Andreas Richardson

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Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up …

Elections

The G.O.P. Is Rotting

A lot of good, honorable Republicans used to believe there was a safe middle ground. You didn’t have to tie yourself hip to hip with Donald Trump, but you didn’t have to go all the way to the other extreme and commit political suicide like the dissident Jeff Flake, either. You could sort of float …

Apple’s widened ban on templated apps is wiping small businesses from the App Store

F<p>ollowing its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple released updated App Store guidelines that included a new rule allowing it to ban apps created by a “commercialized template or app generation service.” The understanding at the time was this was part of Apple’s larger App Store cleanup, and the …

Net Neutrality

'I beat type 2 diabetes with 200-calorie drinks'

<b>Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow.</b><p>People spent up to five months on a low-calorie diet of soups and shakes to trigger massive weight loss.<p>Isobel Murray, 65, who had weighed 15 stone, lost over four stone (25kg) and no …

Diabetes

The moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party

The GOP strategy on taxes and climate: reject evidence and expert opinion, lie, and wage culture wars<p>The parallels between the Republican Party positions on taxes and climate change are striking. Both are morally appalling and reject the available evidence and expert opinion.<p>The Initiative on …

Republicans

How credit cards changed the way we spend

<b>The clue is in the name: credit. It means belief, trust.</b><p>If you're a shopkeeper, who do you trust to repay a debt? For most of history, only someone you knew personally, which was fine since most of the people you encountered would be from the same small community.<p>But as cities boomed, things became …

Banking

As a Remainer, I'd like to apologise to everyone for causing the pound to tank and inflation to skyrocket because of my negativity

When the Chancellor Philip Hammond didn’t blame me in his Budget speech, I thought I’d got away with it.<p>But the Internet never forgets; someone …

Brexit

Why women fear a backlash over #MeToo

<b>That whispering you hear from American women right now? It's not elation, it's anxiety; the fear of a backlash.</b><p>Just two months since the Harvey Weinstein accusations emerged, women here are already concerned that this revolution will indeed eat its own.<p>This is a surprisingly controversial topic, …

Feminism

Uber, but for toxic techbro culture

Some companies are just born with an infinite number of chances to keep doing everything wrong and yet somehow seem immune to the consequences. Uber is one of those companies. Uber's latest scandal -- a fat hack and its dirty coverup -- is just one in a long line of Uber-riffic examples on just how …

Uber

Beurre-pocalypse: The Great French Butter Crisis of 2017

TOULOUSE — A visit to the Sena Fromager at the Marché des Carmes brought more bad news. Daniel, the knowledgeable and personable fromager who gamely …

France

The Rats of New York Can Be Mapped By Their DNA

“If you gave us a rat, we could tell whether it came from the West Village or the East Village.”<p>New York City is a place where rats climb out of toilets, bite babies in their cribs, crawl on sleeping commuters, take over a Taco Bell restaurant, and drag an entire slice of pizza down the subway …

Bill de Blasio

What keeps the chancellor awake at night?

<b>If you're the chancellor of the exchequer, worrying about where the next financial crisis might come from, what might be keeping you awake at night?</b><p>Andy Wess used to run a chain of tyre shops, breakdown vans and an import-export business in Lancashire, but then came the credit crunch.<p>"Personally, I …

Economy

Jeff Bezos’s business genius could be Amazon’s downfall

<i>Is Amazon becoming consumed by its desire to own the world?</i><p>Deep in the Fortune magazine archives from 1999 lives one of business journalism’s most prophetic headlines: Amazon vs. Everybody. Nearly two decades later, it looks like “everybody” barely stands a chance.<p>Morgan Stanley believes Amazon has …

Jeff Bezos

Shoes, furs and hypocrisy: Why we love to hate despots' wives

<b>Marrying a despot guarantees a woman two things: An extravagant lifestyle, and a fragile reputation.</b><p>In the eyes of the public, many of these wives earn their condemnation. Aside from their own shady behaviour, they stand by men who have (variously) rejected democracy, ravaged their nations' …

