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Think tank: Russia emerges as world's No. 2 arms producer  WMC

A Swedish think tank says Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the U.S. Russia surpassed Britain, which had held the spot ...

Sunday Reading: The Ancient World  The New Yorker

From The New Yorker's archive, stories about surprising discoveries from the past, including pieces by John Seabrook, Judith Thurman, Edmund Wilson, Elif ...

World War II vets gather to reminisce at the Lower Burrell VFW  Tribune-Review

The agenda on a cold Sunday afternoon at the VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell was clear: Remember. The post along Wildlife Lodge Road hosted a reunion for ...

The 31 most popular cities in the world for travelers  INSIDER

New York City saw more than 13 million international tourists last year, but it only finished No. 8 on the global list of most popular destinations.

Far right breakthrough in Andalucía send shockwave through Spanish politics  The Guardian

The anti-immigration, anti-feminist Vox party has gained a foothold unseen since Franco's death. Voters reveal what drove them to extremes…

Macron to appeal to French in wake of latest violent protests  The Guardian

Emmanuel Macron is set to address the French people early this week after a fourth weekend of violence on the streets of major cities left the president under ...

John Chau’s Death on North Sentinel Island Roils the Missionary World  The New Yorker

Eliza Griswold on the death of Christian missionary John Chau, who was killed last month while breaking the law in order to preach to indigenous people on ...

Can a two-day conference solve the world's migration issues?  Al Jazeera English

The UN is urging member nations to reach an agreement in Morocco on a framework for global migration issues.

Gulf divisions widen as Qatar accused of 'snubbing' meeting  The Guardian

Divisions among Gulf states were exposed when Saudi Arabia's allies rounded on Qatar for snubbing a personal invite from King Salman and sending a ...

Angry China summons US ambassador over arrest of tech exec Meng Wanzhou  USA TODAY

China summoned the U.S. Ambassador there to protest the detention of a senior tech exec in Canada "at the unreasonable behest of the United States."

New Zealand backpacker death: Grace Millane, round-the-world trip turned into tragedy

Grace Millane had just finished soaking in the gorgeous scenery of Peru on the trip of a lifetime when she scooted halfway around the world for her next ...

This Christmas let’s remember love has the power to change the world  Fox News

If you ever want to know the true meaning of Christmas, go spend some time with people who have forgiven the murderer of their loved ones.

The World Still Isn't Meeting Its Climate Goals  New York Times

Three years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, they are still far off-track from preventing severe global warming in the decades ahead ...

Elon Musk wants the world to embrace electric cars, even if Tesla goes bankrupt  CNN

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants electric vehicles to be successful — even if Tesla goes bankrupt.

World War I Taught the U.S. Navy How to Fight Submarines  The National Interest Online

When Congress voted on April 6, 1917 to declare war on Imperial Germany, the task before the U.S. Navy was clear: it needed to transport and supply over a ...

The 25 richest families in the world, ranked  Business Insider

The richest families in the world own billions, possessing $1.1 trillion in wealth collectively, according to Bloomberg.

Wilfred DeFour, Tuskegee Airman during World War II, dies at 100  Fox News

One of the first African-American military aviators, who served with the Tuskegee Airmen, in World War II died Saturday from apparent natural causes in his New ...

Super Sniper: Meet the Most Dangerous Woman of World War II  The National Interest Online

The last train west chugged across the River Bug to the German-occupied side of the Russo-German border at 0200 on June 22, 1941. An hour later, as the ...

NJPW crowns 2018 World Tag League winners  Figure Four Online

The winners of this year's World Tag League has been determined.

WORLD WAR 3 FEARS: Russian warships team up with India for MILITARY DRILLS

RUSSIAN warships have arrived in India to participate in the Indra Navy 2018 military drills as fears of a World War 3 heighten.

Bill Pullman: ‘In acting, you can order the world’  The Guardian

The actor, 64, tells Louis Wise about fruit farming, playing American presidents twice and losing his sense of smell.

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease  NPR

American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have ...

'The Outer Worlds' Is The 'Fallout' Game We've All Been Waiting For  Forbes

'The Outer Worlds' couldn't have been announced at a more perfect time than during Fallout 76's launch fiasco.

Canada Moose Cree First Nation to get drone deliveries  BBC News

Residents of a remote First Nation island in northern Ontario will begin receiving goods by drone next year. The Moose Cree First Nation has signed a C$2.5m ...

Buoyant Black Caps could rocket to second in world Test rankings with home series win  TVNZ

After their historic Test series win against Pakistan, the Black Caps are chasing more accolades with a chance to climb to second in the world Test rankings if ...

Barcelona news: Lionel Messi is the best player in the World - Sergio Busquets  Goal

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets feels a sublime display against Catalan rivals Espanyol showed Lionel Messi is the world's best player.

Scandal-plagued Peru to vote on reshaping political system  The Guardian

Referendum could overhaul judiciary and limit lawmakers' terms as 'accidental president' targets corruption.

Paris on lockdown for gilets jaunes protests – as it happened  The Guardian

Armoured vehicles and 8000 police officers in French capital to contain violent fringe of gilets jaunes movement.

Politics this week  The Economist

A third Saturday of anti-fuel-tax demonstrations, infiltrated by violent provocateurs from the hard left and the extreme right, saw windows smashed, cars ablaze ...

'Wise and humane': Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies aged 91  The Guardian

Moscow Helsinki Group founder became a critic of Vladimir Putin after defending human rights in USSR.

Millions of tourists flock to Bangkok every year, and now a resort 2 hours outside the city has been named the world's 'best private villa' for $150,000 a week  INSIDER

The Resort Villa in Thailand offers guests private access to a 150,0000-square-foot property that includes seven villas and a full-time staff of 60 people.

World's top glovemaker under fire in Malaysia over migrant workers' rights  Channel NewsAsia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian labour rights groups have called for an investigation into the world's largest glovemaker, Top Glove, after cases were uncovered of ...

Chess: Fabiano Caruana seeks to overtake Magnus Carlsen as world No 1  The Guardian

Defeated US challenger has a chance to capture the top ranking which the Norwegian has held in an unbroken run since 2011. Leonard Barden. Fri 7 Dec 2018 ...

The World's Most Powerful Women in 2018  Forbes

The women on Forbes 15th annual Most Powerful Women list are among the toughest, smartest leaders the world has today. They are creating solutions for ...

The Kiwi skier closing in on the world's best  Newsroom

Piera Hudson has achieved what no other Kiwi slalom skier has done for 15 years. David Leggat talks to a focused young skier on the rise, and those invested in ...

Hundreds dance and play at 'World's Largest Blanket Fort Party' in Portland (photos)

Hundreds gather at the Oregon Convention Center to help break the record for the World's Largest Blanket Fort.

World War 3 FEARS: Iran threatens Trump with 'BOMBS AND TERRORISM' over sanctions

IRAN's firebrand president has warned the West will be flooded with “a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism” due to Donald Trump's sanctions ...

Stephen Colbert rips Trump as ‘the only person in the world who can bring down a funeral’  Washington Post

The president wasn't exactly welcomed at George H.W. Bush's funeral Wednesday, and late-night hosts were delighted.

Nobel Peace Prize winners urge world to step up when combatting wartime sexual violence  ABC News

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by ...

A World First: Listen to the Sounds of Mars  Futurism

It's been less than a day since we got our last update from NASA's Insight lander and it's sent a revelatory new message home: the sounds of Mars.

World's oldest albatross, 68, lays another egg  New Zealand Herald

Wisdom was first discovered in 1956. 62 years later she's still laying eggs.

The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018  The Guardian

Our judges have selected their top players from 2018. Click on an individual to read more about their year and find out our No 1.

This map lets you hear what the world sounds like without humans  The Verge

Since its beginning in 2014, Cities and Memory has created sound maps focused on protest, sacred places, and photographs. Its newest project, however, steps ...

Robbie Manson opens up on World Championship disappointment  Newshub

The NZ single sculler finished fifth at the world rowing champs.

World's largest cheese statue attempts to break Guinness World Records  WEAU

NORWALK, CT -- City of Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling will join Stew Leonard, Jr., in unveiling the soon-to-be Guinness Book of World Records' Largest Cheese ...

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 will include World Road Race circuit  BBC Sport

The 2019 men's and women's Tour de Yorkshire will include the circuit being used for next year's World Championship Road Races in Harrogate.

Belgium's government loses majority over UN migration pact  The Guardian

The Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, is fighting for his political survival after the Flemish nationalist party quit the ruling coalition over his support for a UN ...

