Melania Trump breaks silence with first tweet since sudden hospitalisation

US First Lady Melania Trump has taken to Twitter to thank all hospital staff involved in her highly-publicised kidney operation. Spending the best part of this week in Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Washington DC, the 48-year-old former model praised the work of the medical unit and all involved. The tweet, published from […]

Stocks slide as 10-year Treasury yield surges to its highest level since 2011

Lucas Jackson/Reuters Stocks fell on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing in the red for the first time in eight sessions, as bond yields spiked to multi-year highs on the back of strong economic data and the US entered another round of trade talks with China. The dollar rose against its major peers.  […]

‘Fast and Furious 9’ Hires a New Writer for the Franchise for the First Time Since 2006

The Fast and Furious franchise has tapped a new writer to steer the action franchise. For the first time since 2006, Universal has hired a new screenwriter to pen a film in the series. Up-and-coming screenwriter Daniel Casey, who penned the upcoming sci-fi thriller Kin, is the new Fast and Furious 9 writer and will script the sequel helmed by Justin Lin. […]

Dropbox beats estimates in first results since going public

(Reuters) — File sharing and storage company Dropbox beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly results and topped estimates for paying subscribers in its first financial report as a publicly traded company. However, the company’s shares, which had gained 10 percent this week ahead of the earnings, slipped 4 percent in extended trading on Th…Read More

Property news: House prices see biggest DIP since 2012

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said a net balance of 8 per cent of surveyors reported prices falling rather than rising in April – the most negative figure since November 2012, albeit only a slight decline. Price falls in London are heavily weighing down the overall price growth reading across the UK. Rics said that […]

Lewis Hamilton reveals most 'surreal’ meetings since becoming Formula One driver

Hamilton has constantly been in the spotlight since bursting onto the scene with McLaren in 2007. The Brit secured a podium finish in his maiden race and he has not looked back since – tallying up four world championships. Hamilton is enjoying a difficult battle with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to try and win his fifth […]

800 words review – The best thing from Australian television since Neighbours

It’s an antipodean hybrid, a story about a widowed Australian journalist who pens an 800-word column each week about living in a small coastal town in New Zealand called Weld with his two teenage children. If you ignore his straight-to-camera homilies, concentrate on the comedy-drama and squint a little you could almost be watching Cold […]

Carrie Underwood nailed her first performance since an accident left her with 40 stitches in her face and a broken wrist

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Carrie Underwood has made her first public appearance since falling down the steps at her home in November. The singer performed her newest single “Cry Pretty” at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night. She came out with tears painted on her face and dominated the performance. She broke her wrist […]

The ruble is on track for its worst week since 1999 as Trump tells Russia: ‘Get ready’

Markets Insider LONDON — The Russian ruble is down 2.8% against the dollar on Wednesday after President Donald Trump ramped up his anti-Russian rhetoric on Twitter.  The ruble was already down 1.7% in early European trading but took a leg lower after Trump warned Russia to “Get ready” for engagement in Syria. Trump tweeted: “Russia vows to […]

EA Motive’s Jade Raymond shows how triple-A has changed since Assassin’s Creed

Electronic Arts has a couple of new properties in the works, such as Anthem from BioWare. Another project is in production at EA Motive, which is the studio that industry luminary Jade Raymond is overseeing. During a fireside chat at the GamesBeat Summit in Mill Valley, California yesterday, Raymond explained that making something new for a […]