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British business marches cheerfully into the unknown

IT WAS sure to slump. Following the Brexit referendum of June 2016, many economists expected that shrinking investment would push the economy into …

The success of the Brexit negotiations show that we're finally getting our country back

They don’t know how it’s going to work or when it will start or who will be allowed here, but the leaked Brexit papers show at last they’re going to …

United Kingdom

Hurricane Irma: UK increases relief fund to £32m

<b>The UK government has increased the relief fund for British overseas territories devastated by Hurricane Irma to £32m, Theresa May has said.</b><p>The announcement - increasing the fund from £12m - was made by the prime minister as she said the government had responded "swiftly" to the disaster.<p>Defence …

On day 193, Donald Trump (tries) to start over

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The restart of Donald Trump's presidency begins today, his 193rd day in office.<p>Or so he hopes.<p>Trump is coming off the worst week of his presidency, a disastrous seven days in which the infighting he stokes broke into public, the Senate's attempt to repeal and replace the …

In World War I, British military industry was dominated by women

Women workers of WWI<p>Stepping up to fuel the Great War<p>c. 1917<p>When Britain entered World War I in 1914, thousands of women joined the workforce to fill …

How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

The assassination that started World War I

The attack by Serbian extremists on the heirs to the Austrian throne on June 28, 1914 sparked what was called the "July Crisis" in Europe. A month …

The Constitution of the United States has failed

This is not fine.<p>What kind of nation allows the loser of a national election to become president — and then does it again 16 years later?<p>What kind of …

How Did These Ancient Roman Coins End Up in Japan?

They date to the 4th century.<p>An artist’s depiction of ancient Roman coins. (Photo: Public domain)<p>Officials in Japan said Monday that they had found …

The Assassination of President William McKinley

Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition boasted everything from a nine-ton elephant to a 389-foot “Electric Tower” powered by nearby Niagara Falls, but few …

Trump Mexico Visit Backfires on President With Bruised Image

While President Enrique Pena Nieto may have sought to help Mexicans living in the U.S. by welcoming presidential candidate Donald Trump into his …

The many versions of a Donald Trump meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's meetings often end the same way -- with two very different takeaways.<p>The billionaire businessman has a private conversation with a prominent figure. Afterward, the two sides offer vastly -- sometimes comically -- different versions of that interaction.<p>This routine has been on …

7 lines that defined Trump's immigration speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump vowed Wednesday "there will be no amnesty," making his case for a United States less hospitable to, and accessible for, undocumented immigrants.<p>But amid the hardline bluster, Trump didn't repeat his previous commitment to round up and deport all 11 million …

There’s no way Trump’s doctor knows who the healthiest president is

In December, Donald Trump’s physician claimed that Trump would “unequivocally” be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” His statement, full of non-medical, but positively Trumpian descriptions of the Republican presidential candidate’s physical excellence, resurfaced recently …

Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says

MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it didn't even do after annexing Crimea or throwing its support behind separatist rebels in the east.<p>State news agencies quoted Medvedev as …

France's truck attack marks deadly twist in European terror

LONDON (AP) — France's deadly truck attack marks a frightening new reality in European terrorism: assailants turning to an ever-expanding arsenal in bloodshed that is becoming harder to predict or prevent.<p>Europe is no stranger to such violence, but Thursday's death toll of at least 84 people …

Dying Gaul Is a World Masterpiece About Death

<i>Dying Gaul</i> is a world masterpiece. A once-in-a-lifetime loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, the 2,000-year-old sculpture ispart …

Mike Pence has a place in history

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump announced Friday that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice to be his running mate, and the two will appear together on Saturday during a campaign event in New York City.<p>Here's a look at the historical implications for Trump's selection of Pence.<p>Indiana<p>This will be the first …

Queen’s Power: The Case of Catherine Parr

Minna F. Weinstein profiles the last Queen of Henry VIII; a Protestant of learning who helped to determine the religious future of England.<p>Power is a …

Henry Viii

Inside the catacombs, buried history ties Jews to ancient Rome

ROME — Aristocratic Roman families have chosen the scenic environs of the Via Appia to build their villas for centuries. Shrouded by lush gardens and …

Mikhail Gorbachev says Nato is escalating Cold War with Russia 'into a hot one'

Former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev has accused Nato of preparing for "offensive operations" against Russia.<p>As the Western alliance held a summit …

Russia

Donald Trump Reportedly Used Charity Money To Buy Himself An Autographed Tim Tebow Helmet

A story involving Donald Trump and Tim Tebow seems too good to be true. Is this from a satirical website? Was it concocted by a ripe imagination? Is it possible that the two clickiest names in politics and sports are really together in one story?<p>According to the Washington Post, well, yes.<p>Trump, …

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A week has now passed since the vote that divided the electorate and sent shockwaves through the political establishment. Among the many sectors that are coming to terms with the consequences – seeking answers and assurances – higher education has much at stake.<p>During the referendum campaign, the …

Higher Education

Stuck on a Problem? Let Your Mind Wander

There’s a reason some people say they get their best ideas when they’re running. A new study from researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and …

Remembering the Ladies of the American Revolution

On March 31, 1776, as the crescendo of war drums sounded towards American independence, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband, John Adams, who …

Two women sued New York flagship store for ‘civil recovery’ practice after being held in basement cells, forced to pay hefty fines and given criminal charges<p>When Samya Moftah walked into the Macy’s flagship New York store looking for gifts for her family last summer, she did not expect to be locked …

Macy's

Brexit is a wake-up call: save Europe

The British vote has dealt an irreparable blow to the European project, and the shock is hard to exaggerate. Yet if there is one mistake EU leaders should avoid now, it would be to think that the forces at play represent a strictly British phenomenon. Twin dynamics have been brutally exposed: the …

Europe