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Eastern Europe’s major economies are having an underappreciated “Goldilocks moment”

Germany has long been the engine that drives the EU’s economic growth, but for the past few years it has been outpaced by countries further&#8230...

Quartz
India’s biggest tax reform is choking the country’s big fat wedding industry

A year after demonetisation left India’s big fat wedding industry hamstrung, the goods and services tax (GST) is likely to take the wind out of&#...

Quartz
Cape Town’s drought and water shortage has officially escalated to disaster levels

Cape Town’s drought and associated water shortage has officially escalated to the level of a disaster. The hope for a natural solution ended with the…...

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China’s Xi Jinping just put himself on par with Mao

Chinese president Xi Jinping emerged from a pivotal Communist Party meeting on Tuesday on par with Mao Zedong, the autocratic leader who founded the People’s&#82...

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China’s Xi Jinping just put himself on par with Mao Zedong

Chinese president Xi Jinping emerged from a pivotal Communist Party meeting on Tuesday on par with Mao Zedong, the autocratic leader who founded the People’s&#82...

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The Modi government’s “good and simple tax” has become a confusing mess

The Narendra Modi government seems to have tied itself into knots over its biggest reform in recent years, the goods and services tax (GST). Launched…...

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Singapore has to cap how many cars it allows because it’s running out of room for roads

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced yesterday (Oct. 23) that it’s setting the new growth target for cars and motorcycles a...

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Singapore is capping the number of cars because it’s running out of room to build roads

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced yesterday (Oct. 23) that it’s setting the new growth target for cars and motorcycles a...

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Singapore’s new car cap will keep over 1,500 cars from hitting its roads in a year

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced yesterday (Oct. 23) that it’s setting the new growth target for cars and motorcycles a...

Quartz
How India’s surrogacy ban is fuelling the baby trade in other countries

Would you pay someone $150,000 to have your baby? The high cost of surrogacy in the US has pushed many potential parents to seek cheaper…...

Quartz
Russia Overtakes Saudi Arabia and Tunisia as Largest Exporter of ISIS Fighters

Russia has long warned of the threat of returning foreign fighters. New figures show why...

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On Twitter, Indian entrepreneurs are basically online complaint boxes

Indian entrepreneurs have a social media problem: Their tweets often turn into a customer grievance redressal exercise, drowning out even the most exciting announcements. On&a...

Quartz
Dr. Martens, the counterculture boot, is finding a new following in Asia

Grungy, rubber-soled Dr. Martens—beloved by rock legends, skinheads, and edgy ’90s teens—have never quite had the sales to match their cultural legacy. B...

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Donald Trump and Bashar al-Assad Alone as Nicaragua Signs the Paris Climate Accord

The World Bank called Nicaragua “a renewable energy paradise in Central America.”...

Newsweek
Social Security Payouts Will Increase In 2018

Good news for 61.5 million Americans receiving Social Security benefits: your monthly checks are about to get larger...

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Nobody Knows How Many Women Die in Childbirth and Congress Isn’t Doing Anything About It

In fact, the U.S. “hasn’t had an official annual count of pregnancy-related fatalities or an official mortality rate” since 2007...

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Hillary Clinton Swore On TV And Fox News Can't Handle It

The news outlet reported Clinton had used "an obscenity" during a late-night talk show in Britain...

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Stephen Hawking's Thesis Was Wrong About Galaxies, Right About The Expanding Universe

University of Cambridge released Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis on Monday...

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Disaster Relief Bill Passed Through Senate, Despite 16 Republicans Voting No

The bill would provide $36.5 billion to aid communities affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and wildfires in Northern California...

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Trump Impeachment Measures From Local Governments Are On The Rise

Local government resolutions for impeachment do not carry legal weight, but can apply pressure on Congress...

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Vox Sentences: Wanted: blue sky in China

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your...

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Nicaragua just signed the Paris climate accord, leaving only the US and Syria on the outside

As expected, Nicaragua has signed on to the Paris climate agreement, which sets a planet-wide goal of keeping the global average temperature well below 2°C…...

Quartz
World Series 2017 Odds: Are Dodgers or Astros Favored to Win?

Los Angeles will send superstar lefty Clayton Kershaw out for Game 1 against Houston's Dallas Keuchel...

Newsweek
The Atlantic: Call and Response

What We’re FollowingRushed Condolences: President Trump contradicted the account that Sergeant La David Johnson’s widow gave of their conversation about her husband’s de...

The Atlantic
Eric Bolling to Bill O'Reilly: Invoking My Dead Son Is "Beyond Inappropriate"

Eric Bolling had harsh words for his former Fox News colleague Bill O'Reilly...

