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Panama Papers Leaker Indicates Government Response to Revelations Has Been Insufficient

11 minutes agoNews : Truthdig

Descrier / (CC-BY-2.0) The still-unidentified whistleblower behind the release of the Panama Papers, 11.5 million documents detailing the practices of international tax evaders, broke their silence on Friday to explain their motivation...Show More Summary

China to expand bilingual schooling in Xinjiang: Xinhua

19 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's western Xinjiang region will expand bilingual preschool education, state media said on Friday, a measure that comes amid a broader campaign the government says will promote unity in the region, which has struggled with ethnic violence.

Donald Trump is floating an insane idea that would tank the American economy

Donald Trump says he would approach financing the U.S. government like it's one of his failing casinos. He said on CNBC Thursday that, as president, he'd find ways to renegotiate the public debt and pay less than 100 cents on the dollar if the economy went bad. “I’ve borrowed knowing that you can pay back with discounts,” he said. Show More Summary

Baidu Pushes Back On Chinese Gov't Investigation By Freeing Up Images Related To Tiananmen Square

49 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So we've talked a lot about the Great Firewall of China and how it works. Contrary to what many believe, it's not just a giant government bureaucracy blacklisting content, but a huge ecosystem that partially relies on unpredictability and the lack of intermediary liability protections online. Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Obama to address economy after weak job gains

President Barack Obama is expected to address the economy at 12 p.m. ET Friday. His remarks come after a federal government report revealed the weakest job gains in seven months, the Associated Press reported. The jobless rate remained low at … Continue reading ? The post WATCH LIVE: Obama to address economy after weak job gains appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Colombia to use air bombing raids against crime gangs

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's armed forces will launch air raids on crime gangs involved in drug trafficking and illegal mining, the defense minister said on Friday, as the government steps up its offensive against what it considers the biggest threat to national security.

Draw the Line: Indian Government to Fine and Jail Owners of Incorrect Maps

Seeking to ensure that their territorial assertions are recognized by the wider world, the Indian government has set forth plans to penalize mapping services if they inncorectly depict the country's borders.

The Bernie Sanders Of American Classical Music

“At 78, flinty and opinionated yet warm, … he has, for decades, been making thought-provoking, heart-wrenching music about issues that dominate the headlines today: the perils of incarceration, the tension between the government and the governed, the struggle for gay rights, the decimation of the industrial working class.”

Tim Cook will reportedly travel to China in May to speak with government officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly going to make a trip to China sometime later in May. Cook is supposed to be meeting with senior government and Communist Party leaders in that country. According to Reuters: Cook has frequently traveled to China since taking the helm of Apple five years ago, but his latest visit comes during a critical period. Show More Summary

Erdogan Welcomes PM Davutoglu's Resignation, Defends Presidential System

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s upcoming resignation will benefit the country and will not lead to a governing crisis, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

Your Money Adviser: 529A Accounts Let Disabled Save Without Risk to Government Aid

The state-sponsored tax-free accounts allow disabled people to accumulate savings without jeopardizing eligibility for need-based government help.

Apple's Tim Cook flying to meet Chinese officials later in May - report

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly flying to Beijing later this month to meet with senior Chinese government officials -- including, unusually, officials in charge of propaganda.

Friday assorted links

1. A new and significantly revised edition of Ilya Somin’s Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter, is coming out in June. 2. Philip Wallach: Farewell to the Administrative State? 3. 1970s spoof of Star Wars, done by the Osmonds, ultimately pointing forward to Return of the Jedi. Show More Summary

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Would Like To Be President Trump’s Secretary Of Dickishness

Less than halfway into his second term, Maine Governor Paul LePage is so over governing his lame state full of lazy drug addicts and loser student protesters. In a town hall in Lewiston Wednesday, he told the crowd he can hardly wait to blow off his shitty job, either by getting a job with the

Entrepreneur's Cyber Firm Shreds Hacked Servers Into Tiny Little Pieces

Some corporations and government agencies are paying to have their hacked servers and data destroyed.

Two New Tugs Built for TNPA

The South African government’s Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy initiative has yielded more results with the ceremonial launch of two more tugboats built for

Politics roundup

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Disparage at thy peril: three Democratic lawmakers demand FTC investigation of private group that purchased $58,000 in ads disparaging CFPB, a government agency [ABC News] So many politicos targeting their opponents’ speech these days...Show More Summary

Ireland's Kenny re-elected PM as head of minority government

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Enda Kenny was re-elected Ireland's Prime Minister on Friday to end 10 weeks of political deadlock, when his biggest rival abstained to allow the formation of a minority government supported by independent lawmake...

No gap in Turkey's governance after premier bows out, Erdogan says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - There will be no gap in Turkey's governance and the latest political developments will not impact the economy directly, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, a day after the prime minister said he was stepping down.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Make Urgent Visit to China Following Setbacks

Apple’s Tim Cook plans to travel to Beijing for a meeting with government officials this month, according to an exclusive report from Reuters. This meeting follows a flurry of issues Apple faces with China – it’s second largest market in terms of revenue after the US. Show More Summary

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