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"If our frame is collective bargaining, how does that look in the rest of the world, and why do we come up short?" Cohen asked, noting that it's much harder to bargain collectively in the United States compared to many other democratic countries. "Everyone lectures us about the global economy, and we ...

The Cleaners is a riveting documentary about how social media might be ruining the world ... The movie broadens its scope to cover what the directors clearly see as a real-time global catastrophe -- a situation where tech companies are so eager to grow, expand, and monetize that they fail to recognize the ...
The gap between the super rich and the rest of the world widened last year as wealth continued to be owned by a small minority, Oxfam has claimed. Some 82% of money generated last year went to the richest 1% of the global population while the poorest half saw no increase at all, the charity said.
women took the streets in cities across the world over the weekend, celebrating gains but also demanding an end to sexual harassment and an equal seat at the political and economic table. In the United States, with the marches coming on the one-year anniversary of President Trump's taking office, much ...
It took Milton twelve books and more than ten thousand lines of verse to explain how and why mankind finds itself in our fallen and diminished world. On this week's Saturday Night Live, Cecily Strong managed to pull off the same feat in two minutes and 48 seconds, albeit without much poetry. She stopped ...

26 to 28 at Showboat Cinemas in downtown Polson and features 68 films in a variety of genres from around the world. ... King said the festival's board received more than two-dozen submissions from Iran, proof that the Polson film festival has established itself within the global film community.
Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara's campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey's PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) "safe zone" deep inside Syria, Turkish reports say. But the Kurdish YPG militia says it has repelled ...
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, getting under way this week in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland, has long been known as much for its socializing and its parties as for its serious discussions of policy. But the organizers do their homework, and last Wednesday the W.E.F. released its Global Risks Report ...
The Intercontinental is a state-owned hotel - not linked to the global hotel chain of the same name - which often hosts weddings, conferences and political gatherings. Security has been tightened in Kabul since last May, when a huge truck bomb killed at least 150 people. However, there have been several ...
Two of America's top science agencies confirmed last week that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record. But the news came with some anomalies -- the kind that skeptics might use to muddy the evidence that the planet is growing dangerously warmer. The reports from NASA and the National Oceanic ...
St. Petersburg, Fla. -- More demonstrations in support of female empowerment are planned around the world Sunday, a day after a host of marches and protests, several of them massive, marked the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration. Marches are scheduled in cities including Miami, ...
The federal government's latest strategy to protect Australian plants and animals facing extinction has been branded "deeply inadequate" and "a global embarrassment" by environment groups. The Sydney Morning Herald revealed that a new 13-page document had quietly replaced the old 100-page ...
The Intercontinental is a state-owned hotel - not linked to the global hotel chain of the same name - which often hosts weddings, conferences and political gatherings. Security has been tightened in Kabul since last May, when a huge truck bomb killed at least 150 people. However, there have been several ...
International nonprofits have lost the ability to provide birth control, HIV testing and fistula surgeries in the poorest communities around the world. ... "Girls aren't able to get contraception, and they're starting to come back pregnant, suicidal, bereft," said Lisa Shannon, a global women's rights advocate who ...
The constructive conditions for the US economy remain in place, in our view, in keeping with an increasingly solid expansion across the rest of the world. US consumers have been benefiting from an economy that appears close to full employment and a stock market at record levels, while a vibrant ...
Too good to be true: that is the art of the German photographer Andreas Gursky. His monumental pictures of our world - magnificently orchestrated, gorgeous in their super-saturated colours - are so improbably detailed you can view the sea from outer space and somehow see tiny people far below on the ...

