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The Cult of Erdogan Won’t Guarantee Victory in Turkey Vote

March 22, 2017 |

Turkish opinion polls suggest a deadlock among likely voters in an April 16 referendum over proposed changes that would radically remake Turkey’s democracy and could allow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extend his rule. What’s News Europe

North Korean Missile Launch Apparently Fails

March 22, 2017 |

North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast on Wednesday morning, but the missile apparently exploded within seconds of launch, U.S. and South Korean officials said, days after the isolated country claimed a breakthrough with a high-thrust rocket engine. What’s News Asia

Fugitive Spurs Worries About Follow-On to 2016 Brussels Attacks

March 22, 2017 |

U.S. and Belgian officials have grown increasingly concerned about the prospect that a key figure behind the 2016 Brussels bombings is plotting a new terror attack, according to people briefed on the investigation. What’s News Europe

Former IRA Commander Martin McGuinness Dies Aged 66

March 22, 2017 |

Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who led the paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, and was the deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, has died. What’s News Europe

Google Acts to Keep Ads Away From Controversial Content

March 21, 2017 |

Google announced steps to strengthen its ad policies, including removing ads from certain types of content, after an advertiser backlash over items being displayed next to fake news or terrorist videos. US Business

Channels You Pay for—but Don’t Watch—Are Dying

March 21, 2017 |

Media companies that have profited from channels with little viewership are being forced to shut some down or at least shift investment away from them. The changes are a harbinger of what could lie ahead for better-known cable brands. US Business

South Korea Prosecutors Question Former President Park Geun-hye

March 21, 2017 |

South Korea’s former president arrived for questioning at the prosecutors’ office on Tuesday, amid expectations that the impeached leader could herself become the latest suspect in a wide-ranging corruption scandal that has already ended her presidency and put the Samsung conglomerate’s de facto leader behind bars. What’s News Asia

Shell’s Titanic Bet: Can Deep-Water Drilling Be Done on the Cheap?

March 21, 2017 |

Facing low oil prices for the foreseeable future, Royal Dutch Shell is learning to rein in costs and squeeze more production out of big offshore platforms by using drilling techniques from onshore. US Business

SoftBank Scraps $100 Million Investment in iPhone Rival

March 21, 2017 |

SoftBank dropped a $ 100 million investment in a smartphone startup founded by the creator of Google’s Android software, partly because of the Japanese investor’s relationship with Apple. US Business

Divisions on Trade Dominate Global Summit

March 21, 2017 |

World finance chiefs struggled during a weekend of tense talks to find common ground on boosting trade in a global economy that is finally showing faint signs of momentum. What’s News Asia