AMERICA, Britain and France fired a barrage of missiles at targets inside Syria on April 14th. The early-morning strikes aimed to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical-weapons attack that killed dozens of people in the city of Douma a week earlier. More than 100 cruise missiles,…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClaudia Hartl: “You don’t normally see trees in this region without rings” The relentless campaign to find and sink Germany’s WWII battleship, the Tirpitz, left its mark on the landscape that is evident even today. The largest vessel in Hitler’s Kriegsmarine, it…

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Image copyright Reuters The London Stock Exchange has appointed a new chief executive to replace Xavier Rolet, who quit last November amid a bruising boardroom row. David Schwimmer, who has spent 20 years at investment bank Goldman Sachs, will take up the post on 1 August. The stock exchange described…

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Image copyright Getty Images The chief executive of the world’s largest advertising agency, WPP, is stepping down with immediate effect. Sir Martin Sorrell has been at the helm of the company for 33 years since taking control in 1986. The chairman of WPP, Roberto Quarta, will oversee the agency until…

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Image copyright Gizmodo For two months in early 2018, technology journalist Kashmir Hill let innocent household items spy on her. She had turned her one-bedroom apartment into a “smart home” and was measuring how much data was being collected by the firms that made the devices. Her smart toothbrush betrayed…

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Image caption Will Hutchinson, a fourth generation farmer from Tennessee, says trade between the US and China is “vitally important” The US-China trade dispute is starting to have consequences. US tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium went into effect last month. China’s retaliatory duties on more than 100 US imports,…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More shops closed than opened in the UK last year So far, 2018 has been a rough year on the High Street. Toys R Us and Maplin have collapsed, while New Look and Mothercare have announced closures, as have Jamie’s Italian, burger chain Byron…

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After a season full of ups and downs, it all comes down to this—Jazz vs. Thunder in Round 1 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. I think I may be most excited for Thunder-Jazz, somehow — Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) April 12, 2018 Here’s an overview of what to look for in…

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