#BestOf: More countries are now democratic than at any point since World War Two #democracy
Factbox: Key players in South Africas ANC leadership race
Screen Actors Guild Awards to Feature All-Women Presenters for Acting Awards
WATCH: Meryl Streep on who shell be voting for in 2020: Uch!
Inequalities among older people, especially women, shameful
Kushners lawyer is looking to hire crisis PR firm: report
Thousands of pigs burned to death in Murcia
Man held for groping girl, 11, and assaulting police in southern Spain
Academic Philosophers’ Party Talk
#Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles and trucks
Ford to move production of #FusionSedan out of #Mexico, possibly to China.
Rwanda Bans Shisha Smoking #Rwanda
Homeless man takes $354,000 in cash from Paris airport
Carpinteria still rosy after California wildfires spare flower farms
Nine more women accuse prominent appeals court judge of sexual misconduct
I mean seriously what is this?
Must reads for 2017: World in crisis edition: @stavridisj via @BV
President Trumps speech at the FBI Academy was reckless
Today feels like about the 20th consecutive grey day and its somehow the most murky grey yet
My cartoon Saturday @TheTimes on #BrexitDeal snags....#TheresaMay
2017 made it clear there is no end in sight to Colin Kaepernick’s movement
Italian Consul Guelfo Zamboni: Thessaloniki’s Schindler
Back from the Global Voices Summit With a New Reason to Learn a New Language
Christmas Boogie #6 | Athens | December 17
California wildfire close to becoming third largest ever in state
Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets
South Africa to increase spending on higher education: Zuma
Want to invest in #Bitcoin? Heres what you need to know
NEW: GOP rushing to pass final tax bill after two holdout Senators announce support
.@adhilshetty: 75% buyers are first time buyers of mutual funds at @BankBazaar. #DIS2017
Tesla Trucks Will Dominate The Market
US and North Korea trade angry recriminations at UN Security Council m
Filament Erupts, Solar Activity Rising | S0 News Dec.16.2017
Britain looking at distinct trade deal with EU: finance minister
Nothing to fear as Austrian far-right enters government
Yellen says bitcoin is a highly speculative asset but the Fed played a key role in its rise
Spain kicks off the race to lock down the #ECB vice presidency  via @mariatad
Workplaces are more segregated than 40 years ago. What gives?
Can swearing be good for your career?
#Chile | President @mbachelet’s son under investigation for tax fraud
The week in pictures:
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen calls to extend Bundeswehr deployment abroad
Links 12/16/17
Brilliant, from @DeccaJourno’s Blair interview
Robot tray - great bithday gift from @sab1ne
Why you’re crazy not to have renters insurance
China, UK vow to bolster economic cooperation, speed up stock connect plan
Trump bans CDC from using science-based in official documents: report
#Iran, Russia, Turkey to boost energy cooperation: #Lavrov
RT:DeSmogUK: DeSmog UK series: Understanding the UK #Climate Denial Industry #climatechange
Trumps lawyers to meet with Mueller on Russia probe: report
Mega-mergers like the Disney-Fox deal rarely succeed
Do you remember French food? It used to be a big thing, the biggest thing
What will tomorrow’s children make of robot pets?
Bitcoin as currency is about as useful as this
Major LEGO savings and other last minute deals happening today
U.S. Justice Department, ATT settlement talks failed: court filing
Rupert Murdoch made $581 million in one day after Disney-Fox deal
21 More Political Parties for Nigeria #Nigeria
Independent #Cuban Media highlights @PanAmPost article on repression by Castro Regime
The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Offensive, started on December 16th 1944.
Anti-inflammatory herbs and spices for athletes!
Poll: GOP tax bill causing large drop in approval ratings of Republicans
Republicans approve final US tax bill before next weeks vote
One Payment System is Needed For All Transportation #commonwealth
The FCC is blocking a law enforcement investigation into net neutrality comment fraud
Trump tried to come for your birth control, but a judge stopped him
How to find the right volunteer job
Putin Confident in Strengthening of Strategic Partnership With Kazakhstan via @SputnikInt
#Brexit transition a hang up for markets, says Wood via @markets
A bookseller who was jailed for eight months is leaving Hong Kong for Taiwan
Fierce and formidable Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africas presidency
Drivers warned over icy roads as temperatures drop below zero
Who Decides Which Languages Are Used on the Web?
Heres what George Clooney owed in taxes after he gave his friends $14 million in cash
Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources via @Reuters
South Africas nearly man Ramaphosa may lead country at last
AC Milan faces UEFA financial fair-play penalties
President Trumps speech at the FBI Academy was reckless
Kuczynski clings on but Congress gives green light to impeachment vote
Its surprisingly hard to know when a zoo animal is pregnant, writes @sarahzhang
HEDGE FUND short positions recent moves are ambiguous -- tail end of short-selling cycle #10 or start of cycle #11?
