(NYT) Stocks Fall, Wiping Out Gains for 2018

(NYT) By Alexandra Stevenson, Amie Tsang and Matt Phillips The stock market’s gains for 2018 were erased in early trading on Tuesday, as a sell-off led by giant technology stocks continued. The renewed declines in the United States came after drops in Asia and Europe. The tumble of more than 1 percent in the S&P 500 followed a sell-off in … Continue reading (NYT) Stocks Fall, Wiping Out Gains for 2018

(DN) Nós, ibero-americanos – Augusto Santos Silva

(DN) Há palcos de mais, no mundo de hoje, para polarização e antagonismo; e palcos de menos para respeito mútuo, debate genuíno e aprendizagem recíproca. Várias organizações internacionais baseiam-se em afinidades forjadas pela história e estão consolidadas, entre outros, pelo poderosíssimo fator da identidade linguística. É o caso da Organização da Francofonia, da Comunidade dos … Continue reading (DN) Nós, ibero-americanos – Augusto Santos Silva

(NYT) The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting

(NYT) What the astonishing Chiune Sugihara teaches us about moral heroism. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan at a tree planted in memory of Chiune Sugihara in the garden of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.CreditCreditGali Tibbon/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAGOYA, Japan — “Even a hunter cannot kill a bird that flies to … Continue reading (NYT) The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting

(BBC) Paulo Lopes: The most successful third-choice goalkeeper of all time?

(BBC)  Paulo Lopes started and finished his career at Benfica, rejoining the club in 2012 after a decade away Twelve trophies in only 11 games in more than a decade at Benfica – Paulo Lopes might be the most successful third-choice goalkeeper of all time. The quirky statistic came to light when the Portuguese retired in July … Continue reading (BBC) Paulo Lopes: The most successful third-choice goalkeeper of all time?

(CNA) US preparing to add Venezuela to terrorism sponsors list: Source

(CNA) WASHINGTON: The United States is preparing to add Venezuela to its list of state sponsors of terrorism but no final decision has been made, a person familiar with the deliberations said on Monday (Nov 19). Adding Venezuela to the list could limit US economic assistance and impose financial restrictions on a country already suffering from hyperinflation, … Continue reading (CNA) US preparing to add Venezuela to terrorism sponsors list: Source

(BBG) France and Germany Said to Warn EU Not to Let U.K. Claim Victory

(BBG) Germany and France have privately warned the European Union to do more to prevent the U.K. from being able to claim victory in Brexit talks, according to EU diplomats. In meetings over recent days, the EU’s most powerful governments expressed fears the bloc is giving too much away in the charge to get a … Continue reading (BBG) France and Germany Said to Warn EU Not to Let U.K. Claim Victory

(ZH) Whistleblower Implicates Deutsche Bank In $150 Billion Money Laundering Scandal

(ZH) Just when Deutsche Bank probably thought the worst of its legal troubles (over the Libor scandal, sales of shoddy mortgage-backed securities, FX and precious metal rigging which collective resulted in tens of billions in legal fines) were behind it, the struggling German lender is being drawn deeper into the biggest money laundering scandal in European … Continue reading (ZH) Whistleblower Implicates Deutsche Bank In $150 Billion Money Laundering Scandal

(PUB) Lições dos incêndios e das viagens no espaço: Estará tudo relacionado? – Ricardo Cabral

(PUB) Os riscos de catástrofes, naturais ou causadas pelo homem, obrigam-nos a olhar para o espaço como parte integral do nosso futuro colectivo como espécie. Os incêndios da Califórnia e, em particular, um dos mais recentes e mais mortíferos, conhecido por Camp Fire, com até agora 76 vítimas mortais e quase 1300 desaparecidos, relembram-nos as tragédias em … Continue reading (PUB) Lições dos incêndios e das viagens no espaço: Estará tudo relacionado? – Ricardo Cabral

(Economist) Conflict in the Gulf is hurting Dubai

(Economist) Foreigners are leaving the Middle East’s business hub Dubai is unlike most of the Gulf’s sheikhdoms. Its economy thrives not on oil, but on tourism, trade and finance. Its patch of desert hosts one of the world’s busiest airports, its tallest skyscraper and the region’s biggest port at Jebel Ali. The pace of construction is dizzying. … Continue reading (Economist) Conflict in the Gulf is hurting Dubai

