What to watch for today Will Turkey join the fight against ISIL? The country’s parliament will vote on whether or not it’ll augment the firepower currently being supplied by the US and its allies.
Like any good politician, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi knows how to speak to his audience. He arrived in the US on Friday to much fanfare and even more expectation.
HONG KONG—Chinese tourists pouring into Hong Kong this week for a shopping holiday are getting an unexpected lesson in democracy from the city’s tens of thousands of protesters demanding free elections. So far, most of them are unimpressed.
Consolidation is once again in the air for the beer industry. ABInbev is rumored to be exploring an acquisition of SABMiller according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall).
Long Shanghai. Short hogs. Looking through the rearview window, that would have been a great trade to make at the end of June.
Indians are swooning over the first images of Mars taken from their country’s Mars Orbiter Mission—and some are saying MOM captured not just the Red Planet, but also an image of India.
Convincing people not to chop down trees is hard, especially in poor countries, where the quick fix of clearing land for development and selling timber seems like a winning strategy.
If you’re looking for inroads to become a US resident, this little-known fact may come as good news: The US State Department offers a diversity visa, which opened its 2016 application process today.
The French government unveiled its 2015 budget (pdf, in French) with a stern warning that enough is enough.
Quartz has examined the harsh message that the Chinese government sent to protesters in Hong Kong in an editorial warning them of “unimaginable consequences.” Now we have translated the full text of that editorial.
A growing middle class, evolving consumer attitudes about health and travel, and rising entrepreneurship are among the trends bolstering the global business of wellness, according to economists who’ve just quantified that business as a “mega-industry,” worth $3.4 trillion.
“It is not enough that 90% have access to some basic health service, every person has to have access to health service,” explains world renowned public health expert Hans Rosling.
Your smartphone probably isn’t bent, but it very well may be damaged in other ways. Join the club. According to the 2014 ZAGG Device Damage Study (pdf download), 48% of smartphone users report that they are currently using a damaged device. Maybe we should stop dropping our phones.
It’s exhausting, being a walrus. Seals can swim indefinitely. Not walruses. After a day cruising Arctic water for food, they like to plant their tusks onto an ice floe, haul their blubbery selves up, and have a snooze.
“Dutch courage,” liquid confidence—the value of alcohol as a social lubricant is widely acknowledged, and now science has confirmed its existence.
US GDP was a peppier than previously thought, rising at a 4.6% annualized rate in the second quarter Share Tap image to zoom US new home sales surged 18% in August, hitting a six-year high… Share Tap image to zoom …which explains why the outlook among US homebuilders is brightening… Share Tap image to zoom …even though the much-larger market for existing homes fell 1.8% in August Share Tap image to zoom US car sales surged in August… …which juiced US personal spending Share Tap image to zoom Companies continued investing, at least in the second-quarter Share Tap image to zoom The US jobs report for August disappointed, with only 142,000 jobs created.
The first patient to come down with the deadly Ebola virus has turned up in Dallas. On Sep. 19, the patient had traveled there from Liberia, which along with Guinea and Sierra Leone is one of three West African countries ravaged by the virus.
Today, in European soccer’s elite Champion’s League competition, the current champions Real Madrid will be in action.
Not only is the surging London real estate market a boon for sellers and developers, it’s also giving the British government a huge tax windfall.
Why is the US falling behind on its promises to destroy old nuclear weapons? Here’s one reason given to government auditors (pdf): Share Tap image to zoom That’s right, the US isn’t dismantling its old nuclear weapons, because we might need them to destroy an asteroid hurtling toward earth.