Newsweek
Historians and JFK conspiracy theorists agree: Secret files will not tell all

The world will soon have more insight into a case that has captivated historians, government officials, reporters, and conspiracy theorists for more than a half&#8...

Quartz
Chinese scientists stuck a mouse gene into pigs to make 12 low-fat piglets

Chinese scientists in Beijing say they’ve successfully created a dozen low-fat piglets using gene-editing technology. The researchers rejiggered the piglets...

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Why did 4 US troops die in Niger? Even the military doesn’t know.

The mysterious deaths of four US Special Forces troops during an early-October mission in Niger has gone from a military tragedy to a roaring political controversy becau...

Vox
Bill Browder is one of Putin's biggest critics. The US just revoked his visa.

The anti-Putin activist has been banned from coming to America. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York...

Vox
The EPA blocked its own scientists from presenting their climate research

What was set to be a regional conference on the ecology of a New England watershed turned into a yet another spectacle of the Trump…...

Quartz
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: War of the Words

Today in 5 LinesIn her first public comments since speaking with President Trump, Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson, offered her account of the condolenc...

The Atlantic
How to Get Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros Tickets for 2017 World Series

Tickets are still available to catch the 2017 World Series live, but it will cost you a fortune...

Newsweek
Empire of painkillers, nuclear-armed bombers, and eight other stories you might have missed

1. Mass hysteria “On Facebook, the debate over the markers has taken a heated tone with posts that say the signs allow for a criminal…...

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Isis Group Behind Niger Ambush That Killed Four U.S. Soldiers, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon had been reluctant to place blame on any specific group before this...

Newsweek
Feeding Marijuana to Fish Gives them the Munchies But Does Not Help them Relax

Yes, fish need to chill sometimes, too...

Newsweek
McCain Bursts Out Laughing When Asked If He's Scared of Trump

The president and the senator have been embroiled in something of a spat...

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Depressed Patient Sweats Blood from Her Palms and Face in Rarely Seen Condition

The condition is more often associated with biblical stories than medical reports...

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Formerly Conjoined Twins Finally Go Home after 15 Months in the Hospital

It's rare for this type of twin to survive birth, let alone separation...

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Trump’s Sons Are Building Luxury Hotels In One Of America’s Poorest Places

This will be the first Trump Organization project to not bear the president's name...

Newsweek
How drug companies make you buy more medicine than you need

It all adds to America’s $765 billion in wasted spending on health care. If you’ve ever put in an eyedrop, some of it has almost certainly spilled onto your eyelid o...

Vox
Fake News Around the World: Schools in Israel, Italy Teach Students to Spot 'Super Yellow Journalism'

Half of teenagers say they worry about unwittingly sharing online propaganda...

Newsweek
An e-sports gambling site raised $31 million through an ICO and everything about it is remarkable

Take out your tech buzzword bingo card. A new initial coin offering has launched, backed by a big-name tech investor, and it’s raised a vast&#823...

Quartz
Who is Irena Briganti? Megyn Kelly Says Fox News Flack is ‘Vindictive,’ Pushes ‘Negative Articles’ on Sexual Harassment Accusers

Briganti “is known for her vindictiveness. To this day, she pushes negative articles on certain Ailes accusers," Kelly said...

Newsweek
Trump Wanted to Change Name of America's Biggest Mountain, to Undo Another Obama Move

The U.S. senators from Alaska quickly argued against the president’s idea of changing the name Denali back to Mt. McKinley...

Newsweek
It's Not Just You: Our Country's Political Climate Is Getting More Polarized, Study Shows

This survey about political beliefs proves it...

Newsweek
Whistleblower Julian Assange Sounds Off on #MeToo Twitter Campaign

Julian Assange, found of WikiLeaks, has outraged social media over his comments about the #MeToo campaign...

Newsweek
Six Times Donald Trump's White House Has Refused to Answer Reporters' Questions

The Trump administration regularly denies reporters' requests for comment—unless they're giving the president good press...

Newsweek
6 Times Donald Trump's White House Has Refused to Answer Reporters' Questions

The Trump administration regularly denies reporters' requests for comment — unless they're giving the president good press...

Newsweek
Is Frank Ocean a 'Rick and Morty' Fan? Singer is 'Way Into' McDonald's Szechuan Sauce

The singer-songwriter has a thing for Rick's beloved spicy sauce...

Newsweek
Discovery of Where Fear Begins in the Brain Could Improve Treatments for Anxiety And Phobias

The seat of fear may be in a different place than previously thought...

Newsweek
Could Czech Republic Ban Islam? Far-Right, Anti-Islam Party Does Well in Elections

The elections were won by a party led by a politician who some see as a Czech version of Donald Trump...

