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Discussion paper series launch

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What does it take to achieve gender equality and make women’s rights real? What kinds of policies are needed to make the economy work for women? How can we ensure ...

Minister No More!

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The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage. Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too ...

Greek ‘No’ May Have Its Roots in Heroic Myths and Real Resistance

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ATHENS — In the early 1800s, Greek fighters rebelled against their Ottoman overlord by blowing themselves up instead of submitting to captivity. In the mountains of Zalongo, by legend, women ...

Chinese Trading Suspensions Freeze $1.4 Trillion of Shares Amid Rout

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Chinese companies have found a guaranteed way to prevent investors from selling their shares: suspend trading. Almost 200 stocks halted trading after the close on Monday, bringing the total number ...


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Important note: Some of the MDG data presented in this website have been adjusted by the responsible specialized agencies to ensure international comparability, in compliance with their shared mandate to ...

One of the Most Famous U.S. Presidents Was Obsessed With Making The Dollar Look Like the Greek Drachma

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After Sunday's decisive vote to reject a financial bailout offer, Greece may now be inching closer to leaving the Eurozone—the collection of 19 countries that maintains the Euro. If it ...

Merkel Warns Greece Time Is Running Out to Save Place in Euro

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was given hours to come up with a plan to keep his country in the euro as citizens endure a second week of capital controls.

10 Consequences of Greece's 'No'

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By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message. Much like the fictional Americans portrayed in the movie “Network” who ...

Greece Will Live or Die by This Formula

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Paul De Grauwe, a giant of fiscal European economics, says that Greece is solvent. His essay and his optimism are founded on The Formula. De Grauwe's essay is a controversial and ...

Astronomers propose giant space telescope to replace Hubble

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Segmented mirror four or five times wider than Hubble's would peer directly at exoplanets. The proposed High-Definition Space Telescope would have a tiled primary mirror at least 10 metres across.

"You Might Very Well Be the Cause of Cancer": Read Bernie Sanders' 1970s-Era Essays

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Last month Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent socialist seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, repudiated a 1972 essay he wrote for the Vermont Freeman, an alternative newspaper, which included depictions ...

Apple wants to make the packaging for third-party accessories look more like its own products, report says

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Business InsiderApple is reportedly planning to make a big change to the way it sells accessories for Apple products in its retail stores. The company wants to co-design the packaging ...

The GOP Field Is Super Confused About Education

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When a team convened by the National Governors Association began developing the Common Core curriculum standards in 2009, politicians of both parties rallied behind them, with every governor but Rick ...

Ellen Pao apologizes to Reddit users: 'We screwed up'

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Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologized to the Reddit community Monday after an online petition asking the company to oust Pao racked up more than 175,000 signatures over the weekend. "We screwed up. Not ...

It's the austerity, stupid: The cherry-picked data behind the biggest lie since WMDs

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In January 2010, as the global economy was slowly beginning to claw its way out of the depths of the Great Recession, the Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff ...

Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

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Microsoft may have sold off some of its mapping assets to Uber last week, but almost as if to show that it’s still taking Bing Maps seriously, the company today ...

Greece's Problems Explained in Six Charts

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads into meetings with creditors with a fresh democratic mandate from the people of Greece. The stakes are high and the nation's problems vast. Here's ...

From fitness trackers to drones, how the Internet of Things is transforming the insurance industry

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BI IntelligenceThe ability to bring internet connection to nearly every type of consumer device will have huge implications for the insurance industry over the next five years. Insurers looking to ...

How Motor City Came Back From the Brink…And Left Most Detroiters Behind

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On August 30, 2013, a billionaire businessman named Dan Gilbert arrived at the White House to discuss the future of Detroit. Gilbert, founder andchairman of Quicken Loans and owner of ...

Apple has been testing a giant iPad for at least three years now

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For months, reports have said that Apple is preparing to release a larger iPad this year, perhaps called the iPad Pro. While Apple has yet to confirm any plans regarding ...

FIFA Will Pay U.S Women's Championship Team 4 Times Less Than Men's Teams That Lost In First Round

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The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Japan on Sunday to win the World Cup. For their dominant performance, the team will collect $2 million from FIFA, the international body that ...

These are the 10 companies that spend the most on advertising

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Collectively, the top 200 advertisers in the United States spent a record $137.8 billion on advertising in 2014, up 2% year on year, according to Ad Age's annual "200 Leading ...

This is what 'Shark Tank' investor Mark Cuban looks for in the perfect pitch

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Billionaire entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" co-host Mark Cuban stopped by the office to talk about a number of topics. He's heard hundreds of pitches over the years and says these are the things ...

U of T stands by health-studies course with anti-vaccine material

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The University of Toronto says it stands by a health-studies course in which students were required to read and watch material stating vaccines are toxic and linked to serious health ...

Greek Showdown Looms With Europe Raising Heat on Tsipras

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Greece’s creditors turned up the heat on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to come up with a plan to stay in the euro as banknotes become more scarce and the nation ...

No alien life on Philae comet

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A sensational claim that ESA’s Philae spacecraft has landed on a comet teeming with life doesn’t hold waterMonday 6 July 2015 13.29 EDTLast modified on Monday 6 July 2015 13.38 EDTThe Guardian’s ...

