The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Capital drought will spark unicorn M&A orgy

December 23, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Global smartphone brands face mass extinction

December 23, 2015

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

Three ways China is finally taking its seat at the world’s table

December 23, 2015
China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town of Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town of Jiaxing, China, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

A last lemon meringue pie for the real-life gangster at the heart of ‘The Wire’

December 23, 2015
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Melvin Williams as The Deacon in ‘The Wire.’ Courtesy of HBO

For a Baltimore drug dealer, Melvin Williams got a pretty good ride when he died December 3, at age 73. He wound up with an obituary in the New York Times, Variety, People magazine and dozens of other publications. Even on a bunch of websites, and in magazines and newspapers overseas in other languages.

from Breakingviews:

Netflix will be recast from ally to villain

December 22, 2015

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

Black and white aren’t just the colors of Islamic State’s flag

December 22, 2015
Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014. Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army, Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga forces had completely retaken Jalawla and Saadiya, about 115 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad. Many residents fled the violence long ago. At least 23 peshmerga and militia fighters were killed and dozens were wounded in Sunday's fighting, medical and army sources said.  REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4FED5

Smoke raises behind an Islamic State flag after Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters took control of Saadiya in Diyala province from Islamist State militants, November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Vladimir Putin picks Turkey over U.S. as the enemy in annual Q&A

December 21, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev - RTX1Z33F

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

When my Japanese-American family was treated as less than human

December 21, 2015
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Mike Honda held by his father when the family was living in a Japanese internment camp. Honda family photo.

Is the risk of nuclear war rising?

December 20, 2015
A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is launched from the Wheeler Island off the eastern Indian state of Odisha April 19, 2012. India test-fired the long range missile capable of reaching deep into China and Europe on Thursday, thrusting the emerging Asian power into an elite club of nations with intercontinental nuclear weapons capabilities. A scientist at the launch site said the launch was successful, minutes after television images showed the rocket with a range of more than 5,000 km (3,100 miles) blasting through clouds from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. REUTERS/Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation/DRDO/Handout (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR30XD1

A surface-to-surface Agni V missile is launched from the Wheeler Island off the eastern Indian state of Odisha April 19, 2012. REUTERS/Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation/Handout

Why the ‘best and brightest’ can be dimmest and worst at governing

December 18, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room following the U.S. Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker

Donald Trump in the spin room after the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker