A meeting in Riyadh that lasted more than two hours was said to be cordial but underscored differences over Iran, human rights and the best way to fight terrorism.
In countries like Slovakia and Hungary, vigilante groups are portraying a menacing incursion of asylum seekers to build support for their xenophobic agendas.
The oldest continuous monarchy in the world, extending back to 600 B.C., has had an unbroken hereditary line of 125 emperors.
While the country does not want war, it cultivates a permanent risk of one — and prepares to stave off defeat, should war happen, potentially with nuclear weapons.
 Arex, a startup that is taking a marketplace approach to invoice financing for SMBs, thus helping creating another asset class for investors, has picked up €3 million in backing. Leading the round is Finland’s Lifeline Ventures, alongside London-based LocalGlobe, and various unnamed angel investors. Read More
The WikiLeaks founder was interviewed by prosecutors in the 2010 case for the first time. He has been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in Britain since 2012.
 Today in local news, Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill that would allow Californians to cancel their Internet or cable services online with ‘one click’. The bill, which has no official nickname but I am hereby dubbing ‘Ryan’s Law’ for reasons that will become apparent, takes the following stance:“AB 2867 allows Californians to… Read More
 Health startups are pulling in money in Southeast Asia. A week after wellness-focused insurance brokerage CXA drew $25 million from investors, fellow Singapore-based startup mClinica has announced a $6.3 million Series A raise. mClinica was founded in 2012 and its mission is to provide healthcare data in Southeast Asia, much like Nielsen and other traditional analyst houses, through an… Read More