A regional manufacturing report in China has gone missing, raising concerns the economy is much weaker than the government will admit

REUTERS/Stringer Much of China’s economic data has been lacking, at least compared to its usual standards. A regional manufacturing activity gauge in China recently stopped being produced and was deemed “illegal” by the central government. It had been significantly weaker than other nationwide activity gauges. There are reports the government wrote to journalists in China this […]

Demolition gone wrong? Debris flung at busy road as multi-story building collapses (VIDEO)

An ominous black cloud engulfing the road and debris raining from above were not what drivers, waiting out a demolition of a Moscow roadside business center, expected when they captured it on video. Scary footage showing a high-rise business center in northeastern Moscow going down in seconds has been making rounds online. The toppling tower […]

Dealmaster: A whole bunch of early Black Friday deals have gone live

Enlarge (credit: TechBargains) Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Hoo boy, is this a busy time for the Dealmaster. Although Black Friday is still a few days away, we’re coming at you a day ahead of schedule this week, because several stores have already made […]

Curlers behaving badly show the sport hasn't gone totally dry

The Buzzer is the new email newsletter from CBC Sports. Sign up here to get it delivered directly to your inbox every weekday. Here's what you need to know right now from the world of sports: Some pro curlers had too much to drink The team of Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille and D.J. Kidby was […]

'Fantasy gone wild’ – Moscow sighs as Bellingcat claims FSB tried to influence UK visa process

Claims by “investigative” website Bellingcat that the FSB pressured a UK visa center to facilitate the issuance of travel permits to the alleged Skripal poisoners is a self-exposing joke, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “Great! There are certainly no limits to the imagination of our partners,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook, commenting […]

A group with a major role in World War I has gone overlooked on the 100th anniversary of the war’s end

Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP PARIS (AP) — Buried in French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech on the sacrifice of “young men” in World War I Sunday was a reference to the “three million widows” the fallen soldiers left behind. The role women played in the war was only mentioned in passing as dozens of world […]