‘Well made & comfy!’ Putin’s ‘bunker on wheels’ grabs attention at G20 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Putin’s presidential motorcade has made an impressive appearance on its maiden voyage to South America and has attracted interest from international buyers eager to ride in the comfort of an Aurus limousine. After making their international debut in Finland this summer, two Aurus armored limos were sent to Buenos Aires to accompany the Russian President […]

Economists think antitrust policy should pay more attention to workers

OF LATE, POWERFUL corporations have been pairing up with impressive ardour. Perhaps it is something in the air. Or perhaps it is friendly regulators. On October 22nd America’s antitrust authorities gave their blessing to this year’s latest mega-merger: the union of Praxair and Linde, two industrial-gas giants worth a combined $ 90bn. Despite signs that […]

This 10-year-old coder is already so successful she’s already caught the attention of Google and Microsoft

Samaira Mehta 10-year-old Samaira Mehta has become a kid-coder-to-watch in Silicon Valley. When she was just eight and she built a game called CoderBunnyz to help teach other kids how to code. The game earned her national recognition and she began holding workshops for kids, many of them at Google. Google was so impressed, it […]

Why the ‘Star Wars’ Pirate Hondo Ohnaka Deserves the Attention of Fans and Lucasfilm

(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.) Earlier this week it was “International Talk Like A Pirate Day,” so, I figured, in honor of the Internet holiday we’d look at the most infamous pirate in […]

A radical idea for reducing inequality deserves more attention

RECENT decades have not been particularly good ones for those who toil on, rather than own, the means of production. Labour markets have made a slow and incomplete recovery from the trauma of the Great Recession. The crisis only briefly dislodged corporate profits as a share of GDP from historically high levels. Across much of […]

Queen Mathilde of Belgium commands attention in bright red dress and matching hat

Queen Mathilde of Belgium, 45, was joined by her husband King Philippe, 58, and their four children Elisabeth, 16, Gabriel, 15, Emmanuel,12, and Eleonore, 10. Belgian National Day celebrates the separation of the country from the Netherlands. Mathilde chose a red lace dress with a nude underlay for the event. The dress featured three quarter […]