Jair Bolsonaro must tackle Brazil’s soaring pensions spending

“WE CAN’T SAVE Brazil by killing old people,” says Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s next president. He is referring to the country’s main public-policy problem: a bill for pensions that eats up more than half of the federal budget and is growing at a rate four percentage points above inflation. He is not the only person in […]

No winners drawn in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, sending its jackpot soaring over $620 million while Mega Millions is over $1.6 billion

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images There were no winners in Saturday night’s Powerball lottery drawing, putting the jackpot at $ 620 million. No one won the last Mega Millions drawing either, sending its jackpot soaring over $ 1.6 billion. The two jackpots are now worth more than $ 2.2 billion combined. The massive Mega Millions jackpot has […]

Hong Kong's soaring house prices force millennials to break law

Young Hongkongers have to violate the law by living in industrial buildings, as the insane prices for property in the region make it difficult to afford rent, much less buy a house. Surging house prices have pushed rents to record levels. Hong Kong is the world’s priciest home market, and one of the most densely […]

Sales are soaring at Meghan Markle’s favorite affordable brand. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Chris Jackson / Getty When Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton wear a new item in public, it’s not uncommon for it to sell out almost immediately.  Canadian retailer Aritzia told investors that it had experienced a boost in sales in the first quarter after Markle had been photographed wearing its clothing.  “By all accounts, Meghan […]

ITV Good Morning Britain: Piers Morgan slams 'GUTLESS' Sadiq Khan on soaring moped crime

Piers Morgan entered into fiery tirade against Sadiq on Good Morning Britain as he told the viewers he “wanted answers” about the growing crime rates in the capital. It all unfolded as Piers, 53, hosted the programme alongside regular co-presenter Susanna Reid. He told the camera: “I’m a Londoner, I’ve lived here for the last […]

Drug-related violence is soaring in a quiet corner of Latin America, and it’s not clear what the new president plans to do about it

Drug-related violence is soaring in a quiet corner of Latin America, and it’s not clear what the new president plans to do about it NOW WATCH: A rescue center in Costa Rica wants you to snuggle their sloths See Also: Drug-related violence is soaring in a quiet corner of Latin America, and it’s not clear […]

Drug-related violence is soaring in a quiet corner of Latin America, and it’s not clear what the new president plans to do about it

Costa Rica has seen steady increases in homicides over the past several years. These increases appear driven largely by the drug trade, exacerbated by poverty and inequality. It’s not clear how the new president will address violence and its underlying problems. Carlos Alvarado Quesada’s surprisingly large victory in Costa Rica’s presidential election has buoyed hopes […]

US to allocate $250mn to ‘tackle Russian influence’ amid soaring military spending & budget deficit

The US is allocating $ 250 million to counter Russian influence, according to a government spending bill, which also provides for a record boost in US defense spending and a significant sum for military assistance to Ukraine. With claims and allegations of Russian meddling swirling around Washington DC since the 2016 election, “not less than […]

Tillerson meets Turkey’s Erdogan amid soaring tensions between the 2 NATO allies on opposite sides of Syria fight

Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talked to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan amid high tensions between the two NATO allies that back different sides in Syria’s civil war. “The two engaged in a productive and open conversation about a mutually beneficial way forward in the U.S.-Turkey relationship,” said a U.S. State […]