No agreement on Southern Syria’s de-escalation zone until US leaves al-Tanf base – Damascus

US troops should leave Syria, and particularly the al-Tanf area in the country’s southeast, before any talks about the future of the southern regions held by the militants could take place, the Syrian Foreign Minister has said. “Do not believe any statements on an agreement about the south of Syria unless the US forces withdraw […]

UK medics treated Skripals for opioid overdose until Porton Down tests showed nerve agent poisoning

The medical team at Sainsbury Hospital were treating the Skripals for opioid overdose without any extra precautions, until UK chemical weapon experts “confirmed” nerve agent poisoning and “advised” them on treatment, BBC reports. Staff at Salisbury District Hospital say that former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, who were found unconscious on a […]

North Korea probably couldn’t totally get rid of its nukes until years after Trump is out of office

It could take up to 15 years for North Korea to be fully denuclearized, according to one of the leading experts on the rogue state’s nuclear capabilities.  This presents a significant obstacle to the Trump administration’s desire to see “rapid denuclearization.” Siegfried Hecker, a nuclear scientist at Stanford University, has issued a report outlining what […]

‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

Journalists, Obama’s former speechwriter and other public figures all quietly deleted their misplaced horror at images of caged migrant children in the US when they found out the picture was taken under President Obama. CNN journalist Hadas Gold, NYT Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and former LA […]

Lynn Bowles: BBC Radio 2 legend BEGGED to stay by Chris Evans ‘Never over until it’s over'

Lynn, 55, has been a stalwart of the BBC radio show for 18 years. However, she has now decided it is time to leave after setting her alarm for four in the morning everyday.  As she took part in her last ever show the BBC with Chris, the presenter tried to make the veteran travel […]

Apple’s Original TV Programming Won’t Arrive Until 2019

It’s been six months since we learned Apple decided to get serious about producing its own television shows, but it’ll be another year before we get to see the fruits of the company’s labor. A new report says Apple’s original TV programming is being targeted for release sometime between March 2019 and summer 2019 – […]

I didn’t think the Instant Pot was worth the hype — until I tried cooking with it

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Sur La Table I tried the $ 150 Instant Pot Ultra multi-cooker that the company says replaces 10 common kitchen appliances. I roasted an entire chicken and made […]

First Deliveries of $35K Version of Tesla Model 3 Delayed until Late 2018

– Tesla has delivered about 10,000 examples of its Model 3 sedans so far but has thus far failed to deliver on one important item that was central to why this model garnered so much hype: its $ 35,000 base price. First U.S. deliveries of the standard-range (220 mile) version of the Model 3, still expected […]