How about a Slovenian cyclist being interviewed in English language by a French journalist about his performance in an Italian cycling event.
Over 38% of young people in England are struggling with poor mental health. This is the highest proportion since the 2006 survey.
Homeowners’ insurance does not cover damage caused by flooding. A homeowner must have a separate flood insurance policy to cover flood-related losses.
Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos. It causes five times more deaths among school teachers than the general population.
Asbestos and mesothelioma cancer lawyers are helping victims to get high compensations from companies that exposed them to that dangerous material.
The main components of the cost you pay to borrow money are a benchmark rate, credit risk and how much profit a lender wants to make.
It will take 217 years for women to achieve equal pay according to the WEF. So we can expect many stories such as the case of Carrie Gracie at the BBC.
Study found that college-educated law enforcement officers were more likely than others to search the vehicles they pulled over.
Around one in 20 homes in Central and West London lies empty, according to the United Kingdom government’s statistics agency.
Boris Johnson’s bold claim about children in poverty needs careful consideration – it is a very partial truth that completely misrepresents wider realities.
Sweden’s central bank says it will no longer invest in assets from governments with large climate footprints, even if the yields were high.
The UK continues being home to the large majority of the EU millionaire bankers. About 3,567 of them live in the UK, whereas only 390 live in Germany, 233 in France and 201 in Italy.
Wednesday’s public testimony in the House of Representatives’ impeachment hearings did not make a lot of news about the substance of what is at stake.
The police threatened the Iraqi protesters with trained dogs. One of the protesters answered by bringing a lion and threatening to let it attack both the dogs and the police.
An analysis by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows that investor-owned oil companies currently are spending 1% to 4% of their capital investment on low-carbon energy sources.
The rotting remains of a number of tigers, lions and cougars were recently discovered in a raid in Prague. Exotic wildlife trade is booming in Europe.
The European Union is the largest U.S. trading partner in terms of its total bilateral trade and has been for the past several decades.
One in every 200 people in Britain is homeless – sleeping on the streets or stuck in temporary accommodation, including hostels and B&Bs.
A Brazilian court has decided in favor of Monsanto, the agribusiness conglomerate, in a landmark class-action lawsuit filed by Brazilian farmers’ unions.
McDonald’s ousted its CEO over a consensual relationship with an employee, just a week after U.S. Rep. Katie Hill stepped down due to a similar allegation.
Research reveals evidence of a copper-mining bonanza in Wales 3,600 years ago that reached France, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
While Donald Trump may be “the world’s most powerful climate change denier”, our latest research suggests that he took over over a thriving green economy.
Americans will spend US$8.8 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations this year, including half a billion dollars on costumes for their pets.
The European Commission has exceeded the target set by President Jean-Claude Juncker in 2014 committing that, by the end of his mandate, 40% of the Commission’s middle and senior managers should be women.
Research has shown that children of poorer parents display substantially worse math and reading skills by the time they start grade school.
The NEU suggests that, when inflation is taken into account, over 16,000 schools will have less income in April 2020, compared to 2015.
Once out of the EU, Britain has less bargaining power. Its future relationship is still to be negotiated – and that arrangement will last.
Sadly, despite all evidence to the contrary, many principals do believe that corporal punishment is effective for some students.
The jet-setting habits of Bill Gates and Paris Hilton mean that they produce 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person.
Something as criminal as forced labour and modern slavery makes it hard for buyers to act in any other way than reporting it to the authorities.
London has been officially designated the world’s first national park city, with a week-long festival of free outdoor events and a ceremony at City Hall to mark the occasion.
At a summit in early December 2019, NATO is expected to declare space as a “warfighting domain”, partly in response to new developments in technology.
The jury of eight men and four women found Paul Gascoigne not guilty of sexual assault. He was also cleared of the lesser charge of common assault.
Countries such as Russia and somewhat less explicitly Brazil and Belgium hold that the moon and asteroids belong to humanity as a whole.
One of the most famous jester figures of the modern age is the Joker, who made his debut in the first issue of Batman comics in 1940.
If the House of Representatives concludes its impeachment inquiry by passing articles of impeachment of President Trump, attention will turn to the Senate.
For example, a natural flavoring called castoreum is a thick odorous secretion obtained from the anal glands of beavers.
Why is German soccer so dominated by players and clubs from the West? And what does this imbalance say about the state of the German reunification?
How will they adapt as fossil fuel demand wanes with the rise of renewable energy and battery power? The answer is plastic.
Identification parades can be powerful evidence in securing convictions in criminal cases. But eyewitness evidence is notoriously prone to errors.
Consultant anaesthetist at Torbay Hospital on England’s south coast has developed statistical methods to help spot signs of fraud in medical research.
Papp’s fight to monitor her mother’s care reflects a reasonable fear. About 1.3 million Americans live in nursing homes, and elder abuse can be a killer.
