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Eve-of-Davos survey shows people place trust in companies over...

Today 20:55 GMT

People around the world place much more trust in their companies than their political leaders, according to a major survey that suggests a mood of uncertainty and pessimism on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The annual Edelman Trust Barometer shows only one in five people believe the economic, political and social system is working for them, while nearly 60 percent think trade conflicts are hurting their companies and putting their jobs at risk.

Source: The Week

The L.A. teachers strike, explained

Today 19:05 GMT

It's about class sizes that are too big, teachers who are underpaid, staffs that are too small, resources that are too few, infrastructure that's crumbling, and low-income and special-needs students who aren't getting enough help.

The teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District feel they aren't getting nearly enough money to address all those challenges. But while brute force spending may not be a sufficient precondition to totally solve all those problems, it's certainly a necessary precondition.

Source: DW

Strong drink in the far north: How rum came to Flensburg

Today 19:05 GMT

The song "Es gibt nur Wasser (There's Only Water)" is very popular here because one of its lyrics translates as "We need rum, rum, rum - or we'll die of thirst." "That's not quite true," Malte adds.

For me, there's nothing better than good rum!". Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine

Source: The Guradian

WhatsApp puts limit on message forwarding to fight fake news

Today 19:05 GMT

WhatsApp users will be blocked from forwarding messages to more than five individuals or groups under new rules the messaging service is rolling out worldwide to fight the spread of misinformation.

They said Facebook should restrict broadcasts so that a single user cannot text hundreds of others at once, and limit the size of new groups during the electoral period.

Source: BBC

Ant McPartlin gets ADHD support

Today 19:05 GMT

Ant McPartlin has spoken publically for the first time about being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Bacon, who is currently a presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live, was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 42 and acknowledged Ant's comments about him on Twitter.

Source: BBC

The eyewear designer for the stars

Today 19:05 GMT

The British spectacles designer had flown to the Italian capital in 2004 at the behest of the boss of a global electronics giant, who was on holiday in Europe.

Not a bad state of affairs for a former art student from the East Midlands city of Derby who never actually intended to become a glasses designer. Today the company, TD Tom Davies, makes 50,000 pairs of glasses a year, and has a host of celebrity customers including singer Ed Sheeran, chef Heston Blumenthal and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie.

Source: Fox News

'Destroyer of worlds' uncovered as Soviet nuclear bunkers reveal their secrets

Today 19:05 GMT

The Soviet Union left a chilling legacy of the Cold War dotted across Poland – bunkers that once housed nuclear warheads hidden deep in the nation’s forests.

In 2016, scientists at the Russian Arctic National Park have unearthed the remains of a secret Nazi base on the remote island of Alexandra Land that was abandoned during the latter stages of World War II.

Source: Common Domain

A Charleston, South Carolina, Home Combines Period Authenticity with Modern Comforts

Today 19:05 GMT

On a quiet brick-lined street in one of Charleston’s most picturesque areas, a recently renovated circa-1790 Federal-era house offers a rich sense of history along with the comforts of modern-day living.

This home is located in a residential area known as South of Broad, which Ms. Wertz said is considered Charleston's most historic, charming and quiet neighborhood.

Source: DW

World premiere, part one

Today 19:05 GMT

Marino Formenti, piano  Central German Radio Symphony Orchestra  Stefan Asbury, conductor . Recorded by Deutsche Welle, Bonn (DW) in the World Conference Center, Bonn on September 6, 2018

It was a little bit spooky," said the conductor Stefan Asbury, describing a new composition inspired by Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. You could hear it in the rehearsal but when we did a long run, then he came and sort of sat on the stage.

Source: Common Domain

J.C. Penney Struggles to Avoid a Fate Worse Than the Sears Scenario

Today 19:05 GMT

The series of events are prompting analysts and other industry experts to question whether Penney can avoid the fate of fellow department-store operator Sears Holdings Corp., which filed for bankruptcy and barely staved off liquidation.

J.C. Penney Co.’s JCP -2.22% sales are falling, its stores are stuck in malls and the turnaround strategy keeps changing. Now, three months after the embattled retailer hired a new chief executive, a handful of senior positions remain vacant.

Source: Global News

RCMP charge 2 from Ivory Coast over attempt to extort Tony Clement sexting scandal

Today 19:05 GMT

Following reports from several media outlets over the weekend, RCMP are now confirming charges have been laid against two individuals in connection with the investigation into efforts to extort 50,000 euros from Clement after he shared sexually explicit photos and videos last year with someone he said he believed was a consenting female, but who then demanded payment and threatened to release the images.

Source: BBC

Oscar nominations: What to expect

Today 19:05 GMT

With multiple nominations in each category, perhaps the most visible effect of the changing nature of the Academy will be seen in who wins, rather than who is nominated.

The Hollywood remake of a remake of a remake, A Star Is Born looks likely to grab the most nominations, with The Favourite, Roma and maybe First Man not far behind. But Tuesday may still potentially tell us a lot, and might also provide a distraction from the fact that with the ceremony just weeks away, the Academy has yet to announce a new host.

Source: Common Domain

The Blown Call that Will Live On in New Orleans Infamy

Today 19:05 GMT

New Orleans Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis was open for a first down, and Robey-Coleman knows what happens when Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a wide open receiver.

New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. penned a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell saying it “sickens” him that the officials “seemingly had no regard for not only a dangerous penalty but one that would have certainly changed the outcome of the game.”

Source: Global News

Former Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden wins federal Liberal nomination in Milton

Today 08:59 GMT

Adam van Koeverden, 4-time Olympic medallist, to run for Liberals in next federal election. Raitt has held the riding since it was first created in 2015 and has been a high profile member of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet.

A Liberal spokesperson said the Milton nomination followed the party’s nomination rules and more than 800 Liberal members voted. Braeden Caley did not provide a breakdown of the results but said the other nomination candidate was Mian Abubaqr, the president of the Milton riding association.

Source: Global News

Russell Brand called out for ‘sexist’ parenting style

Today 20:00 GMT

Russell Brand pitching himself as some New Age, all new, mature and sensitive dad – and then saying he’s too sensitive to do any actual parenting is the most Russell Brand thing I’ve ever read in my life pic.twitter.com/T0KSObnWXo

The actor, who recently touched on his parenting style in an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, admitted he had only spent “a night” with his daughters Mabel and Peggy.

Source: BBC

Historic Brexit deal vote awaited

Tuesday 22:45 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation

Friday 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: Hey Big IT Spenders

Friday 14:30 GMT
Source: Global News

Kidnapped Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso: security officials

Thursday 14:30 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump accuses Pelosi of being 'controlled by the radical left,' hours before White House statement on shutdown

Sunday 15:24 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why Europeans Won’t Catch Wall Street’s Bandwagon

Friday 14:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

A nude direction: why is Avril Lavigne posing naked with a guitar?

Friday 14:30 GMT
Source: Fox News

Super Bowl ticket prices: Here's what Patriots-Rams seats cost

Today 20:55 GMT
Source: BBC

Rolls-Royce vies for UK nuclear role

Today 20:55 GMT
Source: Fox News

UN survey finds more than one third of workers experiences sexual harassment in last two years

Today 20:55 GMT
Source: BBC

CIA spy who inspired Argo dies

Today 16:19 GMT
Source: DW

France fines Google €50 million for EU privacy breaches

Today 20:55 GMT
Source: DW

China: Football's (still) sleeping giant

Today 20:55 GMT
Source: Global News

Tony Mendez, former CIA officer and inspiration for ‘Argo’, dies at 78

Today 03:19 GMT

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