Behind the scenes of the Turkey-Russia Idlib deal

Behind the scenes of the Turkey-Russia Idlib deal

Putin and Erdogan met in Sochi on 17 September ten days after their trilateral summit in Tehran with Iranian president Rouhani. (Reuters) A deal to prevent a Syrian government assault on Idlib, the last rebel-held province, has been hailed by all sides in the conflict for averting catastrophe for the local population of 3 million. […]

Britain and Europe: United in Censorship

Britain and Europe: United in Censorship

An anti-Brexit demonstrator chats to police officers outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Britain, September 10, 2018. (Hannah McKay/Reuters ) The U.K.’s negotiations with the EU over Brexit may be going badly, very badly, but when it comes to the suppression of free speech, it appears that there is very little that divides Britain […]

The Weekly Covet: Fall Travel Bucket List

The Weekly Covet: Fall Travel Bucket List

Once a week, we ask our editors to share the items they’ve been loving or lusting after—whether it’s a new skincare product we’re dying to try or a travel essential we can’t live without. Consider “The Weekly Covet” your editor-approved wish list for beauty, travel, fashion, and everything in between. Tuscany BOOK NOW Villa Sonino […]

West Nile virus cause of New Jersey man's death, health officials say

West Nile virus cause of New Jersey man's death, health officials say

A New Jersey man infected with West Nile virus died last weekend, health officials said.  (iStock) A Lodi, New Jersey man recently infected with the West Nile virus died Saturday, state health officials said. A spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Health confirmed the death to Fox News on Friday, noting his passing marked […]

UK weather forecast: Weekend weather latest – Will Storm Callum be next to hit UK?

UK weather forecast: Weekend weather latest – Will Storm Callum be next to hit UK?

Gales reaching up to 100mph and torrential rain struck the UK this week as Storms Ali and Bronagh hit.  Storm Ali was so severe two people died in wind-related incidents.  With debris from trees and structures littering roads, causing crashes and closing high streets Britain’s storm season began with a vengeance.  Could there be yet […]

Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters

Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters

Green shore crabs (Carcinus maenas) are not new to Maine’s waters, but a mutant version of the crabs has been invading for the past few years. And they’re mean. Credit: Shutterstock An aggressive breed of green crab is invading Maine’s waters. The crabs (Carcinus maenas) threaten blue mussels, soft-shell clams and the eelgrass […]

PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones's Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants

PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones's Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — PayPal has become the latest tech giant to cut off Infowars, the conspiracy website run by the right-wing provocateur Alex Jones. Infowars was informed by PayPal on Thursday night that it would have 10 business days to find a new payment processor. PayPal handles all transactions, including credit cards, for the Infowars […]

Brie Larson Was Told to Smile More As Captain Marvel. She Had the Absolute Best Response

Brie Larson Was Told to Smile More As Captain Marvel. She Had the Absolute Best Response

Captain Marvel may be an action movie, but that hasn’t stopped Internet trolls from telling star Brie Larson that she should smile more. After the trailer for Marvel’s forthcoming superhero flick dropped on Tuesday, trolls began posting their unsolicited opinions on Larson’s facial expression. One Twitter user even went so far as to photoshop a […]

Crisis demands revamped South Africa defence sector – Paramount chairman

Crisis demands revamped South Africa defence sector – Paramount chairman

By Joe Bavier JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Effective collaboration between companies across South Africa’s defence industry and lucrative export markets from Central Asia to Saudi Arabia offer a way out of a crisis in the sector – once a pillar of Africa’s most advanced economy – a top industry figure said. Squeezed global military budgets, domestic […]

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