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The week in news #133 – 2018OCT05 … 2018OCT11

For this 133rd week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ film debut is a success, global warming effects in Greenland, Democrats win the House of Representatives in mid-term elections, tallest statue unveiled in India, etc.

As mentioned before, most contents are curated (in either English or Portuguese) via Feedly, LinkedIn Daily Rundown or Wikipedia’s Current Events.

  • Monday, 2018.Nov.05:
    • In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing? [The New Yorker]
    • Global Warming Effects in Greenland [Fubiz]
    • GoPro’s video stabilization technology is so good, an eagle can use it  [Digital Trends]
    • Obama says Republicans have ‘racked up enough indictments to field a football team’ [CNN]
    • Portugal é o segundo país que mais corta na despesa [Jornal de Negócios]
    • SPA condenada a pagar um milhão de euros a ex-director [Público]
    • A big tech company is teaching new hires how to make eye contact [Quartz]
    • Winklevoss twins say ‘cryptocurrency guru’ stole 5000 Bitcoins [Engadget]
    • Cystic fibrosis advocates worried about ‘Five Feet Apart’ film [Quartz]
    • Inspiring Meaningful Drawings By Elonie Lopes [Fubiz]
    • How an ancient religion influenced Freddie Mercury [Quartz]
    • ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has $50 million opening weekend [Ultimate Classic Rock] [New York Times]
    • Spielberg, Oprah Bringing ‘Color Purple’ to Big Screen [Hollywood Reporter]
    • Spice Girls to announce reunion tour (without Victoria Beckham) [BBC]
    • NFL: New England Patriots 31-17 Green Bay Packers [NFL | 2] [USA Today]
    • Karen Khachanov vence Novak Djokovic na final do Masters de Paris [Público]
  • Tuesday, 2018.Nov.06:
    • New Caledonia: French-Pacific colony rejects independence [BBC]
    • Há 14 concorrentes à contrução de uma base espacial nos Açores [Expresso]
    • João Miguel Tavares: “Ou comes a papa, ou chamo o Observador!” [Público]
    • SWIFT to comply with sanctions to Iran is a blow to the EU [Financial Times]
    • Bitcoin scammers steal £120000 after hacking Twitter accounts of Malatan and Pathé UK [Telegraph]
    • Statue of Unity (honoring Sardar Patel) opens and is the world’s tallest [Livemint] [India Times | 2]
    • It’s time for environmentalists and the energy industry to work together [Time]
    • Richard Branson: exploring from Bali to the depths of the Blue Hole [Virgin]
    • Ross Edgley sets record for round Great Britain swim [BBC]
The House Of Representatives in the USA

The House Of Representatives in the USA

  • Wednesday, 2018.Nov.07:
    • Democrats win the House of the Representatives election [BBC] [CNN | 2]
    • The investigations that Trump will face, with the Democrats majority [The New Yorker] [Quartz]
    • Youngest woman, first-ever native American women elected to Congress [CNN | 2]
    • Borowitz Report: Putin loses control of the House [The New Yorker]
    • Regrexit? Polls show UK would vote to stay in the EU today [Reuters]
    • the investment in startups is increasing in Europe [The Irish Times]
    • Danske Bank chairman to step down after Money-laundering scandal [Bloomberg]
    • How dispatchable wind is becoming a reality in the USA [GreenTech]
    • Video and photography project by Fujifilm [Fubiz]
    • Winners of Wildlife Photographs [Fubiz]
    • 7 camera care tips to keep your DSLR camera working for the next decade [Digital Trends]
    • Dmitry Rybolovlev, seller of $450 million DaVinci, questioned on corruption allegations [ARTnews]
    • Dez Bryant rumoured to be signing with New Orleans Saints [Bleacher Report]
  • Thursday, 2018.Nov.08:
    • EU conditionally approves Daimler/BMW car-sharing partnership [Reuters]
    • Mark Zuckerberg turns down UK’s request to adress fake news and data privacy on Facebook [NBC]
    • Philippine lawyer who resisted Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs is gunned down [New York Times]
    • Pakistani blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail [BBC]
    • Ryanair and CEO sued over stock prices and work conditions [Euronews]
    • Another female member of the Swedish Academy quits due to sexual harassment allegations [New York Times]
    • ECB chooses Italy’s Andrea Enria for top banking watchdog job [Financial Times]
    • Zara goes online in 106 more countries, shares soar [Euronews]
Illustration of the atrium plans for Facebook's new Ballsbridge offices.

Illustration of the atrium plans for Facebook’s new Ballsbridge offices.

  • Friday, 2018.Nov.09:
    • Imelda Marcos guilty of 7 counts of graft; court orders her arrest [Rappler] [BBC]
    • Paris region to launch biggest fleet of electric bicycles [Euronews]
    • Virgin Atlantic completed its first ever flight using LanzaTech’s new sustainable aviation fuel [Virgin]
    • Facebook confirms move to Dublin 4, with capacity for 500 more workers [Independent]
    • The Economist Explains: why was the 1918 flu so deadly? [The Economist]
    • Powerful women don’t need the limelight to be influential [Entrepreneur]
    • What the first Unknown Soldier (WWI) taught us about grief [Quartz]
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