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US ambassador Woody Johnson warns Britain to side with Trump on Iran

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The United States ambassador to the UK has called on Britain to side with President Donald Trump on Iran or risk "serious trade consequences" for UK businesses.<p>In a pointed intervention into an issue that has strained ties between the two allies, Woody Johnson said the UK should …

Sanctions

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour …

Horn of Africa

Turkey’s economic crisis is a glimpse into the future of Trump’s America

The charismatic president wins elections, but he’s also an unabashed authoritarian.<p>He fires up his predominantly rural and religiously conservative …

Donald Trump

Turkey's crisis could widen, and its options are running out

The financial crisis a decade ago struck at the very heart of the global economy – the strategically important banks in the United States and Europe. But it took time to arrive. The “big one” of 2008 followed a series of mini-crises elsewhere in the world.<p>Over a 15-year period, problems in the …

Economy

Are we winning yet? Trump tariffs take down yet another American company

Tariffs

Turkey warns partnership with US in 'jeopardy'

President Erdogan says Ankara could start looking for new allies as relations with NATO partner sink to a new low.<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's partnership with the United States is in jeopardy, warning Ankara could start looking for new allies.<p>Relations between the NATO allies have …

South Asia

No Need to Carry Documents: How Govt’s DigiLocker App Works

The government this week announced that documents such as the driving license, PAN card, Voter ID, Car Registration as well as school and college …

Apps

How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Without Spending a Fortune

Five easy yet significant swaps to help you reinvent your space.<p>Renovating a bathroom can be a costly endeavor, hence why most tend to fare away from …

Home Decorating

A year after Charlottesville, Washington braces for another white nationalist protest

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Approximately two dozen white nationalists rallied in the nation's capital on Sunday, one year after clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, left one person dead and elevated racial tensions in America.<p>But they were vastly outnumbered by throngs of counterprotesters.<p>The showing …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Condemns Racism, Urges Peace on Anniversary of Charlottesville

As white nationalists and counter-protesters including Black Lives Matter prepare to square off in D.C. for the one-year anniversary of the deadly …

Rights & Freedoms

This Is What They Meant By 'Great Again': It's 2018 and America is Preparing for a Nazi Attack

No matter how stupid or ugly something may seem, everything eventually comes back in style. Ashton Kutcher brought back trucker hats. Jellies made a …

Rights & Freedoms

Master 75+ Excel formula & functions with hands-on demos

There are a few deals which we always keep an eye out for, so we’re very happy to see that the Ultimate Microsoft Excel Bundle is back on offer.<p>On your resume, does it say something like ‘<b>Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel</b>’? Once upon a time mine did. I did a stint in the finance sector, spent …

Equations

Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds.<p>Dozens and dozens of gleaming Harleys, Hondas and other motorcycles …

Donald Trump

Unhinged review: Omarosa dishes the dirt on Trump's circle – and few are spared

It has all the ingredients of a great novel; power, sex, race and money. Light on policy and heavy on the personal, Omarosa Manigault Newman’s Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House is a prime candidate for this summer’s best in beach reading.<p>Yes, this is the very same former …

Donald Trump

Why Can’t Trump Just Condemn Nazis?

In marking the one-year anniversary of a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the president again fails to differentiate between bigots and those who oppose them.<p>When violence erupted during a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, one year ago this weekend, President Trump …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump’s N-word tape is going to be Pussygate all over again | Arwa Mahdawi

<i>The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe.</i><p>Shocking news this week as it emerges the president of the United States may be a racist. Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White …

Donald Trump

Scientists hail malaria breakthrough as bed nets prove deadly to mosquitoes

Clinical malaria cases in Burkina Faso drop by 12% after trial of nets treated with new chemical combination<p>A bed net designed to kill insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could prevent millions of cases of malaria across sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have found.<p>A two-year clinical trial in Burkina …

Mosquitoes

How a Trump tweet and an Erdogan speech shook Turkey’s economy

The Turkish lira dropped dramatically against the dollar Friday, losing more than 18 percent of its value in one day — worsening an already months-long decline for Turkey’s currency.<p>What caused this steep drop in the price of the lira? There are multiple factors, many of which are related to the …

South Asia

How 911 calls on blacks are a new twist on something old: white flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's getting hard to keep up with the latest hashtags devoted to 911 calls on black people.<p>There's #SittingInStarbucksWhileBlack, #BarbecuingWhileBlack, #GolfingWhileBlack, #EatingSubwayWhileBlack, and even #WearingSocksWhileBlack. Those are just some of the infractions committed by black …

Civil Rights

How to keep your brain sharp as you get older

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s — but research has unlocked four key strategies that boost your brain power, …

The Obamas Are Now Worth 30 Times More Than When They Entered the White House. Here’s What They Do With Their Millions

Barack Obama's net worth is estimated to be $40 million.<p>Former President Barack Obama is a busy guy.<p>From speaking at events around the world to …

The White House

How to Use Pinch Rods for More Accurate Woodworking

Nothing beats the simplicity and accuracy of pinch rods for making comparative inside measurements and squaring casework and frames. They allow you …

Woodworking

We Now Know Why Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Pumps Out So Much Black Smoke

Its all about the fuel.For most sailors who served on the Admiral Kuznetzov, Mazut is the stuff of legends. The ultra thick, tarry black substance …

Military

First Lady's Parents Become U.S. Citizens Thanks To 'Chain Migration'

First lady Melania Trump's Slovenian-born parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens Thursday, benefiting from a path to citizenship known as family-based immigration that the president and others have derisively dubbed "chain migration."<p>Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, attended a private …

Donald Trump

Trump’s inner circle gets whiter

The West Wing is losing minority staffers, opening the administration up to scrutiny amid racial tensions.<p>The West Wing is expected to lose one of its most prominent minority aides in the coming months, opening President Donald Trump’s inner circle up to new scrutiny as he continues to stoke racial …

Donald Trump

‘We don’t have a single friend’: Canada’s Saudi spat reveals country is alone

Soon after Donald Trump took office, it became clear that the longstanding relationship between the United States and its northern neighbour was about to change: there were terse renegotiations of Nafta, thousands of asylum seekers walking across the shared border and attacks on against Canada’s …

Canada

'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

<b>Above the South China Sea (CNN) —</b> High above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea<p>Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet …

China

Prostitution in the Holy Land

Some men are deterred by fines that Israel now imposes on those who hire prostitutes, but others struggle to overcome the addiction.<p>><br>• ><p>DRESSED IN gold …

News Industry

Amid Spat With Saudis, Trudeau Vows That Canada 'Will Always Speak Strongly'

Since Canada's top diplomat criticized Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Saudis have hit back hard. Still, despite the retaliations, Prime …

Human Rights

Mohammed bin Salman Is Weak, Weak, Weak

Saudi Arabia has started a crisis with Canada because it doesn't want to admit its own failings.<p>When I pulled my Hyundai out of the driveway two …

Saudi Arabia