Friday, December 15, 2017

Economy

Adidas expansion in China and US boosts third-quarter profit

German sportswear firm Adidas reported another strong quarter of sales and profit growth, driven by expansion in China and North America, where it has been taking...

Man found guilty of murder after 10-year-old girl suffocates in locked box as punishment...

An Arizona man has been found guilty of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin...

Trump’s top immigration nominee dismisses a full border wall

Donald Trump’s pick to oversee American immigration enforcement said a promised wall would not need to cover the entire US-Mexico border and signalled leniency toward young...

Miss Bumbum 2017: Brazilian pageant contestants wear meat bikinis in statement against sexual harassment

Contestants at a beauty pageant in Brazil wore “beef bikinis” to protest against sexual assault and harassment. Five models in the Miss Bumbum competition posed in the...

The other American in Prince Harry’s family

When Prince Harry marries LA-born Meghan Markle next year, she will not be the first American in his family tree. The prince's great-great grandmother was Frances Ellen Work - a "Dollar Princess" whose life reads...

Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes at the Vatican on health grounds

Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican from next year because of health concerns, a spokesman said on Thursday. “The motive...

Actually the magic money tree does exist, according to modern monetary theory

After seven years of austerity, we are accustomed to thinking of the economy as a household with the nation’s credit card maxed out, to paraphrase David...

Tokyo Grand Slam 2017: Inside the world’s most spiritual sport

In an unassuming Tokyo tower block sits the headquarters of a sport at a spiritual crossroads. A stone's throw from the Japanese capital's space age domed baseball stadium, and in the shadow of a nearby...

Boris Johnson dodges questions on future of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Boris Johnson has sidestepped questions about the future of jailed British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after Iranian state TV reported that he had made an "unintended confession"...

Donald Trump is not finished yet, no matter what his critics might say

One year on, and America has, somehow, survived a full 12 months of the Trump treatment. Even the President’s greatest fans – and those devoted to him...