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Confidence gets a boost

Bangkok PostBangkok Post - Jun 18, 2017
Initial reports indicate that a man with an anti-military obsession was planting the devices around Bangkok for at least two years, and possibly 10. The accused bomber was tracked and found through patient detective work. It is gratifying to learn that ...  


China state planner tells Beijing banks to trim corporate loan costs -paper

NasdaqNasdaq - Jun 16, 2017
BEIJING, June 16 (Reuters) - China's state planner urged banks in the capital Beijing to cancel an interest rate floor for corporate loans as soon as possible to reduce companies' borrowing costs, a state paper said on Friday. Companies in Beijing have ...  


Not able to see the tall ships in Boston today? Here are photos

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Jun 19, 2017
After a cloudy and muggy Saturday, thousands of spectators braved the heat and long lines to board the tall ships on Sunday. Here are photos from the Sail Boston event. Boston, MA - 6/18/2017 - A boy walks down the gang. Keith Bedford/Globe Staff.  

Cape Town

Cape Town emergency 'Day Zero' drought plans to be announced ...

News24News24 - Jun 23, 2017
Cape Town - Operational plans for the unlikely scenario that the City of Cape Town runs out of water will be released within two to three weeks, a city official said ...  


Chicago teaches adults to ride bikes

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Jun 16, 2017
When Snigdha Bhalotia sees cyclists along Chicago's lakefront, she wishes she could join them. But the 54-year-old, who is visiting from India for the summer while her daughter pursues a master's degree at DePaul University, never learned to ride a bike.  


Dubai Tastemakers Select The Best Shops And Restaurants In Dubai

ForbesForbes - Jun 16, 2017
No matter what you think about Dubai, there's no questioning its status as a global shopping paradise. Brands from around the world clamor to have their products sold here, and for good reason: the city is growing at an astronomical pace. Of course ...  


Funding of Dublin apartment schemes viable again, AIB says

Irish TimesIrish Times - Jun 17, 2017
AIB has decided it can start funding the building of apartments in parts of Dublin again – a decade after the property market imploded. The State-controlled lender, in which the Government is currently seeking to sell up to a 28.8 per cent stake, has ...  


Police investigate deaths at Edinburgh flat

BBC NewsBBC News - Jun 17, 2017
The bodies of the men were found after the emergency services were called to an address in Edinburgh.  


Is this Florence's best-kept secret?

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jun 12, 2017
The instructions of Marco, our guide, had me furrowing my brow. Our location, certainly, was ideal for a bite to eat and something fizzy. We were sat in a dinghy, bobbing on the surface of the river Arno, just yards from Florence's beautiful Ponte ...  


Music professor wins prestigious Kyoto Prize | Berkeley News

UC BerkeleyUC Berkeley - Jun 20, 2017
Richard Taruskin, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music, has won a 2017 Kyoto Prize for his contributions to the study, performance and critical discourse of ...  

Las Vegas

51s bullpen capsizes amid sudden Reno deluge

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Jun 18, 2017
Three 51s relief pitchers managed to batten down the hatches for five innings before the Las Vegas boat capsized in a deluge of hits and runs. The league-leading Aces scored three times in the sixth and five times in the seventh. Combined with seven ...  


Toddler in pyjamas found wandering Melbourne streets overnight

The Age9news.com.au - Jun 19, 2017
Police have appealed for help finding the family of a toddler found walking through Melbourne's west early this morning. The boy, who is believed to be three years old, was discovered by a local resident walking around Morris Street in Melton around 2am.  


Montreal opens first of three supervised-injection sites

CBC.caThe Globe and Mail - Jun 19, 2017
The first of three supervised injection sites for Montreal drug users opened its doors Monday, with one official estimating it will handle between 120 and 240 injections a day. The site will be open 12 hours a day, CACTUS Montreal spokesman Louis ...  


Moscow Annuls Meeting With Top US Diplomat Due to Sanctions

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - Jun 21, 2017
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it was cancelling a high level meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon in response to what it called a significant ...  

New Orleans

New Orleans media fixture never intended to stay for long

Daily CometDaily Comet - Jun 18, 2017
On his initial flight into New Orleans, an acquaintance sarcastically wished him “good luck” replacing the station's beloved longtime sports director, the legendary Lloyd “Hap” Glaudi. Fans, some brandishing “Don't scrap Hap” signs, picketed outside ...  

