Art

Thrifty Germany takes on debt to rescue arts

Thrifty Germany takes on debt to rescue arts

Image caption This choir has been able to start rehearsing again - in the conductor's garden. As evening sunshine ripples through a ripening pear tree, birds chatter above the distant hum of a lawnmower. Then, suddenly, the singers of Lübeck's rock and roll choir raise their voices. Swaying and smiling, they run through their repertoire: classics like Jailhouse Rock and Ghost Riders in the Sky. Germany's cultural life is slowly coming back to ... Full story

Education

Trump targets tax-exempt status for schools, universities

Trump targets tax-exempt status for schools, universities

President Donald Trump on Friday wrote he was instructing the Treasury Department "to re-examine" the "tax-exempt status ...and/or funding" of "universities and school systems" that, he said, "are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education.". In a pair of tweets sent while he flew to the battleground state of Florida for a series of events, Trump said: "Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not ... Full story

Economics

Saudi Aramco raises gasoline prices for July: state TV

Saudi Aramco raises gasoline prices for July: state TV

FILE PHOTO: A view shows branded oil tanks at Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov. CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco said on Friday it will raise domestic gasoline prices for July, state news TV reported. The new price for 91 octane grade will be 1.29 riyals instead of 0.98, and 95 octane grade will be at 1.44 riyals from 1.18 in June. Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; ... Full story

Entertainment

Jada Pinkett Smith tells Will Smith of her 'relationship'

Jada Pinkett Smith tells Will Smith of her 'relationship'

Image caption The couple have been married since 1997. Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed on her chat show in a heart-to-heart with husband Will Smith that she did have a relationship with rapper August Alsina. Speaking to Smith on her Facebook show Red Table Talk, the actress said that the relationship happened while the pair were separated. "We were over," she says. "From there, as time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with ... Full story

Health

Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged

Tuberculosis vaccine may be limiting COVID-19 deaths; dormitory screening urged

(Reuters) - The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the ... Full story

Law

New York judge gives Trump deadline in lawsuit over tax returns following major Supreme Court ruling

New York judge gives Trump deadline in lawsuit over tax returns following major Supreme Court ruling

NEW YORK — A federal judge in Manhattan has given lawyers for President Trump a Wednesday deadline to say whether he will further challenge a subpoena for his tax documents, part of an ongoing investigation by local prosecutors here into hush money payments made during the 2016 election season. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The order by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero follows Thursday's highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling in ... Full story

Living

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Politics

Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence  News

Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence News

Image caption Roger Stone has maintained all along that the case against him was politically motivated US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone. The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone's request to delay the start date of his custodial term of 40 months. He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Stone was the sixth Trump ... Full story

Sport

Brazilian environmentalist Sirkis killed in car crash

Brazilian environmentalist Sirkis killed in car crash

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Alfredo Sirkis, a founder of Brazil’s Green Party and a tireless campaigner for policies to curb climate change, died on Friday in a car crash, television network TV Globo said. FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian presidential candidate for the Green Party Marina Silva and environmentalist Alfredo Sirkis attend a news conference after a meeting with the Party leadership in Brasilia, Brazil October 13, 2010. ... Full story

Technology

Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 900,000 U.S. vehicles due to faulty air bag covers

Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 900,000 U.S. vehicles due to faulty air bag covers

FILE PHOTO: The logo of car manufacturer Fiat is seen in Zurich, Switzerland October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann. (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV ( FCAU.N ) said on Friday it would recall about 925,239 of its older model vehicles in the United States to replace air bag covers on their steering wheels after 14 potentially related injuries. The recall is limited to 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro SUVs, 2008-2010 Chrysler Town & Country and ... Full story