Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Spanish baroque painter, gets the Google Doodle treatment

(CNN)The 17th-century Spanish baroque painter Bartolom Esteban Murillo is being celebrated Thursday with a more modern artwork — the Google Doodle. Today, his work is featured in several of the world’s most-visited art galleries, including the Museo del Prado in Madrid and St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. “Renowned for his independent…

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Merkel’s Bavarian allies brace for bruising in state election

Sundays vote likely to increase tensions within Germanys fragile coalition government Angela Merkels Bavarian allies are heading for their worst state election result in more than 60 years in a regional vote likely to increase tensions within Germanys fragile coalition government. According to the latest polls, the anti-immigration Alternative for…

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Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and…

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Smitten with kittens: advert for cat caring job on Greek isle brings deluge of candidates

Sanctuary has to curtail number of applicants eager to take job looking after 55 rescue cats in Cyclades paradise As job offers go its hard to beat. Office location: island idyll with panoramic view of the Aegean sea in the small paradise of Facebook on 5 August she was not…

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Chilling effects

The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of Internet content distribution has made it a broadcast medium akin to television or radio. Apps distribute our cat pics, our workouts, and our YouTube rants…

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Chechnya attacks carried out by children as young as 11, say officials

Islamic State blamed for targeting minors with online recruiting campaigns A series of coordinated attacks in Chechnya this week were carried out by teenagers and children as young as 11, local officials have said, blaming a campaign of online recruiting by extremist groups. Islamic State claimed responsibility for three separate…

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Catholic LGBT group rejected by event pope will attend in Dublin

Pope to visit World Meeting of Families, which says there is no space for Rainbow stall An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network…

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Godfather of GMOs Wants Consumers to Be Less Afraid of His Food

Three decades ago, Robert T. Fraley helped invent the genetically modified seeds that have become a $17 billion global industry and ushered in a new era of agricultural productivity. So it’s little surprise that this longtime Source: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications * sugar beet, potato, apple,…

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Swedish student’s plane protest stops man’s deportation ‘to hell’

Elin Ersson refused to sit down on Gothenburg flight until man being sent to Afghanistan was removed A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from…

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China Begins to Question Whether Its Ready for a Trade War

Xi Jinping vowed to match fell below forecasts last month and economists warnings about a repeat of the market’s collapse in 2015, the last time China saw such open criticism of economic policymakers. “People are going to look back at this year as the pivot point when Xi Jinping overreached…

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Mueller Says Putin AssociateShouldnt SeeEvidence Unless He Comes to Court

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said a longtime associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin should be barred from seeing evidence in a U.S. criminal case unless he appears in court to defend himself. Mueller used a court filing Tuesday to claim Yevgeny Prigozhin is trying to evade prosecution even as…

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Here are the finalists for The Europas Awards 2018, July 3, London

The Europas Awards and Unconference for tech and crypto startups will be held on July 3, in London. Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours here to mingle with the cream of Europe’s startups, VCs and entrepreneurs. The event is run in association with TechCrunch, and all attendees get first…

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UPS managed to make an electric truck cute and appealing

Something about this truck makes everyone say "awww."Image: UPS Just look at those smooth edges and friendly exterior — UPS’s newest delivery truck is quite the crowd-pleaser. The internet let out a collective “awww” when the delivery service announced its new electric truck partnership with British EV company Arrival this week.  …

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