One year into the Trump presidency, a lot of people around the world are asking that question. A nation of erratic disruption and "America First" belligerence has supplanted the underwriter of the post-1945 global order. The multilateral institutions of that order -- from the United Nations to NATO -- are ...
Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the world Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested. Marches are scheduled in several cities, including Miami, Melbourne and Munich. On Saturday, many not ...
A new survey of world opinions by Gallup this week suggests that Trump's presidency has damaged America's standing in the world. Approval of U.S. leadership in the world across is just 30 percent, according to Gallup, a new low and 18 points lower than the 48 percent approval rating of the Obama ...
By law, the National Science Foundation is required to do a biennial evaluation of the state of science research and innovation. This is one of the years it's due, and the NSF has gotten its Science and engineering Indicators report ready for delivery to Congress and the president. The report is generally ...
It comes amid worsening trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and as the administration prepares actions to curb China's alleged theft of intellectual property. A decision in the so-called "section 301" investigation is expected in the coming weeks. The report also points at Russia's ...
Signatories to the Paris climate agreement -- every country in the world, unless and until the US drops out in 2020 -- agreed to what is by now a familiar goal: "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature ...
Asia also is becoming more global-thinking, and nowhere is this more apparent than in China. English language-learning education platforms are on the rise: there are 300 million English language learners in China. Taiwan-based Tutor Group, the biggest English-learning education platform in the world, ...
The theme at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, is "creating a shared future in a fractured world." The plan is to bring together global economic and political leaders to find collective actions and collaborative approaches to solving global problems. WEF will use the 2018 forum ...
FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Regina Bodi points her toe from where three worms emerged in 2009 when she was infected with Guinea Worm in her town of Terekeka. A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly ...
Trump maintains that his leadership is clearing up a global "mess" he inherited, and "America is being respected again abroad." Yet his directional shift has compromised America's image abroad, left the world uncertain about US policy on key issues and has allied leaders foundering as they work out ...
The Chinese Communist Party emphasized its expanding global ambitions in a remarkable 5,500 character treatise on the front page of Monday's "People's Daily." "The world needs China, as all humans are living in a community with a shared future ... That creates broad strategic room for our efforts to ...
Speaking of China, the world's second largest economy is becoming a more dominant global force by the day. In October, at China's 19th National Congress, President Xi Jingping was written into his party's Constitution, which has led many experts to believe he won't step down after his second five-year ...
It just happens to be the world's largest. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out ..... The world doesn't see the United States as much of a leader these days. A new Gallup poll puts global approval of US leadership at just 30%. That's right behind China and just a few points ahead of ...
Donald Trump and Angela Merkel will join 2,500 world leaders, business executives and charity bosses at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland which kicks off on 23 January. High on the agenda once again will be the topic of inequality, and how to reduce the widening gap between the ...
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) nicknamed "Little Ripper" deployed an emergency flotation device to save two struggling swimmers Wednesday, in what local authorities are calling the first ever drone surf rescue. When a beachgoer alerted lifeguards to swimmers apparently caught in heavy surf off ...
An organization comprised of global securities regulators has issued a notice today alerting investors to the perceived risks associated with initial coin offerings ... The notice is just the latest case in which financial regulators from around the world have been actively monitoring the development of either ...
The Chinese Communist Party emphasized its expanding global ambitions in a remarkable 5,500 character treatise on the front page of Monday's "People's Daily." "The world needs China, as all humans are living in a community with a shared future ... That creates broad strategic room for our efforts to uphold peace and ...
Quest: A fractured world at Davos; Apple's big check; China trade. by Richard Quest ... Every year the World Economic Forum decides on a theme for its meeting of the world's elite in Davos, Switzerland. Usually it's ... I don't think many people would disagree that the world is fractured. But that's not what ...
Before this week's 7.3.5 update hit, leveling a freshly-made character in World of Warcraft as an experienced player was little more than a chore to do before getting to the good high-level stuff. With the introduction of level-scaling and changes to experience point requirements and monster health, leveling ...
Two-weight world champion Soto, from Mexican, certainly has pedigree although the 37-year-old has not fought since Oct. 2016. Taylor (11-0, 10 KOs), 27, from Edinburgh, will defend his fringe WBC Silver title against Soto (66-9-2, 36 KOs) at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, in an event promoted by Barry McGuigan's cyclone ...
"Although Mexico has a significant problem of violence, it is openly false that Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world," said the statement, released by Mexico's Foreign Ministry. The statement noted that while bloodshed is on the rise in Mexico -- the country recorded more homicides in 2017 ...
M&M dolls for sale at the M&M's World store in New York. Credit: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg. Mars Inc. wants to move from a three-agency media structure to using a single global media partner. On Thursday, it announced a review process that could take the rest of the year. The pet care, confectionery and ...
Earth's average global temperature from 2013 to 2017, as compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980, according to a NASA analysis. ... "Despite colder than average temperatures in any one part of the world, temperatures over the planet as a whole continue the rapid warming trend we've seen in ...
Germany and China eclipsed the United States in global approval of their leadership around the world in 2017, per the Gallup World Poll. According to the survey, Germany is now the world's top-rated global power with a 41% approval rating after the U.S. plunged from 48% in 2016 to 30% in 2017.
The art world isn't exactly known for being at the forefront when it comes to embracing new technologies. Given its late-adopting habits, you might assume our industry would largely dodge the culture-consuming chatter about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies--and maybe this would even be a blessing in ...
How effectively the world slashes CO2 and methane emissions, improves energy efficiency and develops technologies to remove CO2 from the air will ... Cox and colleagues instead "considered the year-to-year fluctuations in global temperature," said Richard Allan, a climate scientist at the University of ...
Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was "uninformed" when he made the promise. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News the president's opinions had evolved since his signature campaign pledge on the US-Mexico wall. "Campaigning ...
Four people have been killed by falling trees or debris as a fierce storm tears across Northern Europe. Storm-related accidents killed three people in the Netherlands and one in north-west Germany. Gusts of up to 140km per hour (90mph) caused transport chaos. All long-distance train services in Germany, and many ...
The budget airline sector "consistently grew at a faster pace compared to the world average growth, and its market share continued to increase, specifically in emerging economies," ICAO said. It added that air travel demand growth has been supported by improving global economic conditions. In terms of ...
The Gallup poll puts global approval of US leadership at just 30%, slightly behind China on 31% and only three points ahead of Russia. Germany is now the top-rated global power in the world, with an approval rating of 41%, according to the survey. The US rating is down nearly 20 points from the 48% ...
International NGOs have condemned the US government's decision to cut more than half of its planned funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said in a twitter post late on Tuesday that Washington was "holding Palestinian ...
China is one the main exchange markets for bitcoin although the digital currency exists in a legal limbo and is prone to speculation. The country hosts some of the biggest 'mining pools' in the world, clusters of supercomputers that mint new bitcoins and maintain the system. EPA/Liu Xingzhe/CHINAFILE.
By many accounts, the world's top economies are in good shape, with unemployment continuing to decline and global growth picking up. Yet below the surface lurks a number of serious and potentially devastating risks, according to the World Economic Forum, which released its annual global risks report ...



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