Portugal gains Fitch investment grade rating as debt ratio falls via @joaomlima1
Bertrand Russells Ten Commandments
HEDGE FUNDS cut short positions in NYMEX WTI by -2 million to 45 million bbl in week to Dec 12
Weekly Transparent #Gold Holdings (Dec. 15, 2017) - via
Weekly Transparent #Silver Holdings (Dec. 15, 2017) - via
EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering
Heres how you can access your computer from anywhere
Venezuela talks to resume in January after government, opposition fail to reach deal
A new technology promises to make bitcoin useful to pay for things, and not to hoard
Trump calls Cindy McCain to check in on husbands health after hospitalization
#Silver Percentage Growth in Major Currencies in 2017 (Dec. 15, 2017) - via
$VIX calls over puts about 7:1 today. Lots of January far OTM call buying today $SPX $QQQ $VXX $UVXY
The Capture of the Prussian Fortress of Kolberg on 16 December 1761.
On this day 1993: British PM John Major and Irish PM Albert Reynolds sign the Joint Declaration of Peace.
#Gold Percentage Growth in Major Currencies in 2017 (Dec. 15, 2017) - via
A surprising number of Americans are treating themselves to holiday gifts
Scientists Introduce 20 Million Sterile Mosquitoes into California
The gift of learning from Palma’s newest language school, Treffpunkt #Education #La_Cultura
#Gold Currency Index (Top 20 GDP Weighted) vs Gold in US Dollar (Dec. 15, 2017) - via
#Silver Currency Index (Top 20 GDP Weighted) vs Silver in US Dollar (Dec. 15, 2017) - via
Mars #Space #Universe
Russian and French foreign ministers discussed situation in Syria
But who needs banks? says CEO of bank
On the terror and trauma of SantaCon
The small town at the center of Britains nuclear arsenal. @matt_kennard
Mexican U.S. Officials Meet to Discuss Military Intelligence Cooperation
#Bitcoin buyers must practice cold storage for security by @readDanwrite
China seeks financial cooperation with the UK
Priorities of the Bavarian conservatives on a hymn sheet:
UK, China accelerating preparations for London-Shanghai stock connect: UK finance minister
Trump bans CDC from using science-based in official documents: report
The internet is as much the enemy as it is the hero of contemporary life, writes @ibogost
A Data Detox for a healthier, balanced digital life
The future is automated - Food In Canada
The EPA spent $120,000 in taxpayer funds to hire a GOP public relations firm
Were Changing the World and You Can Help –Sign Our Petitions! #Petition #TakeAction #Resist
11 lies you may have heard about net neutrality
Detained asylum-seekers win right to sue PNG government for compensation
Targeting a secure future: igaming as a case study. #Gaming #DataScience
President @mbachelet’s son under investigation for tax fraud
Justice Dept: Release of FBI agents’ texts to media was not authorized
Inclusion of Underserved Communities in the Mobility Innovation Economy #governance
What you should know about the FCCs new TV standard
Rajoy: Spain WILL go to World Cup, and win! #sport
Banks are still not passing on higher Fed rates to savers
How do we end the vicious land grab cycle trapping the urban poor?
Trumps lawyers to meet with Mueller on Russia probe: report
Roche, Shire court fight escalates over haemophilia drug
Apotex pharmaceutical billionaire and wife found dead at Toronto mansi
The 21 most memorable images from 2017s biggest news stories
Debt Rattle December 16 2017 | In reality, US retail sales are awful
Debt Rattle December 16 2017 | History is a poet
Canadian police probe suspicious deaths of billionaire couple
For Those of Us Seeking Acceptance, Is Global Voices a Utopia?
We have some questions for you. Could you take a quick survey?
Heres whats in store for emerging markets in 2018
Vernon Bogdanor on WTF in @FT
Republicans are rushing to jam their 503-page tax bill through Congress
Facebook defends itself against critics of social media
Three gravitational wave detectors are much better than two
16 December 1598 - Battle of Noryang, in which the Korean hero Admiral Yi Sun-sin is killed.
Smith, Marsh put England to the sword
Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab
Ivanka Trump opens new store inside Trump Tower
A photographic journey of modern Middle East history
Research suggests friends are how we survive work
Frank Lloyd Wrights lesser-known designs are captured in new images
Ren Zeping, a star analyst, has an annual salary of 15m yuan ($2.3m)
Elementary mistake.
Even a simple equation can create beautifully intricate mathematical structures.
