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To hear President Trump tell it, his approach to North Korea and Iran, marked by unpredictability and opposition to the diplomacy and compromise of his predecessors, will end the nuclear programs of both countries once and for all. Imposing “maximum pressure” on North Korea will persuade it to ...
Perhaps it is that worry of a slowdown that has so far overshadowed a run of solid results from some of the most highly valued and most influential U.S. corporations, including Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +3.60% and Facebook Inc. FB, -0.33% said Alec Young, managing director of global markets research at ...

Monster Hunter: World is chock full of fun given its potential for multiplayer shenanigans. Yes, its battles are epic—hunting down fearsome monsters takes patience and discipline. But you know what else is great? The music which scores its brilliantly strange world, and its collection of crazy monsters' theme ...
The combination of DNA and genealogy is a potentially a huge force for good in the world, but it must be used responsibly. In all cases where public databases like GEDmatch are used, the potential for good must be balanced against the potential for harm. In cases involving adoptee searches, missing ...
Over the past 20 years, Souad Massi has sung provocative songs challenging authority and weaving stories in Arabic, French, and Kabyle, languages from her native Algeria. She's never been afraid to take risks through her music. "You want to know all my secrets?" Massi asks. The Algerian artist laughs ...
North Korea's state media only published details of the historic summit with South Korea on Saturday, the day after the rest of the world watched the meeting unfold on live television. State TV's semi-retired anchor Ri Chun Hee, who has announced most major news in the isolated state for decades, returned ...

GPS satellites were invented by the Navy, and they are operated today by the Air Force. Roger L. Easton was the mastermind behind the Global Positioning System, developing technologies in the 1950s for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to track U.S. satellites in orbit—and then Soviet satellites too.
The travel guides selected by WOW will stay in a furnished apartment in downtown Reykjavik when they are not jetsetting around the world. Over the course of 10 weeks, starting on June 1, the two travel guides will be required to take eight trips to random destinations on WOW Air's route, as well as four ...
The rapidly industrializing country overtook the United States as the world's biggest source of carbon emissions in the mid-2000s, and has doubled its output since then. In 2014, China released 10.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and industry; the United States released more than 5.2 ...
This is a regulation to exclude women from middle distance running events, the events in which women from the global south have excelled for decades. An IAAF official's 2012 remarks revealed the geographic focus of his concerns:“[A]thletics is a whole world sport, it's not purely the Caucasian sports.
For many people, a vacation offers the opportunity to try out new food and flavors. But for foodies, the meal can be the main attraction. As foodie culture continues to infiltrate everything from Netflix shows to social media, experiences surrounding food are also spiking in popularity in the travel and tourism ...
The only polar bear ever born in the tropics has died in Singapore of age-related ailments. "We have jointly made the difficult but necessary decision to not revive Inuka from anaesthesia on humane grounds," the Singapore Zoo said in a statement. The bear was born at the zoo and at 27, had outlived the ...
The latest annual world press freedom index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), found a growing sense of "hostility" towards the media was "no longer limited to authoritarian countries." The index, published Wednesday, highlighted a "slow erosion" of press freedom in Europe and an increasing ...
Want to know why Caterpillar's (CAT) CFO comment of the first quarter being the "high water mark" for results spooked stocks on Tuesday? It's because Wall Street remains crazy bullish on the earnings potential of Corporate America, and any view contrary to that is worth a selloff. Points out Yardeni ...
Access to adequate child care for all has become a "global" need, said Shelley Clark, a demographer and professor of sociology at McGill University in ... to a 2016 report from the group, an association of 35 countries founded to improve economic development and social well-being around the world.
... by Amazon'. With its profound knowledge of its customers, Amazon can move into almost any sector – striking fear into the hearts of rivals. And the $740bn company is 'just getting started'. by Olivia Solon and Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco. Tue 24 Apr 2018 11.32 EDT Last modified on Tue 24 Apr 2018 14.46 EDT.
He noted that the global box office hit a record $40.6 billion in 2017, which helped off-set declines in the stateside theatrical business. He also choose to look ... Rivkin cited his time as a diplomat to illustrate the power of movies to cross cultural barriers and inspire people around the world. When he was in ...