Babe Ruth’s famous, and controversial, “called shot” home run during Game 3 of the 1932 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs
New research estimates that $420 billion in corporate profits is shifted out of 79 countries every year. This equates to $125 billion in lost tax revenue.
The world should be inspired by Swedish culture, with more fika, more time for leisurely reading about non-work topics, and more lagom towards jobs.
Over one million UK SMEs, around a quarter of the total, were concerned about how Brexit would affect the success of their business.
Backpfeifengesicht may join other German words that have found a place in English, like Weltschmerz (world-weariness) and Zeitgeist (spirit of the time).
The fires raging across the Amazon have captured the world’s attention. Meanwhile, the second-largest forest, Gran Chaco, is disappearing in plain sight.
Instead of trying to ban Snowden book, the US authorities have tried something else. They are suing the publisher Macmillan, seeking to seize any profits.
Labour has reaffirmed its plans to rid the UK of zero-hours contracts, said shadow chancellor John McDonnell at the Labour Party conference.
According to new IMF research, countries need no longer rely on manufacturing for productivity growth. Here are five reasons why IMF is wrong.
BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street are the largest shareholders in 90% of S&P 500 stock, including Apple, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, General Electric and Coca-Cola.
The arrest of two six-year-olds in a Florida school in October has shown, sometimes one threat to the students is the officers themselves.
In 2017, EU countries spent US$87 billion subsidizing the cost of fossil fuels. This is nearly 2.5 times more than they spent in 2010.
People providing their personal information to the government, to access government services, are doing so through necessity, not choice.
One of the most striking elements of the data is the ease with which people, especially young people, can obtain controlled drugs.
There’s growing evidence for the use of cannabis in treating opioid addiction. A study of found that those who used cannabis used opioids less often.
Millennials have racked up over US$1 trillion of debt. Yet, in comparison to previous generations this group is significantly more fiscally conservative.
New York has the second most expensive rental market in the United States. More than half of all New Yorkers spend more than 30% of their income on housing.
Barcelona’s urban superblocks are neighborhoods of nine blocks, where traffic is restricted to major roads, opening up streets to pedestrians.
Reforms to the way local authorities are funded are the most radical and least discussed changes made by conservative governments since 2010.
Household consumption – food, housing, transportation, apparel and other personal services – is an important contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
We asked people to do climate change maths. Their answers depended on their politics Will J Grant, Australian National University In an ideal world, people would look at issues with a clear focus only on
Each day brings with it new drama in United Kingdom’s politics and the course of Brexit – and it’s playing havoc with the UK economy.
Hawke and Keating were a dynamic duo of creative economics leadership. They reformed all aspects of Australia’s struggling economy.
Boris Johnson has adopted what the late Nobel laureate game theorist, Thomas Schelling called the “madman theory” in his parliament suspension.
Poland changed the site of the usual WWII commemoration ceremony from Westerplatte to Warsaw and, for the first time, invited a U.S. president to speak.
The number of Americans who died each year from a drug overdose while taking prescription painkillers soared from 3,500 in 1999 to more than 17,000 in 2017.
Faceapp can do whatever it likes with your photos. More concerning is the range of disturbing conditions users unwittingly sign up to.
The number of divorced persons per 1,000 Americans fell from 4.7 in 1990 to 2.9 in 2016. Who is driving this downward trend?
A jury has decided that Katy Perry should pay $2.8m in damages to Flame for copyright infringement of his song Joyful Noise.
Out of the 600 bacteria we found, nearly half were MRSA and multidrug resistant, meaning they were immune to treatment from several types of antibiotics.
Germans not only save more than their UK counterparts, but the deep rooted national habit has more implications for Germany than those numbers would reveal.
The devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected.
Civil asset forfeiture laws let authorities seize property – cash, a house, a car, a cellphone – that they suspect is involved in criminal activity.
By 2050, Gateway Earth – a fully operational space station with a facility to recycle old satellites and other junk – could be up and running.
A few months before the 2016 election, an even bigger algorithm change toward friends and family posts took a second toll on publisher traffic.
Secretive World Bank tribunal ordered Pakistan to pay a mining company $5.8 billion — nearly as much as the IMF loan — to resolve a dispute.
It is hard to pin down just what it is Johnson believes in, given his habit of doing and saying whatever is needed to achieve his goals.
When all the officers that fired at a civilian were black, a person was 2.0 times more likely to be black than when all the officers who fired were white.
The gap in GDP per capita between richer and poorer countries is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world.
Washington state enacted the landmark Workforce Education Investment Act into law in May 2019. The main idea behind it is to make college more affordable.
Facial recognition use in UK surveillance cameras is now legal. Yet, the tremendous power offered by that technology has to be tamed before it’s too late.
The Green Bay Packers are the only team with a president instead of an owner. All its money goes back to the community, the fans. A pioneering model.
