It’s been 70 years since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Were the nuclear bombings a wartime necessity – or serious war crimes against humanity?
“There is an awakening everywhere, and those 100-plus nights have changed the social fabric of America.” AJ+ went to the Michael Brown mural on North Union Boulevard in St. Louis to ask what’s changed in the year since Brown’s death. I executive produced this anniversary piece later featured on the Young Turks youtube channel.
A massive amount of groundwater is being pulled from California’s Central Valley – so much that several cities in the area have started to sink. Corcoran lost 13 inches in eight months, and other areas lost eight inches in the same time period. This puts a strain on infrastructure, like roads and the foundations of buildings. Is a class war lurking behind the drought?
Barrel bomb attacks kill thousands of people in Syria every year. So why do these attacks get so little attention? The Syrian Network for Human Rights says nearly 14,000 people have been killed in barrel-bomb attacks despite a UN resolution banning the use of the weapon in 2014.
Guns kill 33,000 Americans and injure 80,000 each year. So why can’t we quit guns?
Photographing London. Baker Street station, Hammersmith & City line, August 2016. #cameras #cctv #london #tw #fb #wp
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MADRID—Want to buy a lighter for €4,650 ($6,349)?
You might if you rooted for either of Madrid’s rival soccer teams and knew that three tickets to their most anticipated match ever were being thrown in “for free.”
As Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid prepare to battle Saturday (2 p.m. ET, Fox) for the Champions League title, Europe’s elite club soccer competition, fans are paying some of the highest prices on record for a seat at the game in the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon.
It reads like a retail riddle: How can a consumer earn nearly €2,000 by spending €949 on a new television?
The deal is part of a competition that was organized by the Media World chain in Italy last month, tied to a much larger competition: the World Cup. Shoppers who bet on an Italian victory in the soccer tournament could get a 200% discount on their purchase if their home team wins.
MADRID— Xacobo Rodriguez, out of work and with an infant child, says he lives in a constant state of dread. “You always fear the day there will be a knock on the door and then you’ll be evicted from your home,” he says.
Mr. Rodriguez, 38 years old, is one of the many Spaniards who can’t pay pricey mortgages taken out before a property bubble popped in 2008. Worse, his mother, who guaranteed his loan with her own home, is also at risk. “I feel we both might sink,” he says.
When Jenaro García’s tech company Let’s Gowex SA won the top prize from Spain’s marketing association in May, the presenter hailed him as an innovator who was making wireless Internet ubiquitous, “a magician who converted Wi-Fi into water.”
Mr. García, outfitted in an Indiana Jones-style jacket, appeared before the appreciative crowd alongside Wi-Fi Man, a masked, caped superhero figure.