UN appeals for nearly $3 billion to save millions in Yemen

UN appeals for nearly $3 billion to save millions in Yemen

SANAA: The United Nations on Sunday made what it said was a record appeal for aid to Yemen, calling for nearly $ 3 billion in humanitarian relief for the war-torn country. The $ 2.96 billion will be used to respond to an ever-broadening crisis in Yemen, where war, looming famine and cholera have killed thousands […]

Business as usual? ‘Americans can expect govt shutdown every 6 months’

Business as usual? ‘Americans can expect govt shutdown every 6 months’

Government shutdowns have become part and parcel of US politics, with the Donald Trump situation showing what Americans can expect to happen every six months, Patrick Henningsen, Executive Editor of 21st Century Wire.com, told RT. US President Donald Trump’s first anniversary in the White House is being marked by a new government shutdown, after the […]

The deal of the art|Humor

Following the news that Britain is to part with £44 million to beef up Channel border security in return for a loan of the Bayeux Tapestry, a number of other similar measures are expected to be unveiled. The UK has asked for a fortnight lend of the Mona Lisa in return for helping France with a several billion […]

Exclusive: Blackstone's Hill hands hedge fund reins to McCormick

BOSTON (Reuters) – After nearly two decades of growing Blackstone Group into the world’s biggest hedge fund investor with some $ 74 billion in assets, J. Tomilson Hill is passing the baton. Blackstone has promoted John McCormick to president and chief executive of hedge fund unit Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) and Hill will become […]

No, the worst-case climate change futures haven’t been ruled out

No, the worst-case climate change futures haven’t been ruled out

We must keep warming downDenis Meyer/Hans Lucas  By Michael Le Page Headlines this week proclaimed the worst-case scenarios for climate change were “debunked” and “not credible”. As you might expect, things aren’t that simple. The stories were sparked by a study by Peter Cox at the University of Exeter, UK, and his colleagues, who attempted to work out how […]

Why Is Some Art So Bad That It’s Good?

Why Is Some Art So Bad That It’s Good?

The Disaster Artist– which just earned James Franco a Golden Globe for his portrayal of director Tommy Wiseau – tells the story of the making of The Room, a film that’s been dubbed “the Citizen Kane” of bad movies. Not everyone likes The Room. (Critics certainly don’t – it has a 26 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) But lots […]

State Duma urges swift blocking of online calls for school violence

State Duma urges swift blocking of online calls for school violence

Online calls for violence in Russian schools should be swiftly blocked, a top Russian MP said, commenting on recent stabbing attacks in Perm and Ulan-Ude. The existing laws provide sufficient tools to fulfill this task, he added. “All the means to block [social media] groups, which contain calls for violence in schools are in the […]

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