How US, Indonesia can both win from strengthening ties

April 22, 2017

… the prioritization of infrastructure will mean increased investments and import demand for capital goods, as well as Boeing jets, to meet transportation needs. The US has a growing trade surplus with Indonesia on services, especially financial services, telecommunications and computer and information services. This is a growth area as Indonesia is just starting the process of entering into the digital economy and robust creative industries. These are the areas the US has strong comparative …


How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

… 2016, authorities were monitoring 15,000 people who they believed were in the process of radicalization. Earlier, French officials said 10,000 people were on their Fiche S list. “If he was indeed he was a Fiche S… it’s going to bring out some cries from they public and some politicians as well, about why, if he was under surveillance, and if the police knew about this person, why he could possibly have pulled this off tonight with a semiautomatic weapon while he was …


The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

… election? Round 1 is April 23. Then the top 2 vote-getters face off in Round 2 on May 7. Yes, it’s a two-step process. That’s different from the US where a presidential candidate’s fate ultimately rests on one day. (But it sure drags on and on to get there). And it’s very different from, say, Indian state elections that are staggered over five weeks. Who are the cast of characters? Marine Le Pen Who she is: She’s the leader of the far-right …


Ships in the night: A visit to one of Italy’s ‘pleasure boat’ yards

April 14, 2017

Viareggio, Italy (CNN)The maiden voyage of the Aurora — a new 160-foot, $26.6 million aluminum super yacht launched last week in Viareggio, Italy — lasted less than one hour and only covered a humble 500 yards. Watching an imposing vessel like the Aurora passing through the darkened streets of the scruffy, seaside town, halting traffic and only narrowly avoiding a collision with a streetlight, induces a surreal and somewhat disorienting feeling. But for those more immersed in the …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Friday with a vote of 54-45. One senator was absent. Justice Gorsuch fills the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last February. If you missed any of our shows last week, we had a couple of in-depth explainers on the Senate’s rules, rule changes and confirmation process regarding Gorsuch. Our April 5th show defined terms like filibuster and the nuclear option. Our April 7th show explained how they actually played out. You can both of them from our homepage, …


CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… was too lofty sounding. Heh! The company, Gravity, hopes to build 25 suits by the end of the year. They say it could travel hundreds of miles per hour if someone wants to try that, the estimated cost, a quarter million dollars per suit. Now, saving up and shaping up to suit up and take that suit up could be a ricorous (ph) process that wouldn’t suit everyone who’d be sore if they soared, but then fell prey to gravity in the gravity suit. Don’t fly too close to the sun, son, …


What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

… Strongpoint Security, told CNN that the Russian version of events was “highly implausible.” All the nerve agents used in the Syrian conflict so far have been binary nerve agents, he said, which are mixed from different components within a few days of use. This is done because of the difficulties of handling agents such as Sarin, which has a very short shelf life, he said. “Nerve agents are the result of a very expensive, exotic, industrial chemical process — these are not …


When her 5-year-old broke his leg, this mom raised $0. It’s actually inspiring.

April 5, 2017

… “supported through meals and just that kind of care” meals they were able to enjoy without having to decide between enduring the shame of hitting up their friends for money or facing the prospect of sliding into bankruptcy. The most uplifting part? Middle-income Canadians like the Teers pay taxes at roughly the same rates as Americans and still get their bones fixed for free at hospitals. Not everything about Freddie’s recovery process was smooth. The first night, …


Wood, fire and metal: How fine whiskey gets its flavor

April 4, 2017

(CNN)“The story of the barrel is one of the overlooked crafts of whiskey-making,” says Jeff Arnett, master distiller of American whiskey brand Jack Daniel’s. Indeed, the type of barrel the spirit is stored in has an enormous influence on its taste, making the art of cooperage — the crafting of the barrels — an essential part of the whiskey-making process. It’s a process that still relies on a huge amount of human skill despite advances in technology …


Trump signals he won’t press human rights ahead of key diplomatic week

April 3, 2017

… improve troubled US relationships, including with Russia, where President Vladimir Putin is accused of cracking down on free speech and jailing political opponents. Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lifted all human rights conditions on the sale of F-16 jets to Bahrain, a country accused of jailing political dissidents without legal due process. And when Tillerson’s State Department released its annual report on the state of global human rights last month, he skipped holding the …


Li Na Land, reality TV and fashion — what China’s tennis pioneer did next

March 31, 2017

(CNN)She may have hung up her tennis racket more than two years ago, but two-time grand slam champion Li Na is still winning big in business. China’s first major singles champion, Li has been busy since she quit tennis in 2014 following a string of injuries. Follow @cnnsport Now 35, Li has since had two children with her husband and former coach, Jiang Shan. Business interests include movie and book deals, her own clothing line in China with long-time sponsor Nike, appearances in …


Ex-spies weigh in on Russian hacking allegations

March 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s campaign and its alleged ties to Russia has been a big part of the political conversation this week. Russia’s interest in the United States is not new. During the Cold War, Russian agents were planted on US soil to spy on the country, and many of them were caught by the FBI. CNN spoke to KGB and FBI agents about the Russia hacking allegations and how espionage has changed over the years. Jack Barsky …


$27,000 melons? Unwrapping the high price of Japan’s luxury fruit habit

March 23, 2017

(CNN)It looks like a jewelry shop with its high-end exterior. But a peek inside the sparkling glass display cases at any of Sembikiya‘s Tokyo outlets reveals expensive treasures of a surprising kind. From heart-shaped watermelons to “Ruby Roman” grapes, which are the size of a ping pong ball, this retailer specializes in selling mouth-watering produce at eye-watering prices. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …


The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… Republicans bill does not include all the regulatory changes theyve said they want, because inserting those provisions would complicate their effort to push repeal through the budget reconciliation process, where they could pass it without Democratic support. The bill would, however, immediately eliminate the individual mandate, which incentivizes healthy people to sign up for insurance by imposing a financial penalty on people who do not. For that reason, the Congressional Budget Office this …


Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… for her leadership, such an election would be doubly so. But there is another significant Holyrood vote on the horizon – on the UK government’s so-called “Great Repeal Bill” as part of the Brexit process. The UK government has already confirmed that the Scottish Parliament’s consent should be sought for that legislation. Given the pro-independence majority, Holyrood could quite easily withhold that consent. And while the Supreme Court has noted that the Scottish …


‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Explains The ‘Asian Flush’ Phenomenon

March 18, 2017

This weeks episode of ABCs Fresh off the Boat touched on a red-hot issue that has plagued the Asian American community for years: the Asian flush. Its called the Asian flush. Its an allergic reaction, Louis, who also happens to be red-faced from drinking, tells his son. Your body lacks the enzyme to process alcohol. The episode, which guest starscomedian Ali Wong and NBA star Jeremy Lin, highlighted an embarrassing moment that many Asian people have had to reckon with. The Asian flush (aka …


California Chief Justice To Feds: Quit ‘Stalking’ Undocumented Immigrants In Courthouses

March 17, 2017

… investigating officers have exhausted other options. Our courts are the main point of contact for millions of the most vulnerable Californians in times of anxiety, stress, and crises in their lives, Cantil-Sakauye wrote. Crime victims, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, witnesses to crimes who are aiding law enforcement, limited-English speakers, unrepresented litigants, and children and families all come to our courts seeking justice and due process of law. More From this …


Why Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ just made history

March 15, 2017

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