from Breakingviews:

ARM bids best left to the irrational or desperate

July 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Tales from the Trail:

Harold Evans: ‘Experience is the new dirty word’

July 18, 2016

The candidates' goal: the White House. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

"Donald Trump was a joke until he wasn't," writes Harold Evans in "The Presidency as Fantasy,"  his commentary on the 2016 presidential campaign. As the Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland, Evans considers a race in which fiction has been treated as fact, insults are compliments and conventional wisdom has been proven wrong again and again.

from Tales from the Trail:

The conventions’ biggest losers

July 18, 2016

 

Delegates take the state signs as souvenirs at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 30, 2012. It could be different this time around. REUTERS/JOE SKIPPER

from FaithWorld:

Republicans and Democrats sharply divided over Muslims in America: Reuters/Ipsos poll

July 18, 2016

Muslim men attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

(Muslim men attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

from FaithWorld:

From idealism to disillusion, the shifting profile of Islamist attackers

July 18, 2016

A candle burns near tributes of flowers two days after an attack by the driver of a heavy truck who ran into a crowd on Bastille Day killing scores and injuring as many on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France, July 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

(A candle burns near tributes of flowers two days after an attack on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

from FaithWorld:

Turkish cleric Gulen says Erdogan behind coup, willing to be extradited

July 18, 2016

U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose followers Turkey blames for a failed coup, is shown in still image taken from video, speaks to journalists at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania July 16, 2016. Gulen said democracy cannot be achieved through military action.  REUTERS/Greg Savoy/Reuters TV

(U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen speaks to journalists at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Greg Savoy/Reuters TV)

from FaithWorld:

Hindu monk’s temple mission in India a headache for Modi

July 18, 2016

Sharad Sharma, a spokesman of Hindu nationalist group Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), walks past a wall with inscription of Hindu religious book Ramayana, in a temple in Ayodhya in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rupam Jain

(Sharad Sharma, a spokesman of Hindu nationalist group Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), walks past a wall with inscription of Hindu religious book Ramayana, in a temple in Ayodhya in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rupam Jain)

from FaithWorld:

Pakistan’s Muslim “selfie” cleric investigated over social media star’s murder

July 18, 2016

Social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who was strangled in what appeared to be an "honour killing," in Multan, Pakistan, is pictured in a selfie on her Facebook page. Qandeel Baloch/Facebook/via Reuters

(Social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch  in a selfie on her Facebook page. Qandeel Baloch/Facebook/via Reuters)

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: The Art of the Comeback comes back

July 18, 2016

Reuters photo of the day
The Law

Surrendered Turkish soldiers who were involved in the coup are beaten by a civilian on Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016.     REUTERS/Stringer EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSIA8V

Surrendered Turkish soldiers who were involved in the coup are beaten by a civilian on Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

from Breakingviews:

Turkey will pay high price for political stability

July 18, 2016

President Tayyip Erdogan is reasserting control with a vengeance. His crackdown after Turkey’s attempted military coup offers stability of sorts, which explains why domestic markets have pared some of their kneejerk losses. But it also engenders uncertainty, which investors loathe. Luring foreign money to the country will now be harder.