Representatives from the United States and North Korea are reportedly meeting in Finland for “second-tier” talks on denuclearization.
When you live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, you’d naturally think that the luxury of drinking wine and smoking cigarettes would set you back a quite a bit.
US Supreme Court justices have tough jobs. They’re charged with extremely grave duties, deciding matters of national import.
At Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, employees constantly tell their colleagues exactly what they think of them—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years.
In the run-up to the release of Marvel’s Black Panther in China last weekend, pundits warned that the movie could only hope to, at best, match Ant-Man’s opening in the region ($43 million).
“Unsane,” as far as I know, isn’t a real word. But after audiences see Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller of that name, it should probably become one, similar to another film-derived term, “gaslighting”: Unsane (adjective): The state of mind experienced by women when men gaslight them into thinking they’re actually insane.
The next target in the struggle to stamp out ivory trade and its debilitating effect on elephant populations across Africa is the European Union (EU).
Deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe was fired by Jeff Sessions yesterday (March 16), with the accusation of not being transparent enough regarding the conversations he allowed between FBI officials and journalists.
For a country that prides itself on democracy, the US has plenty of citizens who think there might be better forms of government.
It’s turning into quite a month for global strongmen. Last weekend, Chinese president Xi Jinping upended his country’s two-term limit on power, meaning there’s now little to stop him from ruling for life.
Felix Sater, a Soviet-born former Donald Trump advisor and real estate dealer, confirmed last night to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that the Trump Organization negotiated with sanctioned Russian bank VTB to build Trump World Tower in Moscow: Felix Sater confirms: Trump was pursuing deal with sanctioned Russian bank during campaign pic.twitter.com/XevwrHzYRc — All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) March 17, 2018 Sater, a longtime US intelligence and defense resource, has been under scrutiny for an email exchange with his friend and Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in which he boasted that the subsequently failed real estate deal to build Trump World Tower Moscow “will get Donald elected” (paywall).
New ways in which Facebook might have played a role in 2016 election meddling continue to emerge. Yesterday (March 16), the company announced the suspension of data analytics company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its prominent parent political firm Cambridge Analytica—three years after it illegally used the data of up to 50 million users.
There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are found with the help of laser lights.
Russian president Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win his fourth term when voters go to the polls on Sunday, March 18.
No one is holding their breath for the Russian election. Everyone knows that president Vladimir Putin will roll straight back into office and remain there until 2024.
The success story of mobile money and payments in several African countries has been a boon for financial inclusion and a significant victory for telecoms companies like Safaricom and MTN.
Ahhh spring. Global warming may be making the transition of the seasons increasingly confusing. But come mid-March, I always find myself itching for renewal and change after months of hunkering down—whether the sun is out or not.
I am very tired. I’ve spent far too much of 2018 on the road at technology conventions. I’ve been to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show; Barcelona for Mobile World Congress; and most recently, Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest.
Herb Lubalin would have been 100 years old today. The widely idolized designer-typographer passed away in 1981, leaving behind “mountains of work” that continue to inform design students today.