China's Communist Party's high-ranking officials 'plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping'

China's Communist Party's high-ranking officials 'plotted to overthrow Xi Jinping'

Beijing: Several high-ranking members of the China’s Communist Party had plotted to seize power from President Xi Jinping, a top Chinese official has claimed, contradicting the party’s “unified” image. The party members involved in the plot have since been arrested or jailed in a wide-reaching corruption crackdown launched by Xi, who appears set for a […]

'Dr. Doom', Marc Faber, removed from more boards after comments on race

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Marc Faber, the markets prognosticator known as “Dr. Doom,” has been dismissed from three more company boards after comments in his latest newsletter this week suggested the United States had only prospered because it was settled by white people. FILE PHOTO: Dr. Marc Faber, publisher of investment newsletter “The Gloom Boom […]

Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan […]

Wall Street hits record highs; tax plan hopes fuel optimism

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks hit record closing highs on Friday and the S&P 500 posted a sixth week of gains after the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution, lifting hopes that President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan may move forward. Shares of General Electric (GE.N) reversed an early drop of 6.3 percent to end […]

Nestle CEO praised by Third Point but hedge fund still wants more

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) – Nine months into leading the world’s biggest packaged food company, Nestle SA (NESN.S) Chief Executive Mark Schneider got a tentative thumbs-up from a prominent investor, who praised his early steps on Friday but said there was more work to be done. FILE PHOTO: Nestle CEO Ulf Mark Schneider speaks during the Nestle […]

A mosquito's secret weapon: a light touch and strong wings

A mosquito's secret weapon: a light touch and strong wings

Top Story Scientists have found the key to mosquitoes’ stealth takeoffs: They barely push off when making a fast getaway, but instead rely on strong and rapid wing beats to quickly get aloft without anyone noticing. The technique is in stark contrast to other insects, like flies, that push off first and then start beating […]

Steep decline of wasps and other flying nasties is a bad sign

Steep decline of wasps and other flying nasties is a bad sign

Annoying, but very useful to the environmentMartin Siepmann/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock It’s not just bees and butterflies that are vanishing. It’s many, many other insects too. In yet more evidence that we are in the throes of Earth’s sixth mass extinction, a new study reports that flying insects have declined precipitously in just 27 years in parts of […]

Top senator expects US will exert ‘unprecedented pressure’ to influence Russian presidential polls

Top senator expects US will exert ‘unprecedented pressure’ to influence Russian presidential polls

The Chair of Russia’s Foreign Affairs Committee expects that the US will seek to influence the country’s presidential election next year, saying Washington will only settle for victory by a pro-Western candidate. “The United States recognizes elections as fair and democratic only when they are won by pro-western candidates,” Senator Konstantin Kosachev wrote on his […]

Jason Momoa And Amber Heard Film 'Aquaman' In Australian Surf

Jason Momoa And Amber Heard Film 'Aquaman' In Australian Surf

Jason Momoa And Amber HeardI Protect My Fish Wife from Rough Seas… In ‘Aquaman’ 10/20/2017 6:52 AM PDT There’s no doubt Jason Momoa was born to play ‘Aquaman’ … he was like a rock in the surf, making sure his fish wife played by Amber Heard didn’t get swept away in between takes.  Jason and Amber filmed scenes for […]