Strange earthquake waves rippled around Earth, and nobody knows why  National Geographic

Instruments picked up the seismic waves more than 10000 miles away—but bizarrely, nobody felt them.

Group led by Thomas Piketty presents plan for ‘a fairer Europe’  The Guardian

Manifesto by progressive Europeans calls for €800bn of levies to tackle inequality, disillusionment, climate change and migration.

Earthquake-risk maps pinpoint world's most vulnerable areas

Indonesia and India are among the countries with the most people at risk.

The Truth About Facebook's Fake Quest to Connect the World  WIRED

Facebook execs assured employees that the cash-rich business of amassing users was a moral imperative. To survive, the company must revise its mission.

Why the world is becoming more allergic to food  BBC News

Food allergy rates among children are on the rise, and Western lifestyles may be to blame.

50 of the world's best desserts  CNN

From chocolate mousse and cheesecake to pavlova and polvorónes, these are the 50 best desserts around the world and where they come from.

For George H.W. Bush, Pearl Harbor changed everything, and World War II made him a hero  Washington Post

At 20, the future president confronted death when his plane went down over a Japanese island in 1944.

France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises  BBC News

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months. The move was announced in a televised address ...

Rubio slams White House on Khashoggi after report Kushner counselled prince  The Guardian

A day after it was reported that Jared Kushner had counselled Mohammed bin Salman over the fallout from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Republican ...

The World, Built by China  New York Times

China envisions a vast global network of trade, investment and infrastructure that will reshape financial and geopolitical ties — and bring the rest of the world ...

Great Barrier Island: The world's most dazzling skies

There are no supermarkets, ATMs, footpaths or streetlights on the island; and most locals are tucked up in bed by 9pm.

Wisdom The Albatross, World's Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg  NPR

Wisdom is known to be at least 68 years old and nests each year at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She survived a tsunami and is believed to have ...

2018 Newsmakers of the Year: Golf World's countdown of the top 25 players, events and moments of the past 12 months  Golf Digest

Joining the Newsmakers countdown: The smartest guy on tour (or is that the craziest?), an icon drops his mic, and what we're betting is golf's next big thing.

An Ancient Corner of Italy Finds the World on Its Doorstep  The New York Times

The southern region of Basilicata, its people poor and its food and history rich, has been named Europe's Capital of Culture for 2019.

Belgium faces up to postwar ‘apartheid’ in Congolese colony  The Guardian

New TV documentary and Africa museum show the true conditions suffered by its black citizens last century.

The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities Under 30 In 2018  Forbes

The 10 highest-paid celebrities under 30 earned more than $720 million combined in 12 months.

This modder is recreating the entirety of World of Warcraft in Skyrim  PC Gamer

Both Skyrim and World of Warcraft are some of the most beloved RPGs of all time, so it only makes sense that someone would be crazy enough to try and ...

US-China trade war: Deal agreed to suspend new trade tariffs  BBC News

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says. At a post-G20 ...

The World's First Space Telescope  Scientific American

In July 1958, an astronomer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison named Arthur “Art” Code received a telegram from the fledgling Space Science Board of the ...

Women's World Cup 2019: England draw Scotland in group stage – as it happened  The Guardian

England are joined in Group D with Scotland, Japan and Argentina, while holders USA will meet Sweden again, who knocked them out of the 2016 Olympics ...

Why The Abortion Rate In Pakistan Is One Of The World's Highest  NPR

Family planning researchers point to a number of reasons. The procedure itself is legal in Pakistan — but only in limited circumstances.

Cruise Critic picks world's best cruise ships for 2018  CNN

The editors at Cruise Critic have picked the best ships in ocean, luxury and river cruising for 2018.

When the world learned that John Lennon was gone

Music fans around the world grieved the loss of the popular Beatle, who was gunned down outside his apartment in New York City in 1980.

Harry Leslie Smith, ‘World’s Oldest Rebel,’ Is Dead at 95  The New York Times

He survived the Great Depression. He fought the Nazis in World War II. And at 87 he turned to writing and agitating, and acquired a loyal following.

Family reunion brings together cousins from all over the world  New Zealand Herald

A group of cousins have come together, many for the first time, to find out more about their family's centuries-old history. After a four-day reunion, organiser ...

AWS wants to rule the world  TechCrunch

AWS, once a nice little side hustle for Amazon's e-commerce business, has grown over the years into a behemoth that's on a $27 billion run rate, one that's still ...

