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More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash, state media reports

May 18, 2018 |

Cuban authorities believe more than 100 people were killed Friday when a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. Three passengers were in critical condition after surviving the crash, state-run media reported.
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In Letter, Haspel Goes Further Than She Did at Hearing

May 15, 2018 |

Gina Haspel wouldn’t come right out and say it during her public confirmation hearing last week , but in a new letter, she writes that the controversial post-9/11 detention and “enhanced” interrogation program “is not one the CIA should have undertaken.” Haspel, President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, says the…
Newser

More Than 200 China-Listed Stocks to Join MSCI’s Indexes

May 15, 2018 |

Global index provider MSCI has released a list of more than 200 Chinese stocks that it will include in its key indexes from next month, capping a year-long process that is likely to attract billions of dollars into China’s markets.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

More Than 100 Walk Out of Shocking Cannes Premiere

May 15, 2018 |

Lars von Trier is back at the Cannes film festival, seven years after he was banned for declaring he was a Nazi —and the Danish director is as controversial as ever. His new serial-killer drama, The House That Jack Built , prompted more than 100 people to walk out of its…
Newser

More Than 40 Dead as US Opens Embassy

May 14, 2018 |

The US formally opened its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, and the historic move continues to trigger violence. At least 41 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire as they demonstrated near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, reports the AP . The Washington Post reports that organizers of the…
Newser

Open up more than the books with your financial advisor

May 13, 2018 |

You found a good financial planner to help you manage your money and achieve your goals. Congratulations, that’s a big step.

Now comes a leap — opening up about money. There’s a reason it’s called personal finance. Almost everything about your life can influence your financial decisions, so get…


L.A. Times – Business

The U.S. is minting more millionaire retirees than ever. But the ultra-wealthy are pulling away

May 13, 2018 |

American retirees are healthier and wealthier than ever. But wiser? A new report throws a little doubt on that notion.

Money manager United Income analyzed data from sources, including the Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau, the Internal Revenue Service…


L.A. Times – Business

North Korea’s Nuke Site Is Way Worse Off Than We Knew

May 12, 2018 |

The nuclear test site that Kim Jong Un promises to shutter may be in worse shape than the world knew, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Punggye-ri site—which is couched in a mountain called Mount Mantap—apparently suffered a sizeable collapse in the hours and days after North Korea’s…
Newser

‘More Than a Wake-Up Call’: Philippine Supreme Court Ousts Chief Justice

May 11, 2018 |

The Philippine Supreme Court ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country’s authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote Friday by fellow magistrates that she and hundreds of protesters called unconstitutional and a threat to democracy. Court spokesman Theodore Te said eight of 14 justices voted to grant a petition…
Newser

Aftermath of Highway Accident Called ‘Worse Than Snow’

May 9, 2018 |

A tractor-trailer has overturned on a Polish highway, spilling some 12 tons of liquid chocolate that’s solidifying into a huge sticky mess. The private broadcaster TVN24 showed images of an overturned truck surrounded by brown chocolate covering six lanes on the A2 motorway, blocking traffic in both directions. Rescue officials…
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