North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Hails ‘Sacred Combat Mission,’ Gets Warm Words from World Leaders

The latest blow to North Korea comes amid a series of setbacks to Kim Jong Un’s five-year plan determined at the last national Korean Workers’ Party congress in 2016. Failure to reach a peace deal with the United States has left international sanctions against North Korea intact and the novel coronavirus pandemic has shocked the […]

Meet the Female Soviet Spy Who Could Have Killed Hitler and Prevented the Second World War

The spy went to the German Democratic Republic, where she worked in the Chamber of Commerce for foreign trade and as a head of the Capitalist Countries Division in the Central Department of Foreign Information. She gained some success as a writer, publishing short stories, novels and an autobiography, Sonja’s Rapport (Sonya’s Report) under the […]

Tooth From Great White Shark That Killed Australian Man Found in Surf Board

Forty-six-year-old Nick Slater was surfing off Greenmount Beach in the Gold Coast area when a shark bit his leg at around 5 p.m. local time. Four other surfers carried Slater to the shore where lifeguards, beachgoers and paramedics tried to save him, but he died from his injuries at the scene.

ISIS Hails ‘Blessed 9/11’ as ‘Great Event’ and ‘Pivotal Point’ on 19th Anniversary of Attacks

Less than a month after the terrorist attacks, the U.S. began its own series of attacks in Afghanistan in an effort to find the Al-Qaeda leaders and members responsible for planning September 11th. The U.S. still has troops in Afghanistan, though bin Laden was killed in a special operation conducted by the U.S. military in […]

Man Dies in Shark Attack Near to Spot Where Surfer Was Killed by Great White in June

“It’s pretty surprising because when you live around here you just don’t expect things like this at all. I came in and I saw a lot of people gathered around and everyone seemed to be quite in shock and didn’t know what was going on, so it was a bit strange.”

Donald Trump Thanks Boris Johnson ‘For Saying He’s Making America Great’

The U.K. and the U.S. are still in trade negotiations for a deal following Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. The U.K. has been pushing for a quick deal but it now looks likely that negotiations will only conclude after the U.S. election on November 3.

Wealth Report: London, Not New York, Is World’s Greatest City

The city has replaced New York as world number one in the eighth annual Wealth Report published by global property consultants Knight Frank. “London is a much more international city than New York,” Liam Bailey, the consultancy’s head of research, told The Daily Beast. “It is the capital city of Europe when it comes to […]

Watch Weezer Tap Finn Wolfhard’s Calpurnia for New ‘Take On Me’ Video

Weezer have teamed with Calpurnia – the indie rock band led by Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard – for a nostalgic new video for their cover of a-ha’s “Take On Me.” The track appears on Weezer’s new self-titled covers record, also known as The Teal Album.

Book review: A French novel of bleak interior and exterior landscapes

The nature of various forms of artistry, and the way these create identity, is an underlying theme. Among the guests at the boarding house, for example, is a young woman recovering from extensive plastic surgery, with her face covered in bandages. Then again, the narrator takes pride in her cooking, which is sometimes described in […]

Book World: In ‘Not a Novel,’ Jenny Erpenbeck continues to evolve

“Not a Novel” cannot claim to be a coherent whole. Nevertheless, its pig-in-a-python ungainliness contributes to the fascination. Variety proves its own reward, since in every guise this artist makes virtuosic adjustments, changes of tone or rhetoric. A couple of essays salute Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” as an essential resource, “a living thing … that … meets […]