In 1914, France, Germany, and Italy made passports mandatory. The passport conference of 1920 wanted to restore the pre-war freedom of movement regime.
Pauses in answers, body movements, elusive or angry looks, confusion, anxiety — the facial expressions and gestures made by witnesses matter in court.
Trump wants to dismantle the agency overseeing 2 million federal workers – and weaken safeguards against partisanship.
The proposal’s function is to give law enforcement power to listen in on encrypted apps communications (like those on WhatsApp, for example).
Counterfeit alcohol brings a new level of risk, as it may include added ingredients, such as methanol, known to be extremely harmful to health.
Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement, a no-deal Brexit, staying in the customs union, staying in the single market, and the so-called Common Market 2.0 idea.
China’s sponge city initiative has an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80% of urban areas should absorb and re-use at least 70% of rainwater.
Faced with U.S. rejection of international criminal justice, supporters of the ICC usually invoke the precedent of the Nuremberg Trials.
Debt is a growing problem for people on low incomes and it has been made worse by the austerity policies that followed the 2007-08 financial crisis.
There is nothing natural about money. There is no link to some scarce essential form of money that sets a limit to its creation.
Those who may have some income but lack other key necessities, like health insurance and quality education, are invisible in official poverty data.
UK employees have the longest working week in the European Union. But this does not make the UK a more productive nation.
The dominant credit rating agencies – S&P, Moody’s and Fitch – have been accused of faults including: false ratings, flawed methodology, and political bias.
One of the surprises of the contest to become leader of the Conservative Party – and with it prime minister – has been the candidacy of Rory Stewart.
Roughly two out of every three arrests by state and local law enforcement target small-time offenders who are carrying less than a gram of illegal drugs.
Hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits, also known as sexual assault kits (SAKs), languish in evidence storage facilities across the U.S.
There is no place in the country where a family supported by one minimum-wage worker with a full-time job can live and afford a 2-bedroom apartment at the average fair-market rent.
U.S. Laws Protect Police While Endangering Civilians. The ritual of an unnecessary police killing with no real accountability has become painfully familiar.
What the UK population will look like by 2061 under hard, soft or no Brexit scenarios DeymosHR/Shutterstock Nik Lomax, University of Leeds; Paul Norman, University of Leeds; Philip Rees, University of Leeds, and Pia Wohland,
The Wellbeing Budget signals a new approach to the way governments work, by placing the wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart of what we do.
Indiana governor signed legislation to provide state compensation for innocent Hoosiers who were exonerated of crimes they did not commit.
Genealogists help solve crimes, sometimes identifying suspects with the DNA of distant relatives they’ve never met. Concerns about privacy issues persist.
While imprisoned, he made a series of pencil drawings on the back of stray sheets of paper to document the brutality of his time spent behind bars.
what are the options for Remainers in the European Elections? With so many options, the vote is likely to be split across several parties.
Newly declassified United States military and intelligence documents recently delivered to Argentina offer new details about the country’s brutal military.
The annual cost of child poverty comes to around $1 trillion. Meanwhile, every dollar spent reducing child poverty is estimated to yield $7 in the future.
The suit alleges these companies deceptively and illegally promoted opioids and that they failed to investigate, report, maintain effective control, and take steps to terminate suspicious orders of the highly addictive prescription drugs.
Workers timekeeping software was the focus of a study that documents how it could be used to facilitate wage theft. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Nevada bill will compensate men and women wrongfully convicted in the state for the years they spent behind bars and grant them certificates of innocence.
April 15 is the day when the five largest tobacco companies pay US$9 billion dollars to state governments, each and every year, forever.
Europe is seen more expansively and positively in the German textbooks. Unlike the English books, German materials presented clear loyalties to Europe.
Video of a former French boxer punching a group of policemen and pushing them back during the yellow vests protests in Paris.
Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health and that of their baby.
Medical Marijuana industry was worth about US$7.2 billion in 2016, according to Forbes, and is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 17%.
Cuba medical degrees have become popular among American students. The Cuban education system is debt-free and the medical program is very advanced.
In a long animal cannibalism experiment, the US is accused of feeding dead kittens to healthy ones since 1982. The experiment used over 3000 cats.
Linus Torvalds was approached by the National Security Agency for backdoor in Linux, according to his father Nils Torvalds.
The Federal Reserve refused in 2013 to let Germany inspect its own gold stored in the US. This raised questions about whether it still in the vaults or not.
New York offered Amazon US$3 billion to build a second HQ on the promise of 25k jobs. Later, Amazon backed out, citing political opposition to its plans.
Critics of industry payments to doctors say they can influence recipients to prescribe drugs that cost more, may not be necessary or are similar to cheaper generics.
