Gucci pulls face-covering sweater after blackface flap

Gucci pulls face-covering sweater after blackface flap

08 February 2019 – Luxury fashion brand Gucci issued an apology last night and said it has discontinued the balaclava jumper, a garment whose design caused immediate backlash over its...

EU chief ponders special place in hell for some Brexiteers

EU chief ponders special place in hell for some Brexiteers

07 February 2019 – European Council President Donald Tusk took a swipe at some Brexit-backers in Britain, wondering aloud what “special place in hell” might be reserved for those who...

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

04 February 2019 – Defenses dominated what was supposed to be a super shootout, until Tom Brady led one classic drive to win the New England Patriots their record-tying sixth...

US stocks jump after Fed indicates patience on rate increases

Rising interest rates send US stocks tumbling

31 January 2019 – U.S. stocks finished sharply higher last night after the Federal Reserve signaled it could hold off on interest rate increases in the coming months, citing muted...

Huawei chief in court after US extradition request

Huawei chief in court after US extradition request

30 January 2019 – The comical Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin today in Washington that are...

Field Cast chosen as nickname for Olympic volunteers

Field Cast chosen as nickname for Olympic volunteers

29 January 2019 – Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced last night that “Field Cast” will be the nickname given to volunteers working at competition venues and...

14 arrested in Hong Kong for gold trading scam

14 Arrested In Hong Kong For Gold Trading Scam

28 January 2019 – A total of fourteen people have been arrested in the past three months in relation to a multi-million dollar gold trading scam, Hong Kong authorities...

Japan, Iran advance to Asian Cup semi-finals

Japan Iran advance to Asian Cup semi-finals

25 January 2019 – Japan and Iran became the first two teams to advance to the Asian Cup semifinals last night. Four-time champion Japan eliminated Vietnam 1-0 in their quarterfinal...

Trump says he’ll give State of Union after shutdown ends

Trump says he'll give State of Union after shutdown ends

24 January 2019 – President Donald Trump said last night he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with...

China to give Cambodia US$600m in grant aid

China To Give Cambodia US$600m In Grant Aid

23 January 2019 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, making a four-day visit to China, said today that Beijing has agreed to provide his nation with nearly $600 million in...