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Bases, Bases, Everywhere … Except in Pentagon’s Report 17.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
These installations exist somewhere between light and shadow, writes Nick Turse. While acknowledged as foreign military outposts, they are excluded from the official inventory.  By Nick Turse TomDispatch Within hours of President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal of U.S. forces from…Read more →
Grab moves to offer digital insurance services in Southeast Asia 16.1.2019 techCrunch
Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm, thanks in no small part to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year, but the company also houses an ambitious fintech arm, too. That just added another vertical to its business after Grab announced it is teaming up with China’s ZhongAn to introduce insurance. Grab and ZhongAn International, […]
With foreign bureaus slashed, freelancers are filling the void – at their own ris 16.1.2019 The Moderate Voice

Documentary filmmaker Janet Jarman works on her film about midwives in Mexico. Matt Cipollone, CC BY Bill Gentile, American University School of Communication When Time magazine named journalists who faced persecution, arrest or murder as their 2018 Person of the Year, it described them as “The Guardians” in the “War on Truth.” It was a […]

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Digital insurance firm Singapore Life raises $33M ahead of Southeast Asia expansion 15.1.2019 TechCrunch
Digital insurance firm Singapore Life has started 2019 with a bang after it raised $33 million across two investments as it eyes new market expansions in Southeast Asia. The company pulled in $20 million from NYSE-listed Aflac Investment on December 31 and then it added a further $13 million this week via an investment from […]
A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ as Global Unrest Spreads 15.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, as social unrest grows in Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria and Los Angeles.  Workers Around the World Greet 2019 With Wave of Demonstrations By Vijay Prashad…Read more →
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A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ 15.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, in a roundup that also includes observations on Brazil and Palestine. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Over two days—Jan. 8 and…Read more →
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“Free Trade” Is Today’s Imperialism by the 1 Percent 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
Building alternatives to free trade must become an essential component of a more progressive US foreign policy.

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A new report sounds the alarm to potential undisclosed American bases around the world 13.1.2019 Raw Story

The U.S. military is finally withdrawing (or not) from its base at al-Tanf. You know, the place that the Syrian government long claimed was a training ground for Islamic State (ISIS) fighters; the land corridor just inside Syria, near both the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, that Russia has called a te...

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Africa’s Place in the Radical Imagination 12.1.2019 Truthout.com
The African continent was and continues to be ground zero for Western state-making projects.

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Bases, Bases, Everywhere — Except in the Pentagon’s Report 8.1.2019 Truthout.com
Al-Tanf, a US military base in Syria, was never on the Pentagon’s books.

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What's coming in 2019? Global thinkers make big, bold predictions 5.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
What will the next year bring? We asked experts for their forecasts on humanitarian aid, the refugee crisis, global health and other topics.
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Robots aren't yet killing off all our jobs, World Bank says 4.1.2019 LA Times: Business

The rise of automation has so far had a negligible effect on jobs at a global scale, the World Bank chief economist said, despite common gloomy predictions that humans are set to be replaced by machines.

While advanced economies have shed industrial jobs over the last two decades, the rise of the...

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Auto marketplace CarDekho grabs $110M to double down on insurance and financial services 3.1.2019 TechCrunch
CarDekho, an online marketplace for car sales in India, has pulled in a new $110 million Series C funding round from a clutch of existing investors to push deeper into financial services and insurance. Sequoia India, Hillhouse and Alphabet’s CapitalG led the round which also saw participation from Axis Bank, one of CarDekho’s financing partners. […]
Didi launches lending and insurance as new regulation threatens to lower driver numbers 2.1.2019 techCrunch
Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing firm, is rolling out a range of financial and insurance services as it looks to fortify its service against a range of challenges in 2019. The company announced today that it is adding “protection” insurance and credit services for both passengers and drivers who use its platform. The former is […]
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LetsTransport raises $13.5M to digitize and improve last mile logistics in India 24.12.2018 techCrunch
India’s B2B supply chain is slowly shifting into the digital era. Following a $23 million investment for Moglix, which helps bring business and manufacturing procurement online, LetsTransport, a startup that brings increased efficiency to logistics and business transportation, has raised $13.5 million for growth. Founded in 2015 by IIT Kharagpur graduates Pushkar Singh, Sudarshan Ravi and […]
Chinese hackers charged with stealing data from Navy, JPL and U.S. companies 21.12.2018 LA Times: Nation

Two hackers associated with China’s main security service were charged with stealing troves of sensitive digital data from the Navy, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and dozens of U.S. companies as well as American allies overseas, the Justice Department announced Thursday in its latest indictment...

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Bowtie raises $30M to bring the digital insurance model to Hong Kong 20.12.2018 TechCrunch
The digital revolution has spawned ‘challenger’ banks that operate entirely online, with no high street presence. That phenomenon has taken off in Europe — particularly the UK — but over in Hong Kong, one of the world’s key financial hubs, the digital-only push is coming to the insurance industry. Bowtie, a Hong Kong-based digital insurer, just […]
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Trump and GOP Attack Vietnam War Veterans and Refugees 15.12.2018 Truthout.com
One Republican senator killed a veterans benefits bill as Trump plans to deport Vietnam war refugees.

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US scraps UN meeting on North Korea human rights 7.12.2018 Raw Story

The United States has dropped a bid to hold a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea’s human rights record after failing to garner enough support for the talks, diplomats said Friday. The decision to scrap the meeting held every year since 2014 also comes as the United States is seeking a ...

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Life at Trump Speed Is About Viciousness and Distractions 6.12.2018 Truthout.com
A world traveling at Trump speed is, to use the president’s own words (and punctuation), “a very dangerous place!”

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