Grace Mugabe

Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London

LONDON — Tanja Pardela is leaving London. Her last day is Nov. 26. She wells up talking about it. She will miss jacket potatoes, and Sunday roasts, and her morning commute — past playing fields, small children in school uniforms and a red telephone box — to the hospital where she has been a …

Brexit

Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds

<b>Fatty acids released into the air from cooking may contribute to the formation of clouds that cool the climate, say scientists.</b><p>Fatty acid molecules comprise about 10% of fine particulates over London, and such particles help seed clouds.<p>But researchers dismiss the idea that cooking fats could be …

Climate Change

'Sexist' inclusive writing row riles France

<b>The French, as is well known, are obsessed by one thing - language.</b><p>The latest topic to consume a nation of lexicologists is "inclusive writing".<p>This is the attempt to erase all trace of sexism in a language where gender is a central feature - French nouns are either masculine or feminine, dictating …

Feminism

To Understand the Future of Cities, Watch the Curb. Yeah, the Curb

When Greg Rogers left his gig as a Washington, DC, lobbyist in 2015, he did what any savvy, mid-20s kid with a car and a light wallet might: He …

Cities

Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted a carrier SIM card?<p>Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it …

Android Phones

Concorde stories: Remembering the 'pocket rocket'

<b>Concorde, perhaps the most iconic airliner in history, made its first commercial flight between London and New York 40 years ago today. Enjoying a journey that took a mere three hours, the rich and the rushed quaffed champagne and scoffed lobster while travelling at twice the speed of sound.</b><p>Fans of …

Aviation

Eerie Photos Reveal Life Inside Guantanamo Bay Prison

A photographer captures the stark contrast of life for prisoners and soldiers at the prison.<p>“Guantánamo is the best posting a soldier can have,” a military escort told Debi Cornwall on her first trip to the infamous detention facility.<p>Cornwall, a New York-based photographer, had just stepped off a …

Prison

Rape and no periods in North Korea's army

<b>A former soldier says life as a woman in the world's fourth-largest army was so tough that most soon stopped menstruating. And rape, she says, was a fact of life for many of those she served with.</b><p>For almost 10 years Lee So Yeon slept on the bottom bunk bed, in a room she shared with more than two …

Korean Peninsula

How refrigeration revolutionised global trade

Former President Jorge Ubico passed a law requiring indigenous Guatemalans to work for landowners<p><b>"Crazier than a half dozen opium-smoking frogs." That's how one observer described Guatemala's former President Gen Jorge Ubico.</b><p>The general liked to dress up as Napoleon Bonaparte, and may even have …

Sustainability

MI6's secret 'multi-million pound' Cold War slush fund

<b>In the late 1940s, a man in late middle age - military bearing, neat moustache, hair balding under his bowler hat - would walk down Whitehall in London to number 22.</b><p>Back then it was a bank: a discreet, exclusive establishment for members of the military. The bank's name, Holt's, is still carved in …

Suez Canal

How Wagamama changed the way we eat

It’s 25 years since Wagamama opened its first branch. Sophie Wilkinson reveals how the chain stays fresh<p>A waiter scribbles on my placemat, asking: “Have you eaten here before?” Yes, of course, because I’m at Wagamama, the 128-strong chain which has been feeding hungover, shopping-weary and other …

Restaurants

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear …

Fukushima

Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach.<p>This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving …

Family

A Bible museum is a good idea. The one that's opening is not.

The controversial Hobby Lobby-backed Museum of the Bible is not the Bible museum we need.<p>This Friday, one of the most controversial new museums in recent memory will open to the public: Washington, DC’s Museum of the Bible, a gargantuan, 430,000-square-foot, $500 million building just off the …

Theology

Vast archive from Pentagon intel gathering operation left open on Amazon | Ars Technica

Trove included more than 1.8 billion posts spanning eight years, many from US people.<p>A Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social-media posts …

Security

It's Amazingly Cheap to Acquire a Fleet of Airbus Jets

Just as it seemed the Dubai Air Show would be an embarrassment for Airbus SE, top salesman John Leahy rustles up a $50 billion order.<p>But here's a …

Airlines