With America No Longer A ‘Friend,’ Angela Merkel Looks To China As New Partner

With America No Longer A ‘Friend,’ Angela Merkel Looks To China As New Partner
Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Berlin this week for whats been described as a highly-symbolic state visit. Welcoming Xi on Wednesday, Merkel said the meeting happening just days before the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg was a good opportunity for the two countries to expand and broaden our extensive strategic relations. She did not elaborate on these comments, but her words have been interpreted as a reiteration of her earlier suggestion that America is

News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News
Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustrationSurvivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as "apocalyptic". Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says 139 formal offers of housing have now been made to

J.K. Rowling has a theory for why Trump is constantly tweeting

J.K. Rowling has a theory for why Trump is constantly tweeting
Hmm.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockPresident Donald Trump has been on a roll recently when it comes to tweeting offensive, nonsensical thoughts early in the morning. After another week of sexist insults, media-bashing, and voter fraud paranoia on Twitter, J.K. Rowling came up with one explanation for our new presidential reality. A rather deep exchange between Trump and Buzz Aldrin at the signing of the Executive Order on the National Space Council today... pic.twitter.com/Vwu5V3pQcd Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) June 30, 2017 Clearly, Trump didn't

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money
Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor: Theres no shame in a $100M startup Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and its possible tooverdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is how do I get a VC to back my startup? These founders arent worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO

Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials
Dr. Karim Galil was tired. He was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of the avalanche of clinical trials touting one solution or another. Losing both patience and too many patients, Galil decided to create an organized and artificially intelligent system to match those under his care with thebest diagnostic and treatment methods available. He called his new system Mendel.ai after Gregor

Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk

Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk
The astronaut was at Trumps side as the president announced a new executive order reestablishing the National Space Council 24 years after it was last active to direct space policy in his administration. Trump also referred to space providing the security that we need to protect the American people. And he sent Aldrins eyebrows shooting up when he added, inexplicably, At some point in the future, were going to look back and say, How did we do it without

Chiropractor’s Car Seat Hack May Just Change Your Life

Chiropractor’s Car Seat Hack May Just Change Your Life
Despair no more, parents. One chiropractic doctor is changing the baby seat game. As seen in the video below, Puente first squats down so that she can use her knees not her back to help her lift the carrier, which is facing backward. Then, she loops her hand through one side of the car seat carriers handle. This technique, Puente says, is a lot easier than letting the top of the handle rest in the crook of the elbow,

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say – BBC News

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say – BBC News
Speaking at the Bright Blue liberal conservative think-tank's conference, Mr Green will discuss a new "city Conservativism" to woo young, metropolitan voters.Devolution of powerThis will involve highlighting existing Tory policies to build 1.5 million homes by 2022 and the devolution of power to British cities."I am not standing here and saying all we need to do is keep calm and carry on," he will say."We need to think hard, work hard and change hard."We need to show how Conservative

Callan: The problem with Mika and Joe’s Trump allegation

Callan: The problem with Mika and Joe’s Trump allegation
(CNN)As most Americans begin a particularly lengthy Fourth of July holiday weekend, television screens, and virtually all the media are focused on the burning questions: "Did Mika really have a face-lift?" and "Did Trump really tweet that?"In Mika Brzezinski's case, however,the answer is being seriously discussed as possibly having a bearing on whether the President of the United States has committed an act of possible criminal blackmail and/or extortion directed against two well-known cable news broadcast journalists.For the record,

Your Health Care Information Is Insecure — And Extremely Lucrative On The Black Market

Your Health Care Information Is Insecure — And Extremely Lucrative On The Black Market
Not very. TrendMicro, an information security company, has reported that the health care sectoris now the preferred target for cybercriminals. The industry, with hospitals leading the way, has been the top target of data breaches, followed by government and retail.In 2015, a total of 113.2 million health care-related records were stolen, the most ever, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. An electronic health record database contains personal information that does not expire such as Social Security

China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo

China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Beijing (CNN)Nobel prize winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been refused permission to travel overseas to receive cancer treatment.His case has come under an international spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that he had become gravely ill because his cancer wasn't treated in prison. In a statement released Wednesday, Shenyang authorities appeared to attempt to dispel this speculation, saying his cancer was diagnosed less than a month ago, on June 7, after a routine check-up found unusual symptoms on

Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time

Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time
Washington (CNN)It marked a rare presidential moment on a most un-presidential day -- Donald Trump stood at a podium flanked by flags as "Stars and Stripes Forever" rang out, after delivering a speech on energy.The controversy was yet another reminder, a few days ahead of America's birthday, that Trump is a leader like no other in the nation's 241-year history, who plans to stay true to himself and is willing to flout norms of decorum.Navarro to Trump: Stop acting

US teen birth rate drops to all-time low

US teen birth rate drops to all-time low
(CNN)In the United States, teen-aged moms are increasingly rare. In 2016, the teen birth rate dropped 9% compared to the previous year, a new government report published Friday found. This record low for teens having babies continues a long-term trend. In 2016, the number of US births totaled 3,941,109, a decline of 1% compared to 2015. The fertility rate of 62 births per 1,000 women is a record low for the nation. "Putting restrictions on teens' access to birth