World News

Sarcastic pub landlord demands punters ‘whisper’ after locals’ noise complaints

A pub in Berkshire has taken the term “passive aggressive customer service” to a whole new level after putting up a sarcastic sign asking punters to “whisper” while on-site. The Victoria Pub, on Norcot Road, Tilehust, posted a photo of the new sign on its Facebook page yesterday – which has now been removed – […]

Economy

Job worries, poor mental health afflict pandemic-hit UK youth

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) – Young people in the UK are emerging from the coronavirus crisis blighted by poor mental health and worried about their financial future, reports published Monday warned. The separate analyses, by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Resolution Foundation, underscore the huge challenges facing millions in their late teens and early 20s […]

World News

Long March rocket: Cancelled launch won’t dampen hype around China’s ambitious plans for new space race

At 11pm, the beach party is in full swing on the tropical island of Hainan.  Some sit under palm trees, others tend to the barbecue, but most of the crowd are gathered in a circle, waving Chinese flags and joining along as the band loudly play ‘Me and my Homeland’ – a traditional patriotic song […]

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Colorado’s Victim Rights Act leaves some crime victims without protection

Michael Bird intended to see the court case through after he was punched in the face during an argument with a neighbor last year. The neighbor was arrested and charged with assault under Englewood’s municipal ordinances. When Bird tried to attend the first hearing in Englewood Municipal Court, he found out it had been rescheduled. […]

Business

Mary Holm: Returns bloom if you take the long-term view

OPINION: Q: We are saving via a small basket of shares as a long-term investment, including a couple of managed funds and an index fund. I appreciate your advice that it’s the best way for an amateur to invest. However, given more and more amateurs investing in the sharemarket via KiwiSaver, Sharesies or otherwise, is […]

Politics

Trump parts with impeachment lawyers a week before trial – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers just over a week before his Senate trial is set to begin, two people familiar with the situation said Saturday. Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, both South Carolina lawyers, are no longer with Trump’s defense team. One of the people described […]

World News

US election: Legal experts label latest Trump lawsuit the ‘dumbest’ they’ve ever seen

Legal experts have shredded an audacious new lawsuit challenging the results of America’s presidential election in four swing states, calling it the “craziest” and “dumbest” case of the entire post-election period. Today Texas Attorney-General Ken Paxton, a Republican, announced his intention to sue Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the US Supreme Court. Joe Biden […]

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US election: Opinion – There was a loser last night. It was America

OPIION: We still do not know who is the winner of the presidential election. But we do know who is the loser: the United States of America. We have just experienced four years of the most divisive and dishonest presidency in American history, which attacked the twin pillars of our democracy — truth and trust. […]

Politics

Boris Johnson savages Sadiq Khan for ‘BANKRUPTING’ TfL in scathing attack on London mayor

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Boris Johnson took aim at London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the House of Commons following an end to a potential new congestion charge. Mr Johnson defended this new plan and insisted the financial state of […]

World News

Beirut port explosion ‘feels like a dream’

Residents of Beirut have been left in shock after two devastating blasts killed at least 137 people and injured about 5,000 others on Tuesday. Dozens are still missing. Lebanese authorities said the explosions were caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely in a warehouse. Charbel Matar told the BBC that his family home […]