Meanwhile, a McKinsey Global Institute study of China found that “AI-led automation can give the Chinese economy a productivity injection that would add 0.8 to 1.4 percentage points to GDP growth annually, depending on the speed of adoption.” Although its authors found that China currently lags the ...
The price of wine is likely to go up, as global wine production crashed to a 60-year low in 2017. The Paris-based International Organization of Vine and Wine said Tuesday that the world's wine production fell to 250 million hectoliters last year, down 8.6% from 2016, and the lowest level since 1957. Global ...
The global items available for breakfast include McCafe drinks from Australia (chai lattes and flat whites) and from Canada, allegedly, croissants, blueberry muffins and brownies (several employees said the brownie was gluten-free but none of the signage claimed that status, plus they were displayed ...
However, when it comes to regulation, the lack of consensus among global leaders made it impossible to enact broad legislation. .... In early March, one of the largest family-owned private banks in the world, LGT, based in Liechtenstein, announced it will allow clients to directly invest in Bitcoin, Litecoin, ...
Based on names used by Britain's royal family in the past, some experts believe that contenders might include Arthur, Albert, Philip or James. by Rachel Elbaum / Apr.24.2018 / 1:50 PM ET / Updated 2:55 PM ET. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's newborn son makes his first public appearance on Monday.Andy Rain / ...
As recently as September, the combined effort of global central banks was buying $60 billion of global assets per month, and that was a regular occurrence since stimulus was first introduced by Ben Bernanke on the heels of the credit crisis. Quantitative easing part two was also specifically geared towards ...
The spotted wing fruit fly is one of the world's major crop destroyers. Scientifically known as Drosophila suzukii, this peppercorn-size insect uses a serrated organ to lay its eggs inside—rather than on top of—unripe fruit, damaging raspberry, strawberry, and cherry crops across the globe. Now, scientists may ...
The world economy today, however, is on a problematic course. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) pointed out last week that the global debt levels have reached historical highs. In 2016, the global debt stood at $164 trillion, which was equivalent to 225 percent of global GDP. The current levels of ...
Global crackdown on fake news raises censorship concerns. Hastily drawn-up measures ... In a world where false and misleading information reaches billions instantly and online manipulation is becoming ever more sophisticated, governments are increasingly turning to legislation to combat fake news.
After months of waiting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third royal baby on Monday, to the delight of the country and those far further afield. Arriving swiftly, and even giving the tiniest of royal waves during his first appearance to the public, the new prince was born at 11.01am, weighing ...
Our last World's Fair, which ran for six months in both 1964 and 1965, drew 51 million people to Queens — more than twice the number of annual visitors at .... Dr. Waafa El-Sadr, a global health leader in the fight against H.I.V., joins Randy Cohen's talk show, “Person Place Thing,” at 104 Haven Avenue in ...
Ten people have been killed and 15 injured after a man drove a van into pedestrians in Toronto, police said. The suspect has been named by police as Alek Minassian, 25. A man was arrested several streets away following a tense standoff with officers on the street. Bystander videos appeared to show the driver pointing an ...
Today is World Book Day, a day designated by UNESCO to celebrate reading, from books and authors to bookstores and libraries. To mark the occasion, we wanted to see what the larger group of Verge staffers have stacked on their nightstands, tucked away in their bags, or stored on their Kindles.
World stocks slipped on Monday ahead of a blizzard of earnings from the world's biggest firms and as wary investors watched U.S. bond yields approach ... Traders were also getting a global round of economic surveys that should show in the coming days if economic softness in the first quarter was just a ...
Today is the day. It's the beginning of the end, according to practiced doomsday diviner David Meade. On April 23, 2018, Meade says, the sun, the moon and Jupiter will line up in the constellation Virgo (in actuality, they will not be in that constellation) — an alignment that has biblical disaster written all over ...
Buses in Lagos, shipping containers in the Netherlands and even a couple of Colombian donkeys are enjoying a new lease of life as bookmobiles, spreading knowledge in their communities. Travelling from place to place, mobile libraries around the world aim to bring the benefits of reading to those ...