Newsweek
Why Aren't There More New Countries?

What is a country? Is it a place like the United States that is recognized by all other countries and is a member of the United Nations? Is it, like Kosovo, a place that is re...

The Atlantic
The dangerous way the Trump administration talks about black women

Donald Trump is well known for insulting people who criticize him. But African-American women who challenge the president and his administration are both more likely&a...

Quartz
Elie Wiesel Sexually Assaulted Teenager at Charity Event, Woman Claims in 'Me Too' Account

Jennifer Listman waited to speak out because she worried it would damage Elie Weisel's legacy or be used an attack against the Jewish community...

Newsweek
What Is Reality? How Your Brain Builds a Map of the World Without Your Help

A misunderstood area of the brain could be helping you understand where you are and what you are doing right now...

Newsweek
Israel arrested a Palestinian after Facebook translated “Good morning” as “Attack them”

Facebook says it automatically translates about 4.5 billion posts each day. With new research and advancements, the technology keeps improving, but it’s not...

Quartz
CHIP’s budget lapsed 23 days ago. Congress has done nothing.

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to...

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A day that lives in infamy

One hundred years ago today (October 24), Lenin’s bolsheviks seized power in Russia and the world has been a worse place ever since. Essays by the gross will...

Quadrant
All the Men Accused of Sexual Harassment and Assault Since Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein's sex scandal spreads to Roman Polanski, James Toback, even the late Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel...

Newsweek
Tennessee Church Shooting Suspect Heard Voices, Had Visions of Church Before Attack

Samson told authorities he heard voices in his head and had visions, including one of the church he's accused of targeting last month...

Newsweek
Raccoons prove they understand cause-and-effect by passing the Aesop’s Fable test

In Aesop’s fable “The Crow and the Pitcher,” a thirsty bird hoping to drink from a narrow vessel with just a bit of water...

Quartz
Britain’s Channel 4 tried to prove racism exists in the most racist way possible

Muslim women are not props that can be worn and easily discarded. Someone should have probably told Channel 4 before it commissioned a controversial TV…...

Quartz
Stranger Things season 2: a guide

Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the Upside Down. Stranger Things 2, the second season of 2016’s surprise hit Netflix series, is upon us. And w...

Vox
Trader Joe's, Walmart Recall Produce Across U.S. and Canada Over Listeria Concerns

The recalled produce included salad mixes and broccoli medleys from the brands Mann's and Kohlrabi...

Newsweek
Boston Marathon Bomber’s Aunt Claims FBI Set up Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and She Has Proof

Tsarnaev is incarcerated at ADX Florence, a Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, after being sentenced to death in 2015...

Newsweek
Boston Marathon Bomber’s Aunt Says FBI Set up Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and She Has Proof

Tsarnaev is currently incarcerated at ADX Supermax in Florence, California after being sentenced to death in 2015...

Newsweek
Trump rated his Puerto Rico hurricane response a 10. These photos tell a different story.

During a meeting with Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló on Thursday (Oct. 19), Donald Trump rated his job of handling the post-Hurricane situation in Puerto&#...

Quartz
This is the Puerto Rico response Donald Trump has given a ’10’

During a meeting with Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló on Thursday (Oct. 19), Donald Trump rated his job of handling the post-Hurricane situation in Puerto&#...

Quartz
Future Flooding Will Be Deeper and More Frequent and Cities Aren't Prepared

Superstorm Sandy won't be the last major flood New York City sees...

Newsweek
MBAs learn this simple framework for winning negotiations

Anyone in the process of buying a car, accepting a job, or making a new hire faces a number of psychological challenges when approaching the…...

Quartz
How Many Troops Does the U.S. Have in Africa? Top Senators Didn't Know Military Was in Niger

The U.S. military has roughly 800 troops in Niger...

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Want to fix US corporations? Put regular workers on company boards

The mindset that corporations exist first and foremost to pay shareholders has dominated economic thinking for decades. But this ideology—also known as shareholder value—w...

Quartz
Trump’s latest big interview is both funny and terrifying

POTUS swings and misses at the softest softballs. It’s not exactly a news flash at this point that Donald Trump isn’t very fluent on questions of public policy, but...

Vox
How Americans Got Salmonella This Year: Papayas, Jambalaya, and Backyard Chickens

The cajun cuisine joins turtles and backyard chickens as major salmonella carriers...

Newsweek
Bernie Sanders Won't Become a Democrat, Will Run as an Independent in 2018

Democrats had hoped the Vermont senator would join them...

