Tanya Kneidinger

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Almost every speed limit is too low

When lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?”<p>Hearing his question, you might assume that lieutenant Megge is a particularly zealous police officer. The type of person who walks half a city …

USDOT

New antibiotic from Cape fynbos

As a cash crunch bites, Zimbabwe wants locals to use livestock as bank collateral

Zimbabweans have not forgotten when their hyper-inflationary economy turned them into wretched millionaires. It has only been a decade, from a period during which the country’s central bank issued notes that lost value almost as soon as they were printed.<p>With few international friends, except for …

Robert Mugabe

What Does The Far Side Of The Moon Look Like?

Have we taken any sort of video, or still pictures of the dark side of the moon?<p>We absolutely have, and they are super fun! A first point of clarification, though – there’s no “dark side” of the Moon.<p>There’s a <i>far</i> side which is never visible from our perspective on the Earth, but with the exception …

Trump effect on French election: Anything is possible

PARIS (AP) — The impossible is now possible, French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said in celebration after Donald Trump won the …

Donald Trump

North Korea Offers Unconditional Surrender After Mike Pence Angrily Squints at It

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—In a major foreign-policy coup for the Trump Administration, North Korea offered to unconditionally abandon its nuclear program on Monday, after Mike Pence spent several minutes angrily squinting at the nation from just across the border.<p>Warning North Korea that the …

Uzbek Man Main Suspect in Swedish Truck Attack That Killed Four

STOCKHOLM—A 39-year-old Uzbek man being held in custody is the suspected driver of a hijacked beer delivery truck that ploughed into crowds in …

Berlin Christmas Market Attacker Got Order Directly From ISIS: Report

BERLIN—The Tunisian who killed 12 people by driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin received his orders directly from ISIS, a German …

Extremism

Prehistoric Sea Creature From 70 Million Years Ago Found by Elk Hunter in Montana

HELENA, Mont. — A fossil found by an elk hunter in Montana nearly seven years ago has led to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric sea creature that lived about 70 million years ago in the inland sea that flowed east of the Rocky Mountains.<p>The new species of elasmosaur is detailed in an …

No need to despair even as the dream of South Africa feels like a nightmare

Like many, this Easter I feel that the dream of South Africa feels more like a nightmare. Personal interests, corruption, private gain, entitlement, …

South Africa

ANC Watch

The ANC has become a machine of endless wheels within in wheels, out of control, grinding itself to pulp and threatening the country’s …

British legislators target citizenship of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s wife

LONDON — A group of British legislators is urging the government to remove the citizenship of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s British-born wife.<p>Some …

Protesters march against Le Pen as French campaign enters final stretch

Several hundred protesters marched in northern Paris on Sunday to protest against far-right National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen, saying that basic freedoms would disappear if she were elected to the French presidency.<p>With just a week to go before the first round of France's presidential …

Brexit Voters Respond Angrily To News EU Agencies Will Withdraw From UK Within Weeks

'You couldn't make it up'.<p>Brexit voters have responded angrily to news that EU diplomats are plotting to withdraw flagship agencies from Britain …

Turkey vote curtailed fundamental freedoms, say European observers

Constitutional referendum took place on unlevel playing field and campaigners did not have equal opportunities, say monitors<p>The Turkish referendum on presidential powers took place on an “unlevel playing field” and in a political environment where fundamental freedoms were curtailed, European …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

South Africa ETF: Why Is It Up?

By<p>April 17, 2017 11:45 a.m. ET<p>The warning shot <i>Barron’s</i> fired over South Africa doesn’t seem to be scaring investors away from the <b>iShares MSCI South</b> …

Why does the French presidential election matter to the UK?

The French election has always held significance for Britain, since France is one half of the Franco-German axis that has been a determining factor in the direction of the European Union.<p>France, along with Britain, is also the only EU nation capable of projecting military power independently and, …

Opinion: Turkish referendum must be a wake-up call for Germany

A large majority of Turks here in Germany voted in favor of extending Erdogan’s authority. Germany needs to respond by taking a good, honest look at …

French elections: Marine Le Pen seeks anti-immigrant voters

France will vote to elect its next president in less than a week.<p>The far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is counting on her traditional base on the southeast coast, as well as former leftist working-class voters hit hard by de-industrialisation in the north.<p>But her party's latest recruits are …

The Frankenstein of Giant Viruses Found in Sewage Plant

New giant viruses found at an Austrian wastewater treatment plant probably evolved from a smaller virus that picked up bits of genome from its hosts …

Guptas get military vehicle to escape protesters

Erika Gibson<p>The Gupta family believes the police can no longer protect them from furious protesters and are now keeping an armoured military vehicle …

Travel (South Africa)

South Africa’s descent

By Editorial Board<p>UNDER PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s quality of governance has steadily deteriorated, along with its economic prospects and role as a continental leader. A big reason is corruption: Mr. Zuma has allowed graft to flourish and has himself been the target of numerous …

South Africa

I’m known as the Brexit expert who said it would never actually happen – after Article 50, my opinion hasn’t changed

Last year’s EU referendum result was a big surprise followed by bigger questions about when Brexit would start and what it might look like. A few …

Merging seas: Parts of the Arctic Ocean are turning into the Atlantic

<b>(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)</b><p>Climate change is helping drive warm water into the eastern Arctic Ocean, altering it in unprecedented ways<p>Brian Kahn<p>April 8, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>The Arctic is undergoing an astonishingly rapid transition as climate change …

Global Warming

What Did Putin Know and When Did He Know It?

Russia is deeply complicit in the Syrian tragedy. Stopping Assad requires standing up to Moscow.<p>As U.S. Tomahawk missiles soared over the Mediterranean toward Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase, speculation was already flying about how the attack would affect the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations anticipated …

Middle East

Rand Paul: Syria strikes 'not in the national interest'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Rand Paul said Saturday that he wants Congress to exercise its constitutional authority to declare war before any further actions in Syria. And he had sharp words for those who say a post-9/11 law gives President Trump that power, calling them "dishonest" and "not intellectually …

Middle East

The EU could collapse completely if we continue to vilify nationalism

Beware the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was warned before his fatal visit to the Roman forum on 15 March, or at least that is what Shakespeare would …

Millennials Fuel Right-Wing Populism in Europe

Axios: “Millennials are raging against what they view as a broken system built by their elders, but unlike Bernie Sanders supporters in the United …