Drugs do exist to reverse opioid overdoses or treat long-term opioid addiction. But while opioids have become easier and easier to obtain through illicit markets and sellers on the dark web, a drug that could save countless lives has become increasingly out of reach.
Irish influence on Australian English and on Australians is less than you’d expect on the surface, but everywhere once you start looking.
Not content with billions of dollars in profits from a potent painkiller, its maker explored expanding into the treatment of opioid addiction.
When the lawsuit went to trial in 2010, the judge granted a request by attorneys to disallow questioning about the officer’s disciplinary history.
In 2017, a coalition of states and non-government organizations estimated that there were some 40 million people enslaved worldwide.
In 2005, The New York Times reported that two planes used in the CIA torture program were operated by a contractor based in North Carolina.
Adapting to climate change will be a big challenge for cities and citizens around the world. The good news is that investing in it can be cost-effective.
Conspiracy is a common form of human behavior across all cultures throughout recorded time, and it has always been particularly widespread in politics.
How much plastic is in the ocean? According to statistician Liberty Vittert, there are 7.2 trillion grocery bags of plastic waste on Earth today.
The EU steps up action against disinformation European Commission – Press release Brussels, 5 December 2018 To protect its democratic systems and public debates and in view of the 2019 European elections as well as
The EU awards 12,000 travel passes for 18 year-olds to explore Europe in 2019 European Commission – Press release Brussels, 29 November 2018 The European Commission is launching a second DiscoverEU competition. From today (12:00
Oil prices are highly variable and completely out of the control of individual executives. So why do executives earn more when oil prices go up?
The Reid technique can even convince some innocent suspects that they are guilty. Suspects will sometimes reenact a crime they did not commit.
When these scandals strike, charities face a dilemma – keep the money given by the now-tarnished donor or return the tainted funds.
Receiving money from opioid makers in one year is associated with doctors prescribing more opioids the next year, according to disclosed data.
Research shows that economic pressure pushes drivers to work extremely long hours, contributing significantly to truck crashes.
Media tend to cast the violent acts of white criminals as unfortunate anomalies of illness. For black shooters they render them as inherent criminality.
Digitalcourage filed a complaint at the Constitutional Court against the German government for using Trojan spyware to illegally read encrypted messages.
Police in the U.S. kill on average more than 1,000 men per year, or about three men per day, about 8 percent of all adult male homicide deaths.
The American patent system was designed to stimulate innovation, but some citizens argue that it’s hurting innovation and limiting access to technology.
Trump is trying to throw world leaders off-balance so that he can extract more trade concessions from them; or he is just adrift.
Corporate charitable contributions may bend laws and regulations in ways that boost profits rather than serve the public’s interests.
The role of baseball in Japanese-U.S. diplomacy has a long and rich history after it was introduced to the Japanese people in the 1870s.
Serving police officers being members of the Freemasons has been a recurring theme in policing in England and Wales for some 50 years.
The Indian Railways company has received 28 million applications for its 90 thousands new positions, opened as part of a $130 billion modernization plan.
Uwe Huck, the head of Porsche works council and deputy chairman of Porsche supervisory said that evening work-related emails should be returned to sender.
Yachya and Maria met in 2010 in China and decided to move to Yachya’s hometown, the Syrian capital Damascus. As they were preparing for their marriage, the civil war broke out, in 2011. So they fled to Maria’s hometown, in eastern Ukraine.
CITY SAID PARK STAIRCASE COSTS OVER $65K BUT A RETIREE BUILT IT FOR $500 ONLY A retiree from Toronto, Canada, has built a staircase in a public park to safeguard residents from a risky slope.
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) general assembly has decided to change its name to World Taekwondo. The previous one, in use since the establishment of the federation in 1973, has been abandoned for its negative connotation, as it refers to the acronym WTF.
In the UK elections of June 8th 2017, a man nicknamed Lord Buckethead ran against the Prime Minister Theresa May in Maindenhead. 249 people voted for him. This is not his first election. In 1987,
On November 24, 2014, Michael Hanline walked out of the Ventura County jail a free man after serving 36 years for a murder he did not commit. The Ventura County District Attorney agreed to reversing
On Wednesday July 25th 1990, the Iraqi president Saddam Hussein met with the US ambassador April Glaspie. The meeting’s outcome has had a vital impact on the whole region. Its ramifications are still haunting Iraq, Syria, Iran and the Gulf countries until now.
The Defense Department’s Strategic Automated Command and Control System, used to exchange emergency messages with US nuclear forces is still running on an IBM platform from the 1970s. The system uses 8inch floppy disks, the
Under ancient Jewish law, unanimous conviction in a capital crime was considered as too good to be correct. The absence of dissenting opinions among the judges was seen a proof that the suspect is very
“We want to have a car-free center. We want to make it better for pedestrians, cyclists. It will be better for shops and everyone.” Lan Marie Berg, lead negotiator for the Green Party in Oslo told reporters in