Newsweek
Harvey Weinstein's Statements Have Taken a Striking Turn

“Brit Marling is a super talented actress and writer. Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events.’’That was Harvey Weinstein’s spokesperson, Sallie Hofme...

The Atlantic
Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Doesn’t Want the Media to Know What She Told California Republicans

Why did a Fox News host keep the press from hearing her speech to California Republicans?...

Newsweek
In Cold Blood: The Baltimore Teen Murders

“GOD Almighty, you can get killed in Baltimore—for no reason at all.”...

Longform
If the US government can’t explain AI’s decisions it shouldn’t use it

Elementary school textbooks will tell you that the American experiment started with the phrase “No taxation without representation.” If the...

Quartz
Stranger Things season 2: news and episode reviews

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When a culture produces this much sexual assault, it’s not an accident

This isn't just about Harvey Weinstein or Donald Trump. “Harvey Weinstein is now a big problem for Democrats,” wrote CNN’s Chris Cillizza. “The Democrats...

Vox
A Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness

Happiness is an active process, not something you get by sitting back and waiting. It’s something to be grabbed by the horns or more vulnerable areas and then conquered. At...

The Atlantic
Megyn Kelly’s email to top brass at Fox News shows how women who speak up are often treated

Megyn Kelly, who left Fox News for NBC following the sexual-harassment scandal that took down executive Roger Ailes, is disputing Bill O’Reilly&#...

Quartz
In the Future, You Won't Need a Man to Have a Baby and People Will Die Watching Virtual Reality

From first responder drones and programmable flu shots to artificial wombs and virtual reality hospice pods—health care could begin to look like the stuff of science fiction...

Newsweek
Thousands of Americans Will Scream Helplessly at the Sky on Trump's election anniversary

When all else fails, scream helplessly at the sky about the discourse in Washington and Donald Trump's White House agenda...

Newsweek
How Donald Trump and Threats of Nuclear War Inspired Miguel's New Album 'War & Leisure'

The album references some of America's darkest moments from the Columbine shooting to 9/11...

Newsweek
Venice Marathon Elite Runners Make Wrong Turn And Lose to Local Man

A Venetian won his city's picturesque marathon for the first time in two decades after a pack of elite runners took a wrong turn and veered off course for two cru...

Newsweek
Megyn Kelly found a new focus for her NBC morning show: calling out Fox News

Less than a year ago, Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly were colleagues at Fox News, forming the most formidable duo (ratings-wise) in cable news as&...

Quartz
North Korea Calls Trump a ‘Lunatic’ With ‘War Fever’ and Says the U.S. Is Over

In a propaganda piece, Kim Jong Un's government said President Donald Trump was leading the U.S. to "peril."...

Newsweek
Bitcoin is breaking all kinds of price records in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe Interest in bitcoin trade is soaring in Zimbabwe and so is the price of the crypto-currency, which hit new record highs of nearly…...

Quartz
Images of the Season: Fall Is in the Air, Part II

One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere. Harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of c...

The Atlantic
Germany has set up a website to debunk the lies traffickers tell refugees

The German government wants refugees to know the truth about coming to Germany by dispelling the lies they’ve heard from people traffickers. The Federal Foreign&...

Quartz
James Comey's Twitter Account Confirmed as Ex-FBI Director Vows to Tweet 'in Useful Ways'

Comey is seen wearing running shoes and standing in the middle of the road. What could it mean?...

Newsweek
James Comey’s Twitter Account Confirmed as Ex-FBI Director Vows to Tweet ‘in Useful Ways’

Comey is seen wearing running shoes and standing in the middle of the road. What could it mean?...

Newsweek
Getting A Full Night’s Rest Means You're Probably More Resilient Than Everyone Else

A look at how sleep prepares us to cope with trauma...

Newsweek
Better Sleep Can Build Emotional Resilience

There might have been a secret reason Albert Einstein could make a decision as scary as the one he made in 1939, when he went against his personal pacifist convictions and enc...

The Atlantic
Which Directors Profited From Weinstein? Kevin Smith, Tarantino Have Spoken Out; Others Have Not.

Harvey Weinstein built the careers of many directors in Hollywood, including Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, John Madden and David O. Russell...

Newsweek
North Korea Nuclear Threat Is 'Imminent' and 'Critical,' Japan Warns

"The country has steadfastly improved its nuclear and missiles capability," Defense Minister Itsunori Odonera said...

Newsweek
London is trying an innovative new strategy to stop air pollution: taxing old cars

It’ll be very expensive. London is very literally putting a price on driving old, heavily polluting cars. On Monday, the British capital introduced a “T-Charge,” a...

Vox
Star Wars-Inspired Sex Ed Video Unexpectedly Reveals How Sperm Moves

Scientists used the force...

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