(CNBC) America has spent $5.9 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study says

(CNBC) The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001. The figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is not borne by the Defense Department alone. The report also finds that more than 480,000 people have died from … Continue reading (CNBC) America has spent $5.9 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study says

(NYT) Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

(NYT) Senators showing a post about a fictitious “Miners for Trump” rally as representatives of Facebook, Google and Twitter testified on Russian misinformation last year.CreditJonathan Ernst/Reuters The alliance between Democrats and Silicon Valley has buckled and bent this year amid revelations that platforms like Facebook and Twitter allowed hateful speech, Russian propaganda and conservative-leaning “fake … Continue reading (NYT) Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

(CNBC) Nissan accuses Chairman Carlos Ghosn of serious misconduct and plans to oust him

(CNBC) The auto giant said in a statement Monday that “over many years” Ghosn and board director, Greg Kelly, had been under-reporting compensation amounts to the Tokyo Stock Exchange securities report. Nissan added that, in regards to Ghosn, “numerous other significant acts of misconduct have been uncovered, such as personal use of company assets.” Nissan … Continue reading (CNBC) Nissan accuses Chairman Carlos Ghosn of serious misconduct and plans to oust him

(Reuters) Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible  

(Reuters) President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “very premature” and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday. Trump, on a trip to California, said the killing “should never have happened.” The report on … Continue reading (Reuters) Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible  

(ElPais) Recorrido por las estrellas Michelin de la capital portuguesa

(ElPais) La guía turística celebra por primera vez su fiesta anual en el país luso José Avillez, paseando por restaurantes de Moscú. J. M. Lisboa es una ciudad que, pese al tsunami turístico, aún destaca por su cocina casera, muy gratificante para los lisboetas, pero no tanto para los inspectores gastronómicos de Michelin. Apenas hay cinco restaurantes … Continue reading (ElPais) Recorrido por las estrellas Michelin de la capital portuguesa

(GUA) Paula Rego: ‘It isn’t nice in my mind’

(GUA) Visceral and unsettling, Paula Rego’s art has challenged us for decades. Now, at 83, she talks about cruel fables and the medicinal joy of champagne  ‘The only thing that helps is the work’: Paula Rego. Photograph: Phil Fisk for the Observer There’s a moment in old age when some people become a little girl … Continue reading (GUA) Paula Rego: ‘It isn’t nice in my mind’

(EUobserver) Austrian foreign minister: EU’s Israel policy ‘too strict’

(EUobserver) Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl (FPO) has criticised the European Union’s policy towards Israel. “I have the impression that particularly strict standards are being applied to Israel,” she said in an interview with the Times of Israel. Austria is working to inject “more realism” in EU-Israel relations, she added. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu … Continue reading (EUobserver) Austrian foreign minister: EU’s Israel policy ‘too strict’

(ZH) Larry King: “CNN Stopped Doing News A Long Time Ago”

(ZH) Ex-longtime CNN talk show host Larry King dropped a bomb on his former network of 25 years, telling Russian state-owned RT America that “CNN stopped doing news a long time ago.” King’s comments came just one day before CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta engaged in a verbal altercationwith President Trump over a northbound Central American migrant caravan – batting a young … Continue reading (ZH) Larry King: “CNN Stopped Doing News A Long Time Ago”

(Reuters) Top UK court says to consider government appeal in Brexit reversal case

(Reuters)Britain’s Supreme Court said on Friday it would consider whether to hear an appeal from the British government which wants to stop Europe’s top court from examining a case seeking to determine whether the country can unilaterally reverse Brexit. Scottish politicians who are opposed to Britain leaving the European Union want the European Court of … Continue reading (Reuters) Top UK court says to consider government appeal in Brexit reversal case

(BBG) Trump and Xi Likely to Get Only Framework Trade Deal, Ross Says

(BBG) The U.S. still plans to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in January with President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping likely at best to agree to a “framework” for further talks to resolve trade tensions at an upcoming meeting, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said. The U.S. and China are now discussing the agenda for … Continue reading (BBG) Trump and Xi Likely to Get Only Framework Trade Deal, Ross Says