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Venezuela’s Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

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Venezuela's Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes   Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win a second six-year term in Sunday's election, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as...

Croatia get heroes’ welcome after World Cup show

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Croatia get heroes' welcome after World Cup show   Croatia get a large-scale and warm welcome home after their World Cup efforts despite loss to France in the final. The Croatia football team return from the World...

How Solar Thermal Panels Help Schools Save Money

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How Solar Thermal Panels Help Schools Save Money by Dale Harris   Renewable sources of energy are essential for ensuring a sustainable future. But that’s just one of many upsides to installing solar thermal panels. The savings to...

Greek PM Tsipras visits scene of wildfire disaster

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Greek PM Tsipras visits scene of wildfire disaster   Alexis Tsipras' unannounced arrival in the town of Mati a week after the fires broke out claiming the lives of 91 people drew sharp criticism, with opposition...

The Louvre Abu Dhabi: a new take on the universal museum

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi: a new take on the universal museum The Louvre Abu Dhabi By  Monique EL-FAIZY Source: france24.com   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2grhP4y7CXs] The Louvre Abu Dhabi was conceived and constructed amid controversy, but star architect Jean Nouvel sees...

Djokovic beats Anderson to win fourth Wimbledon title

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Djokovic beats Anderson to win fourth Wimbledon title   Novak Djokovic races to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown after defeating a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). Serbia's Novak...

The Many Benefits of Vitamin D

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The Many Benefits of Vitamin D Por Melvin Sanicas SINGAPORE – Vitamin D helps our bodies regulate levels of calcium and phosphate – nutrients that keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. Often, sunlight on our skin can...

Can Marijuana Slow Your Brain’s Aging Process?

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Can Marijuana Slow Your Brain’s Aging Process?   Less than 10 years ago, marijuana was illegal everywhere in the United States. Yet, today more and more states are recognizing the medicinal benefits of marijuana. And legalizing...

Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

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Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000   E currency Bitcoin moved over the $6,000 mark on Friday. The original virtual currency has gained over 500% profit this year, more than any other tradable asset class. Bitcoin...

Trump ‘morally unfit’ for office, fired FBI chief Comey says

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Trump 'morally unfit' for office, fired FBI chief Comey says   Comey's remarks are the latest salvo in a war of words with US President Donald Trump, which comes ahead of the release of Comey's memoir...

Oscars 2018: The Winners

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Oscars 2018: The Winners Compiled by ANDREW R. CHOW    Jordan Peele wins best original screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards. Credit Patrick T. Fallon for The New York Times The 90th Academy Awards rewarded a...

Princess Diana’s brother says he was lied to over princes following coffin

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Princess Diana's brother says he was lied to over princes following coffin Earl Spencer claims royal officials told him William and Harry wanted to join funeral cortege but later found this was untrue. https://youtu.be/6fNlpbS1b-M?t=56 The brother of...

Google appeals against EU’s €2.4bn fine over search engine results

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Google appeals against EU's €2.4bn fine over search engine results Daniel Boffey in Brussels   Brussels said tech giant abused dominance by manipulating search results to favour its own comparison shopping service. Google is appealing against the...

The Cheirosyphon, the portable Greek firearm

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The Cheirosyphon, the portable Greek firearm   Greek fire was an incendiary weapon used by the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire that was first developed c. 672. The Byzantines typically used it in naval battles to great effect,...

The Economist explains How Colombia has dealt with the Venezuelan exodus

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The Economist explains How Colombia has dealt with the Venezuelan exodus by J.D. | BOGOTÁ   Over half a million Venezuelans have fled to Colombia in recent years, and the flow looks set to continue. IN THE second...

Designer Kate Spade found dead in her apartment

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Designer Kate Spade found dead in her apartment   New York City police say the fashion designer's death appears to be a suicide. Kate Spade arrives at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in New...

Could coffee replace insulin injections for diabetics?

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Could coffee replace insulin injections for diabetics?   Scientists have developed an implant which releases diabetes medication when it senses caffeine in the blood. The days of the insulin pen may be numbered. According to researchers in...

Adele cancels remainder of world tour with damaged vocal cords

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Adele cancels remainder of world tour with damaged vocal cords   Adele said she had "even considered miming", but she said she could never do this to her fans. Earlier this week, the singer hinted she...

The Hunger Bonds

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The Hunger Bonds Ricardo Hausmann CAMBRIDGE – Investing often creates moral dilemmas over goals: Should we aim to do well or to do good? Is it appropriate to invest in tobacco companies? Or in companies that...

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence Maciej Kuziemski Twitter: @kuziemsky OXFORD – Artificial Intelligence is the next technological frontier, and it has the potential to make or break the world order. The AI revolution could pull the “bottom billion”...

Social media is the cornerstone of the luxury lifestyle industry

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Social media is the cornerstone of the luxury lifestyle industry Dominic O’Reilly   With a new wave of competitors sweeping the leisure industry, focusing on customer satisfaction is the best way to generate loyalty and goodwill. Over the...

German police arrest ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

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German police arrest ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont   Protests against his arrest on charges of charges of "rebellion" and "sedition" broke out in Catalonia barely hours after his arrest in Germany, where he is expected to...

California governor pledges any resources needed for fires

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California governor pledges any resources needed for fires     Northern California residents who fled deadly wildfires await permission to return to their homes as firefighters gained more control of the sixth most destructive blaze in state's...

How Robots Are Transforming the Cleaning Industry

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How Robots Are Transforming the Cleaning Industry   Remember how far off the future seemed as a kid? You may have had daydreams about self-driving cars and automated homes. While some of that is still (sadly) quite...

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