(JERUSALEM) — As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding U.S. policy by declaring the wall’s location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem. Heading to Israel on the second stop in the president’s nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed questions over whether the administration is considerin...
FinanceFeeds - It will barely be surprising to say that Europe is suffering from binary options fraud. Sweden has become the latest to join the ranks of European nations complaining of a rise in enquiries and complaints about binary options brokers and an increase in losses incurred by clients of these entities. The trend has been underlined in a report by Sweden’s Finansinspektionen, entitled Consumer Protection on the Financial Market. Binary options are mentioned amid the top three sour...
Overwatch League is getting its own developmental league for teams and players who are almost-but-not-quite ready to make it to the big leagues: Overwatch Contenders. Blizzard announced the Overwatch Contenders developmental league today, offering aspiring Overwatch pros a chance to hone their skills and show off their talents to Overwatch League teams in a structured competitive league. The Contenders league kicks off this summer with Season 0 — open to anyone in North America and Europ...
Seven years ago, the value of a single bitcoin was worth a quarter-of-a-cent. Today, that single bitcoin is worth upwards of $2,200. Monday marked the seventh anniversary of what is said to be the first recorded instance of bitcoin used in a real world transaction. Over the course of seven years, bitcoin’s value has multiplied 879,999 times over since 2010. If an investor had decided to spend five dollars back then on about 2,000 bitcoins, that stake would be worth $4.4 million today. With...
BMW plans to heavily invest in the next phase of its long and fruitful history. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nicolas Peter has revealed that the company’s research and development budget will be rising as a percentage of the firm’s overall budget in order to deal with the challenges posed by a rapidly changing industry. In an interview with German outlet Boersen-Zeitung, Peter said that BMW will expand its investment in the following areas: electrification, CO2 emissions and autonomous dri...
Elation and heartbreak encompassing medals of various colours along with top performances made up quite an eventful Canadian sport weekend. Here are the details… Athletics Andre De Grasse beat a strong 200-metre field at the Jamaica International Invitational this weekend, clocking in at 20.14 seconds. The 200m Olympic silver medallist in front of a knowledgeable athletics crowd in Kingston outpaced American LaShawn Merritt (20.28) and Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain (20.29) comfortably. Stay...
Harare, Zimbabwe — A South African big game hunter died on Friday in Zimbabwe after a fellow hunter fired his gun at an elephant causing it to collapse on him, according to multiple media reports. According to News 24, Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a group of hunters when four elephants charged the group inside the Good Luck Farm preserve in Zimbabwe. A female elephant lifted Botha with her trunk and another hunter shot her. The elephant collapsed and fell on Botha, killing him. Simuka...
WE CHANGED THE WORLD! ...OOPSGood morning! Busy news day already, with Ford set to replace its CEO, SoftBank finally closing its Vision Fund, AngelList launching a platform for ICOs, and Wilbur Ross waking up from a nap to make a nonsense comment about protesters in Saudi Arabia. But first: My column in the latest issue of Fortune. (You can read it online here.) IF YOU PAY ATTENTION only to statistics, the technology industry is stronger than ever: Profits are surging, tech stocks are up 17.4% t...
Nissan With the public charging infrastructure for electric cars expanding apace and Tesla Superchargers popping up like mushrooms, the concept of driving a few hundred miles in an EV is no longer as absurd a suggestion as it was just a couple of years ago. But ten thousand miles across Europe and central Asia? Come on now. That’s exactly what Chris Ramsey of Plug In Adventures plans to do, entering an all-...
Last week, The Washington Post reported that 36 million pounds of imported nonorganic soybeans suddenly obtained “organic” labels for domestic sale after entering California. This could happen because soybeans, like other foods, are imported via complex global supply chains, involving many different specialist businesses between the farmer and the final customer. Regulating these supply chains to ensure, for example, that “organic” foods deserve their labels is hard...
Three-and-half billion Kinder eggs are sold globally each year but the popular chocolate-toy hybrid generates zero sales from the United States market. Until now. Confectionery maker Ferrero International S.A. says at the beginning of 2018, it will debut a version of the iconic, decades-old Kinder Egg to the U.S. market for the first time. The most commonly known version of the product is the Kinder Surprise, which is a hollow chocolate egg that holds a plastic capsule which itself contains a to...
The widow of a British lawmaker killed by a right-wing extremist last year successfully got all major political parties to take an hour out of campaigning this weekend. Brendan Cox, the widower of Jo Cox, the British Member of Parliament who was stabbed and shot outside her constituency surgery in northern England on June 16 last year, has been fighting to ensure that politicians avoid bitterness and hatred in their campaigning in the run up to the U.K.’s general election, which takes pl...
In his campaign for president, Donald Trump famously promised to “drain the swamp” and do things differently. One way the president can do that is with the people he nominates for key positions in government. And although Trump’s Supreme Court and Cabinet nominees — and, now, the next FBI nominee — have garnered a lot of attention, his nominees for ambassadors have earned far less. But in the initial nominations for ambassador, there is an important lesson: Trump isn...
For a substantial chunk of the animal-loving population, it’s essential that the clothes they wear or the beauty they use did not harm any animals in the making. While in a few countries around the world animal testing is mandatory, India thankfully doesn’t have such a regulation in place. We put together a list of brands available in the country that are against animal testing for all you lovers of the furry beings. Here’s your shopping guide. ...
WASHINGTON: US President Trump during the two-day Riyadh summit in Saudi Arabia acknowledged that India was a victim of terrorism and also asked countries to ensure that terror groups don't find sanctuaries on their soil. "The nations of Europe have also endured unspeakable horror. So too have the nations of Africa and even South America. India, Russia, China and Australia have been victims," he said at the summit.   President Donald Trump did not schedule a meeting wit...
As President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, a trending topic on Twitter was #bintrump, Arabic for "Trump's daughter," meaning Ivanka. The term expresses admiration for someone by referencing the accomplishments of his offspring. "With President Trump, when we want to mention how great he is, we say 'Abu Ivanka,' we don't say 'Abu Eric.' She's amazing,” businessman Ahmed Ibrahim told the L.A. Times. To Saudi women, the first daughter is an aspirational figure as a traditio...
FinanceFeeds - A leopard cannot change its spots, says the well worn adage. The innate nature of the human condition in some cases runs counter to the ever changing and rapidly advancing world of FX industry execution methodology and market infrastructure topography. Nowadays, there is a clear distinction between the electronic trading companies that operate their entire corporate entities with aplomb, delivering services that range from prime of prime brokerage with genuine market connectivity,...
The Ctrip website. The company announced a deal to buy metasearch site Skyscanner at the end of last year. CtripSkift Take: Zhou's comments point to more deals for companies outside China, similar to the one for Skyscanner, and with plenty of money to spend it looks like it could be a very busy few years. — Patrick WhyteWhenever there are whispers of any travel company looking for a buyer, the focus invariably turns to China and especially the big travel companies that dominate the market...
“Nothing will give us more meaning in life than to know that we matter for others.” – Esther Perel I’ve wanted to speak with psychotherapist Esther Perel for years. In a cover story, The New York Times called her the most important game changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking infidelity have more than 17 million views, and she’s tested and been exposed to everything imaginable in thirty-four year...
Current President Donald Trump may be living it up in Saudi Arabia, but former President Barack Obama certainly isn’t slacking off on the sweet life. Obama and his wife Michelle are in Italy this week on vacation, after the former President spoke to the Institute for International Political Studies in Milan on the importance of addressing climate change, to preserve the world’s food supply and protect its underprivileged. Apparently, he’s decided to demonstrate humanityR...