Everyone saw the Brazilian violence coming. Except for the social media giants – POLITICO

Everyone saw the Brazilian violence coming.  Except for the social media giants – POLITICO

For months, there were online warning signs that supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, the former Brazilian president, would take to the streets to protest his left-wing successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. But when far-right rioters stormed Brazil’s main government buildings on January 8, social media companies were once again trampled underfoot. In WhatsApp groups – … Read more

Nasdaq gains more than 1% as investors buy beaten-up tech stocks like Tesla

Nasdaq gains more than 1% as investors buy beaten-up tech stocks like Tesla

A trader works on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), January 5, 2023. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Stocks rose for a second straight session on Monday as traders attempted to regain some of the ground lost in 2022. The Nasdaq Composite had the biggest gain of 1.4%, boosted by an 8% … Read more

Taiwan: War game simulation suggests Chinese invasion of Taiwan would fail at huge cost to US, Chinese and Taiwanese militaries

Taiwan: War game simulation suggests Chinese invasion of Taiwan would fail at huge cost to US, Chinese and Taiwanese militaries

CNN — A Chinese invasion of Taiwan in 2026 would result in thousands of casualties among Chinese, American, Taiwanese and Japanese forces, and would be unlikely to result in a victory for Beijing, according to a prominent Washington-based independent think tank, which ran war game simulations of a possible conflict that is preoccupying military and … Read more

History book: The birth of reality television

History book: The birth of reality television

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Monday January 9th. Good morning! This is The world and everything in it from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Then the WORLD History Book. 50 years ago this week, the birth of reality TV – for better or for worse – but … Read more

The United States celebrates winning the first United Cup competition

The United States celebrates winning the first United Cup competition

CNN — The United States celebrated winning the inaugural United Cup Sunday with a sweeping victory over Italy in the final in Sydney, Australia. World No. 9 Taylor Fritz secured victory by beating Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (8-6) in a thrilling match lasting over two hours. When Berrettini sent a forehand long on championship … Read more

Prince Harry ‘should have been denied residence in the US’ due to drug use, revealed in memoir

Prince Harry ‘should have been denied residence in the US’ due to drug use, revealed in memoir

Prince Harry should have been banned from staying in the US if he hadn’t made his drug use public and could see it revoked if he “lied,” a leading US immigration expert has suggested. Anyone seeking temporary or permanent residence in the US must answer questions about their history of drug use when applying for … Read more

What is behind the energy gap between Canada, Mexico and the US? | International trade news

What is behind the energy gap between Canada, Mexico and the US?  |  International trade news

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said Mexico has “inalienable” ownership of its energy resources. The leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States will hold a summit next week, where a major bone of contention could be a dispute over whether Mexico violated a trade pact by tightening state control over its energy … Read more

Italian man pleads guilty to book fraud in US court | Crime news

Italian man pleads guilty to book fraud in US court |  Crime news

Filippo Bernardini reportedly targeted top authors such as Margaret Atwood, as well as emerging talent in publishing. An Italian man accused of fraudulently obtaining more than 1,000 book manuscripts before publication pleaded guilty in a US court on Friday. Filippo Bernardini, a 30-year-old publishing house employee formerly based in London, is facing a wire fraud … Read more