US creates Iran Action Group to ‘change regime’s behavior’

The US is creating a so-called Iran Action Group, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced, adding that Brian Hook will lead the group in order to spur “international support for our efforts.” Speaking at the Thursday State Department briefing, Pompeo claimed that the world is demanding change in Iran’s behavior, so that it […]

Just like iOS 11, Apple is delaying a key feature of iOS 12: Group FaceTime

Enlarge / Apple demonstrates Group Facetime at WWDC 2018. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Apple released the seventh beta build of iOS 12 today. The update is focused on performance improvements on older devices—a tentpole promise of iOS 12—but the beta release notes reveal something unexpected about the public release of iOS 12 later this year: the […]

Why the largest group of American corporate bonds is a notch above junk

BY HIS own account Christopher Hitchens, an author who died in 2011, was a poor student. He left Oxford with a third-class degree. This was not for want of ability. Hitchens would become a prolific essayist and fearsome debater. Rather, it was a choice. His tutors warned him about neglecting his studies. But he preferred […]

‘Explosive situation’: Pro-migrant group forced to end its crucial work in Paris due to violence

Tensions between asylum seekers and police, aggressive drug addicts and government inaction – the volatile atmosphere in a Paris district is forcing a pro-migrant group to cut off their vital volunteer work for newcomers. Solidarité Migrants Wilson has been distributing food for migrants near Porte de la Chapelle station in Paris’ 18th district for 20 […]

WhatsApp rolls out group calls for up to 4 people

WhatsApp is finally rolling out group video- and voice-calls to its 1.5 billion users around the world. The new feature was first teased by its parent company, Facebook, at its annual F8 developers conference in May, but now it’s ready for prime time. Above: WhatsApp: Group Video Call Facebook first introduced group audio calls to its […]

Facebook cracks down on right-wing group in Brazil ahead of elections, sparking outrage

Facebook has shut down an alleged network of almost 100 ‘fake accounts’ with conservative leanings in Brazil. The government there now wants explanations from the social network, amid a backlash over apparent election-meddling “As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent abuse and after rigorous research, we have removed a network of 196 Pages and […]

Russia indicates that Putin would rather see Trump in a group setting next time

AP President Donald Trump invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Washington just three days after their summit in Helsinki. But it looks like Putin doesn’t want to go. Instead, a Kremlin aide said Putin and Trump should meet in a group setting and wait to “let the dust settle” from the first meeting. […]

The Most Successful Ethnic Group in the U.S. May Surprise You

At an Onyejekwe family get-together, you can’t throw a stone without hitting someone with a master’s degree. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, professors — every family member is highly educated and professionally successful, and many have a lucrative side gig to boot. Parents and grandparents share stories of whose kid just won an academic honor, achieved an […]