Being America’s ally does not mean becoming a vassal state — Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wasn’t offended by a slew of angry tweets directed at him earlier this week by Donald Trump, saying that he understood the US president was just playing to a domestic audience. Macron, who was speaking to reporters on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, said that respect was […]

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is being declared dead before it has even been born

Getty There is growing concern that Theresa May’s Brexit deal will be voted down by MPs in December, even if it is approved by her Cabinet this week.  At the centre of concerns remains proposals on how to keep open the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Parliamentary defeat would be disastrous […]

Cruises: Never do THIS when disembarking the ship – or face being turned back

Cruise travellers may not be aware of the local laws and customs that they must follow on holiday. With cruise itineraries featuring a number of countries and islands, each one can have different rules. From clothes to mannerisms, there are many ways Britons could be breaking the law on land. For any passengers heading to […]

Cockroaches deliver karate kicks to avoid being turned into “zombies”

Enlarge / The jewel wasp administers two stings: one to paralyze the legs, the other to make the roach her zombie slave. (credit: Ken Catania/Vanderbilt University) If you ever want to witness just how horrifyingly “red in tooth and claw” nature can be, you only have to look to the emerald jewel wasp. The female […]

Apple is in serious danger of no longer being a $1 trillion company (AAPL)

AP Apple is in danger of losing its $ 1 trillion market cap. Shares in Apple slid as much as 7% or more in after-hours trading, following its quarterly earnings report. Investors may have been spooked by a big miss on iPhone sales, as well as a soft revenue forecast for the next quarter. Still, […]

Spotify is just $6.8 million away from being profitable

If anyone was expecting to see Spotify’s growth tail off, then the company’s latest earnings report is chock full of disappointment. The streaming service has managed to increase the number of paying subscribers to 87 million, up from 83 million three months ago. More broadly, the platform has seen its total user numbers rise to […]

When Being the Boss’s Son Isn’t Enough

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families’ businesses alive. Ken Ma, a 32-year-old M.B.A. who is being groomed to become the CEO of his parents’ optical empire, Mott Optical Group, recalls […]

The Burden of Being the Oldest Son of Immigrants

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families’ businesses alive. Jason Luo, a 24-year-old entrepreneur who graduated from helping resolve problems with English-speaking customers in his parents’ JieLi Laundromat to running his […]