California wildfire close to becoming 3rd largest ever in state
Liverpool boss Klopp tips City for title, aims to be best of the rest
The real situation
The “dark fiber” beneath our streets could be coming back to life
Conference Delay Expected As ANC NEC Meets Over Court Judgments: #SouthAfrica
Putin and the avoiding of the name @navalny
Google’s Pixel Buds are a perfect example of Silicon Valley arrogance From @1843mag
Around the world with Simba
Facebook: can its new features improve mental wellbeing?
Chip shop owner creates his own twist on Christmas dinner...by deep-frying it
INSIGHT: Australias first same-sex marriage
Couple stunned after being fined £50 for feeding ducks
Soccer: Aggressive Tottenham confident of beating Man City - Dier
via @etienneroche
Ruling Allowing Six Women to Inherit Land Ignites Controversy: #Kenya
16 December 1903: Taj Mahal Palace Tower hotel in Bombay first opens its doors to guests.
Corals grow in patterns, even if we can’t always see them
Soccer: Newcastle boss Benitez supports players decision to cancel Christmas party
Give a soulful gift this Xmas! Order an annual Resurgence membership now for Xmas delivery..
Kenyan Becomes 5th Holder of Masters Degree in Nuclear Medicine: #Kenya
A quick look at what happened around the world this week, curated by @BelleTimsit:
Bitcoin has a dirty, dirty secret
Costa del Sol organisers in Wonderland at tea party for paralysed biker
Matt Bruenig: What Actually Happened in Alabama?
Schools Save Millions with Solar + Storage #infrastructure
On the trail of #Londons serial #cat killer
How Two Physicists Proved We’re Not Living in The Matrix:
President Magufuli Raises U.S.$27,000 for Teachers Allowances: #Tanzania
This machine learning algorithm can turn any line drawing into ASCII art
2017 made it clear there is no end in sight to Colin Kaepernick’s movement
Sun and mischief at Athens office of @DiEM_25!
absolutely nothing on geometry issues, on optimal cheese cutting?
This may be the most San Francisco thing I have ever seen.
you got to be kidding me... those are cheese problems, really?
Trump bans CDC from using science-based in official documents: report
EU leaders pledge asylum, border support to Greece
Cricket: Recalled Marsh grabs maiden ton as England wilt
Largest Landlord in U.S. Sued for Violating Fair Housing Act
No room for cyclists? Guerrilla bike lanes show whats possible #citylabarchive
Detained asylum-seekers win right to sue PNG government for compensation
If wisdom comes with age, why do I feel so dumb?
Russian Energy Policy in the Middle East - @russia_mideast /
The #EU will crack down on #Bitcoin in move prevent funding of #terrorism
.@Westmyer on holiday gifts that play at nuclear war
Mattis says North Korean ICBM not yet a capable threat against U.S.
Eleven Madison Park is the best restaurant in the world — here’s what the 11-course tasting menu looks like
I have 60 new followers from Canada, USA, Netherlands, and more last week. See
Strong quake hits Indonesias Java, at least 2 dead
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ may upset some people, and that’s okay
Senate Democrats to force vote on FCC net neutrality repeal
Chinas making major progress with its aircraft carrier tech
Wounded North Korean defector transferred to South Korean military hospital
Eminem is launching a pop-up shop called ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’
Pope to meet Jordan King Abdullah
Boyfriend for Hire Offers Services to Single Women Travelling Upcountry: #Kenya
121 Taiwanese fraudsters to be extradited from Spain to China
Ingested fairy lights and torn rectums – just a couple of the hazards of Christmas @Adatomy
The Force is strong in our list of six films to watch this week
The Force is strong in our list of six films to watch this week
The Force is strong in our list of six films to watch this week
The Force is strong in our list of six films to watch this week
Fuel Prices Increased Ahead of Christmas Festivities: #Kenya
Miami penthouse goes on the market for 33 bitcoin -- cash not accepted
Chaos-plagued Berlin airport wont open before 2020
Facebook: can its new features improve mental wellbeing?
16 December 1988 - Rainman starring Dustin Hoffman Tom Cruise premiered (Best Picture 1989)
All the main stock indexes closed at records
Zimbabwean Govt in the Right Direction - International Monetary Fund: #Zimbabwe
FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup
Australian PMs future at stake in crucial Sydney by-election
Are corporate psychopaths really successful? via @MDXminds
Heres whats in store for emerging markets in 2018
Presidential Aspirant Detained in Sierra Leone #SierraLeone
#Britains finance minister says looking at distinct trade deal with #EU
How Physicists Smashed the Quantum Light Measurement Limit:
German churches warn of increasing oppression of Christians worldwide
Giant Rats Increase Their Attack On Tuberculosis in Tanzania: #Tanzania
#Rohingya refugees face multitude of protection risks, warns UN agency
One more load by @jonkudelka @australian
PreMarket Prep for December 14
nice @jonkudelka toon sums it up
Kurzs Austrian conservatives bring far right into government
Trump calls Cindy McCain to check in on husbands health after hospitalization
Bottled Water and the Drought: #SouthAfrica
Strange Worms Destroy Potato Gardens in Teso: #Uganda
Whizz-kid forms right-wing Austrian government
Congratulations to Semio, Apellix and Mothership Aeronautics
South Africas President Zuma Prepares to Exit ANC Top Spot #SouthAfrica
5 Cool #DIY Projects With Old Wine Bottles #LifeHack #Crafts
Mexico presidential race roiled as leftist front-runner embraces right wing party
Police Boss Rejects Report on Sex Crimes During Kenya Polls #Kenya
The politically correct language police arrive in #SouthAmerica | by @LatinAmerUpdate
The Roman galea (helmet) evolved over time.
@DanielFranklin5 @TheEconomist Laza Kekic discusses The World in 2018
The Trump tax cuts will help Republicans more than Democrats by @rickjnewman
In the Fade star Diane Kruger on her real-life agony
Autonomous Vehicles Coming to San Jose #mobility
Kenya Appoints New Reps for the Regions Legislative Assembly #Kenya
Highlights of Fridays NBA games
Poll: GOP tax bill causing large drop in approval ratings of Republicans
Kenyan-Born Froome Facing Ban After Failing Drug Test: #Kenya
Perus Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski
On December 16, 1989, the Romanian Revolution started in the city of Timisoara.
Were #hiring a new Brand Engagement Manager: #GreatJobs
Another person charged in Nice hotelier kidnapping case
Le Pen, Wilders to meet European far-right leaders amid protests
Trump’s Jerusalem decision isn’t going over very well in the Middle East
Exclusive: Senator Cruz wants to cap renewable fuel credits at 10 cents - document
These data scientists are disrupting Disney Worlds long wait times
Highlights of Fridays NHL games
Keek op de week in (re)tweets, aan elkaar gepraat voor @oneworldnl in twitterblog #180 —
Hello Saturday morning. Find me coffee.....
Zuma Announces Free Higher Education for Poor and Working Class Students: #SouthAfrica
Jai le week-end pour découvrir @Le_NML qui vient darriver dans ma boîte à lettres
The gap between rich and poor is getting wider in Japan
Chess Problems Solved vs Cheese Problems Solved #dyslexia
This isnt a good sign for long-suffering gold investors, from @MktwHulbert
Body odor did have an effect on sexul arousal - but only as a turnoff for women.
US asks Deutsche Bank for info on Flynn-linked transactions: report
#Indian police arrest #Christian priest after complaint by #Hindu group
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels Born: December 16, 1775.
Uber should have given court an ex-employees letter about fraud and theft in Waymo case
6 stunning houses that blur the indoors and outdoors
How this weekend could decide the path of the South African rand
Harvard Professor Calestous Juma, Born in Kenya, Dies in U.S. #Kenya
Why we all need more philosophy in our lives — Gillian Tett
What can we learn from #Southeast Asias history about rebuilding after natural disasters?
INTERACTIVE: International migrants by country
Huge US tax bill heads for passage as Republican senators fall in line
Nigerias Super Eagles Plan Friendlies Before World Cup 2018 #Nigeria
New technique could allow scientists to create fusion energy
ht @NicMatyjasik
Britain eyes bespoke trade arrangement with EU: UK finance minister
Texas Rep. @farenthold Won’t Seek Re-Election, Amid Sexual Harassment Revelations
How a bid for Amazon #HQ2 got tangled up in a fight for LGBTQ rights
More than 200 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean ship stricken with stomach virus
Why are investors more interested in international equity than anything else?
Under Armour to drop signed Steph Curry shoes in the Bay Area with drones
The name euro was officially adopted on 16 December 1995.
Welcome rain will return to drought-stricken areas of the South Central states into Sunday:
Syria blame game continues after failed Geneva talks
Bring Joy and Inspiration to your friend or relative this Xmas! Order now for Xmas delivery.
China, UK vow to continue, strengthen economic, financial cooperation
China is betting big on electromagnetic railguns and catapults
Probe Brazil Chicken Workers Rights, South African Govt Urged #SouthAfrica
Nigeria Govt Gives Oil Firms Two Weeks to Pay Royalties #Nigeria
Street Art by Nils Westergard in Richmond VA
The Reddit moderator getting a PhD in online moderation
Republicans are rushing to jam their 503-page tax bill through Congress
Austrian conservatives reach coalition deal with far right
Buses are What’s Next in Transportation: But Only if Streets are Reprogramm #commonwealth
South Africa to increase spending on higher education: Zuma

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