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What’s behind Italy’s crisis and why it matters

Editor’s note: Italy managed to form a government after briefly slipping into political crisis, which sent markets around the world into a panic as investors fretted about the fate of the European Union. The crisis began on May 27 when the political party that won the...
And A New Hurricane Season Is Starting

And A New Hurricane Season Is Starting

Jose Jimenez / Getty Images San Juan during a power outage on April 18. There are still some 14,000 homes and businesses without power on Puerto Rico, despite Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s claim last month that the island’s power would be restored to...
US confident on plans for Trump-Kim talks

US confident on plans for Trump-Kim talks

31 May 2018 Image copyright Reuters US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said denuclearisation talks with North Korea are “moving in the right direction”. After meeting in New York with a top Pyongyang official, Mr Pompeo said they had made “real...
In praise of doing nothing

In praise of doing nothing

In the 1950s, scholars worried that, thanks to technological innovations, Americans wouldn’t know what to do with all of their leisure time. Yet today, as sociologist Juliet Schor notes, Americans are overworked, putting in more hours than at any time since the...
Trump to pardon Dinesh D’Souza

Trump to pardon Dinesh D’Souza

31 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption D’Souza is a conservative filmmaker and political commentator President Donald Trump has announced on Twitter that he will fully pardon conservative writer Dinesh D’Souza on Thursday. D’Souza was...
US places steel tariffs on key allies

US places steel tariffs on key allies

31 May 2018 The US has announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the European Union, Mexico and Canada. The move, revealed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, will affect several key US allies – and Nato members – in Europe....

How can criminals manipulate cryptocurrency markets?

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are based on systems that are supposed to be inherently protected from fraud. Yet the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into manipulation of bitcoin prices. How is that sort of activity even possible? From...
B/R Staff’s Bold Predictions for 2018 NBA Finals

B/R Staff’s Bold Predictions for 2018 NBA Finals

0 of 10 Bleacher Report With 82 regular-season games and three rounds of playoff basketball behind us, we’ve finally arrived at the 2018 NBA Finals. Yes, it’s time for a rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Part IV, to be...

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