Cristophe Wallace

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Ukraine And EU Integration

Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt has identified Turkey and Ukraine as two crucial “swing states” for Europe. Where they go – into the EU or somewhere else – will be very important for Europe’s global weight in the coming decades.<p>Today, none of the swingers inspires much confidence. …

Who owns Britain? Anybody but us

So, we're to have Chinese companies providing our nuclear generated electricity (Editorial, 17 October). Can the chancellor explain why it is OK to have companies owned by foreign governments – including by communist ones – controlling major chunks of the British economy (all Chinese nuclear …

2015 Porsche Macan First Ride

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Cayman<p>Porsche let us go on a ride-along of late-stage validation testing of its 2015 Macan compact crossover here in Southern California, months ahead of its official reveal and on-sale date.<p>Manufacturers usually give automotive journalists the red carpet treatment. However, …

2014 Cadillac CTS First Test

Running Numbers on the Non-Vsport Models<p>Things are off to a strong start for Cadillac and the new CTS. As you likely read in our First Test of the performance-oriented CTS Vsport, that twin-turbo V-6 model had more than enough gumption to dispatch the twin-turbo V-8-powered BMW 550i and outgoing …

2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible First Test

Slow, Stylish, and Loud<p>The 2014 Infiniti Q60 convertible is disappointingly slow, but the car’s standard 325-hp engine is most definitely not at fault. Formerly known as the G37 convertible, the Infiniti hard-top convertible offers more than 100 hp more than the base models of the Lexus IS C …

GM pits the Camaro Z/28 against the Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

Baddest of them all?<p>General Motors is through playing around with the Ford Mustang. The upcoming Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is a full four-seconds faster than the Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, Ford's most track-focused machine, around Milford Proving Grounds. Fanciness like carbon-ceramic brake rotors, …

2014 Hyundai Equus: Luxury for a modest price

The 2014 Hyundai Equus brings a luxury ride for at least $10K less than the competition<p>In order to understand 2014 Hyundai Equus, you have to understand something about South Korean business culture: Big sedans come with big responsibilities. And if you're high enough up in a chaebol—one of the …

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, 4th time in 48 hours

Think China is the No. 1 Country for Hacking? Think Again.

China has earned a reputation as the hacker capital of the world, but a new report shows the bulk of global cyber-attack activity has recently come from its smaller neighbor Indonesia.<p>Thirty-eight percent of cyber attacks originated in Indonesia during the second quarter of 2013, up from 21 percent …

US shutdown: Senate reaches fiscal deal

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Senate 'very close' to deal after House nixes last-ditch debt vote

After the House abandoned a last-ditch effort to pass its own legislation, Senate leaders say they're closing in on a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling before a key Thursday deadline.<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell re-started their …

After House stalls, Dems and GOP in Senate reboot shutdown, debt plan talks

After 24 hectic hours, Congress was back where it started Tuesday night -- with Republicans and Democrats in the Senate near a deal to end to the U.S. budget standoff, while House Republicans can't agree among themselves.<p>Meanwhile the U.S. government is creeping closer to potentially defaulting on …

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder calls for review of rape case

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder on Tuesday called for a grand jury review of a controversial case of alleged rape in Maryville.<p>"The appalling facts in the public record shock the conscience and cry out that responsible authorities must take another look," he said, referring to the case of Daisy …

Japan Typhoon Wipha kills 17 people

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Natural Disasters

What happens in a US debt default?

What is a US debt default?<p>At its most basic level, a default is when a person or an entity cannot repay a debt on time. For instance, when a person can't make a payment on a mortgage or a car loan.<p>When a country does this, it's known as a sovereign default. This is when the country cannot repay its …

Finance

Ex-ACORN operatives helping roll out ObamaCare

A group formed from the ruins of ACORN is hard at work signing people up for ObamaCare, and may be collecting taxpayer cash for their work despite Congress' efforts to cut the organization and its affiliates off from government funding, a watchdog group charged.<p>The United Labor Unions Council Local …

US government shutdown: two weeks in, what's next to run out of money?

After 14 days, the number of agencies operating as usual is dwindling – and many more face closure if a deal isn't done<p>Senators announce deal to end government shutdown – live<p>Two weeks into the US government's partial shutdown, new funding is being provided to some services to reopen closed …

Clerics In Syria Issue Fatwa Allowing Citizens To Eat Dogs, Cats To Prevent Starvation

Muslim leaders in war-torn Syria have issued a fatwa allowing citizens in the embattled suburbs of the capital Damascus to eat dogs and cats to satiate their hunger, according to multiple reports. Islam normally considers the meat unfit for humans.<p>The fatwa came during the Muslim holiday of Eid …

1:15<p>Prince Harry, Meghan Markle say 'I will'<p>1:35<p>Bill Gates says Trump confused HIV with HPV<p>2:49<p>'I have no apologies': Kent State graduate explains why she posed with AR-10<p>2:14<p>What happens to our Internet if net neutrality is gone?<p>2:52<p>Remembering Tom Wolfe, author of 'The Right Stuff'<p>2:20<p>The queen's …

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick On How Obama Should Handle the Crisis In Syria

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick on how President Obama should handle the crisis in Syria.<p>Kudos to Vladimir Putin for proposing a formula to eliminate …

China Readies Moon Rover for December Launch

As China marks the 10-year anniversary of its first manned spaceflight, the nation is gearing up to launch its most complex robotic mission to the …

Space Exploration

Apple just poached Burberry’s expertise in China

Apple poached more than Burberry’s luxury and social media savvy by plucking its departing CEO Angela Ahrendts. The company is also gaining the expertise of one of the most successful luxury brands in China, which happens to be the world’s largest smartphone market and one of Apple’s target markets.<p>…

Louis Vuitton

Ariana Grande Is Following In Cardi B’s Footsteps With This Late Night Takeover

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>TRL<p>Emo pop icons in the making<p>Pop<p>DAMN. …

Amazon to create 800 non-zero-hours jobs in runup to Christmas

Online retailer says temporary workers will be offered chance to take up permanent posts on guaranteed hours<p>Online retailer Amazon is to create 800 jobs before the end of the year and make changes to shift patterns at its distribution centres, moving from five-day eight-hour shifts to four-day …

Fitch issues warning on U.S. credit rating

Fitch Ratings took a step toward cutting the U.S. government's AAA debt rating Tuesday, as the clock ticked toward the Thursday deadline to raise the nation's debt ceiling or risk default.<p>Chicago-based Fitch, the third-largest of the major debt-rating companies behind Standard & Poor's and Moody's …

Review: Genre-Bending ‘Forgetting The Girl’ Falls Prey To Typical Indie Pop Psychology

Review: Genre-Bending 'Forgetting The Girl' Falls Prey To Typical Indie Pop Psychology<p>The tyranny of genre is the result of movies falling prey to ad …

Filmmaking

Gregarious and Kind, Dark and Mysterious: Greg Sestero on THE ROOM

There’s no<br>way to talk about <i>The Room</i> without talking<br>about irony. The theater 2003 release of the movie —funded mysteriously by …

Gregarious