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The New Face of Terrorism

With the recent brutal killing of Muslim worshippers in two mosques in New Zealand on Friday the 15th of March 2019, the world has come to realize that it faces extremism and terrorism of a different kind.

Stock Bulls Take An Unlikely Shine to Europe

The Europe index has outperformed the global market since the end of January, gaining 5.53 percent to the MSCI’s 2.86 percent increase. The cynics would say this is solely due to the European Central Bank’s dovish turn, but that only happened last week.

Facebook’s Outages Reveal Its Value to Society

When Facebook went down for hours this week, the internet was all atwitter (sorry). Most of what I came across was fairly snarky, but a lot of the posts were pretty clever. I saw a variation of this retweeted many times: “News flash! Facebook down!