Golf: Stricker named U.S. captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

FILE PHOTO: Jan 11, 2019; Honolulu, HI, USA; PGA golfer Steve Stricker walks off the green after finishing on the 18th hole during the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii golf tournament at Waialae Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo February 20, 2019 (Reuters) – Former world number two Steve […]

Teenager who joined IS group in Syria to lose UK citizenship

FILE PHOTO: Renu Begum, sister of teenage British girl Shamima Begum, holds a photo of her sister as she makes an appeal for her to return home at Scotland Yard, in London, Britain February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Laura Lean/Pool/File Photo February 20, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London when she was […]

Illinois mass shooting reveals gaps in gun laws; state seeks to close them

Mourners attend a vigil for five people killed in a shooting incident at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, U.S. February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Robert Chiarito February 20, 2019 By Steve Gorman and Daniel Trotta (Reuters) – The governor of Illinois vowed on Tuesday to seek tighter gun control measures after learning the man who shot […]

Tiafoe crashes out, Del Potro advances at Delray Beach Open

FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Australian Open – Quarter-final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 22, 2019. Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. in action during the match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal. REUTERS/Aly Song February 20, 2019 By Rory Carroll (Reuters) – Frances Tiafoe’s title defense wilted but Juan Martin del Potro looked fully recovered from […]

Tokyo’s drive to expel zombie stocks hits small caps

FILE PHOTO: Attendees take pictures of a stock quotation board after a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2018 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan December 28, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo February 20, 2019 By Hideyuki Sano and Tomo Uetake TOKYO (Reuters) – The Tokyo Stock Exchange’s push to weed out […]

Trump’s Sanctions Have Forced Some Iranians To Abandon Their Cultural Traditions (HBO)

Iranians rallied in the streets of Tehran on February 11, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of Reza Shah Pahlavi’s U.S.-backed monarchy by supporters of Ayatollah Khomeini. Since the Islamic Revolution, U.S.-Iranian relations have largely been defined by sanctions. While President Obama offered Iran respite from some sanctions with the 2015 nuclear agreement, President […]

A Brief History of the Internet in China

From a single email sent to West Germany to restrictions on Winnie the Pooh and the letter N, this is how the Internet took hold in China. Video by Leila Hussain & Christian Capestany

Justice Thomas assails landmark U.S. libel ruling that protects media

FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby is seen in this booking photo released by Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Maryland U.S., September 25, 2018. Courtesy Montgomery County Correctional Facility/Handout via REUTERS February 19, 2019 By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark […]

Ford’s truck exit from South America to cost 2,700 jobs

FILE PHOTO: The Ford logo is pictured on the company’s stand during the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse February 19, 2019 By Marcelo Rochabrun, Alberto Alerigi and Ben Klayman SAO PAULO/DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it would exit its heavy commercial truck business […]

Fashion’s ‘creative genius’ Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

FILE PHOTO: Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld appears with models at end of his spring-summer ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris, France October 10, 2003. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo February 19, 2019 By Pascale Denis and Richard Lough PARIS (Reuters) – German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with […]