New York City

Did Trump and His Fellow Billionaires Ruin New York City?

NewsweekNewsweek - Jun 17, 2017
Kim Phillips-Fein's new book "Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics" looks at what was lost when New York became a haven for ...  

San Francisco

SF pressured to help families struggling with day care, preschool

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle - Jun 19, 2017
She's among the many parents confronting a scarcity of affordable child care in San Francisco, where centers charge up to $2,605 a month for an infant, according to a 2016 report by the city controller, and home-based day cares charge up to $1,850.  


Ford's on-demand bus service Chariot expands to Seattle

The VergeThe Verge - Jun 22, 2017
Chariot, the on-demand shuttle startup owned by Ford, is bringing its app-based, crowdsourced transit service to the traffic-choked streets of Seattle. Chariot, which has been operating in San Francisco since 2014, is part of a recent trend of bus ...  


cheungvogl's new seoul ferry terminal will feature gently waving and continuous roof

DesignboomDesignboom - Jun 19, 2017
hong kong–based firm cheungvogl has won the international competition to realize the seoul yeoui-naru ferry terminal anticipated to be completed in 2019. located in the han river embankment, the site would form a major attraction to locals and ...  


Tesla in Talks to Set Up Electric Car Factory in Shanghai

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 22, 2017
“Tesla is working with the Shanghai Municipal Government to explore the possibility of establishing a manufacturing facility in the region to serve the Chinese market,” a company spokesman said. “Tesla is deeply committed to the Chinese market, and we ...  


Economists Raise 2017 Singapore Growth Forecast-MAS Survey

TODAYonlineNew York Times - Jun 14, 2017
SINGAPORE — Economists raised their forecasts for Singapore's growth this year, compared to three months ago, as they upgraded their views on manufacturing and bank lending, a central bank survey showed on Wednesday. The median forecast of 21 ...  


Watch IAAF Diamond League track & field from Stockholm

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jun 18, 2017
Click on the video player above on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET to watch live coverage of the IAAF Diamond League track and field event in Stockholm, Sweden. EXPLAINER: What is the Diamond League? The sixth event in the series will feature plenty of Canadian ...  


Motorcycle convoy stops traffic as hoon hurtles through busy Sydney intersection

9news.com.au9news.com.au - Jun 13, 2017
A convoy of motorcyclists have been filmed stopping traffic to allow a car to recklessly speed through a busy intersection in Sydney's west. Dashcam video shared by 2GB radio host Ray Hadley's program showed a group of motorcyclists turning right from ...  


Beginner's guide to Tokyo: 5 insiders share their advice

CNNCNN - Jun 19, 2017
(CNN) — With 13.5 million residents -- 37.8 million if you count the entire metro area -- and densely packed skyscrapers, it's fair to say that Tokyo can feel overwhelming for visitors. Even the most experienced travelers struggle to decipher the ...  


Toronto police announce program aimed at keeping youth out of court system

Toronto StarToronto Star - Jun 20, 2017
Toronto police have introduced a program to reduce the number of youth who enter the court system in an effort to give them an early chance to turn their life around. The Youth Pre-Charge Diversion Program will allow people under 18 who commit illegal ...  


Redesigned North Plaza at Vancouver Art Gallery opens

Vancouver SunVancouver Sun - Jun 23, 2017
“The plaza to the north of the Vancouver Art Gallery is host to Vancouver's most significant events and is a popular place for people to pass through, sit and relax, and meet one another,” says Paul Mochrie, deputy city manager. “We at the City have ...  


Saturday's best TV: The Venice Biennale: Sink or Swim; Doctor Who

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jun 17, 2017
The Venice Biennale may be the “Olympics of Modern Art” but, as former minister for culture David Lammy says: “It feels like there's something missing.” That something is diversity: only six African nations are taking part. In this inspiring film, a ...  


Vienna air show could lead to career path

WKBN.comWKBN.com - Jun 16, 2017
VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) – Thunder Over the Valley will be great entertainment for thousands of people who come out to the show this weekend, but some of the visitors will take away something much deeper. The air show is actually a big recruiting event for ...  

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