World

Mario Abdo Benítez wins Paraguay's presidential election

The candidate from the ruling Colorado Party, Mario Abdo Benítez, is elected after a close-fought race.

World

South Korea stops blaring propaganda into North Korea to 'create the mood' of peacefulness

South Korea has halted its propaganda broadcasts of a highly-anticipated summit between President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. South Korea's defense ministry said it would pause its program in order to "reduce military tensio

World

A mother in Flint, Michigan collected more than 800 neighborhood water samples to help uncover the city's lead crisis

Goldman Environmental Prize Flint, Michigan resident LeeAnne Walters is a 2018 winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots activism.  Walters tested her own drinking water in Flint and found it was more potent than toxic waste. Walters

Business

America's Smart Grid Dreams Fading Without Congressional Support

Congress hasn't allocated funding explicitly for the Smart Grid since the Obama stimulus package in 2009, the Congressional Research Service noted this month, and without Congressional support, the grid could develop in slow and piecemeal fashion, with in

United States

Florida authorities use dead man's finger in attempt to unlock phone

Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of an investigation, a report said Sunday.

Celebrity

Shania Twain apologises for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

The singer faced a backlash on social media over her comments

Business

The Truth About Electric Vehicles

Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle because you believe its a green choice? This may change your mind.

Australia

Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother

Sydney boy took train alone to airport, boarded a flight for Perth, then another for Indonesia, where he checked into the All Seasons hotel • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A 12-year-old Sydney boy stole his parents’

Investing

Starbucks, I Take My Coffee Black

Starbucks is the latest firm to face a corporate trust scandal following the arrest of two black patrons at ones of its stores. Is the shutdown of 8,000 U.S. Starbucks locations on May 29 an overreaction or a prudent measure to confront racial bias and re

United Kingdom

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents.

World

At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

The rivalry is so notorious it's been called the "great cat-and-dog war."

Business

As Sino-U.S. Trade Tension Simmers, Should American Tech Firms In China Worry?

Neither U.S. nor China will back down from current trade tensions. And Beijing is likely to go after American technology companies including Apple and Qualcomm to retaliate as the fight escalates.

United States

Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: 'It was life or death'

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero.

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