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'Bizarre' fish discovered in Swiss Alps.

Scientists have discovered a fossil of new species of Coelacanth fish in the Swiss Alps. A team of paleontologists found it on a pass near the mountain resort of Davos in southeastern Switzerland in 2014...

- Expatica - NL

Norway appoints first female foreign minister.

Thomson Reuters OSLO - Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide was named minister of foreign affairs on Friday, making her the first woman to hold the post in the Nordic country. She replaces Boerge Brende, who last month was appointed president of the World Economic Forum. The appointment leaves the top three ...

- Business Insider - US

This easter egg on 'Game of Thrones' adds a whole new layer to this tragic death.

Remember Shireen? Well, the sound of Stannis Baratheon's late, innocent daughter's screams as she burned in one of Melisendre's safrifices might jog your memory. Or still haunt you in your sleep. But a new Reddit post discovered a subtle easter egg left behind by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss all the way back in ...

- Mashable! - US

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl.

BOSTON — A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The report, released Tuesday by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum, is a mostly ...

- SFGate - US

Bhutan improves in global competitiveness index.

Bhutan has made it to the 82nd place in the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-18 released by the World Economic Forum . This is a 15-place jump from 97th from the previous year.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Future Development Reads: Dispatch from the United Nations General Assembly.

Last week saw a major gathering of government, corporate, and civil society leaders in New York City to participate in events around the United Nations General Assembly.  The meeting was noteworthy on two counts. First, it has morphed from a government-dominated meeting into a multi-stakeholder gathering. The World ...

- Brookings - US

Niall Dunne.

Chief Sustainability Officer, BT GroupSummaryNiall sits on BTs board committee and works with BT's Chief Executive, Chairman and executive management team to bring the company's purpose, to use the power of communications to make a better world, to life. Niall is a passionate advocate of business aligning behind an ...

- Chatham House - UK

Ida Auken.

Member of Parliament, Denmark SummaryIda Auken has served as a member of the Danish Parliament since 2007. She served as Minister of the Environment from 2011 to 2014. As minister, she started the development of treating waste as a resource. Today she is spokesperson of environment for the Danish Social Liberal Party and ...

- Chatham House - UK

Figures of the week: Africa and the Global Human Capital Index.

Last week, the World Economic Forum published its annual Global Human Capital Report. The report is based on the Global Human Capital index, which provides a quantifiable way to measure human capital based on individuals' ability to acquire, develop, and use new skills beyond their years of schooling and during their ...

- Brookings - US

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