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Luxury Goods Market Hampered by Terror Threats, US Election

MILAN, Italy — The terror threat in Europe, a strong dollar and uncertainty over the US presidential elections have eroded the confidence of the globe’s big-spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016, according to a study released Thursday. Spending on luxury apparel, accessories and other personal items is expected to hold steady at 249 billion euros ($273 million) this year, a study by Bain Consultancy for …

Authorities launch Muslim hunt with emergency text message: "see media for pic"

Hey, you know Ahmad Khan Rahami, right? Yeah mate, google that mug. He’s our man, tell us if you spot him. The real text message, sent to New Yorkers using an emergency response system, was a little less casual: “WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media for pic. Call 9–1–1 if seen.” But it’s annoyed critics of sloppy policing and convinced some area …

France Meets Muslim Leaders, Experts After Burkini Row

PARIS, France — France’s interior minister convened Muslim leaders Monday to discuss a French-style Islam that honours the nation’s secular values, a task given new urgency after deep divisions surfaced over burkini bans in 30 French beach towns and after terror attacks that also stigmatised Muslims. A high court struck down the burkini bans Friday, but the high-pitched debate that quickly seeped into France’s political …

Encryption under fire in Europe as France and Germany call for decrypt law

A fresh chapter of the crypto wars looks to be opening up in Europe, after the French and German interior ministers took to a podium yesterday to lobby for a law change that would enable courts to demand that Internet companies decrypt data to help further criminal investigations. So, in other words, to effectively push for end-to-end encryption to be outlawed. Yes we’ve been here before — many …

Fatal explosions at hotel in southern Thailand: multiple deaths, dozens wounded

Late Tuesday in Thailand, two explosions are reported to have killed two people and wounded dozens at a hotel popular with tourists. The car bombs went off minutes apart in Pattani, in Thailand’s deep South. “It was unclear whether the bombs were set off by timers or electrical signal,” the Bangkok Post reported. Photo: @sataporn_pptv, Sataporn P. Watana. Google Maps เกิดเหตุระเบิดบริเวณเซาท์เทิร์นผับ ในเมืองปัตตานี เบื้องต้นบาดเจ็บ …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Friend Joined ISIS

I met Ariel in 2006, a time when the whole world felt like a simmering pot that was bound to boil over. We meet through friends at a squat in Chattanooga’s North Shore neighborhood. The North Shore is where lost children from local rural ghettos go to find freaks like themselves. I was an impostor … Continue reading Source link