This past week has been marked by *torrential downpours across the country. But don’t let the *precipitation ruin your personal style. Look around the fashion world, and you’ll find weather-friendly accessories that can withstand even the *soggiest of days.
Xiaomi has joined the virtual reality land-grab with a cheap smartphone-based headset, the Mi VR Play, which pits the Chinese mobile maker against its sometime partner Google and further hampers Facebook’s hopes of dominating the VR market with its Oculus headsets.
No matter how much they've travelled even the most seasoned globetrotter is still susceptible to pulling a dumb stroke.
If dogs are man’s best friend, that might explain the market’s affection for coal, one of the poorest commodity performers in recent years. That is until this year. Thermal coal prices are up about a fifth from this spring’s low.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has broken his silence on growing violence by so-called cow defence squads, denouncing the vigilantes as miscreants who are tarnishing the idea of cow sewa, or serving cows.
Two years ago, a fateful meeting between? Cheng Wei, who today is chairman of China’s car-hailing hegemon Didi Chuxing, and? Travis Kalanick, chief executive of San Francisco-based Uber, set the tone for a rivalry that would shake China’s internet industry. While Uber described the meeting as super friendly, Mr Cheng had a different take.
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The US is to send a further 560 troops to Iraq to help retake the city of Mosul, the latest escalation by the Obama administration of the military campaign against Isis.
Five years after the scandal that engulfed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French politics is yet again awash with allegations of sexual harassment. On Monday last week? Denis Baupin, deputy speaker of the National Assembly, resigned over such claims. The following day, Michel Sapin, the finance minister, apologised for inappropriate behaviour towards a female journalist.
On the anniversary of his appointment as head of the? Singapore Exchange? this month, Loh Boon Chyemight have highlighted the fact that the group’s own shares were outperforming the benchmark, or the potential in its merger talks with London’s? Baltic Exchange. But a technical malfunction halted trading and produced the worst outage in the bourse’s history.
Theresa May is drawing up plans to develop an industrial strategy for the UK and to change an anything goes business culture. Good. There is a lot that needs fixing. The prime minister is not the first leader to make such promises. Here are the do’s and don’ts her government should consider, based on experience over the past few decades in the UK and elsewhere.
Most Olympics suffer a blitz of pre-games negative press. There were concerns over unfinished hotel rooms ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A bungled security contract and overspending cast a cloud over the lead-up to the London Olympics in 2012.
Barack Obama has escalated the US’s trade battle with China, launching a formal complaint against Beijing as both of his potential successors push the domestic political debate in an protectionist direction on the campaign trail.
When Britain left the gold standard in September 1931, sterling fell 30 per cent before finding a floor in December of the same year. That was the point at which foreign investors concluded the pound was cheap. To a degree their bet was self-fulfilling because the resulting inflow of capital contributed to a rapid expansion in broad money. And from 1932 to 1938 Britain saw one of its fastest growth spurts in the 20th century. How relevant might that be in relation to Britain’s exit from the EU?
Batie, an elevated bus that holds passengers on its upper level and allows other vehicles to pass underneath its cabin, made its first test run on Aug 2 in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province.
Donald Trump is confirmed as the Republican nominee for US president. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, tightens the authoritarian screw after a failed military coup. Scores die in another dreadful terrorist attack in France. You could add to this list the blow to western cohesion struck by Britain’s vote to quit the EU and China’s defiance of an international court’s ruling on its territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Ivette Singh hardly bothers to walk on the sidewalk on her way to work in Midtown Manhattan anymore. Too many people, too little space. Not enough patience.
There is nothing like a craze. Pokémon Go, the augmented reality video game that uses smartphones to overlay Nintendo’s pocket monster characters on real-life locations, is taking over the world. Since its release last week in the US and other countries, players are gathering in parks and running into restaurants, hunting Pikachu and other animals.
Victoria Beckham is under fire for posting a photo kissing her 5-year-old daughter, Harper, on the lips.
You might think the risk of being disrupted was now simply part of the normal course of business in the tech industry. But you wouldn’t know that from the way some of the biggest companies report their earnings.
Still in shock from the Bastille Day terror attack on a crowded Riviera seafront, France yesterday witnessed horror in another corner of the country: a Catholic church in a quiet town in Normandy, where two suspected Islamist assailants slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest.
Americans seem very afraid of cancer, with good reason. Unlike other things that kill us, it often seems to come out of nowhere.
China will report gross domestic product data for the second quarter on Friday amid worries about the country’s economic slowdown and the health of its financial system. Here are key points to watch:
British scientists have created a new way to charge smartphones - using urine.
The future of the City of London has been one of the key concerns since the Leave victory in the EU referendum last month.