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The week in news #134 – 2018OCT12 … 2018OCT18

For this 134th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: British Airways fears ‘not-deal’ Brexit, 100 years since WWI armistice, comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95, Italy defying the EU regarding its budget, 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.12:
    • World leaders in Paris to celebrate 100 years since the WWI armistice [ABS-CBN] [Quartz] [The Big Picture]
    • Alarm over talks about UK employees being implanted with microchips [The Guardian]
    • Poland leaders march with far-right groups on Independence Day [New York Times]
    • [2018.Oct.28] France publishes Anti-Fraud Act [Ernst & Young]
    • Germany rail operator wants 4.9 B€ to improve service [EuroNews]
    • British Airways owner seeks Spanish help amidst ‘no-deal Brexit’ fears [The Times]
    • 50-year-old former farmer arrested for placing sewing needles in strawberries [NWE Mail]
    • Drone finds shark nursery 2500 feet under the surface [C-net]
    • The acidental perfection of The Beatles’ White Album [The New Yorker]
    • Joe Perry hispitalised after collapsing at Billy Joel concert [Ultimate Classic Rock]
    • Francis Lai, composer of the “Love Story” soundtrack, dies at 86 [Le Monde]
    • Carmelo Anthony days in Houston may be over [Bleacher Report]
    • Bruno de Carvalho e Mustafá detidos [A Bola] [Observador]
  • Tuesday, 2018.Nov.13:
    • France to work with Facebook to fight against hate speech [Politico]
    • Spanish auditors order formed Catalan leaders to pay 4.9 M€ over political campaign [EuroNews]
    • Amnistia Internacional retira prémio de Embaixadora da Consciência a Aung San Suu Kyi [DN]
    • Vodafone and Telecom Italia in talks to develop joint 5G network [Bloomberg]
    • Workers get €30000 bonus by mistake in Belgian steelwork [BBC]
    • FDA plans to ban the menthol cigarette [New York Times]
    • Campfire is the deadliest in California history [Mashable] [New York Times]
    • Self-driving cars could be the brothels of the future [Roadshow]
    • The home robot of the future isn’t a robot. It’s a closet [Fast Co.]
    • Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95 [Vibe] [New York Times] [Wired | 2] [BBC]
    • When Stan Lee created a superhero to keep Mumbai safe [Quartz Asia]
    • Stan Lee’s 100 most important characters, ranked scientifically [Huffington Post]
    • Walt Whitman, on listening to the song of existence [Brain Pickings]
Stan Lee, comic creator/legend, in his office (2008)

Stan Lee, comic creator/legend, in his office (2008)

  • Wednesday, 2018.Nov.14:
    • Italy defies the EU regarding its budget [The Guardian]
    • Brexit: UK and EU have ‘agree text’ of draft withdrawal agreement [BBC]
    • How did Google and Facebook got so big without being regulated? [Wired]
    • Stan Lee’s 1968 column denouncing racism ‘plaguing the world’ [Huffington Post]
    • Switzerland’s first capsule hotel closes after one week [The Local]
    • Food taste ‘not protected by copyright’ rules EU court [BBC]
    • NASA set to broadcast its first Mars landing in 6 years [C-net]
  • Thursday, 2018.Nov.15:
    • Ikea wants to clean India sky by turning waste into products [Fast Co.]
    • Ikea set to invest €5.8 bn in real estate [Financial Times]
    • Asteroid impact site uncovered under Greenland ice sheet [C-net]
    • Ministro da Segurança Cibernética do Japão admite nunca ter usado um computador [Observador]
    • Stan Lee imagined an Africa ahead of its time, with Black Panther [Quartz]
    • Sony award five women grants to support diversity [Digital Trends]
    • Have solar, wind, and storage become the default choice [GreenTech Media]
    • Metallica, Foo Fighters, among artists set to perform at Chris Cornell tribute concert [Guitar World]
    • LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain as 5th best all-time NBA scorer [BBC]
The destructive power of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, USA (2018.Nov.15)

The destructive power of the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, USA (2018.Nov.15)

  • Friday, 2018.Nov.16:
    • Theresa May and the UK in turmoil over Brexit [BBC]
    • Marcelo sobre o Brexit: “O que se conseguiu é francamente bom!” [Jornal de Negócios]
    • The Big Picture: The deadly Camp Fire in California [Boston Globe]
    • Germany commits $3bn in Artificial Intelligence over 6 years [Reuters]
    • Paris mayor plans to pedestrianise city centre [BBC]
    • A tourada é um espectáculo e o PS também [Amílcar Correia @ Público]
    • SpaceX just got FCC approval to launch 7518 satellites [Fast Co.]
    • Uber plans to roll out rewards program, shows $1bn loss in quarter [The Verge] [BBC]
    • Chris Cornell’s posthumous collection ‘An Artist’s Legacy‘ [Spin]
    • Carmelo Anthony leaves Houston, joins Puerto Rico [Bleacher Report]
  • Sunday, 2018.Nov.18:
    • Sascha Zverev wins the ATP World Tour final, dethroning Novak Djokovic [ATP World Tour] [BBC]
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