Category: Global

Brexit Delay: ‘Why Would We Extend These Discussions?’

Any Article 50 extension delaying Britain’s withdrawal from the EU would come with its own set of problems. There is plenty of disagreement among the remaining 27 EU member states on how long the delay should be.

Arizona State University released a free sci-fi anthology about the future of solar power

Over the last couple of years, organizations and companies have begun to look at science fiction in ways that go beyond mere entertainment, with writers and thinkers pointing out that genre stories can be used

Brexit drama: Theresa’s dance

On 14 March the British Parliament voted in favour of extending the Brexit deadline beyond the planned date – 29 March – , until 30 June, so as to give Theresa May’s government more time to try

Kirsten Gillebrand Makes 2020 Campaign Official, While Joe Biden…Doesn’t

The exploratory campaign for Kirsten Gillibrand 2020 has yielded its result: she’s in. The New York Senator made her bid for the highest office in the land official this weekend, declaring her candidacy with a

German Jews for Palestinian rights receive a peace prize– and are dismissed as ‘the wrong kind of Jews’

Last week, the German organization Jewish Voice for a Just peace in the Middle East received a peace prize from the city of Göttingen. The mayor promptly revoked the prize because the group supports BDS. Iris Hefets explains why it is so important that Jews say things about Israel other Germans cannot.

The response to the deadly mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand

Limiting the spread of an attack designed to go viral Contributors: Verge Staff Image credit: Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images On Friday, a man released a 73-page racist manifesto and proceeded to kill 50 people

Sky New Zealand yanks Sky Australia after Christchurch footage sparks outrage

When news broke of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand that left at least 49 dead Thursday evening, I started watching Twitter. Two surprising themes stood out: people urging their social media followers to

What disasters reveal about mental-health care

AT JABAL AMMAN mental-health clinic, perched atop a hill in the old town of Jordan’s capital, Walaa Etawi, the manager, and her colleagues list the countries from where they see refugees—and what ails them. There

Amy Klobuchar: Hell Yes, I’m a Tough Boss—And I’ll Abuse Putin, Too

By Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP/REX/Shutterstock Days before she announced her 2020 presidential run, Amy Klobuchar’s “Minnesota nice” reputation was complicated by reporting via anonymous aides who recounted how the senator had berated them to the point

Theresa May’s Brexit Disaster: The Prime Minister of Humiliation

March 15, 2019  11:32 PM In June of 2017, about a year after the Brexit referendum, the BBC dedicated a show to the British prime minister. At that point, Theresa May had been in office

Aerospace Turbulence: Boeing’s Unsuccessful Attempt to Avert a Crisis

Boeing has been the undisputed leader in the aviation market in recent years, with Airbus struggling to keep up. But the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft could invert the industry’s pecking order.

Fast, Expensive and Politically Polarizing: Germany Prepares to Auction Its 5G Frequencies

An auction of Germany’s 5G transmission frequencies is poised to earn the state billions and finally put the country on the digital map. But big network providers are making a fuss about certain rules and regulations — not to mention all the American fearmongering about the Chinese.

ADL’s Greenblatt says ‘murdering people in a mosque’ has never happened before

Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL will always cut Zionists a break on the standards he applies to others. Today he said of New Zealand mosque killings, “This act of violence really doesn’t have a precedent as far as we know, murdering people in a mosque.” He conveniently forgot the slaughter of 29 Muslims in Palestine by a Jewish settler in 1994.

BREAKING: Anti Raids Network shut down London immigration enforcement base

The activists from Anti Raids Network have successfully shut down the Eaton House immigration enforcement base in Hunslow. Eaton House is one of four immigration enforcement bases in London. It covers West London area. Immigration

Chancellor Speculation: Merkel May Be in Office Longer Than You Think

Angela Merkel has led the current grand coalition government in Berlin for a year now. There has been considerable speculation recently that she may not last through her fourth term. But there is more to suggest she will remain in office than step down.

Watch this supercut of Elon Musk unveiling Tesla’s new Model Y

Elon Musk took the stage at the Tesla Design Studio outside Los Angeles on Thursday evening to unveil the company’s fifth production car: a compact SUV called the Model Y. Musk padded the event with

This robot gripper looks like a wilted flower, but it can lift 100 times its own weight

If someone asked you to imagine a robot, says Daniela Rus, a professor at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), you’d probably think of a human-shaped bot or some heavy-duty industrial robot arm.

Beto O’Rourke, as He Comes to Grips with a Presidential Run: “I’m Just Born to Do This”

Settling into an armchair in his living room, he tries to make sense of his rise. “I honestly don’t know how much of it was me,” he says. “But there is something abnormal, super-normal, or