Art

The Houseplant Styling Guide For Every Room In Your Home

The Houseplant Styling Guide For Every Room In Your Home

Plant Society by Melbourne-based designer Jason Chongue is one of the most beautiful new books we’ve... Full story

Education

Why reopening French schools is a social emergency

Why reopening French schools is a social emergency

Image caption Primary schools and some middle schools have reopened with pupils following strict social distancing measures. It's obvious that a lack of schooling has increased inequalities, says France's Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer. "Social emergency" is the term he uses to describe the need to unlock the country's schools. France started reopening its education system after lockdown with primary schools, because it was even more ... Full story

Economics

Oil climbs as suppliers stick to output cuts, coronavirus lockdowns ease

Oil climbs as suppliers stick to output cuts, coronavirus lockdowns ease

FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind an oil pump outside Saint-Fiacre, near Paris, France September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann. MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Tuesday on clear signs that producers are sticking to commitments to cut crude supply as more cars get back on the road with coronavirus lockdowns easing around the world. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures gained 2.3%, or 75 cents, to $34.00 as of 0057 ... Full story

Entertainment

They Both Found Their Jukebox Hero

They Both Found Their Jukebox Hero

If it wasn’t for a blowup with one of her three children, Kirsten Wazalis might never have called a friend to come over and commiserate one July evening in 2012. And if the friend hadn’t suggested that the two go out and listen to music, she might have never met Glenn Leader. Ms. Wazalis, 50, shook off her gloom at Stevenson’s Place, a bar with a jukebox, up the street from her Philadelphia apartment. There, the two friends listened to Lionel ... Full story

Health

China reports seven new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier

China reports seven new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier

People wearing protective face masks are seen on a street following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song. SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 7 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of end-May 25, up from 11 a day earlier, the National Health Commission reported. The commission said in a statement all of the new infections were imported cases, involving ... Full story

Law

Myanmar: Imagery Shows 200 Buildings Burned

Myanmar: Imagery Shows 200 Buildings Burned

Human Rights Watch has identified the geolocation of burned buildings in Let Kar village, Rakhine State. The yellow outline estimates the extent of the damage from fire, based on satellite imagery. (Yangon) – Satellite imagery shows that about 200 homes and other buildings were destroyed by fire on May 16, 2020, in Myanmar’s embattled Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. An impartial investigation is urgently needed to determine ... Full story

Living

Volkswagen Mexico won't talk of restart while state decree in place

Volkswagen Mexico won't talk of restart while state decree in place

FILE PHOTO: Workers walk outside the Volkswagen (VW) plant as the company will temporarily close its factories in Mexico amid growing worries over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Puebla, Mexico, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Imelda Medina. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen ( VOWG_p.DE ) said on Monday it had satisfied federal requirements to resume production in Mexico but would not make announcements about ... Full story

Politics

Australia to outline economic recovery plans as lockdowns ease

Australia to outline economic recovery plans as lockdowns ease

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday outline his government’s plans to revive the sputtering economy, but is expected to warn a recovery will take between three to five years. FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference held with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott. ... Full story

Sport

Holyfield open to third Tyson fight for charity

Holyfield open to third Tyson fight for charity

FILE PHOTO: WBA Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield (R) connects to the jaw of challenger Mike Tyson in the first round of their title fight June 28. Evander Holyfied retained his World Boxing Association heavyweight title on Saturday night when Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Holyfield twice in the third round. (Reuters) - Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has said he is open to facing one-time rival Mike Tyson in a ... Full story

Technology

NHC: 20% chance of cyclone for system extending across Florida

NHC: 20% chance of cyclone for system extending across Florida

Traffic navigate flood waters in Miami, Florida, U.S. May 25, 2020, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Ryan Rea/Social Media via REUTERS. (Reuters) - A broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a 20% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. The low pressure system is not expected ... Full story