Category: General World News

Nissan to replace chairman arrested on financial charges

Nissan’s board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Study Finds Chronic Fatigue Clues in Overactive Immune Response

Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found clues in the way some people’s immune systems respond more actively to a health attack. A severe illness characterized by long-term physical and mental fatigue, CFS is thought to […]

Rupee opens 5 paise up at 71.85 against dollar

The local currency on Friday declined 22 paise to close at 71.90 against the US dollar. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

Safe haven support keeps dollar near 19-month high on growth risks

The offshore Chinese yuan was flat at 6.9013. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

Overactive immune system ‘may trigger ME-like symptoms’

Researchers say the study is a “light in the fog” in the search for the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome. read more >>> Source:: BBC

Fury’s message on mental health

Tyson Fury speaks at Sports Personality of the Year about his recovery from mental health problems and his return to the boxing ring. read more >>> Source:: BBC

Prada pulls products after blackface imagery accusations

Italian luxury brand Prada has issued an apology and removed a holiday window display at a New York store in response to complaints that its goods featured blackface imagery. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

An early retiree who interviewed 100 millionaires discovered nearly all of them got rich using the same 3-step strategy

John, who runs the personal-finance blog ESI Money, has spent the past few years interviewing millionaires. He found that many employ a simple three-step strategy to build wealth: Earn good money, save it, and invest it. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take a lucky […]

Half of the world is now officially online, but several thorny new problems now threaten the digital economy

About half of the world’s population is now online, the World Economic Forum said in a new report. But the transformation to a digital economy and society faces some big challenges, the forum said. Among the biggest are that the pace of internet adoption is […]

Brexit could wilt huge Dutch flower trade

The Dutch flower industry, vital part Netherlands’ economy, is facing a challenge that could make the hardiest bloom wilt: Brexit. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Set Asking Her To Take Him Back

The “I Like It” rapper did not appear to be having it. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Best supplements for high cholesterol: Take this vitamin to help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol

BEST supplements for high cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance vital for normal bodily function, but too much can have an adverse effect on a person’s health. Diet plays a big part in lowering high cholesterol and research has found a particular vitamin to be […]

Revived Cuban Lunch bars meet with huge demand

A peanut-and-chocolate candy popular decades ago has been flying off shelves since an Alberta couple revived it earlier this year. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Tougher regulations on oil industry urged after N.L’s largest spill ever

Critics are calling for tighter control of Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil industry, just as the province moves to expand the size and range of offshore drilling. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

‘SNL’ Auditions Oscar Hosts To Replace Comedian Kevin Hart

“Who will risk everything for the chance to gain nothing?” read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Bed bug bites: How to avoid being bitten by the household pest this winter

BED BUG bites can cause huge amounts of skin irritation, particularly if a person has a bad reaction, but it can be difficult to spot the household pest, especially during the winter months. The best way to avoid being bitten is to get rid of […]

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

New data on home sales, inflation and Canada’s GDP will all be released this week. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Twitch just opened a new San Francisco headquarters, and it’s a gamer’s paradise. Take a look inside

Twitch invited Business Insider for a first look at its new headquarters in San Francisco, California. The nine-floor office is a gamer’s paradise, with two six-person competitive gaming rooms, two live-streaming rooms, and a full arcade. “What we really wanted to do was bring Twitch […]

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ scores biggest opening weekend ever for an animated movie in December

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” took in an estimated $35.4 million during its opening weekend at the domestic box office. That’s the biggest opening weekend for an animated movie that’s opened in December, passing 2016’s “Sing” which had a $35.2 million opening. Meanwhile, Universal’s $100 million-plus […]

How to get rid of visceral fat: Three foods to avoid to reduce the harmful belly fat

HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Visceral fat is a type of body fat stored in the abdominal cavity. It’s deemed the most dangerous body fat because it surrounds vital organs, increasing a person’s risk of serious health problems. One of the best ways […]

Trump’s trade war could cost every middle-class American family $453 and could eliminate 292,000 US jobs

President Donald Trump has imposed tariffs on Chinese goods, steel, aluminum, and more. Trump has also threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods and imported cars from around the world. According to a report from the Tax Foundation, Trump’s existing tariffs will cost every […]

Walmart has gobbled up a slew of brands since 2010 — and it’s all part of a strategy to take on Amazon and win over millennials (WMT)

Walmart has been on an online brands binge for several years now. Bonobos, ModCloth, and are just a few of the brands the retail giant has snapped up since 2010. Walmart’s pivot toward digital-native companies likely indicates its outlook on the future of retail. […]

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: How this sign in your toenails could indicate condition

VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms can be mistaken for less serious health problems, but left untreated complications can occur. One sign that could be easily missed is in the toenails. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

We just got the most alarming sign yet that investors are bracing for a stock market crash

