Forget Brexit: Central Asia Moves Toward Its Own 'Schengen' Zone

When television producer Abduaziz Madyarov traveled between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan with a British TV crew in November, he and his colleagues had to spend hours waiting in queues at border posts. That tortuous experience epitomized the tense relationship the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have had with one another since […]

Trading in US stock futures had to be halted after violent moves, and markets are spooked

Drew Angerer/Getty Images An unusual move in US equity market futures this morning triggered a market intervention by CME Group, the world’s biggest futures exchange. CME had to halt trading for brief periods “to enter the market preventing even harder moves”. Traders are unsure what caused the move, which has left an extra bout of […]

ABBA: Bjorn Ulvaeus gives HIS verdict on Theresa May’s Dancing Queen moves

Bjorn said: “It made the news, even in Sweden. “I think she was very brave in doing that. “It’s a lady with not a lot of rhythm in her braving and doing something like that. “I was kind of touched actually.” Next year ABBA are expected to go back on tour as holograms, which will […]

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal

The U.S. Olympic Committee took steps Monday to decertify USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, choosing the nuclear option for an organization that botched its own rebuilding attempt in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In an open letter to the gymnastics community, USOC CEO […]

California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency Air quality board says automakers must still meet Obama standards. Continue reading California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:00:00 EDT. Please see our […]

Book Excerpt: The Moody Ennui of Arthur Penn’s “Night Moves”

Genre reinvention was a cornerstone of the “New Hollywood” movement, in which free-spirited filmmakers revisited and reinvented the film genres they grew up watching. In this remarkable period, running from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s, these gifted directors changed the way we saw the Western (The Wild Bunch, McCabe and Mrs. Miller), the […]

A Virgin America flight attendant went viral for his safety video dance moves

YouTube Virgin America and Alaska Airlines merged back in January under the official Alaska Airlines name. Next week, Virgin America’s famous and catchy safety song will officially retire. Flight attendant Mikey Tongko-Burry performed the song for the last time on a flight Sunday, a video of which quickly went viral. The Virgin America name may […]

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus: Real Madrid prepare tributes as transfer moves closer

Ronaldo looks set to complete a shock move to Serie A champions Juventus to end his Real Madrid career after nine seasons. Cristiano Ronaldo has won four Champions Leagues with Real Madrid and is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner. But the curtain looks set to close on an incredible relationship with Juve bidding £88m to […]