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Example of 3 articles
Jimmy Wales is not an Internet Billionaire
Source: NYT, for demonstration purpose
According to Wikipedia, the Tampa International Airport is a public airport six miles west of downtown Tampa. It’s also where Jimmy Wales flies in and out of a couple times a month, in coach, to visit his 12-year-old daughter, Kira. Kira lives with Wales’s ex-wife in a ranch-style home not far from the strip mall where Wales, along with a handful of colleagues he generally no longer speaks to, ran Wikipedia a decade ago. The original Florida address for one of the Internet’s most life-changing innovations is now a UPS store with a faded red awning.
That was Wales’s old life. In his new one, he lives in London with Kate Garvey, his third wife, whom he often describes as “the most connected woman in London.” Garvey doesn’t have a Wikipedia page, but if she did, it would probably note that she was Tony Blair’s diary secretary at 10 Downing Street and then a director at Freud Communications, the public relations firm run by Matthew Freud, a great-grandson of Sigmund Freud, who is also Rupert Murdoch’s son-in-law. And that Blair, in his 2010 memoir, wrote that Garvey ran his schedule “with a grip of iron and was quite prepared to squeeze the balls very hard indeed of anyone who interfered.”
Garvey and Wales were married last October before about 200 guests, including the Blairs, the political operative Alistair Campbell, David Cameron’s former aide Steve Hilton and Mick Hucknall, the lead singer of Simply Red.
Dudley says market reaction ‘out of sync’
Source: FT, for demonstration purpose
A tapering of bond buying later this year was only “one possible outcome” and market expectations of an early increase in interest rates were “out of sync” with the thinking at the US central bank, said a senior US Federal Reserve official.
The remarks by Bill Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, on Thursday mark the clearest attempt by a top US monetary policy official to push back against perceptions that the Fed is moving quickly towards lessening support for the recovery.
Those fears had flared in the wake of last week’s Federal Open Market Committee meetings, triggering a sell off in equities and US Treasury bonds that has since been partially reversed.
In his speech, Mr Dudley stuck to the timeline laid out by Ben Bernanke, Fed chairman, for trimming the $85bn a month asset purchase programme – known as quantitative easing – by the end of the year, and ending it by the middle of next year.
But he said that “a few points” deserved to be emphasised. The first was that such a policy depended on “the outlook rather than the calendar” and was “one possible outcome”.
“If labour market conditions and the economy’s growth momentum were to be less favourable than in the FOMC’s outlook – and this is what has happened in recent years – I would expect that the asset purchases would continue at a higher pace for longer,” Mr Dudley said.
Erdogan Tightens Grip on Turkey, Putting Nation at Crossroads
Source: WSJ, for demonstration purpose
ISTANBUL—As mayor of Istanbul in the late 1990s, Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly read a poem that included the lines: "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers." The Islamist message earned him a few months in jail from Turkey's military-backed secular government.
A few years later, Mr. Erdogan re-emerged in politics as a champion of liberal democracy calling for sweeping institutional reforms and closer ties with Europe, became prime minister and led Turkey through a decade of prosperity and influence.
Now, Mr. Erdogan has tacked back in the other direction, igniting weeks of protests from Turks concerned by what they see as Mr. Erdogan's efforts to consolidate his power and Islamize public life. The shift has raised new questions among many Turkish voters about whether the prime minister is democrat or autocrat. How far Mr. Erdogan pushes his new agenda may determine the durability of Turkey's revival.
The protests were ignited by Mr. Erdogan's development plans for an Istanbul park but quickly spread into a national crisis. Mr. Erdogan on June 15 restored order by sending riot police to storm the park, sending protesters fleeing in a hail of tear gas and water cannons.
Consequences are starting to emerge. Germany, Turkey's largest trading partner, this week sought to block the start of new talks about Turkey entering the European Union. The U.S., which has called on Turkey to show restraint, is watching to see if the protests constrain Mr. Erdogan's ability to pressure the Syrian regime that President Barack Obama wants to oust.
How the prime minister navigates the next stage could affect other Muslim countries that have viewed Mr. Erdogan's brand of Islam-infused democracy as a model. Turkey was quick to champion the pro-democracy uprisings that unseated dictatorships in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt in 2011. In Egypt, Turkey offered more than $2 billion to bolster the economy and dispatched leading officials and businesspeople to help President Mohammed Morsi reform the country's secular-dominated institutions.