Notes from the river: travel and learning – Springfield News-Leader

Larry Campbell(Photo: file photo) Francis Bacon said, “Travel in the younger sort is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” I would rephrase that: Travel, for all ages, is both experience and education. Why am I waxing so philosophical here? It’s because of the Big Missouri River Adventure I’m on as […]

Kosovo sends accused ex-priest Lawrence Soper back to UK – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Lawrence Soper was arrested at Luton Airport A former Roman Catholic priest accused of historical sex offences has been returned to the UK from Kosovo after a five-year police hunt. Lawrence Soper, 72, was officially arrested as he arrived at Luton Airport on Sunday on suspicion of nine charges of […]

Powerful European trade body refuses British chief’s resignation saying UK is too important for him to quit –

Engineering businesses and manufacturers in Britain have long complained of shortages of staff with key skills and how they have to seek employees abroad to fill vacancies, as well as trade extensively with European counterparts. As a result they are desperate to have their voice heard in the complex negotiations over how Britain will leave […]

Race hate crime on UK railways soared after Brexit vote, figures show – The Guardian

The number of suspected race hate crimes on Britain’s railways jumped sharply following the EU referendum, figures show. In the fortnight after the vote, British Transport police (BTP) recorded 119 incidents including allegations of racist abuse and attacks at stations – equivalent to eight a day. The number of alleged race hate offences logged by […]

Sweden Warns U.K. Against Aggressive Tax Cuts Amid Brexit Talks – Bloomberg

The U.K. should avoid any drastic steps to cut corporate taxes, or similar measures, as it prepares to start talks on leaving the European Union, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven said. The premier of the largest Nordic economy also said the U.K.’s exit from the 28-nation bloc “shouldn’t take longer than necessary.” “But if the […]

Search for successor to revered public protector grips South Africa – The Guardian

In a country that loves its reality shows, a very public competition is attracting record audiences. It does not involve a wedding or a singing child; there is no dancing and no mascara. There is, however, a celebrity: Thuli Madonsela. Appointed as South Africa’s constitutionally mandated public ombudsman – officially known as the public protector […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 22 – Reuters

Aug 22 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, dollar stands tall on Fed hike bets * MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf edges down despite petchems; Telecom Egypt climbs * Oil falls […]

Brookes: Russia muscles US aside in Mideast – Boston Herald

People seem plenty panicked about recent reports of Russian war planes using an Iranian air base for bombing runs into Syria as part of its ongoing support for the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. It’s not at all unreasonable to be concerned. On the other hand, we really shouldn’t be surprised by the […]

Europe Plans for Life After Brexit as Merkel Meets Allies at Sea – Bloomberg

The Italian aircraft-carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi usually patrols the Mediterranean as the flagship of the European mission to save shipwrecked refugees. On Monday, it will host the leaders of Germany, France and Italy as they try to ensure the European Union doesn’t founder in the aftermath of Brexit. The meeting of Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and […]

Matthew Fitzpatrick earns Team Europe’s final Ryder Cup bid –

Matthew Fitzpatrick of England nailed down the ninth and final automatic spot for Europe in the Ryder Cup on Sunday. Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech Masters, giving him enough world points that no one can catch him when European qualifying ends next week in Denmark. Thomas Pieters of Belgium, who finished fourth last week […]