You can insure TVs, trips, phones, and more — here’s how to decide if it’s worth paying for insurance

  Studio/Shutterstock Insurance is offered by companies for practically anything these days — you can expect an offer to buy insurance for your car, a new tv, and even your airline ticket to London.  Companies seem to be increasingly offering insurance on all manner of things in part because of loss aversion — but more importantly […]

France’s Macron says he has proof of gas attack in Syria, will soon decide on whether to strike

Thomson Reuters Macron said Paris had established that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons, including chlorine, on April 7 in the town of Douma. He will will decide whether to strike back when all the necessary information has been gathered. Macron said France wanted to remove the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons capabilities. When […]

‘You can’t decide in 24 hours what type of poison was used’ – 1st OPCW head on UK’s Skripal probe

It is impossible to find out what type of nerve agent was used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter within a short period of time, the first head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told RT. “You can’t decide in 24 hours what type of poison was used and where it […]

FIFA to decide on USA World Cup 2026 joint bid at annual congress in Moscow

World football governing body FIFA will decide on a joint bid from the USA, Canada and Mexico submitted on Monday to host the 2026 World Cup at its annual congress in Moscow in June. FIFA announced on Monday that it had received two bids – the other came from Morocco – to host the tournament. […]

Separatists & unionists face off in election that could decide Catalonia’s future

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 10:31 Catalans are heading to the polls as pro-independence parties pit themselves against unionists in a highly-anticipated election that will determine what comes next for Catalonia’s controversial separatist movement. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called the election in October after the Catalonian government in Barcelona declared its independence following an […]

Swiss government opposes nationwide burqa ban, says Cantons must decide locally

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 01:31 Swiss authorities have rejected a popular campaign sponsored by a right-wing party calling for a nationwide ban on face veils. The federal government believes the matter falls under the jurisdiction of individual Cantons. In September, the Committee of Egerkingen run by a member of the populist Swiss People’s Party […]

Man Utd news: Paul Pogba banned for three matches after club decide not to appeal red card

Paul Pogba was red carded for a studs-up challenge on Hector Bellerin during United’s 3-1 win over the Gunners at the weekend. Manchester United’s decision not to appeal to the decision means the Frenchman will serve his three match suspension. There will be no additional punishment for Pogba’s reaction after he was sent off as […]

NATO guarantees – just a myth? German memo claims US free to decide whether or not to aid its allies

Under the NATO Treaty, the US has a right to independently decide whether it is obliged to help its allies, a confidential German memo says. A historian, who obtained the document, says it effectively makes the whole agreement just a declaration of intent. “In case of a military attack on any NATO country and Germany […]

‘Right to decide:’ Thousands of Basques protest Spain's direct rule of Catalonia

Tens of thousands took to the streets of the Basque Country’s largest city of Bilbao despite the rain to express their discontent with Madrid’s decision to impose direct rule over Catalonia following its unilateral declaration of independence. The streets of Bilbao were flooded with protesters carrying umbrellas on Saturday. Some 44,000 demonstrators took part in […]