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The week in news #138 – 2018DEC10 … 2018DEC16

For this 138th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: Mueller investigation nears worst-case scenario, NASA’s Osiris-Rex nears Bennu asteroid, terrorista attack in Strasbourg, EU-Japan free trade deal, why Eddie Van Halen buried guitar with Dimebag Darrell, 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.Dec.10:
    • Third week of ‘yellow jacket’ protests in Paris [Wall Street Journal]
    • Mueller investigation nears its worst-case scenario [Wired]
    • California’s rooftop solar mandate wins final approval [GreenTech Media]
    • O2 ‘to seek millions’ in damages over data outage [BBC]
    • Facebook fined €10m in Italy over misuse of data [The Guardian]
    • New quantum paradox clarifies where our views of reality go wrong [Quanta Magazine]
    • What a Japanese-American artist inherited from the atom bomb [The New Yorker]
    • A photographer’s pursuit of vulnerability and expression [Fubiz]
    • NASA’s Osiris-Rex arrives at asteroid Bennu after a 2-year journey [New York Times]
    • Cosmic Threads: a Solar System Quilt from 1876 [Brain Pickings]
    • Laurent Ballesta’s incredible expedition [Fubiz]
    • The reason why Eddie Van Halen buried his VH2 guitar with Dimebag Darrell [Ultimate Classic Rock]
  • Tuesday, 2018.Dec.11:
    • Yellow Vest protests: Emmanuel Macron promises minimum wage raise [BBC]
    • Donald Trump is worried about a possible impeachment [CNN]
    • Global cleaning company ISS is getting rid of 100000 jobs [Bloomberg]
    • Stephen Curry believes NASA faked moon landing [C-net]
    • Voyager 2 probe leaves Heliosphere and enters Interstellar space [NASA] [Space]
    • NASA unveils free graphic celebrating Voyager 2 milestone [Design Taxi]
Strasbourg Police, after the Christmas market shootings, © Reuters (2018.Dec.11)

Strasbourg Police, after the Christmas market shootings, © Reuters (2018.Dec.11)

  • Wednesday, 2018.Dec.12:
    • Strasbourg shooting: France hunting gunman as alert level is raised [BBC] [The Guardian]
    • 2018 was the ‘worst year for US school shootings’ [BBC]
    • McDonald’s to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply [Reuters]
    • EU opens inquiry on $22 billion Vodafone / Liberty Global deal [Euronews]
    • Trump is too dumb to get Shumer’s solid burn during Oval Office meeting [Spin]
    • Trump, Pelosi and Shumer debate at the Oval Office is a demand for more debates [New Yorker]
    • Despite confirming new pattents, Samsung denies blockchain smartphone [Silicon Angle]
    • 5 predictions for the global energy storage market for 2019 [GreenTech Media]
    • We have to stop rogue scientists. They don’t always work [FiveThirtyEight]
    • New models sense human trust in smart machines [Science Daily]
    • Francisco Negroni marvellous volcano pictures [Fubiz]
    • Jimmy Page guarantees ‘stuff’ from him in 2019 [Ultimate Classic Rock]
  • Thursday, 2018.Dec.13:
    • EU-Japan free trade deal cleared for early 2019 start [Euronews]
    • This is what the US policy in Yemen looks like [New York Times]
    • Spain’s minimum wage to jump 22% in new year [BBC]
    • Huge white truffle sells for €85,000 at Italian auction [The Local]
    • India’s co-working spaces aren’t just money-saving startup offices any more [Quartz]
    • Lockerbie, 1988: the town scarred by PanAm flight 103 [BBC]
    • Here are the skills you will need in 2019 [Coursera Blog]
    • 7 strategies to overcome distractions [Entrepreneur]
    • Geminid shower: where and when to watch [CNN]
    • The busiest actors of 2018 [Quartzy]
Virgin Galactic flight to space brings company closer to 'space tourism', 2018--Dec-14

Virgin Galactic flight to space brings company closer to ‘space tourism’, 2018.Dec.14

  • Friday, 2018.Dec.14:
    • Virgin Galactic flies astronauts to the edge of space [NBC]
    • Hungary ‘slave labour’ situation brings protests to the streets [BBC]
    • Virgin Atlantic pilot strike: company seeks injunction for the holidays [Independent]
    • Brexit: a €7 ETIAS will be required for Britons travelling to Europe [BBC]
    • Shakira fined £13 for tax fraud in Spain [The Telegraph]
  • Sunday, 2018.Dec.16:
    • Severn Bridges: end of 800 years of tolls between England and Wales [BBC]
    • Georgia swears in Salome Zurabishvili as first female president [Deutsche Welle]
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