When #BlackLivesMatter emerged as a hashtag in 2013, it was born from the public's visceral reaction to black lifelessness. The stillness following George Zimmerman's gunshot in the 911 call capturing his fatal encounter with Travyon Martin epitomized the restrictions black people experience in everyday ...
From a young age, Alexander the Great was groomed to be the leader of Macedonia. The small kingdom in northern Greece was perpetually at war with its neighbours, above all Persia, which meant that Alexander had to learn how to lead armies into battle. When his father was assassinated and Alexander ...
Microsoft: Tech support scams a 'growing global problem'. Social engineering attacks such as fake tech support calls are easy, effective and occur across all platforms. by. Joshua Goldman. April 23, 2018 7:50 AM PDT. tech-support-scam. Tech support scams have a common attack plan. Microsoft. Tech support scams by ...
1 in the Rolex Women's World Rankings in about as ho-hum fashion as you'll ever see a player take the top spot. It isn't that she doesn't care about the top ranking. It just wasn't a priority in her return to golf this year, after missing big portions of the last two years with injuries. With an Olympic gold medal and ...
After 14 hours of surgery, a veteran of the US Armed Forces has a new, transplanted penis and scrotum. The world's most comprehensive penis transplant yet took place at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the end of March, the hospital announced today — and so far, it looks like a success. The unnamed patient ...
Dr. E. Calvin Beisner and his organization, the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, for instance, believes that man-made climate change exists — but that doomsday scenarios of "catastrophic anthropogenic global warming" are exaggerated and unrealistic. The group also feels that any ...
Macron does seem to have surpassed other world leaders in establishing a rapport with Trump, whose envy he won when he hosted the US president for a military parade on Bastille Day – “We're going to have to try to top it,” Trump said. Macron told Fox an interminable handshake between the two was ...
A Royal biographer has spoken of his regret about revealing the Queen's love of George Formby to the world, saying she now is doomed to hear ukulele music wherever she goes. Gyles Brandreth, a friend of the Royal Family who has written extensively on the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, said Formby's ...
Voyager famously captured two unique views of our home world from afar. The upper image, taken in 1977 from a distance of 7.3 million miles (11.7 million km), showed the full Earth and full moon in a single frame for the first time in history. The second image, taken in 1990 as part of a family portrait of our ...
On the world stage, France's star was fading: the French welfare model was deemed uncompetitive and non-reformable, and its unique assimilation model increasingly viewed as ineffective. France's share in the world's global output dropped by a third between 2003 and 2018. The country lost eight ranks ...
He must live with the paradox that he is the most powerful man in the world, yet is powerless to achieve many of his goals—thwarted by Congress, the courts, or the enormous bureaucracy he sometimes only nominally controls. “In the presidency there is the illusion of being in charge,” George W. Bush's ...
One in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, and once widespread creatures such as the puffin, snowy owl and turtle dove are plummeting towards oblivion, according to the definitive study of global bird populations. The State of the World's Birds, a five-year compendium of population data ...
Based on Pit Agarmen's novel (a form in which this story doubtlessly worked better), Dominique Rocher's feature debut “The Night Eats the World” focuses on an isolated guy's boredom and loneliness after an outbreak of the flesh-eating undead leaves him trapped in a Parisian apartment building. The very ...
The KwaZulu-Natal health department smashed an unusual record at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban on Saturday. It broke the world record for the highest number of pap smears performed in the same place in one day. More than 2‚000 women pitched up at the hospital to be screened for ...
WASHINGTON — When President Richard Nixon got into legal trouble, a team of top lawyers signed up to represent him. And as Bill Clinton found himself staring down a grand jury, another crop of elite attorneys stood at his side. But the lure of representing the most powerful man in the world isn't ...
HOUSTON - Family, friends and dignitaries from around the world will make Saturday's funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush an unprecedented celebration of life. This also will be historic for the City of Houston. More Headlines. The casket of former first lady Barbara Bush is displayed at St. Martin's ...
The Trump administration on Friday labeled Russia and China threats to global stability, saying that their poor human rights records put the countries, the ... mandated by Congress, catalogs human rights problems around the world, offering an encyclopedic accounting of government-sponsored murders, ...



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