US stocks have been whipsawed in recent months, and internal trends aren’t looking very encouraging for a full recovery. Warning signs are continuing to pile up amid the chaos, and we may have just gotten the most jarring indication yet that a market collapse is […]

Type 2 diabetes: Three foods to avoid at breakfast to control your blood sugar

TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition where the body can’t control the amount of glucose in the blood and doesn’t respond to the hormone insulin properly. To keep your blood sugar levels under control there are three foods you should avoid having for breakfast. read […]

NORWAY Dispatch: Where Reindeer Are a Way of Life

The indigenous Sami people have fought for generations to preserve their identity. The latest battles are against Norway’s limits on reindeer herds. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Japanese medical school admits rigging entrance exams in favor of men because ‘women mentally mature faster’

Japan’s Juntendo University admitted to setting lower pass marks for men in their entrance exams. Officials said it was because female applicants tended to perform better in the interview part of the assessment since “women mature faster mentally than men.” They also claimed it was […]

High blood pressure symptoms: Four warning signs of a life-threatening hypertensive crisis

HIGH blood pressure symptoms don’t always show, making it difficult to detect the condition, but if a severe increase in blood pressure happens four signs may occur. Ignored or left untreated this can lead to a stroke. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Research Looks at Natural Fertilizer for Greener Agriculture, Cleaner Water

Fertilizer is made of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. Chemical fertilizers require huge amounts of energy to produce. But there are other, natural and more readily available sources. The University of Michigan, with support from the National Science Foundation, is working at making our water […]

Pete Davidson Appears Briefly On ‘SNL’ After Troubling Instagram Post

Fans were worried by alarming message. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Host Matt Damon Honors ‘SNL’ And Late Father With Emotional Tribute On Holiday Show

His dad “knew that there was nothing more important in the world than to laugh with the people you love.” read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Michigan Sand Dunes Attract Tourists, Swallow Properties

Sand dunes in the state of Michigan are a scenic attraction for many American and foreign tourists. These sand dunes expand and move. Over time, they swallow cottages and the vegetation around them, as VOA’s Emre Elci reports. read more >>> Source:: VOANews.Com

‘SNL’ Imagines World Without President Trump In ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Spoof

“It’s awful, everything’s falling apart,” Alec Baldwin’s Trump confides to his angel, Clarence. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Paracetamol and ibuprofen: Can you take both together? Hangover advice this festive season

PARACETAMOL and ibuprofen are both used for treating pain and fever, proving particularly helpful in the case of a hangover. But can you take both together – is this more effective or is it in fact dangerous? read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Canada will ‘be on the losing end’ over Huawei arrest: professor

A Canadian business professor says our country will “be on the losing end” of a dispute between China and the U.S. over the arrest of a prominent executive from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Disney Fires Adult Actor Arrested For Attempting To Send Nude Photos To A 13-Year-Old

Stoney Westmoreland allegedly attempted to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13 years old. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Charles Barkley’s Friendship With Cat Litter Scientist Melts Our Cold, Dead Hearts

The NBA legend and Iowa dad Lin Wang shared a special bond that spanned years. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Governments Agree on Rules for Implementing Climate Accord

After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming. Fierce disagreements on two other climate issues were kicked down the road for a year to help […]

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Is Even Better When Everyone Is Deadpool

So much Deadpool. Truly a maximum effort. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

‘Sesame Street’ tackles homelessness with this Muppet’s new storyline

TODAY’s Craig Melvin paid a visit to “Sesame Street” to meet with Lily, a Muppet whose family story sheds light on the millions of children who experience homelessness. read more >>> Source:: EuroNews.Com

Pete Davidson deletes Instagram after sharing dark post on mental health struggles

Davidson was attacked by people on Instagram after he shared a post in which he supported Kanye West’s commentary about mental health. read more >>> Source:: EuroNews.Com

Pete Davidson Suddenly Deletes Instagram Page After Speaking Out On Mental Health

The “SNL” star left fans worried about his well-being after he chimed in on Kanye’s discussion about mental health. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Republicans Say Little About Obamacare Ruling

Republican lawmakers have been mostly silent on Friday’s court ruling that the Affordable Care Act, known commonly as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. Democrats, however, have said they’ll hold the GOP to its commitment to retain popular provisions of the law, such as guaranteed coverage for those […]

Congress just quietly passed a law that could spark a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-linked CBD industry

The US Farm Bill passed on Wednesday legalizes hemp, a plant that’s roughly identical to marijuana and is a key source of highly touted wellness ingredient CBD. The bill defines hemp as an agricultural product for the first time and amends a major drug law […]

‘YouTube Rewind 2018’ is officially the most disliked video in YouTube history — here’s why (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube last week released its annual “Rewind” video, which features more than 130 YouTube stars and celebrities. Appearances included Will Smith, Marques Brownlee, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, John Oliver, and many more. In the course of a week, YouTube Rewind 2018 has become the most disliked […]

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