Putin may make rare appearance at World Economic Forum in Davos

Russian President Vladimir Putin may attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland, the Kremlin has hinted on Wednesday. Putin has not attended the prestigious business and political meeting since 2009. “There is an old, constantly renewed invitation for Putin to come to Davos,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. He added that the final […]

‘Leaping out of the grave’: Rare Iron Age chariot with horses is an ‘unparalleled’ find

Archaeologists have uncovered a “spectacular” Iron Age chariot, two horses, and man buried as though they were ready to take off, in an area in Yorkshire where a different chariot was discovered last year. The amazing discovery was found in an Iron Age grave in a building site in Pocklington by MAP Archaeological Practice. “This […]

Research links rare cancer to breast implants, but Health Canada says no safety advisory is needed

At least 25 Canadian women have developed a rare cancer linked to breast implants — and almost all of them had the same type of textured implant, according to researchers. But Health Canada has no plans to remove this implant from the market or to directly alert Canadian women who have the implants, an investigation […]

Rare Rides: Soar Like an Eagle With the 1988 Renault Medallion

The Rare Rides series has featured a few Renaults from the Eighties and Nineties previously, and even one sporty coupe which shared a showroom with today’s Rare Rides subject. It’s the family-friendly Renault Medallion, in comfortable grey wagon guise. Let’s take a look. The Medallion started its life out in France as the Renault 21. […]

Cases of rare, polio-like paralysis targeting kids appear in Canada

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported a small surge in cases of a mysterious disease in children. More than 60 cases of the polio-like illness have been confirmed in 22 U.S. states in recent weeks. Now, doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto say they’re seeing cases in Canada.

Rare Rides: A Buick Dealers’ Delight – the 1984 Bitter SC

Buick’s on again, off again relationship with the Opel brand is currently very much on, as two Opels badged as Regals tempt buyers, and one Opel badged as Cascada tempts rental companies. But these recent exercises in marketing are somewhat tame in comparison to the experiment General Motors conducted in the 1980s with a little company […]

Health officials warn that a rare polio-like disease affecting children continues to spread, growing to a suspected 127 cases in 22 states

WSB-TV Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like illness affecting mostly young children, is spreading across the US. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday the number of confirmed and suspected cases has spiked in the last month, with now up to 127 cases in 22 states. AFM affects the nervous system, causing paralysis that […]