for refusing to continue serving in the military after on moral objections to the occupation: “I heard soldiers talk about how they raid villages at night to detain suspects. It grieves me to see how the Jews, in the past one of the most oppressed peoples, now occupy another people.”

Cursed and Sold: Voodoo Spells and Forced Prostitution in Germany

Virtually all the Nigerian women forced into prostitution in Germany were bound to their madams through a bizarre voodoo curse. One year ago, the spiritual leader Oba Ewuare II issued a countercurse in the hope of putting a stop to human-trafficking in the region. Has it helped?

The Climate Activist vs. the Economics Minister: ‘My Generation Has Been Fooled’

Luisa Neubauer, the German face of the global movement spurred by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, debates the student climate strikes with German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier.