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3Novices:In China, big data is watching you … and that could be a huge ‘challenge to the West’

China’s authoritarian party-state regime will mount a greater global challenge to Western democracies through its embrace of big data, a force that many governments in the West have underrated, according to a prominent Berlin-based political scientist. 50 woorden meer


In Tel Aviv, a Futuristic Hotel With a Past by DEBRA KAMIN


Poli House, a Bauhaus landmark, is a journey through geometry: a circular bar, a curving staircase, slanting shelves, oblong mirrors.

Published: January 20, 2018 at 02:00PM… 7 woorden meer

New York Times

Afghan Forces Retake Control of Kabul Hotel After Deadly Siege

Officials declared an overnight attack on the Intercontinental Hotel over, saying 160 people, including 41 foreigners, had been rescued. Five civilians died, as well as four assailants.x

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Homes that Sold for Around $1 Million by Compiled by C. J. HUGHES

By Compiled by C. J. HUGHES

Recent residential sales in New York City and the region.

Published: January 20, 2018 at 02:00PM

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After a Wild Week for Trump, ‘S.N.L.’ Asks, ‘What Even Matters Anymore?’ by DAVE ITZKOFF


“Saturday Night Live” featured a particularly topical game show hosted by Jessica Chastain and plenty of coverage of the saga of Stormy Daniels. 11 woorden meer

New York Times

North Korean Pop Singer Leads Pre-Olympic Delegation to South

The advance team of North Koreans, headed by Hyon Song-wol, one of the North’s best-known propaganda singers, arrived in the South on Sunday.x

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