A Minnesota bishop who was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse has resigned
With Covid cases rising, more experts think the U.S. should start delaying second vaccine shots.
A 10-day curfew in areas controlled by U.S.-backed fighters in northeast Syria has gone into effect in an attempt to try limit the spread of coronavirus in the region
Germany's Merkel is leaving after 16 years in power and the race to replace her is "binge-viewing-worthy political series."
Egyptian authorities have released an activist known for his outspoken criticism of the government after he spent more than a year and a half in pre-trial detention
Want to go viral on Twitter? Steer clear of positive terms, Spanish researchers say
You’ve treated your Twitter followers to a pithy 280-character comment about the government’s latest gaffe – but what gives your tweet the fuel to spread like wildfire? It’s how negative the tweet is, say researchers, that raises its chances of going viral, at least in the political context.
Previous studies have suggested that the main factors affecting the virality of a tweet are user features (such as the number of followers or the number of friends), specific tweet features (number of URLs, hashtags and so on), and aspects of the tweet topic – but few have investigated the importance of a specific type of sentiment as an overarching link among these factors.Continue reading...
The firm's imports to GB now incur tariffs when they are distributed onward to its stores across Europe.
Some are optimistic for a return to normal, while others voice concerns over social contact and Brexit
The UK economy returned to growth in February despite continued pandemic-related restrictions, as businesses and consumers adapted and prepared for the relaxation of lockdown.
The Guardian spoke to three businesses about how they have coped with the crisis over the past year and their hopes for post-lockdown trading.Continue reading...
Government figures showing a bounceback in February rightly come with a health warning
The government’s monthly trade figures come with a health warning – and rightly so. A combination of Covid-19 and Brexit means it is impossible to draw any firm conclusions about the trend from a single month’s data.
Look at what has happened to the UK’s exports to the EU. These collapsed by a revised record 42% in January but according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics subsequently rose by more than 46% in February.Continue reading...
The former prime minister has been criticised for lobbying on behalf of Greensill Capital.
The host-guest relationship puts all the work on the server, particularly during the pandemic, and points to the dysfunction at the heart of the business.
Ville de Bitche in north-east France has fallen foul of social network’s algorithm
Life’s a Bitche for one town in north-east France that had its Facebook page shut down for offensive language.
Bitche in the Moselle, population 5,000 and home to the Bitchois, has fallen foul of the social network’s algorithm, which has deemed it insulting.Continue reading...
Many states are asking taxpayers to file amended tax returns in connection with the tax break on up to $10,200 of unemployment benefits.
Robo-advisors have had a meteoric rise in popularity since their debut in 2008, and the industry continues to evolve and grow based on its consumers' needs.
With Marine Le Pen rising in the polls, the president has turned his attention to the ENA, a symbol of inequality
On Thursday 8 April, Emmanuel Macron announced the closure of the prestigious École Nationale d’Administration, France’s elite school for turning out senior civil servants and politicians. The president’s announcement sounded familiar – he had already pledged to reform the ENA, a school renowned for its conservatism and aversion to change, back in 2019 – but this time it’s final: Macron said that the time had come to abolish an institution that is widely regarded as a symbol of elitism and inequality.
With just a year until the next presidential election, Macron is neck and neck in the polls with Marine Le Pen. The ENA abolition looks, therefore, as if it’s part of a strategy to reconnect with “the people”. It’s easy to forget, given the pandemic, but before France entered lockdown in March 2020, it had been experiencing the most sustained anti-elite movement for generations in the form of the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests. Macron has certainly has not forgotten this.
Philippe Marlière is professor of French and European politics at University College LondonContinue reading...
Darktrace on Monday announced plans for an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.
Three temporary pavilions will be erected in Edinburgh Park and the University of Edinburgh's Old College Quad.
US reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who married the rapper in 2014, filed for divorce in February.
The band Never Not Nothing have gone from writing songs to scoring a horror movie.
Julia Bradbury's sister Gina was driving from London to Sheffield when her car was struck.
Cressida Cowell and other writers want yearly funding to aid primary school libraries post-pandemic.
Thousands of viewers contacted the BBC to say they felt the amount of coverage was excessive.
"The Talk" returned Monday by jumping right into a conversation about race.
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song have welcomed a new baby, a rep for Culkin confirmed to CNN.
For the actor Vanessa Ray, what makes a one-bedroom near Lincoln Center home are a few essentials: Bill Nye, blankets and one three-letter word.
In “When the Stars Go Dark,” the author of “The Paris Wife” tries her hand at a new genre.
The protagonist of the author’s latest work, “Antiquities,” recounts his obsession with Egyptian artifacts and his boyhood friendship with an unusual classmate.
Caleb Azumah Nelson’s debut, “Open Water,” sets a romance between 20-somethings against the backdrop of racial oppression in southeast London.
Written in the wake of Kristallnacht, “The Passenger,” a novel by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz, follows a Jewish man in an increasingly hostile world.
“Under the Wave at Waimea” follows a former surfer through a reflective and ultimately transformative period.
“The Memory Theater,” “On Fragile Waves” and “Victories Greater Than Death” take readers tumbling through realms and ever stranger stories.
Despite a tumultuous period on and off the pitch, Barcelona is now the richest soccer club in the world, according to Forbes.
Joining a pickup game can be a way of freeing yourself from the fear of failure.
If you've been out driving on the eastern coast of Australia in the last few months, you might have seen Tom Drury. He would have been hard to miss, a 28-year-old with a droopy moustache and a backpack, cruising along by the side of the Bruce Highway. Cruising, on a skateboard.
The NBA, MLB and NHL postponed their Monday games In Minneapolis following the death of Duante Wright, a Black man killed in a traffic stop Sunday.
More than 300 corporate leaders will ask the Biden administration to nearly double the emission reduction targets set by the Obama administration.
With record high CO2 levels and destructive tornadoes, Ben Rich has more on extreme weather around the globe this spring.
Making the digital artworks requires colossal amounts of computing power, and that means greenhouse gases.
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
A small study suggests that soil microbes could play a role in the ring-like grass formations in parts of Australia’s wilderness.
Nearly a year after the Internet Engineering Task Force took up a plan to replace words that could be considered racist, the debate is still raging.
Drones capable of 90mph are being raced in a league which supporters say is close to the big time.
Amazon and Google have seen gains from services corporate workers can use to access their applications. Google has an app for that, but it's for Googlers only.
Nvidia said that its chips could to be hard to find through the end of the year.
Microsoft acquired Nuance for $16 billion and has held recent talks to buy Discord and TikTok as Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon come under regulatory fire.