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Tribunal Finds Suzuki-VW Alliance Has Terminated

An arbitrator has ruled that an alliance between Suzuki Motor and VW has been terminated and ordered the German car maker to dispose of its 19.9% stake in Suzuki.

Fifth Person Detained Over Migrant Deaths

Hungarian police said that a fifth person had been detained for alleged human trafficking in connection with the death of 71 migrants found earlier this week in a truck abandoned in neighboring Austria.

Ageas to Sell Hong Kong Life Insurance Business

Belgian insurance company Ageas said Sunday it will sell its Hong King Life insurance business to Chinese asset-management firm JD Capital for €1.23 billion.

Thousands March Against Lebanon Government

A demonstration in Beirut against poor waste management blossomed into full-throated demands that Lebanon’s long-standing political class step down from power.

Volunteer Melinda McRostie speaks to migrants who just arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Volunteer Melinda McRostie speaks to migrants who just arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Financially Strapped Greece Struggles With a Flood of Refugees

On the island of Lesbos, volunteers shore up efforts to house and feed tens of thousands of migrants.

China Places Cap on Local Government Debt

Chinese lawmakers have placed a $2.5 trillion cap on local government debt as Beijing looks for ways to address one of the major impediments to its economy.

Fed’s Fischer: ‘Good Reason’ to Think U.S. Inflation Will Move Higher

The Fed‘s Stanley Fischer said there is “good reason” to think sluggish U.S. inflation will firm and move back toward the U.S. central bank’s 2% annual target, touching on a significant assessment facing the Fed ahead of its September policy meeting. 76

Turkey Bombs Islamic State Targets in Syria as Part of U.S.-Led Coalition

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Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Journalists

An Egyptian judge sentenced a trio of Al Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, prompting fresh criticism of the government’s clampdown on press and political freedoms.

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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Malaysia’s capital over the weekend to rally against Prime Minister Najib Razak, but analysts say the leader of the resource-rich nation is still in a strong position.

France, Germany Warn Putin on Ukraine Separatist Elections

Leaders of France and Germany told Russian President Vladimir Putin that rebel-run elections conducted in the separatist-controlled regions of Ukraine would endanger the so-called Minsk peace process. 54

Rice to Press Pakistan on Antiterror Vigilance

National security adviser Susan Rice is set to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday to press the country’s government to do more to prevent terrorists from using its territory as a base for attacks on neighboring states.

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Stock Swings Don’t Shake Investors

Stock indexes’ wildest week in years rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money. 60

Myanmar Buzz Fades for Many U.S. Investors

Disenchantment with the business climate, especially among American companies, comes as concerns are spreading about Myanmar’s political future.

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China’s Moves Won’t Help U.S. Tech Firms

China’s moves to spur its slowing economy are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening local companies that already were making life difficult for U.S. rivals.

European Refiners’ Profit Revival Faces End

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Rebekah Brooks to Return to News Corp

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Hardware-Frühindikator Hackerkongress

Das jährliche Hacker-Treffen des Chaos Computer Clubs – der 29. Chaos Communication Congress – ist vorbei. Wie immer ging es bei dem Treffen der deutschen Hackerszene um Technik, ihre Auswirkung auf die Gesellschaft und Politik.

Der 19C3 im Jahre 2002 war mein erster Chaos Communication Congress. Damals in Berlin wurde die Veranstaltung von Geräten eines Herstellers dominiert: die Laptops aus der Thinkpad-Reihe von IBM galten als Laptop der Wahl für alle, die auf Qualität achten und bereit sind, etwas mehr für ihre Hardware auszugeben.

In den folgenden Jahren wandelte sich das Bild auf den CCC-Veranstaltungen: Zu den Thinkpads gesellten sich immer mehr Apple-Geräte. 2001 hatte Apple mit Mac OS X ein Betriebssystem herausgebracht, das im Kern auf Unix basiert – eine bei Hackern besonders beliebte Plattform, die auf Netzwerke ausgerichtet ist. Der freie Unix-Nachbau Linux und die freien Unix-Varianten FreeBSD, OpenBSD und NetBSD sind bei Hacker besonders beliebt.

Weil Apple unter der bunten Oberfläche ein echtes Unix versteckte und die Hardware – insbesondere bei Laptops – als besonders zuverlässig galt, eroberte Steve Jobs‘ Firma in Windeseile die Hackerherzen. Egal bei welcher Veranstaltung aus dem Hackerumfeld – Apple-Laptops waren spätestens ab 2005 allgegenwärtig. Mit einigen Jahren Verzögerung wurden Apples Computer dann auch im Massengeschäft ähnlich erfolgreich wie bei den Hackern – heute werden so viele Macs verkauft wie nie zuvor. Hatten die Nerds in ihrem Umfeld Vorbildfunktion? Kaufte jeder das nach, was der Fachmann aus dem eigenen Freundeskreis schon hatte?

Wenn das so war, gibt es jetzt schlechte Nachrichten für Apple: Auf dem diesjährigen CCC-Treffen – dem 29C3 zehn Jahre nach meinem ersten Besuch der Besuch der Konferenz – waren die Geräte wieder deutlich weniger präsent. Die meisten Teilnehmer und Referenten nutzten wieder PC-Laptops, überwiegend mit Linux bestückt. Unter den Einzelmarken dürfte Apple zwar noch führen, auf einem sicheren Platz zwei landete dieses Jahr aber wieder die Thinkpad-Reihe, die schon 2002 so beliebt war – inzwischen im Besitz des chinesischen PC-Herstellers Lenovo.

