The G20 summit is going to test Trump’s foreign policy

The G20 summit is going to test Trump’s foreign policy

In Japan, the president will be meeting face to face with global leaders on issues from trade to Iran. Before President Donald Trump even landed in Osaka, Japan, for the G20 summit this week, he was already venting about America’s allies, threatening to rip up treaties, and generally being weird on Twitter. So basically a typical Trump foreign trip. As usual, Trump’s harshest stances tended to be reserved for America’s partners. He assailed a Japanese…

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Pete Buttigieg and the controversy around racial tensions in South Bend, explained

Pete Buttigieg and the controversy around racial tensions in South Bend, explained

Buttigieg’s response to a police shooting was met with protests. “Pete has a black problem,” Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, told the Daily Beast in a scathing indictment of 2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The millennial mayor has been making the case that his experience as a small-city executive make him fit for the Oval Office. But he’s run into a roadblock. “I…

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The UK is now committed by law to the most aggressive climate target in the world

The UK is now committed by law to the most aggressive climate target in the world

The country also went two whole weeks without burning coal for electricity. The United Kingdom signed a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in law on Thursday, becoming the first G7 country to set such a goal and cementing the most aggressive transition toward clean energy in the world to date. Outgoing United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced earlier this month that the UK would “eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050.”…

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All 21 Pixar movies, definitively ranked

All 21 Pixar movies, definitively ranked

Take a look back at the high highs and low-ish lows of the acclaimed animation studio. Since the release of its very first feature film, Toy Story, in 1995, Pixar has become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated animation studios. Ranging from superhero adventures to tales of a lonely robot on a post-apocalyptic Earth, its 21 movies to date have earned plaudits for being artistically adventurous and telling stories ostensibly aimed at kids that have just…

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Some Uber and Lyft drivers say they were misled into petitioning against their own worker rights

Some Uber and Lyft drivers say they were misled into petitioning against their own worker rights

Several California drivers said they signed a message supporting their flexibility, without realizing they may have been campaigning against their own rights as workers. Uber and Lyft have been aggressively campaigning against a proposed law in California, AB5, that would upend their business models if it compelled them and other gig economy companies to reclassify their independent contract workers as employees. Now, some drivers in California have told Recode they’ve been confused and misled by…

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Amazon’s Prime Day Taylor Swift concert shows it wants to sell you more than just stuff

Amazon’s Prime Day Taylor Swift concert shows it wants to sell you more than just stuff

A marriage of content and commerce could be imminent. Amazon Prime Day has been billed as a “shopping extravaganza,” a “parade of epic deals,” and “summer’s answer to Black Friday,” but the event goes well beyond discounted Kindles and Instant Pots. On Thursday, the e-commerce giant announced that it will host a Prime Day Concert on July 10 in the lead-up to the fifth annual shopping holiday (which, despite its name, will run for a…

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