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Europe Edition: France, Brexit, Steve Bannon: Your Wednesday Briefing

Europe Edition: France, Brexit, Steve Bannon: Your Wednesday Briefing

Europe Edition(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning. France makes a concession, Theresa May suffers defeats and Italy arrests mobsters. Here’s the latest:ImageCreditThibault Camus/Associated Press• France backs down. In an extraordinary concession after three weeks of increasingly violent protests around France, the government of President Emmanuel Macron announced a six-month suspension…

Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez web mastered Instagram Tales

Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez web mastered Instagram Tales

Image: mashable composite: beto o’rourke/Instagram and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez/instagramBy Nicole Gallucci2018-11-12 20:31:39 UTC In a world increasingly obsessed with social media, today’s politicians have found a secret weapon: Instagram stories. By documenting their daily activities using Instagram’s Stories and Live features, rising political stars like Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have given supporters a rare glimpse at…

Proper Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High

Proper Times at Circle: A Crypto Startup Counted Out Is Rebuilt and Riding High

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––As I walked from my car to Circle’s offices in Boston on a Friday afternoon in early November, the sun appeared to have already set, even though it would be up a while longer – past 4:00 p.m.Ethereum’s New Radical: Glen Weyl Isn’t Vitalik But He’s Its Next Best HopeThe weather was gray, windy and…

Italy’s a ways-appropriate minister Matteo Salvini admonished by prosecutor for tweeting about Nigerian ‘mafiosi’ arrests

Italy’s a ways-appropriate minister Matteo Salvini admonished by prosecutor for tweeting about Nigerian ‘mafiosi’ arrests

Italy’s far-right interior minister has been attacked by a veteran prosecutor for tweeting about a police operation which was still ongoing. Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Lega party which is part of Italy’s ruling coalition, tweeted on Tuesday that police in Turin had arrested 15 “Nigerian mafiosi”.  But this provoked an unprecedented admonition from…