A Good Samaritan in Greece

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Father Efstratios Dimou – “Papa Stratis” to all and sundry –sits in the front yard of his house, surrounded by flowers in earthenware pots, a small apricot tree and his ...

Protests close four factories owned by Israeli arms firm Elbit

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UK activists today shut down three of four Elbit-owned factories, including a drone engines plant. Protesters today shut down four different factories owned by Israel’s biggest arms company Elbit Systems.

Injured woman forced to strip recalls horror of Israel's Gaza war

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Charlotte Silver The Electronic Intifada Gaza Strip 7 July 2015 Majda Sulaiman Khuday was badly injured and denied medical help for days during Israel’s July 2014 siege and invasion of ...

Has physics cried wolf too often?

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Mistakes are embarrassing, and getting over-excited about a statisitical anomaly is silly. But these things happen, and the answer to building public confidence in science is not to pretend that ...

Renewables = 17% of US Electricity Production In April (Exclusive)

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Published on July 7th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan Following my latest US electricity capacity report, let’s look at actual electricity generation. As the headline indicates, renewables accounted for 17% ...

Planners Across America: Raleigh Makes Room to Grow Under the Leadership of Ken Bowers

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North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh is but the largest apex in the three-city Triangle region, encompassing the college town of Chapel Hill, the historic city of Durham, and the ...

Need a #SharkWeek Alternative? Watch classic Cousteau documentaries with us for #JacquesWeek

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Last night, I was in the mood for some Cousteau. The classics from the Undersea World, Odyssey, River Expeditions, andhost of other long running series, still hold up as some ...

Beyoncé-inspired skyscraper to be built in Melbourne

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Australian firm Elenberg Fraser has won planning approval for a 226-metre-high Melbourne skyscraper that will feature a curvaceous form taken from a music video by Beyoncé (+ slideshow). The new Premiere ...

Bernie Sanders Speaks

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When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told The Nation last year that he was “prepared to run for president,” he said he would do so only if it was clear that ...

Former Disney CEO Thinks Beautiful, Funny Actresses Are '

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By Kate Erbland | Indiewire Mon Jul 06 11:35:59 EDT 2015 READ MORE: How Can We Still be Talking About Whether Women Are Funny? The Aspen Ideas Festival is touted ...

Tsipras Turns Tables on Europe in Austerity Referendum Triumph

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Greece voted against yielding to further austerity demanded by creditors, leaving Europe’s leaders to determine if the renegade nation can remain in the euro. With 85 percent of votes counted,

Plankton snacking on plastic caught on camera for the first time

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Looks like it's plastic for lunch. For the first time, plankton have been caught on camera munching on tiny pieces of plastic. Verity White from Five Films and her team ...

Merkel, Hollande Call for Summit of Euro Area Leaders on Greece

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Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. German Chancellor Angela ...

The tragedy giving hope to Syria's women

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Syria's civil war has created nearly four million refugees - most have lost family members in the conflict and are living in camps in neighbouring countries. Women in one of ...

YouTube's head engineer reveals his 'wildest dreams' for the site

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Every minute, people around the world upload more than 300 hours of video to YouTube. Every minute.  The site has billions of videos — a wide range of content that includes surprised ...

Euro Drops as Greece Votes ‘No’ in Referendum; Aussie at ’09 Low

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The euro fell as Greek voters rejected austerity demands, fueling concern the indebted nation is on track to exit the currency union. Australia’s dollar slipped to a six-year low and ...

The Martial Arts Of Customer Relationship Management

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Ryan Nichols is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Foundation Capital. After spending six years with startups in the ecosystem, I’ve spent the last six months as an EIR at ...

Paul Krugman: Europe should be ashamed of its “campaign of bullying”

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On Monday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman discussed the “shameful” attempt by the European Union to impose further austerity measures on Greece, and praised the Greek people for defying ...

US protestant churches not yet won over to divestment

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Divestment had broad grassroots support ahead of the United Church of Christ national meeting. (United Church of Christ/Flickr) After a major US church overwhelmingly voted to divest from companies profiting ...

Greece Heads for ‘No’ Vote, Raising Risk of Departure From Euro

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Greeks voted against accepting further austerity in exchange for a new European bailout, increasing the chances of the country having to abandon the euro and plunging its economy deeper into ...

After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

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This photo from Discovery Channel shows a Great Hammerhead, one of the largest sharks in the world, during an episode of Shark Week.Discovery Channel/ APhide caption This photo from Discovery ...

Our son died confronting occupation, teen's family insist

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Family mourn during the funeral of Muhammad al-Kasbeh, shot dead by an Israeli commander in Qalandiya refugee camp, 3 July. A large picture of Yasser and Samer al-Kasbeh covers the ...

Analysis: The Shin Bet alone can't stop the slippery slope of Israeli Arabs joining ISIS

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Monday's announcement that indictments were filed against residents of the Beduin village of Houra in the Negev on suspicion of membership in, and support for, the Islamic State terrorist organization ...

Greece’s Divided Voters Decide on Future Path as Euro Exit Looms

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Greeks were voting Sunday on their economic future amid concern the country's banks are almost out of funds and that rejection of further austerity could push it out of the ...

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