Art

Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them.

Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them.

ROME — For the past year, small jars of cannabis flowers have been flying off the shelves of Italian specialty shops: a phenomenon that’s described as a “green gold rush.”. The hemp flowers — with names like K8, Chill Haus, Cannabismile White Pablo and Marley CBD — are sold under the tag “cannabis light” because their level of the psychoactive compound that makes people high is a tiny fraction of that typically found in cultivated marijuana. ... Full story

Education

United Nations celebrates Chinese Language Day

United Nations celebrates Chinese Language Day

If you’ve ever considered picking-up Chinese as a foreign language, you’re in good company. At the United Nations, interest in Mandarin has steadily grown over the years, as has demand for UN news in Chinese. And, as the world body marks Chinese Language Day, CGTN’s UN correspondent Liling Tan looks at what’s driving this trend. Full story

Economics

Europe not choosing sides in U.S.-China trade dispute

Europe not choosing sides in U.S.-China trade dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe will not choose sides in the trade dispute between the United States and China, a top European official said on Saturday, adding that the European Union’s temporary exemptions from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs should become permanent. FILE PHOTO - European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici holds a news conference at the EU Commission's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 21, 2018. ... Full story

Entertainment

Is BTS going to have a world tour soon?

Is BTS going to have a world tour soon?

BTS may be preparing for a world tour. An ARMY found a magazine article featuring BTS, and the caption reported that BTS was preparing for another world tour after their comeback with their upcoming 3rd album . SEE ALSO: BTS dedicate a special performance for actor Kentaro Sakaguchi during their fan meeting in Japan. Where do you want to see BTS visit? Full story

Health

Chilling Study Sums Up Link Between Religion And Suicide For Queer Youth

Chilling Study Sums Up Link Between Religion And Suicide For Queer Youth

Faith is supposed to be a source of strength for believers, especially during times of struggle and sorrow. However, a new study suggests that religiosity may be linked to negative feelings among queer individuals ― including increases in suicidal behaviors. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine last month, is a chilling revelation of the ties between suicide and theology that doesn’t affirm queer identity. ... Full story

Law

What's Happening in Saudi Arabia? Gunfire Erupts Near Royal Palace

What's Happening in Saudi Arabia? Gunfire Erupts Near Royal Palace

Updated | Gunfire was heard near Saudi Arabia's royal palace Saturday, prompting widespread speculation as authorities said a toy drone was downed. "An official Riyadh district police spokesman said that at about 19:50 p.m. on Saturday, 5/8/1439 a security screening point in the Al-Khuzama district of Riyadh noticed a small, remote-controlled recreational aircraft (drone) flying without being authorized to do so, which required security ... Full story

Living

Verne Troyer, 'Mini-Me' in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

Verne Troyer, 'Mini-Me' in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

(CNN) Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts Saturday. Troyer was 49. No cause of death was immediately released. He was hospitalized earlier this month after emergency responders in Los Angeles went to his home, according to media reports. "Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be ... Full story

Politics

Mitt Romney Fails to Bypass Utah Primary for U.S. Senate

Mitt Romney Fails to Bypass Utah Primary for U.S. Senate

Mitt Romney, who is running for a United States Senate seat in Utah, failed to secure the Republican nomination at the party’s convention on Saturday. He will compete against State Representative Mike Kennedy in a June primary. WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney was forced on Saturday into a Republican primary for a United States Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing Orrin G. Hatch, a longtime senator ... Full story

Sport

Deputy who shot unarmed black man in Houston is fired

Deputy who shot unarmed black man in Houston is fired

Cameron Brewer was fired in connection with the fatal shooting of Danny Ray Thomas on March 22, a statement from the HCSO said , after a disciplinary committee recommended his termination to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Brewer, who is also black, was placed on administrative leave after the shooting. The committee said that Brewer, who had a Taser, violated the agency's use of force policy when he shot Thomas after he found him "behaving erratically ... Full story

Technology

Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May: media

Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Toshiba Corp has decided it will cancel the planned $18.6 billion sale of its memory chip unit if it does not get approval from China’s anti-monopoly regulator by May, the Mainichi newspaper said on Sunday. The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen behind cherry blossoms at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai. A consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital last year won a ... Full story