US Navy probes abrupt death of 5th fleet commander in Bahrain, sees ‘no foul play’

The commander of US naval forces in the Middle East, Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, has been found dead at his residence in Bahrain. The US Navy investigating the Fifth Fleet chief’s death said no foul play is suspected at this point. Stearney, who had taken over the command of the Fifth Fleet only in May, […]

Outrage at govt. advisor’s date rape comments sees right-wing come to his defense

Calls to sack philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, from an unpaid government role, have grown after quotes stating there was “no such crime” as date rape were attributed to him. Buzzfeed News unearthed that in a 2005 lecture, Scruton dismissed both date rape and sexual harassment, saying the latter was just “impoliteness,” claiming that there was […]

Germany sees Russia as stable energy partner as US demands Europe dump Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Europe should stop backing a Russia-led project to deliver natural gas to the continent, according to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. However, not all the European nations agree. Earlier this week, Mitchell urged the European countries not to “deepen the energy dependence” on Russia, saying that supporting projects […]

Europe's Home Birth Capital Sees Moms Opt for Hospital

Not so long ago, healthy pregnant women in the Netherlands who wanted to give birth in a hospital, rather than at home, were rare. They were usually foreigners who didn’t trust or understand the medical system. Now, says Amsterdam-based doula Maartje Bruning, a “vast majority” of her clients don’t plan to give birth at home […]

Trump sees no competition & fully intends to run for president in 2020

Donald Trump has confirmed that he is planning to run for president in 2020, not only because “everybody wants him to,” but also because there doesn’t seem to be any viable competition in the liberal Democratic camp. “They do not have the right candidate,” Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview for the Mail on […]

I asked a marriage counselor for the 3 most common sex and relationship problems she sees, and they turn conventional wisdom on its head

Courtesy of Rachel Sussman Marriage and relationships can be challenging. New York City-based marriage counselor Rachel Sussman shared three compelling insights related to sex and relationships, including the idea that “opposites attract” isn’t always true. This post is part of Relationships 101, a series which aims to help us all be happier and healthier in love […]

Royal Ascot 2018 best dressed: Day five sees Helen Mirren and Kelly Brook flaunt style

Royal Ascot day five saw members of high society step out in their finest clothes. The racing event is the best known in the UK, and attracts thousands from all over the UK and beyond. Today saw a whole host of glamorous women step out, including Kelly Brook and Helen Mirren. Victoria Pendleton was also […]

Polish PM sees EU-US rift as a ‘great opportunity’ to fix it, as new transatlantic ‘integrator’

In the wake of a somewhat disastrous G7 summit, Poland has a unique opportunity to become a great integrator that will cement the decaying transatlantic bond between the US and EU, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki believes. Following US President Trump’s decision not to endorse the G7 joint communiqué and to slap tariffs on European and […]