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Source: CBS News

James Clapper: FBI's Trump informant was "most benign form of information gathering"

Today 09:57 GMT

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper says the use of human sources is "the most benign form of information gathering" amid President Trump's persistent outcry over the FBI's use of an informant during its investigation into connections between Russians and members of the Trump campaign. "I have an aversion to the use of the word 'spy,'" Clapper said, referring to Mr. Trump's use of the moniker "spygate."

Source: The Guradian

Thousands from far right and Berlin's techno scene face off in rival rallies

Today 09:57 GMT

Thousands of demonstrators for and against the far right have faced off in mass rival rallies in Berlin, where calls of “we are the people” were met with chants of “go away, Nazis” and techno music. Police officers were deployed on Sunday to keep groups apart and prevent clashes, as leftwing militants vowed to “sabotage” the march by the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

Source: CBS News

Music and food share top billing at Outside Lands Festival

Today 09:56 GMT

You might say music lovers with a taste for fine food know San Francisco's annual summertime Outside Lands festival inside-out.

Peter Eastlake, the "curator of wine" for Outside Lands (what other music festival has that?), says the difficulty in recruiting wineries to come to the festival is "managing the disappointment, because most wineries want to come and be a part of Outside Lands." Food and music share the stage at Outside Lands' "Gastromagic," where rapper Big Freedia invites the uninhibited to bounce for beignets.

Source: The Guradian

China is taking digital control of its people to unprecedented and chilling lengths

Today 06:59 GMT

One hears this less now, as visitors to China return goggle-eyed at the extent to which its people have integrated digital technology into daily life.

More significantly, the country’s technocratic rulers have sussed that digital technology is not just good for making economic transactions frictionless, but also for implementing sophisticated systems of social control. In particular, they are adapting the ubiquitous “reputation rating” system by which online platforms try to get feedback on vendor and customer reliability.

Source: New York Times

China Warns 2 American Warships in South China Sea

Today 09:57 GMT

China’s military announced on Sunday that it had dispatched warships to challenge two United States Navy vessels that sailed through waters in the South China Sea that China claims as its own.

The Higgins, a destroyer, and the Antietam, a cruiser — passed within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands, an archipelago in the northern part of the disputed waters of South China Sea off the coast of Vietnam.

Source: DW

Italy's Giuseppe Conte gives up trying to form government

Today 09:57 GMT

"Giuseppe Conte has given up the mandate to form a government, given to him on May 23," an official from the presidential palace said.

The prime minister-designate has given up on his mandate to form a government after talks with the president over his Cabinet collapsed. Issues over the choice of economy minister appear to have been the sticking point.

Source: Fox News

Man says cockroach laid egg in his ear: 'I heard it die in my head'

Sunday 16:20 GMT

However, Collins was happy to announce he and his husband were moving into a new apartment after breaking their lease.

Collins said he went to the hospital immediately where the doctor poured lidocaine into his ear which killed the pesky critter. It felt like someone was shoving a Q-tip all the way inside my head and there was nothing I could do to stop it."

Source: Common Domain

Why It Is Harder to Diagnose Hospital Stocks

Today 09:56 GMT

New accounting rules make assessing financial health more difficult for hospitals and companies that work with them

Other companies, such as hospital operator HCA Healthcare, now report their valuation allowance in financial statement footnotes instead of on the actual statements. The new accounting rule applies to all publicly traded companies in the U.S., but it is of particular importance to hospitals and companies that contract with them.

Source: DW

Land dispute dominates Russia's Vladimir Putin and Japan's Shinzo Abe meeting

Sunday 15:25 GMT

Putin had welcomed Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Moscow on Saturday after meeting in Saint Petersburg for the economic forum, which Abe attended as a guest of honor.

Speaking after their meeting, Abe said they had agreed to speed up joint commercial activity to include health care, energy and urban development on the disputed chain of islands seized by Moscow at the end of World War II. The Japanese premier said he also hoped for a "new breakthrough" in settling the dispute that has festered for decades.

Source: Common Domain

China Protests U.S. Warships in Disputed Waters

Today 09:57 GMT

China criticized the U.S. for sending two warships into South China Sea waters that Beijing considers its territory, amid simmering bilateral tensions over trade and North Korea.

Neither statement provided details on the U.S. warships’ routes, though American military aircraft and vessels have in past maneuvered within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-controlled islands in the South China Sea while conducting so-called “freedom-of-navigation operations,” or fonops, to challenge what Washington sees as Beijing’s excessive claims in strategically and commercially vital waters.

Source: Global News

COMMENTARY: Canada must start recognizing its musical heritage

Today 09:56 GMT

Don’t you think it’s time Canada began documenting its musical heritage like they do in the UK?. Alan Cross is a broadcaster with 102.1 the Edge and a commentator for Global News.

Canada isn’t (yet) a musical powerhouse on the same level as the UK, but we certainly could get on board with something like what the Brits are doing. In 2016, the country welcomed 12.5 million music tourists who spent more than £4 billion ($6.88 billion), which created and sustained nearly 50,000 fulltime jobs.

Source: CBS News

How to report home-rental income

Today 09:56 GMT

Specifically, under the vacation home rental rules, if you rent your residence for 14 days or less and you personally use the residence for 15 days or more (or 10 percent of the total days it was rented to others), then any income you receive is tax-free.

After deducting the applicable expenses from your gross rental income, use Schedule E to calculate the net rental income to report on your return.

Source: Common Domain

Why Aren’t Companies Spending More?

Today 09:57 GMT

The tax cut gave companies ample means to significantly increase capital spending, but so far they don’t seem to be

The gains in capital spending companies registered in the first quarter in many cases reflected plans put in place last year—before they had any clear sense about whether the tax cut would pass. Multinationals also don’t limit their capital spending to the U.S. Finally, there are areas of capital spending, such as software, not included in the durable-goods report.

Source: DW

Brazil lowers fuel prices amid continued truckers' strike

Today 09:57 GMT

The truckers' shutdown comes at a time when Brazil is struggling to recover from a deep recession, as the Brazilian real has devalued against the US dollar and as oil prices worldwide have increased, recently owing to uncertainty over Iran.

Brazil's President Michel Temer announced on Sunday that his government would set a lower price of diesel, in a renewed effort to end a national truckers' strike that has led to crippling fuel and food shortages.

Source: NBC News

The 12 men who walked on the moon

Saturday 19:06 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Senior EPA officials collaborated with climate change denial group, emails show

Saturday 10:53 GMT
Source: Fox News

NFL anthem policy: petition asks Nike, Ford to cut ties with league

Friday 19:08 GMT
Source: NBC News

How to build a better smoothie, according to a nutritionist

Saturday 12:43 GMT
Source: New York Times

What We Get Wrong About Animals

Sunday 00:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Wracked by Opioid Crisis, Philadelphia Braces for Tent-Camp Closures

Sunday 06:05 GMT
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"48 Hours" Live to Tell: Sophia's Secret

Sunday 03:20 GMT
Source: DW

Brazil lowers fuel prices amid continued truckers' strike

Today 09:57 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why Aren’t Companies Spending More?

Today 09:57 GMT
Source: CBS News

How to report home-rental income

Today 09:56 GMT
Source: Global News

COMMENTARY: Canada must start recognizing its musical heritage

Today 09:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

China Protests U.S. Warships in Disputed Waters

Today 09:57 GMT
Source: DW

Land dispute dominates Russia's Vladimir Putin and Japan's Shinzo Abe meeting

Sunday 15:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why It Is Harder to Diagnose Hospital Stocks

Today 09:56 GMT

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