World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN  The Guardian

Countries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the 2015 ...

Yellowstone Volcano: Eruption could trigger devastating GLOBAL volcanic WINTER

A YELLOWSTONE volcano eruption could trigger a volcanic winter, which would plunge the globe into freezing conditions and threaten to cut off food supplies, ...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets  BBC News

Twitter's chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country ...

Trump chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House job  BBC News

President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. There have been persistent reports for several ...

Romelu Lukaku: bulking up for World Cup has hampered my club form  The Guardian

Romelu Lukaku says his form for Manchester United has been affected by having to lose muscle mass he put on playing for Belgium in the World Cup.

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies  The Guardian

Radical overhaul in farming and consumption, with less meat eating, needed to avoid hunger and climate catastrophe.

Togolese innovators turn the world's junk into robots  BBC News

The 500000 tonnes of e-waste that Togo imports each year has become a goldmine for its innovators.

George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94  BBC News

Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94 at home in Houston, Texas. Bush Sr served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, ...

'World's biggest sleep-out' raises £3m for the homeless  Sky News

Members of the public had to raise a minimum £100 to spend the night in a city park with only sleeping bags and mats for comfort.

George H.W. Bush funeral: Former presidents, world leaders to attend  CNN

Washington (CNN) Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored with a state funeral on Wednesday, an official gathering that will include current and ...

Apple and Microsoft are going head to head for world's largest company  CNBC

If Microsoft continues to gain against Apple, it will surpass its market cap for the first time since mid-2010.

Boxing: Wife of British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury kept her miscarriage hidden from him  New Zealand Herald

Tyson Fury's wife, Paris, has revealed the heartbreaking secret she kept hidden from him in an effort to protect the troubled former world champion boxer only ...

World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time  The Guardian

Wisdom, a 68-year-old Laysan albatross, has laid another egg with her longtime lover at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge.

Half the world's annual rain falls in just 12 days  Science News

Half of the world's annual rain and snow falls on the year's 12 wettest days. As climate change brings more intense downpours, the same amount of precipitation ...

Consumer electronics giant Samsung just became the world’s spendiest advertiser, bypassing Procter & Gamble  TechCrunch

Who rules the roost in the business world is very much in flux. We see it on a daily basis, with the mantle of “most valuable company” being passed between ...

World awaits Hong Kong's champion

Grace Ramage pays tribute to Beauty Generation following his second consecutive Hong Kong Mile win.

K-pop's EXP Edition: The world’s most controversial 'Korean' band  BBC News

EXP Edition are a K-pop band with a difference - none of them is Korean. Does that matter?

Diving force: experts join forces to save the world's coral reefs  The Guardian

Specialist diving group teams up with British conservation charity to lower impact of scuba tourism on threatened reefs.

Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage  World Health Organization

Reported measles cases spiked in 2017, as multiple countries experienced severe and protracted outbreaks of the disease. This is according to a new report ...

Russia-Ukraine tensions rise after Kerch Strait ship capture  BBC News

Ukraine's parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law, after Sunday's capture of three of its naval vessels and 23 crew members by Russia. The three ...

Road accidents biggest killer of young people - WHO  BBC News

Road injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organisation published ...

The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018  Forbes

Back in 2015, when Katy Perry appeared on the cover of Forbes after earning $135 million in a single year, she knew she'd secured her place in the pop star ...

The World's Highest-Paid Radio Hosts Of 2018  Forbes

The world's five highest-paid radio hosts earned nearly $300 million combined in 12 months.

Walmart to acquire  Business Insider

Walmart announced on Thursday its plans to acquire, the world's largest online seller of art.

The world's first glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up is debuting in Atlanta  Atlanta Magazine

The idea for glow-in-the-dark ramen came to Ami Sueki in a dream. Four months earlier, she had founded her avant-garde design studio Zoo as Zoo, and her ...

World’s Oldest Celebrity Chef, an Indian Great-Grandma, Dies at 107  The New York Times

She presided over a spectacularly popular video channel, cooking emu eggs and pizza. Fans also loved her salt-of-the-earth sense of humor.

Migrant caravan: Mexico deports group that stormed US border  BBC News

Mexico says it has deported nearly 100 Central American migrants a day after they tried to storm the US border. The group, among thousands of migrants ...