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A former FBI agent shares 10 tough skills you need to be a strong leader

To survive growing up on a remote cattle ranch in the middle of Wyoming, I needed to be scrappy, gritty, and… LaRae Quy, SmartBrief Business Insider If I wasn’t keeping an eye out for rattle snakes, I was avoiding horned bulls from charging my horse as I tried to cut them from a… I learned many important life lessons on that ranch… A former FBI… Read More »

Klaus Schwab: We need a new narrative for globalization

The world is at a historic crossroads. Market extremism, often labelled neoliberalism, which has shaped our national and global policies for the past three decades, has become a toxic fuel for the stuttering engine for… Klaus Schwab World Economic Forum It has also generated polluting side effects that are no longer tolerated by large portions… Yet market-driven globalization has… Klaus Schwab: We… Read More »

Dineo Seshee Bopape Wins Future Generation Art Prize

The announcement comes hot on the heels of her co-winning the 2017 Sharjah Biennial Art… Caroline Elbaor artnetnews Dineo Seshee Bopape is on a roll. Following last week’s announcement that she was one of the four winners of the 2017 Sharjah Biennial Prize, the South African artist has been named the recipient of the 2017 Future Generation Art… Dineo Seshee Bopape… Read More »

How nature reclaimed Chernobyl

Take away the humans, and wildlife returns in abundance Shane Cubis SBS From a global perspective, you’d have to admit that humanity hasn’t been the best thing to happen to planet… We’re responsible for a laundry list of negative things that have befallen our fellow species, both flora and fauna, even if we haven’t managed to crack the actual globe in… * How nature reclaimed… Read More »

Habermas warns on EU integration without renewed German push

Philosopher says threat to unity is not populists but austerity and lack of… Derek Scally in Berlin The Irish Times German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has warned that the greatest threat to European unity is not political populists but a “furious standstill” on integration, and lingering divisions caused by… Habermas warns on… Read More »

An exclusive tour of Ai Weiwei’s new work

A huge new artwork by Ai Weiwei in Prague attempts to put our attention back on the global refugee… BBC Rob Cameron meets the artist and takes a… A 70-m (230-ft) life raft hangs in the vast hall of Prague’s Trade Fair Palace. In it sit 258 faceless, inflatable… Although Ai Weiwei’s monumental new artwork is as light as air, it’s subject matter is… An exclusive tour… Read More »

Oxford comma helps drivers win dispute about overtime pay

An overtime case that will delight language nerds everywhere hinges on the absence of an Oxford… Elena Cresci The Guardian Never let it be said that punctuation doesn’t… In Maine, the much-disputed Oxford comma has helped a group of dairy drivers in a dispute with a company about overtime… The Oxford comma is used before the words “and” or “or” in a list of… Oxford comma helps… Read More »

Yemen at ‘point of no return’ as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine

Governments have been warned they face enduring shame should famine take hold in Yemen, where two-thirds of the population face severe food… Les Roopanarine, Patrick Wintour, Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Ahmad Algohbary in Ibb The Guardian Aid agencies have warned that Yemen is “at the point of no return” after new figures released by the UN indicated 17 million people are… Yemen at ‘point… Read More »

George Soros: When Hate Surges

President Trump has wasted no time in cracking down on… George Soros The New York Times He pledged to build a wall, hire 15,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol agents and speedily deport millions of undocumented… He justified these actions by claiming that immigrants regularly flout the… George Soros: When… Read More »

NUCLEAR TURKEY? Imam close to Erdogan calls for weapons NOW amid tensions with EU

TURKEY should ignore rules set by ‘the West’ and build its own NUCLEAR WEAPONS – an Imam close to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has advised – as the fallout between Brussels and Ankara deepens. Zoie O’Brien Express The worrying advice has been called weeks ahead of a Turkish referendum aimed at giving more power to President Erdogan – and in the midst of a keeping fallout between Ankara and EU leaders. Hayrettin Karaman, the Turkish AK Party’s go-to religious leader, ... Read More »

Will Angela Merkel Save the West? Don’t Count on It

CAMBRIDGE, England — The crisis of Western liberalism just seems to get deeper: first Brexit, then the election of Donald… Chris Bickerton The New York Times Last December, a far-right figure came within a whisker of entering the imperial palace in Vienna, and Italy’s young technocratic prime… Far-right parties now lead the polls in forthcoming elections in the… Will Angela Merkel… Read More »

Greece denies report on Parthenon Marbles

The Ministry of Culture and Sports has denied a report published in Britain’s Independent newspaper Tuesday that it had called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles, from the… ekathimerini In a statement, the ministry said that it is indeed considering the… “Until now, the… Greece denies report… Read More »

Stagnating Turkish Tourism Looking For Alternative Source Markets

Turkish tourism has been stagnating for the past… TourismReview The industry has been suffering for many reasons. Safety concerns, political instability and terrorism are some of the issues connected to the fall of the once top summer… However, all may not be lost just yet, as Turkey aims to revive its main source markets like Russia, as well as concentrate on new… Stagnating Turkish Tourism… Read More »