Monthly Archive: October 2018

Judge who led Lula probe to be Brazil’s justice minister 0

Judge who led Lula probe to be Brazil’s justice minister

The judge who has upended Brazilian politics with a sweeping corruption investigation, Sergio Moro, accepted an offer Thursday from far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to be his justice minister. Bolsonaro had publicly offered Moro the...

Sri Lanka president’s climbdown offers hope of end to political crisis 0

Sri Lanka president’s climbdown offers hope of end to political crisis

Sri Lanka’s President lifted a suspension of parliament Thursday and called a meeting of lawmakers next week that could end an increasingly bitter power struggle between two rival prime ministers, officials said. The climbdown...

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin says his creation can’t succeed unless he takes a step back 0

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin says his creation can’t succeed unless he takes a step back

When you ask him about the challenges facing the blockchain system he founded five years ago, Vitalik Buterin often launches into a rapid-fire lecture full of Ethereum-specific jargon. But ask him about his own...

Worldwide Google walkout over sexual harassment, racism and pay inequality 0

Worldwide Google walkout over sexual harassment, racism and pay inequality

More than 1,000 Google employees and contractors in Asia and Europe staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday, with more expected to follow at offices worldwide, amid complaints of sexism, racism and unchecked executive power...

Delta Air Lines crew 'doubted black doctor's credentials' as she attended to passenger 0

Delta Air Lines crew 'doubted black doctor's credentials' as she attended to passenger

A black doctor has claimed crew on a Delta Air Lines flight doubted her credentials as she attended to a fellow passenger who was unwell. Fatima Cody Stanford, a doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital...

Daily Digit: The number of eligible Latinx voters is at an all-time high 0

Daily Digit: The number of eligible Latinx voters is at an all-time high

Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at the 2018 midterms. As of 2018, there are a record 29 million eligible Latinx voters in the...

Google employees walk out to protest company’s handling of sexual misconduct cases 0

Google employees walk out to protest company’s handling of sexual misconduct cases

Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers around the world walked off the job Thursday to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. It is the latest expression of...

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Russian glitch voids 5m traffic tickets

Image copyrightAnadolu Agency/Getty ImagesImage caption A quarter to a third of all Russia’s logged traffic offences happen in Moscow Moscow police are at a loss about what to do with over 5 million unpaid...

Closure of last ‘freethinking’ Hong Kong bookshop signals end to ‘One Country Two Systems’ policy 0

Closure of last ‘freethinking’ Hong Kong bookshop signals end to ‘One Country Two Systems’ policy

Three years after the disappearance of five Hong Kong publishers, the last bookshop on the island still selling books banned on the Chinese mainland has closed – ending a long tradition of defying the...