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Today β€” December 8th 2019Your RSS feeds

My Grandmother’s Favorite Scammer

By Frankie Huang

He manipulated Laolao and stole her life savings. Why does she remember him so fondly?

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I Worked for Alex Jones. I Regret It.

By Josh Owens

I dropped out of film school to edit video for the conspiracy theorist because I believed in his worldview. Then I saw what it did to people.

Pony Show Jumpers Deliver Big Thrills

By Lisa Cowan

The Longines Masters of Paris will feature a new pony class this year. Some of the top riders in the sport got their start on the little horses.

Pony Show Jumpers Deliver Big Thrills

By Lisa Cowan

The Longines Masters of Paris will feature a new pony class this year. Some of the top riders in the sport got their start on the little horses.

Czech taxpayers should return EU subsidies due to PM’s business conflict

By Georgi Gotev

The European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš did not sufficiently separate himself from holdings that received the funds, Czech news websites reported.

Beloved Berlin Currywurst Stand Delivers a Bite of History

By Christopher F. Schuetze

For 43 years, Waltraud Ziervogel has presided over Konnopke’s, the iconic sausage business that her father started in 1930 in what became East Berlin.

Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative β€˜Hot List’

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Emily Steel, Jacob Bernstein and David Enrich

A shadowy hacker claimed to have the financier’s sex tapes. Two top lawyers wondered: What would the men in those videos pay to keep them secret?

Antiquities Expert Charged With Trafficking in Cambodian Artifacts

By Julia Jacobs and Tom Mashberg

Prosecutors say Douglas A. J. Latchford, 88, a dealer in and collector of Southeast Asian antiquities, falsified documents to make looted treasures easier to sell on the art market.

ANGA becomes broadband association

By JΓΆrn Krieger

German industry association ANGA Verband Deutscher Kabelnetzbetreiber (ANGA Association of German Cable Operators) has changed its name to ANGA Der Breitbandverband (ANGA The Broadband Association).

The decision was made by the ANGA members following a recommendation of the board. With the name change, the association wants to take into account the constantly growing variety of its more than 200 member companies and the diversification of their products and technologies.

“Today, our member companies are active in all segments of the broadband industry. The product portfolio ranges from hybrid cable networks and pure fibre optic networks to IPTV, video streaming and mobile telephony,” said ANGA president Thomas Braun. “Our members come from all enterprise categories active in the broadband market: Family businesses and city network operators as well as broadband subsidiaries of energy suppliers and large telecommunications groups.”

With the name change, ANGA also intendeds to underline its aspiration to have a high-profile presence in all industry-relevant topics. The interdisciplinary teams in Berlin and Cologne and the international congress fair ANGA COM provide the association with ideal conditions to equally address the areas of broadband, media and technology, according to the industry association.

On the internet, ANGA has started using the domains www.breitbandverband.de and www.breitbandverband.com in addition to its traditional presence at www.anga.de.

They Love Football. They Try Not to Think About C.T.E.

For millions of Americans, watching college football is akin to breathing, especially on rivalry weekend. Do they worry about the physical price its players pay?

Arab Thinkers Call to Abandon Boycotts and Engage With Israel

By David M. Halbfinger

It’s a viewpoint that is, to put it mildly, politically incorrect in their home countries, but members of a new Arab council say ostracizing Israel simply doesn’t work.

On the Hunt in Tokyo for β€˜Authentic’ Denim

By Paulette Perhach

The distinction applies not to the origin, but to how bluejeans are made.

The Next Decade Will Be Just as Bad

By Farhad Manjoo

From Trump to Theranos, the main story line of the 2010s was the ascendance of scammers, hucksters and fakery.

Catherine Pugh, Former Baltimore Mayor, Indicted on Fraud Charges Over Book Scandal

By Timothy Williams and Adam Goldman

Ms. Pugh left office after an investigation raised questions over “Healthy Holly,” her children’s book series.

Plot to Steal Florida Hurricane Aid Leads to Indictments

By Aimee Ortiz

Five people, including three business executives, were indicted on charges that they conspired to take $5 million in disaster aid after Hurricane Michael in 2018.

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