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Bill Gates Invests $80 Million in Arizona to Build a Smart City

Bill Gates Invests $80 Million in Arizona to Build a Smart City

The area, which will be called Belmont, will include 3,800 acres of industrial, retail, and office space, 80,000 residences, and 470 acres for public education institutions. Ronald Schott, the executive emeritus at the Arizona Technology Council, not only hailed Gates' initiative but also noted that he picked the right spot for the community as the proposed Interstate 11 freeway running from Mexico to Reno, Nevada will run through the futuristic city.


Hate crimes against Muslims in United States doubled in three years

Hate crimes against Muslims in United States doubled in three years

Hate crimes in Wisconsin appeared to decrease for the second straight year in 2016. No other religious group made up more than 4.1 percent of reported hate crimes motivated by religion. "They not only hurt one victim, but they also intimidate and isolate a victim's whole community and weaken the bonds of our society". 26 percent of the crimes were connected to bias against women, while 10 percent of the crimes were connected bias against males.


Korean FM to visit China to discuss preparations for summit

Korean FM to visit China to discuss preparations for summit

The two leaders will both attend the APEC summit of Asia Pacific leaders in Vietnam's central city of Danang. Moon said he feels the Seoul-Beijing relationship is making a new start toward a new era. "I am confident about the China-South Korea relations because their [industrial] structures are strongly complementary", Li was quoted as saying, adding a "new horizon" will open for the countries' bilateral relationship.


Ratings Agencies Cave: Venezuela Defaulted, Selectively

Ratings Agencies Cave: Venezuela Defaulted, Selectively

President Nicolas Maduro's negotiating committee met with investors in Caracas on Monday but offered no firm proposals on its intention to alleviate crippling foreign debt. The agency said it acted after a 30-day grace period had passed on payments on two bonds. Vice-president El Aissami blamed United States sanctions for delays to Venezuela's debt repayments.


United Nations dismisses the Saudi demand to re-open the Yemen Port

United Nations dismisses the Saudi demand to re-open the Yemen Port

The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen shut down the country's entry points a week ago, after a missile attack was sacked by Houthis at Riyadh. The strike "led to the total destruction of the VOR/DME radio navigation system, taking it offline and thus halting the only flights at Sanaa airport - those of the United Nations and other global organisations delivering humanitarian assistance", the rebel-run General Authority for Civil Aviation said in a statement .


Body found in Tampa neighborhood near recent string of shooting deaths

Body found in Tampa neighborhood near recent string of shooting deaths

A body was found early Tuesday in a Florida neighborhood where three other people have died in apparently random shootings. Police responded to a report about shots fired just before 5 a.m. Two, they're out exercising. It's not known if Tuesday's homicide is connected to the three October murders, but a Tampa police spokesman told NBC News it will be treated that way until it is ruled out.