from Alison Frankel:

Device makers, telecoms face competing government demands on privacy

May 12, 2016

(Reuters) - For tech companies, there was a confounding juxtaposition in the news this week.

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: Oklahoma earthquakes shake up insurers

May 12, 2016

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Paratroopers jump out of a plane during an opening ceremony of U.S. led joint military exercise "Noble Partner 2016" in Vaziani, Georgia, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili - RTX2DTDP

Paratroopers jump out of a plane during an opening ceremony of U.S. led joint military exercise "Noble Partner 2016" in Vaziani, Georgia, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

from Breakingviews:

RWE and DONG at opposite ends of green power shift

May 12, 2016

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

from Reuters News Now:

Thursday Morning Briefing: Rousseff is out

May 12, 2016

Brazil's Senate impeached President Dilma Rousseff for breaking budget laws, signaling the end of 13 years of rule by the leftist Workers Party in the country. The vote came after a daylong debate with dozens of speeches and clashes between police and the president's supporters in the capital. She will be suspended from office for up to six months during the trial.

from Keeping Score:

Yao Ming and China’s Team

May 12, 2016


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Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown talks about how the basketball team became a favorite in China even before Yao Ming came to play there. He also discusses the changing media landscape and its impact on the NBA. Plus, my thoughts on who may be smiling the most after Stephen Curry won another NBA MVP award and a new way to sell sports tickets -- all on this week’s Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

from Tales from the Trail:

Quayle crows over Trump

May 12, 2016

Former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush say they won’t attend the Republican convention. John McCain is also a no-go. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has actively criticized the party’s presumptive nominee. In fact, aside from Bob Dole, Trump has struggled to attract much support from Republicans who have run for national office -- until now.

from Breakingviews:

China’s planners won’t let go of the stock market

May 12, 2016

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

from FaithWorld:

New U.S. ambassador to Myanmar says he will keep using term “Rohingya”

May 12, 2016

U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel smiles during a meeting with Ouch Borith (not pictured), secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, in Phnom Penh, November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

(New U.S. ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel in a November 4, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Samrang Pring)

from FaithWorld:

Commentary: How London’s new Muslim mayor is already tilting the world’s political chessboard

May 12, 2016

Sadiq Khan at the signing ceremony for the new mayor of London, in Southwark Cathedral, London, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool

(Sadiq Khan at the signing ceremony for the new mayor of London, in Southwark Cathedral, London, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Yui Mok)

from FaithWorld:

Amish lose appeal of convictions in Ohio beard-cutting attacks

May 12, 2016

A silhouetted Amish man waits during his buggy tour in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION MEDIA EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL) - RTR42PO1

(A silhouetted Amish man waits during his buggy tour in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela)