How Manchuria Changed the World

The Russians and Japanese spent a year and a half fighting each other on Chinese soil, with most observers expecting the powerful Russian army to prevail easily. The war dwarfed anything the world had ever seen, with the use of heavy artillery inflicting massive losses on both sides.

Germany’s SPD picks Merkel-like figure to run for top job in 2021

The former leader of Juso, the SPD’s youth wing, is a more divisive figure among his own party faithful, many of whom accuse him of lacking the courage to go after banks implicated in the “cum-ex” tax fraud scheme and having failed to detect and prevent the Wirecard accounting scandal.

UK council stops plan to remove statue of scout founder Baden-Powell

“We know that local people feel proud of Lord Baden-Powell’s and the Scout movement’s links with Poole, and that some people feel that we would be giving in to the protesters by temporarily removing the statue,” said Mark Howell, the council’s deputy leader.

Beirut blast: judge questions security chiefs as third minister resigns

On Sunday, world leaders and international organisations pledged nearly $300m in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut but warned that no money for rebuilding the capital would be made available until Lebanese authorities committed themselves to the political and economic reforms demanded by the people.

The war is not over yet, Shekau tells Buhari

“We would like to reassure the public that this video is nothing but mere terrorists propaganda aimed at creating fear in the mind of people and to remain relevant. Therefore, there is no cause for alarm, more so as concerted effort in clearing the vestiges of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding is […]

Exclusive: Germany and France quit WHO reform talks amid tension with Washington – sources

Plans to reform the WHO are unlikely to be definitively shelved, especially if Trump is defeated in the November election. European governments want Washington to remain a WHO member and a financial supporter, and they have shown an interest in boosting their own funding to the body.

EXCLUSIVE-Germany and France quit WHO reform talks amid tension with Washington – sources

U.S. officials have not said what reforms Washington has sought. But an initial reform roadmap proposed by Washington was seen by many of its allies as too critical, with one European official involved in the negotiations describing it as “rude”.

Richard Attenborough: Man behind the epic Gandhi film

The 1950s were a highly productive period for Attenborough who had by then grown into a popular actor. It was a period during which he also appeared in numerous comedies such as Private’s Progress (1956) and I’m All Right Jack (1959). In 1963, he appeared as Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett in the ensemble cast of […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Negotiators signal relief bill stuck, not dead

On Sunday, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Sunday shows – Trump coronavirus executive orders reverberate Pelosi: ‘Of course there’s room for compromise’ on 0-per-week unemployment benefit MORE (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Sunday […]

Vampyr review – a beautiful premise wasted in this bland action RPG

This is the game’s central conceit – will you heal or will you hurt? Will you uphold your hippocratic oath or will you succumb to your bloodlust? Unfortunately, it never feels like the dramatic conflict the game makes it out to be. Essentially, NPCs grant a certain amount of XP when bitten, but you can […]