Art

Audiomack: Music Streaming and Sharing

Audiomack: Music Streaming and Sharing

Audiomack is a free music streaming and discovery platform that allows artists to share their music and fans to discover new artists, songs, albums, mixtapes, playlists and more. Full story

Education

UK wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas

UK wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas

Slideshow ( 2 images ). LONDON (Reuters) - The British government wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas, culture minister Oliver Dowden said on Sunday, amid concerns that more lockdown measures may be needed to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases. Coronavirus outbreaks have forced some colleges to ask students -- many of whom are far from home and paying thousands of pounds for accommodation and teaching -- ... Full story

Economics

Negative interest rates: Bank of England policymaker defends plan

Negative interest rates: Bank of England policymaker defends plan

A Bank of England (BoE) policymaker has defended the potential use of negative interest rates, which could take the cost of borrowing below zero. Silvana Tenreyro told the Sunday Telegraph that evidence from other countries was "encouraging". On Tuesday, the BoE governor played down the prospect of taking rates below zero, insisting it just needed to make sure it could do so if needed. The Bank has so far responded to the pandemic by cutting ... Full story

Entertainment

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Didn’t Want to Like Him’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Didn’t Want to Like Him’

‘DON’T EVER LOSE THIS ROCK’. Six years ago, on a humid evening at an open-air bar in Vietnam, a tipsy acquaintance gave me a rock. She stole it from a potted plant, saying, “Don’t ever lose this rock.” Her goofy gesture made me blush. When I returned to the United States, we lost touch. I also lost touch with ease and intimacy in the following years, falling into bouts of unemployment, then unrelenting depression. But I did keep the rock. Each ... Full story

Health

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 1411: RKI

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 1411: RKI

FILE PHOTO: A member of the medical staff walks past a sign on a door to an intensive care unit at the St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Eschweiler, Germany, September 25, 2020. The sign reads "Keep two meters distance". REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen/File Photo. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1411 on Sunday compared to Saturday, data from the ... Full story

Law

Police clash with Portland protesters and press; more than 20 arrested

Police clash with Portland protesters and press; more than 20 arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Police clashed with anti-racism protesters and pushed back members of the press in downtown Portland, Oregon into early Sunday morning, making more than 20 arrests. Police officers walk past graffiti during a protest against police violence and racial inequality in Portland, Oregon, U.S., September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis. The violence followed a relatively peaceful rally by the right-wing Proud Boys group and ... Full story

Living

UK Launches Privacy-Protecting Contact Tracing App  Last

UK Launches Privacy-Protecting Contact Tracing App Last

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: In this photo illustration, the UK governments new test and trace ... [+] application is displayed on a handheld device, on September 24, 2020 in London, England. The new NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app was available to download from today. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Getty Images. The UK has finally released its contract tracing app, based on the previously-rejected Exposure Notification framework from ... Full story

Politics

Clashes erupt between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

Clashes erupt between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

YEREVAN/BAKU (Reuters) - Armenia declared martial law and mobilised its male population on Sunday after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides reported fatalities. Slideshow ( 6 images ). Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh, a mainly ethnic Armenian region inside Azerbaijan which declared independence in 1991, also announced martial law and mobilised the male population after clashes which ... Full story

Sport

Highlights: French Open day one

Highlights: French Open day one

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - September 27, 2020 General view inside the arena ahead of the first round match between Belgium's David Goffin and Italy's Jannik Sinner. REUTERS/Charles Platiau. PARIS (Reuters) - Highlights of the first day at the French Open, the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Sunday (all times GMT):. Belgian David Goffin, seeded 11th, began his first-round match against Italian Jannik Sinner ... Full story

Technology

Siemens Energy mulls plan for exiting coal activities  am Sonntag

Siemens Energy mulls plan for exiting coal activities am Sonntag

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Siemens AG in Munich, Germany, December 18, 2019. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo. FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens Energy is working on plans to exit technologies tied to coal-fired power stations, Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser told Welt am Sonntag. A plan is being discussed which will take into account the interests of customers, 12,000 employees who work at the division, and shareholders, Kaeser told the ... Full story