Wenn die Kreise von Computer-Freaks also eine Art Frühindikator für den Hardwarekauf der Masse sind, dann müsste der Verkauf von Mac-Rechnern in den kommenden Jahren einbrechen. Vielleicht war die Korrelation in der Vergangenheit allerdings auch durch andere Faktoren  bedingt: die Hacker wollten das Unix in Mac OS X und der Otto-Normal-Bürger erhoffte sich einen PC, der so einfach zu steuern ist wie den iPod oder das iPhone, das er bereits von Apple kannte.

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Tribunal Finds Suzuki-VW Alliance Has Terminated

An arbitrator has ruled that an alliance between Suzuki Motor and VW has been terminated and ordered the German car maker to dispose of its 19.9% stake in Suzuki.

Fifth Person Detained Over Migrant Deaths

Hungarian police said that a fifth person had been detained for alleged human trafficking in connection with the death of 71 migrants found earlier this week in a truck abandoned in neighboring Austria.

Ageas to Sell Hong Kong Life Insurance Business

Belgian insurance company Ageas said Sunday it will sell its Hong King Life insurance business to Chinese asset-management firm JD Capital for €1.23 billion.

Thousands March Against Lebanon Government

A demonstration in Beirut against poor waste management blossomed into full-throated demands that Lebanon’s long-standing political class step down from power.

Volunteer Melinda McRostie speaks to migrants who just arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Volunteer Melinda McRostie speaks to migrants who just arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Financially Strapped Greece Struggles With a Flood of Refugees

On the island of Lesbos, volunteers shore up efforts to house and feed tens of thousands of migrants.

China Places Cap on Local Government Debt

Chinese lawmakers have placed a $2.5 trillion cap on local government debt as Beijing looks for ways to address one of the major impediments to its economy.

Fed’s Fischer: ‘Good Reason’ to Think U.S. Inflation Will Move Higher

The Fed‘s Stanley Fischer said there is “good reason” to think sluggish U.S. inflation will firm and move back toward the U.S. central bank’s 2% annual target, touching on a significant assessment facing the Fed ahead of its September policy meeting. 76

Turkey Bombs Islamic State Targets in Syria as Part of U.S.-Led Coalition

Turkish jets bombed Islamic State targets in Syria under the umbrella of the U.S.-led international coalition for the first time, the country’s government said, as Turkey expands its fight against the extremist group.

Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Journalists

An Egyptian judge sentenced a trio of Al Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, prompting fresh criticism of the government’s clampdown on press and political freedoms.

Malaysia Protesters Face Uphill Battle to Dislodge Najib

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Malaysia’s capital over the weekend to rally against Prime Minister Najib Razak, but analysts say the leader of the resource-rich nation is still in a strong position.

France, Germany Warn Putin on Ukraine Separatist Elections

Leaders of France and Germany told Russian President Vladimir Putin that rebel-run elections conducted in the separatist-controlled regions of Ukraine would endanger the so-called Minsk peace process. 54

Rice to Press Pakistan on Antiterror Vigilance

National security adviser Susan Rice is set to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday to press the country’s government to do more to prevent terrorists from using its territory as a base for attacks on neighboring states.

Buying the Dips Doesn’t Work for Everyone

The old strategy of buying the dips may not work for everyone. In fact, for some people, it could be disastrous, writes Jason Zweig.

How Do You Short China?

Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

Stock Swings Don’t Shake Investors

Stock indexes’ wildest week in years rattled investors and fueled expectations for further price swings, but it failed to squelch the belief U.S. markets remain the best place to put money. 60

Myanmar Buzz Fades for Many U.S. Investors

Disenchantment with the business climate, especially among American companies, comes as concerns are spreading about Myanmar’s political future.

Inmarsat Says Russian Proton Rocket Puts Satellite Into Orbit

Inmarsat declared the launch of a Russian Proton rocket carrying one of its satellites a success after the rocket delivered its cargo into its initial orbit position.

China’s Moves Won’t Help U.S. Tech Firms

China’s moves to spur its slowing economy are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening local companies that already were making life difficult for U.S. rivals.

European Refiners’ Profit Revival Faces End

Europe’s biggest energy companies have enjoyed a revival of refinery profits, but that run may be winding down even as oil prices slump.

Rebekah Brooks to Return to News Corp

Rebekah Brooks is expected to head News Corp’s U.K. division, a position similar to one she resigned from amid the phone-hacking scandal. Separately, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service is reviewing a police referral related to the hacking probe.

U.S.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), right, listens to Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) last month in Washington, D.C.

Foes Try New Ways To Attack Iran Deal

Congressional opponents of the Iranian nuclear accord are devising a Plan B as President Obama moves closer to locking up the support needed to implement the deal. 700

Book Reviews

Stieg Larsson’s Heroine Lives Again

David Lagercrantz’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” revives Lisbeth Salander in fitting style.

World War II’s Greatest Escape

Allied prisoners broke out of a German camp using ladders inspired by medieval siege tools.

Video

Body Count Rises in Migrant Effort to Reach Europe

1:38

Lebanese ‘Stink’ Protest Turns Toward Politicians

2:11

Buzz Aldrin Developing Plan to Colonize Mars

1:09