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Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Oct 31, 2014

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged ...

In France, kebabs get wrapped up in identity politics

Oct 30, 2014

In France, kebabs get wrapped up in identity politics

In a country whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France’s hard right has seized on a growing appetite for kebabs as proof of cultural Islamization. Four kebab houses opened last month in Blois, bringing the total to over a dozen ...

Thai junta's focus on school reforms raises eyebrows

Oct 30, 2014

Thai junta's focus on school reforms raises eyebrows

Sixteen years old and studying 13 hours a day, high school pupil Worapot doesn’t have time to waste meeting a military-led government’s idea of what makes a good Thai. The generals who led a coup in May have prioritized school reforms to inculcate a ...

Oct 27, 2014

U.S. immigrant claims sanctuary in Denver church basement

A Mexican man who is living in a Denver church basement has claimed sanctuary to avoid deportation. First Unitarian Society of Denver on Sunday officially welcomed Arturo Hernandez Garcia, who is living in the United States illegally. The Denver Post reports that Garcia left ...

No easy retirement in South Korea

Oct 27, 2014

No easy retirement in South Korea

Out of work and out of pocket, South Korean retirees are struggling to force their way back into an unwelcoming job market in an effort to supplement meager or non-existent pensions. But President Park Geun-hye’s vision of a new “creative economy” seems to have ...