This Unlikely Tech Queen Wants to Build a New Global Hub in Kyrgyzstan

The blinds are pulled in all the windows of the fifth-floor office. Computer screens and cracks of daylight cast a gray-blue glow, complementing the dark grays and dark purples of mismatched furniture, seemingly thrown together yet too cool to be accidental. The only accents of color are lime greens and bright pinks that dance across […]

‘Unconstitutional’: Neutral Austria wants no part of European army proposed by Macron, Merkel

If Germany and France get their wish of developing a European army, Austria wants no part of it. The defense minister’s office said it would opt out, as it would conflict with Vienna’s constitution and neutrality. Defense Minister Mario Kunasek’s office told Kurier newspaper that while Austria has no details on the army proposed by […]

The South China Sea is fabled for its hidden energy reserves and China wants to block outsiders like the US from finding them

China has a plan in motion to lock down potential oil and gas assets in the resource-rich, but hotly contested South China Seas. If successful, the move would effectively ban exploration by countries from outside the region, further isolating local powers from US support. China is using drawn-out negotiations over the issue to further divide […]

Iraq wants to barter food for desperately needed Iranian gas supplies – report

Baghdad is looking for approval from Washington to import Iranian gas and energy supplies in exchange for food items, according to two Iraqi government officials as quoted by Reuters. The Iraqi authorities are reportedly planning to keep on importing Iranian gas, which is used in the country’s power stations, as they need more time for […]

Russian figure-skating 'Empress' says she wants to 'kick Trump's ass' on Twitter & on ice

Russian figure skating sensation Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, fresh from securing a coveted place in the Grand Prix Final, has said that she would like to meet US President Donald Trump to tell him she has superior Twitter skills. Read more Tuktamysheva, though not quite as prolific a Tweeter as the US leader, says she makes up […]

Please, STOP the music: Rihanna wants her music banished from Trump’s ‘tragic’ rallies

Pop megastar Rihanna doesn’t want President Trump using her music to pump up the crowd at his rallies anymore, becoming the latest in a series of pop stars to try deny the president their music. Before Trump took to the stage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Sunday, Rihanna’s ‘Please Don’t Stop the Music’ pumped out over […]

'McGregor wants an immediate rematch with Khabib' – UFC head Dana White

UFC president Dana White has revealed that former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has asked for an immediate rematch with his Russian rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. Read more Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor by fourth-round submission in Las Vegas in early October in the most anticipated bout in UFC history. The fight, however, was marred by a post-fight […]

Brie Larson Dressed as Samus For Halloween, Wants to Make ‘Metroid’ Movie

Nintendo lovers will immediately recognize the name Samus Aran, the protagonist of the long-running Metroid video game series. Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson counts herself as a fan: she dressed up as Samus for Halloween, and she’s also interested in playing the character in a movie. Hear that, Hollywood? You may want to start dusting off those […]

US wants China to ‘behave like a normal nation’ & respect international laws – Pompeo

Washington is pressuring Beijing to act like a “normal nation” on the world stage, Mike Pompeo has repeated, accusing China, ironically, of disregarding international laws and seeking to impose “decades of pain” around the globe. “We’re very worried that China will put the people in many countries around the world, in Africa and Central America […]

GM wants alternative to fuel economy standards from Obama, rollback from Trump

Here’s an official Bolt press picture from Chevy. On Friday, General Motors wrote to the Trump Administration in support of a national zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program, which would require seven percent of automakers’ sales to be zero-emissions by 2021. That percentage would increase by two percent per year until reaching 25 percent in 2030. The […]