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In Maastricht, Dutch voters weigh history against rising nationalism

World News - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:12

MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands — Twenty-five years ago, the modern European Union was born here. Dutch voters were deciding whether that history matters, and what future role their country should play in Europe, as they went to the polls on Wednesday, in the first of several elections this year expected to elevate Euroskeptic parties. Final polling […]
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'Rock star of cycling' forced to dodge dog

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:05
Dubbed the rock star of world cycling, Peter Sagan is a showman who likes to pull wheelies mid-race and celebrate victories with a swagger.
Categories: Economical

Ramesh Srinivasan: Facebook powers Trump -- and his rivals

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 11:54
Why is Donald Trump consistently able to make false claims while maintaining his base of support? In many ways it's because Facebook has transformed into a major source of journalism for the American public. Over 65% of Facebook users -- 44% of all US adults -- access news through the social media giant's platform. That group greatly outnumbers readers who frequent mainstream news outlets like The New York Times or The Washington Post.
Categories: Economical

Photographer shows there's more to Rwanda 'than genocide'

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 11:37
Jacques Nkinzingabo is documenting daily life in Rwanda to show the world a different side of the East African country.
Categories: Economical

Haid Haid: The West's obsession with ISIS has not helped Syria

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 11:04
Six years into the Syrian civil war, peace feels elusive as ever. The conflict in my country has killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced millions -- and it shows little sign of abating.
Categories: Economical

Scots independence: Disaster for EU?

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 09:56
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's unexpected call for a new independence referendum overshadowed the passing of Theresa May's "Brexit bill" this week.
Categories: Economical

Did Trump leak his own tax returns?

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 09:45
David Cay Johnston, the journalist who revealed President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns, said he doesn't know who supplied the documents and it was at least possible the White House was behind the release.
Categories: Economical

UK-Irish woman killed near Goa beach

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 09:36
Indian police have opened a murder investigation after a British-Irish tourist was found dead in the southern coastal state of Goa.
Categories: Economical

Suicide bombing in court kills 25

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 09:36
A suicide bombing killed at least 25 people Wednesday in the Palace of Justice, the main courthouse in Damascus, Syrian state TV reports, citing police.
Categories: Economical

Internet jokes about microwave spy cam

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 09:30
Is your microwave spying on you? CNN's Jeanne Moos says Kellyanne Conway set off microwaves of laughter.
Categories: Economical

How Stalin rebuilt Moscow in his own image

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 08:51
Since 1917, Moscow was the subject of a concerted effort to make it the capital not just of Russia or of the Soviet Union, but of a new world order.
Categories: Economical

Online vision test better than eye doctor?

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 08:25
It happened again: You've misplaced your only pair of glasses. Or maybe you've run through your last box of contacts. In order to replace them, you need a new prescription, and that means, an appointment with your eye doctor.
Categories: Economical

A young monk in Laos had pressing life questions for President Obama. Last week, Obama answered them.

World News - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 08:00
For an entire morning last September, a young monk named Sengdao Oudomsinh stood outside his temple in Laos hoping to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama. Obama was passing through Sengdao’s tiny town of Luang Prabang during his final trip as president to Asia. And Sengdao, an 18-year-old monk, had fantasies of shaking the American […]
Categories: Others

Child's DNA identifies Kim's body

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 07:57
The body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slain last month, was identified using a DNA sample from one of his children, Malaysian authorities said Wednesday.
Categories: Economical

Michael D'Antonio: What's in a name, Secretary Tillerson?

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 07:50
"Wayne Tracker" has joined a cadre of political aliases, like "John Barron" and "Carlos Danger," says Michael D'Antonio: he's a reminder that some of our leaders can't resist using ridiculous tricks and deceptions.
Categories: Economical

Ethiopia boasts about its economic progress. The body count at a garbage dump tells another story.

World News - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 07:46
Three days of national mourning began Wednesday for the victims of a catastrophic landslide at the Ethiopian capital’s main garbage dump that left at least 72 bodies buried under a wall of trash and dirt, mostly women and children. This year has not been kind to Ethiopia, including widespread popular unrest, drought in many parts of the country, […]
Categories: Others

Americans divided over health care plan

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 07:22
A new poll finds that many Americans are not optimistic about what the GOP health care bill will do to their coverage.
Categories: Economical

Will Europe ride the populist wave? A visual guide

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 07:16
Europe's populist movements have already made their mark on the European political landscape -- and a series of upcoming elections looks set to determine if they are here to stay.
Categories: Economical

7 hottest summer skiing spots

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 06:51
Are you ski or snowboard obsessed? Do you crave an endless winter?
Categories: Economical

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