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'I will eat my hat if Merkel doesn't win': readers on the German election

Guardian readers in Germany weigh up their votes in a general election seen as Angela Merkel’s to lose<p>German voters are hoping for business as usual after September’s general election, according to readers who responded to a Guardian callout.<p>Angela Merkel’s party, the Christian Democratic Union, is …

The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler

Few names have cast more terror into the human heart than Dracula. The legendary vampire, created by author Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel of the same …

World History

How political dynasts like Rahul Gandhi can stay relevant

It isn’t fashionable or politically correct these days to see political virtue in Rahul Gandhi. Much of it is of the making of his work style widely …

Things to know about international military exercises

Military drills by the US and South Korea heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and Russia is playing war games in Belarus. Are there any …

North Korea

End Of The Earth: Climate Refugees Confronted With The Effects Of Rising Seas

‘If the sea level rises, I am 100% sure that my country is going to be gone.’<p>It has been predicted that by 2050, the number of climate refugees could …

Climate Change

$200,000 cops: why NY property taxes keep soaring

Wonder why New York property taxes are sky-high, particularly in the Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley suburbs around the city? The Empire Center’s …

Hudson Valley

Eight dead in Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma

• Hollywood police chief says deaths were heat-related<br>• Many Floridians facing new hazards in wake of the storm<p>Eight residents at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears on Wednesday about the safety of Florida’s 4 million senior citizens amid …

A former US Navy SEAL tweeted his solution to the North Korean crisis - and it just might work

When Jocko Willink‏, a former US Navy SEAL who is now an author and occasional Business Insider contributor, was asked on Twitter how he would handle …

Brexit Leaves French Fishermen On The Hook

France's busiest port, Boulougne-sur-Mer, sits just across the English Channel from Britain, in the Calais region.<p>Seagulls glide above scores of brightly painted boats docking to unload the catch of the day — mainly sole but also cod, roussette, crab and scallops.<p>It's all sold at a bustling seaside …

The Entrepreneur: Michelle Phan

First woman to build a $500 million company from a web series

Miami Beach

The Dos And Don'ts Of Mentoring

Mentorship is a vital component of professional development. Perhaps no business leader has reached success without the benefit of a mentor to guide him or her through the inevitable peaks and valleys of business.<p>Some organizations have formal mentorship programs, while others have less formalized …

workimprovement

Why play can improve the interdisciplinary collaboration in your team

Improving collaboration by learning from playful behaviorThis interdisciplinary team uses play to collaborate and solve their problems. (photo …

Life-Saving Advice: Student Recognizes Professor's Health Symptoms

WALTHAM (CBS) — As Professor Jill Brown taught the last seminar of a leadership ethics summer course at Bentley University, she was brushing off some …

Health

Apple Announces New Products: Pictures

Tim Cook

Google Drive is changing—here's how to prepare

New apps for the cloud-storage service.<p>File storage service Google Drive is ending support for its desktop apps in March. But what exactly is changing, what will happen to your data, and most important, what do you need to do to get ready? We'll answer all those questions and more. Here's a rundown …

Harold Pinter play returns for 60th Birthday Party

The famous screenwriter's first big play will star Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan in the main parts.<p>A restage of Harold Pinter's The …

Playwrights

Face-reading AI will be able to detect your politics and IQ, professor says

Professor whose study suggested technology can detect whether a person is gay or straight says programs will soon reveal traits such as criminal predisposition<p>Voters have a right to keep their political beliefs private. But according to some researchers, it won’t be long before a computer program …

Artificial Intelligence

Escape from hurricane Irma was not an option for most of us in the Caribbean | Gabrielle Thongs

‘Climate change’ does not adequately capture the chaos brought to these islands by the extreme weather. Poverty will make the recovery even more difficult<p>• Gabrielle Thongs specialises in disaster planning and spatial modelling at the University of the West Indies<p>The winds and rain came first, …