Take on America: Police Chief Confronts Baltimore's Demons

Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. EST on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or your local PBS station for the debut of OZY’s innovative and compelling town hall series, Take On America, where we tackle the nation’s toughest issues. This week we bring together 100 Black men in Baltimore, plus special guests. This is a homecoming for […]

Snowden to speak at Israeli conference – with ex-Mossad deputy chief ‘responding’

Edward Snowden is expected to speak via video link at a closed conference held in Israel. The event, which expects to hear Snowden touching upon US spying on Israel, will be joined by a former top Mossad official. The NSA whistleblower is set to speak through a secure video system from Russia, at a conference […]

‘You listen, but you don’t speak:’ Wife of missing former Interpol chief says Chinese agents threatened her over the phone

ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images The wife of Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol chief who disappeared and abruptly “resigned” from his post, says she received a call from Chinese agents threatening her safety.  Speaking to Associated Press, Grace Meng said a mysterious Chinese caller told her: “We’ve come in two work-teams, two work-teams just for you.” She […]

The IMF appoints a new chief economist

Go, Gita Gopinath THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) used to be known for its unwavering advocacy of the “Washington consensus”, a set of free-market policies including free capital flows and fiscal consolidation. Nowadays it is a little more introspective—or, perhaps, open-minded. On October 1st the fund announced that Gita Gopinath, a professor at Harvard University, […]

WADA didn't put money above clean sport on Russia, says chief

The leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency insisted he cares about athletes but admonished them nonetheless during a fierce, sometimes-personal defence of the decision to bring Russia's suspended drug-fighting operation back online. "My question to athletes is: What, in practice, is the alternative action to all the statements you have made?" WADA president Craig Reedie […]

Indian pilots lack sleep as social media use keeps them up – Air Force Chief

In the war for a good night’s sleep, India’s top air force official has called for the service to develop a system to assess how well rested their pilots are before they fly. “Long hours” on social media are to blame. “Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights,” Air Chief […]

FEMA chief under scrutiny over government car use as Hurricane Florence approaches U.S.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal DHS is looking into Brock Long’s travel between D.C. and his N.C. home. Continue reading FEMA chief under scrutiny over government car use as Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. FEMA chief under scrutiny over government car use as Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, […]

CBS chief Les Moonves to step down amid new sexual assault claims

After weeks of swirling sexual misconduct allegations, CBS chief Les Moonves appears to be on the way out. CNN‘s executive sources have claimed that Moonves is about to step down now that an exit deal is effectively complete. CBS could announce the departure by the morning of September 10th, according to the insiders. Just how […]