Where Did the Rhine Go? Drought-Hit Cargo River Sparks Economic Fears

Plummeting water levels in the drought-hit Rhine River are disrupting shipping and squeezing European supplies of important industrial commodities from coal to motor fuel. Switzerland tapped its emergency stockpiles of diesel this week after some stretches of the river receded to knee-high levels and fuel barges could not reach the country. The shortage of deliveries […]

Star Wars Bits: The Mandalorian Sparks Rumors, Jabba Sparks Romance, and Space Pirates Spark Chaos

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: A whole lot of leaks from The Mandalorian set Space Pirates attack the Platform in Star Wars Resistance Jabba the Hutt has a make out session with Venom Pedro Pascal leaves the galaxy far, far away before he enters it And more! Anyway, here's Venom making out with […]

Was the ‘Desert Fox’ a Nazi? German defense ministry official sparks debate with Rommel tweet

A German defense ministry official became the target of an angry Twitter mob after paying tribute to Erwin Rommel, igniting furious debate about whether the German general was a hero or a Nazi war criminal. Peter Tauber, a senior defense ministry official who previously served as the Secretary General of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union […]

You can’t win: Ex-top astronaut apologizes to Twitter for citing Churchill, sparks more fuss

Quoting Winston Churchill seems harmless enough, but a former NASA astronaut found out the hard way that it’s impossible to please everyone on Twitter, after apologizing for citing the revered British leader. Scott Kelly, who has made multiple trips into space, issued an apology on Sunday after being hounded by furious netizens about a tweet […]

USA Today adds ‘pedophilia’ angle to Kavanaugh saga, sparks outrage

With tensions over SCOTUS nomination at a boiling point, a USA Today article discusses if Brett Kavanaugh should continue coaching girls’ basketball team, bringing into the story recent child sex abuse scandals in US sports. The article by USA Today’s Erik Brandy has triggered a major backlash among conservatives on social media. The FBI is […]

Cohen bombshell sparks fresh calls for Trump impeachment – but what happened to Russia collusion?

Michael Cohen’s testimony that Donald Trump told him to violate campaign finance laws is sparking fresh calls for impeachment, with #Resistors curiously silent on how ‘Russia collusion’ became ‘giving women hush money.’ The conviction of Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, on tax and bank fraud charges, coupled with news that the president’s former attorney […]

‘Complete f***wit’: Fifita sparks NRL feud

CONTROVERSIAL NRL star Andrew Fifita has once again landed in hot water after sensationally ridiculing Daily Telegraph journalist and regular Fox Sports guest Phil Rothfield. The towering Cronulla forward, who was blasted for his post-try blow-up at the coach’s box over the weekend, appeared on sport podcast The Halfcast alongside teammate Josh Dugan and UFC […]

eBay: Rare £2 coin sparks bidding war and sells for £200 – could you spot one?

This rare £2 coin has sold for the whopping sum of £205. The 2012 Charles Dickens £2 was created to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the British writer. The coin, with a reverse designed by Matthew Dent, reads “Something will turn up” along the edge. There are 8,190,000 meaning the coin is […]

Red Alto sparks up to repel Waller’s army

RED Alto repelled the “Waller Wall” and capped a memorable day for trainer Brent Stanley at Royal Randwick on Saturday. The Cindy Sullivan Memorial Handicap (2400m) had nine starters with Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller saddling up eight, including the favourite Raqeeq. WINX STEALS SHOW WITH SURPRISE RACEDAY CAMEO THE MOMENT IT WENT ‘PEAR-SHAPED’ FOR […]

Cop caught on camera slamming 9yo boy to ground sparks police brutality debate (VIDEOS)

Harrowing footage of a US police officer slamming a nine-year-old boy to the ground has surfaced online. The shocking scenes sparked public outrage – leading police to share their own video of what went down in Athens, Georgia. The initial video, released by Athens resident April Collins, went viral when she caught her nine-year-old cousin […]