Queen Elizabeth II Recounts World War II Rationing, Shudders at Memory of ‘Ghastly’ Herring

Back in 2016, the monarch visited another supermarket—a Waitrose in Poundbury in Dorset, near the south coast of England. Accompanied by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, she received a gift hamper including dog treats, beer, whisky, wine and other goods, The Express noted at the time.

China Will Be Able to Fight Foreign Wars Within 15 Years, Report to Congress Warns

Past decades of laissez-faire capitalism has failed, critics say, failing to encourage a more liberal Chinese state that is a responsible stakeholder in the U.S.-dominated international order. Western nations were happy to reap the economic benefits of increased ties with China, but failed—or chose not—to consider that Beijing could use its influence and riches to […]

Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general

Earlier this week, the Climate Action Tracker calculated that if all the net-zero pledges made by governments and leaders were to be fulfilled, temperatures would rise by about 2.1C above pre-industrial levels. That is not far above the upper limit set by the Paris agreement, of holding temperatures to no more than 2C above pre-industrial […]

How Netflix Is Selling Itself to the World

One suggestion: Renegotiate the current “round-robin” agreement, where the Big Four broadcasters take turns airing the show, so that the Emmys actually air on multiple networks each year. At the very least, companies should be able to plaster the show across all the platforms they control, the way ViacomCBS puts events like the BET Awards or […]

Explainer: Ethiopia’s Tigray civil war reflects unresolved ethnic tensions

Under the EPRDF coalition, Ethiopia experienced rapid economic growth and stability. But its human rights record was problematic and regional representation was not always truly democratic. While Ethiopia’s experiment with ethnic federalism appeared to keep the country from sliding into civil war, the low-level repression minority groups experienced suggests that political power remains concentrated in […]

The Walking Dead World Beyond season 2 predictions: Revenge on the CRM, zombie virus breakthroughs and bloody civil war

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UK slaps down Donald Trump’s ‘war crime’ threat to target Iran cultural sites

Asked if the killing of Soleimani was legal, the UK Prime Minister’s  official spokesman said: “States have a right to take actions such as this in self-defence, and the US has been clear Soleimani was plotting imminent attacks on American diplomats and military personnel.”

The Streaming News Wars Are Heating Up

➽ There was big news out of Disney this week: The company Monday said it was restructuring its media and entertainment business in a way designed to “accelerate the company’s direct-to-consumer strategy.” Kareem Daniel, a Disney vet who had been working in the company’s consumer product division, is now in charge of something called the Media and Entertainment Distribution group. So […]

Australia is out of recession. Now it needs to avoid a trade war with China

But the full extent to which the fight has hurt the agricultural sector more broadly is fuzzy. Ben Udy, Australia and New Zealand economist at Capital Economics, pointed out in a recent research note that the country’s historic drought likely also played a role in harming those industries.

Greed, circling vultures and bleakest day for High Street since the war: RUTH SUNDERLAND analyses the fallout as Debenhams and Arcadia go to the wall

While Debenhams and Arcadia limped into lockdown in a weakened state due to years of poor management and under-investment, Next has raised its profit forecast for this year by £65million to £365millon.