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New York Times

In Spending Spree, Shopping Mall Operator Bets on Westfield
New York Times
LONDON — In the era of online shopping, a European property company is making a nearly $16 billion bet that shoppers will find enduring appeal in New Jersey's Garden State Plaza and shops in the World Trade Center. Unibail-Rodamco said on Tuesday that ...

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Project Syndicate

The Man Who Didn't Save the World
Project Syndicate
The Life You Can Save, a nonprofit organization that I founded a few years ago, has a Charity Impact Calculator that enables you to see what can be achieved by donations to charities with a proven record of effective aid for the world's poorest people ...

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TechCrunch

Ed Lee, SF mayor who had a close relationship with the tech world, has died aged 65
TechCrunch
Through all of that, Lee tried to forge a path forward, with a view not just to the economic boost the city gets from the tech world, but how to leverage the wealth of that industry to try to address the city's problems. Lee's efforts ranged wide and ...

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Fox News

World's largest snowball fight cancelled because of too much snow
Fox News
However, the park closed in anticipation of a winter storm warning that predicted up to six inches of snow. The county received 1.5 inches of accumulation over the course of the weekend, according to NJ.com. The current world record for world's largest ...



The Economist (blog)

Why forests are spreading in the rich world
The Economist (blog)
FORESTS in countries like Brazil and Congo get a lot of attention from conservationists, and it is easy to see why. South America and sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing deforestation on an enormous scale: every year almost 5m hectares are lost, net ...



BBC News

'Worrying alarm call' for world's birds on brink of extinction
BBC News
Overfishing and changing sea temperatures are pushing seabirds to the brink of extinction, according to new data on the world's birds. Birds that are now globally threatened include the kittiwake and the Atlantic puffin, which breed on UK sea cliffs ...

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FRANCE 24

World Bank to stop funding oil, gas projects from 2019
FRANCE 24
The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy's shift to cleaner energy. "The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and ...

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Bleacher Report

Inside the Secret World of Football in North Korea
Bleacher Report
There was an unexpected last-minute capitulation against the Philippines in their final 2018 World Cup qualifier. The Chollima were leading 2-1 with six minutes to go and guaranteed a spot in the final round. But they conceded twice late, meaning that ...
China building network of refugee camps along border with North KoreaThe Guardian
North Korean defector describes forced abortion, said bodies fed to dogs in prisonFox News
US wants world to isolate North Korea, so what's that mean?ABC News

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Forbes

Why Hundreds Of Completely New Cities Are Being Built Around The World
Forbes
It was a typical scene that you would expect to find in any city in the world. However, we were not in a typical city; we were in Songdo, South Korea -- a place that 15 years ago didn't even exist. Everything about Songdo is artificial, clinical, and ...



TechCrunch

Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world's third largest lending market
TechCrunch
After twelve years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a business around while at dinner with his Brazilian wife. Over ...

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