Melania Trump, World Cup, N.B.A. Draft: Your Friday Briefing
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Saudi Women Can Drive Now. Will That Hurt Saudi Women?
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s changes are aimed at making women good workers and consumers, while leaving them second-class citizens.
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The Last of the Tiger Parents
My daughters might someday bring home grades that my father would have regarded as failures. If so, I embrace the decline.
Living in Color
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Free to Drive, Saudi Women Still Must Take a Back Seat to Men
Despite some changes in Saudi society, a restrictive guardianship system means that women remain dependents of male relatives their whole lives.
Trade War. Iran Sanctions. Political Chaos. There Goes Italy’s Economic Groove.
Between the Trump administration’s steel tariffs, the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, and political chaos, Italy is again struggling economically.
What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank
The fortunes of the largest United States banks have changed remarkably over the past decade. So is it time to loosen regulation?
Iceland’s ‘Ruligans’ Are Riled Up
Given something to cheer for, the country’s soccer fan group grew from a few outliers in plastic Viking helmets into a singing, thunder-clapping force.
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Falcao vs Lewandowski in must-win World Cup contest
KAZAN, Russia (AP) After missing out on the World Cup four years ago because of an injury, Radamel Falcao is now in danger of being out of title contention after only two matches at the sport's marquee tournament.
The Latest: Russia on pace for lowest-scoring World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local):
Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions
SARANSK, Russia (AP) Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cristiano Ronaldo this month.
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites.
Preview: Twins vs. Rangers
The Minnesota Twins head into a three-game set with the Texas Rangers after series wins over Cleveland and Boston.
Cheery and careworn, izbas epitomize Russians' pastoral soul
PODOLSK, Russia (AP) During the World Cup, Russia is keen to show itself off as a modern power, full of the latest designs for stadiums and hotels that gleam, with sun reflecting from their glass walls. But visitors who venture a little off the fan-trodden track can find centuries-old buildings ...
Egypt to complain about match officials in World Cup loss
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) Egypt is set to lodge a complaint to FIFA about what its federation chairman describes as the ''injustice'' of the match officials during the team's World Cup loss to Russia.
Sri Lankans admit to breaching ‘spirit of cricket’ v Windies
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) Sri Lanka's captain, coach, and manager have admitted to breaching the ''spirit of cricket'' by refusing to play the West Indies for two hours during the second test in St. Lucia.
Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game.
Ireland coach Schmidt in no rush to decide on future in job
SYDNEY (AP) Joe Schmidt says he will likely wait until the end of the year before deciding whether to stay on as Ireland coach beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Labstep wants to fix the way science experiments are recorded and reproduced
Labstep, an app and online platform to help scientists record and reproduce experiments, has raised £1 million in new funding, including from existing investors. The company, whose team has a background in commercial R&D and academic research, including at Oxford University, is backed by Seed...
Announcing the agenda for The Europas Unconference, July 3, London
There are only 10 more days until The Europas where the winners of this year’s startup awards will be announced at our gala dinner, in association with TechCrunch! The Europas half-day “Unconference” will have a fantastic lineup of panels taking place in the afternoon before the awards. This year...
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TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition for entrepreneurs across the Middle East and North Africa! We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to the region for a long time, and now thanks to our sponsor Facebook, TechCrunch is bringing the Startup Battlefield competition to Beirut on October 3 ...
Twitter ‘smytes’ customers
Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related to online abuse, harassment, spam, and security on its platform. But it also decided to immediately shut down access to Smyte’s API without warning, leaving Smyte’s ...
Bag Week 2018: Mission Workshop’s Radian rolltop starts simple but grows piece by piece
I've always been wary of modular, rail-based bag systems. They've always struck me as rather military and imposing, which I suppose is kind of the point. Even Mission Workshop, whose other bags I have always enjoyed, put out one that seemed to me excessive. But they've tempered their style a bit ...
YouTube introduces channel memberships, merchandise and premieres
YouTube creators are gaining a number of new tools to generate revenue from their videos outside of traditional advertising, as well as those that will help them better engage their fans, according to news the video streaming site announced today at the VidCon conference in Anaheim, California. T...
SpaceX nabs $130 million to launch an Air Force satellite with Falcon Heavy
SpaceX beat out one other competitor to land a $130 million launch contract with the U.S. Air Force using its Falcon Heavy rocket. The award is an important validation of the Falcon Heavy, one of the most powerful rockets ever made. Under the contract, the Hawthorne, Calif.-based rocket company f...
Bag Week 2018: Chrome’s Yalta 2.0 is a roomy rolltop that keeps up
At first, I didn’t know where the Yalta fit in. With a 30L capacity, the Yalta 2.0 (Chrome Industries, $96) is not a small bag but it’s not massive either. It’s a little bulkier on the bottom than the top, an inversion of most bike-friendly bags that usually crunch most of your carry weight high ...
The future of AI relies on a code of ethics
As the AI revolution continues to accelerate, new technology is being developed to solve key problems faced by consumers, businesses and the world at large. Our reliance on AI will deepen, inevitably causing many ethical issues to arise as humans turn over to algorithms their cars, homes and busi...
MoviePass introduces surge pricing for the summer
Starting in July, you might have to pay a little extra to see the newest blockbusters when using MoviePass . The movie subscription service has plans to instate surge pricing for non-annual subscribers starting at $2 for movies and times the app deems “very popular,” Business Insider reports. Thi...