Beto O’Rourke receives state invites as buzz surrounding his 2020 presidential campaign grows

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The New Hampshire Young Democrats have invited Rep. Beto O’Rourke to the home of the nation’s first presidential primary. The invitation comes amid heightened buzz that Beto could run for the White House. Some Democratic donors are clamoring for the three-term lawmaker from El Paso to run for president in 2020. AUSTIN, […]

Paul Volcker’s memoir invites a rethink of the fight against inflation

PAUL VOLCKER’S legend is almost as grand and imposing as his physical personage, all six feet and seven inches of it. In 1979 President Jimmy Carter chose him to run the Federal Reserve and tackle America’s high inflation. Mr Volcker acted with grim determination, tightening monetary policy even as the economy sank into deep recession […]

Discover Aleppo: Syria invites tourists to visit ancient city 2 years after liberation (VIDEO)

Video offering panoramic and aerial views of Aleppo has been released by the Syrian ministry of tourism in an apparent attempt to say that the country’s historic pearl is finally ready to receive visitors. The pitch comes almost two years after the Syrian army defeated jihadist rebel groups besieging the city in a series of […]

‘Aladdin’ Teaser Trailer: Disney Invites You To a Whole New World

Disney knows a good thing when they see it, so they’re all-in on live-action remakes of their animated hits. The latest: Aladdin! The 1992 animated musical featuring a now-iconic vocal performance from the late Robin Williams gets a live-action update courtesy of Guy Ritchie. Will Smith takes on the role of the Genie, who grants wishes to Aladdin, […]

‘Trump humiliates Saudis’: Iran’s FM invites SA to jointly boost regional security, not outsource it

Iran, rarely friendly to Saudi Arabia, has extended an unusual offer of cooperation to its neighbors in the face of “humiliation” by Donald Trump, who claimed the kingdom would fall within two weeks without protection from the US. While the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, Iran proposed to its arch-nemesis and […]

Seafood diplomacy? Erdogan invites ‘dearest friend’ Putin to meet at fish restaurant

Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan may soon be discussing the S-400 anti-air systems deal while eating fish or lobsters, as Putin has been reminded of an arrangement to meet at a certain Istanbul restaurant. An invitation from Erdogan, delivered to Putin by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavusoglu on Friday, said: “Your dearest […]

Qualcomm invites us to see its new Wear OS chip on September 10th

Even as wearable devices have become more popular, the hardware backing many Wear OS (formerly known as Android Wear) devices hasn’t seen an update since Qualcomm’s 2100 SOC arrived in 2016. Now, as promised, a new chip will be unveiled later this year, and this afternoon Qualcomm invited journalists to a reveal event scheduled for […]

Fortnite Mobile iOS Friend invites LIVE: Epic update lets you send download codes

Fortnite Mobile developer Epic Games has sent out Friend download codes to iOS users. Fortnite Mobile players might want to check their inboxes, as emails have started to roll out to fans. “You have new friend invites ready to send!” the email reads. “Share them with your friends to give them instant access to the […]

To one-up Slack, Google invites workers to hangout, chat in “Hangouts Chat”

Enlarge / Google Hangouts Chat running on a laptop. (credit: Google) Slack, Stride, HipChat—workplace chat apps that integrate with various project management and collaboration services are all the rage. It’s surprising, then, that Google hasn’t jumped on board yet. Workers are using Google Hangouts in offices all over the world, but the company doesn’t offer […]