The man who helped prevent a nuclear crisis

The man who helped prevent a nuclear crisis

Image copyright Chang Hsien-yi Image caption Mr Chang arrived in the US in January 1988 after a lifetime in Taiwan, to inform on his government’s nuclear ambitions In 1988 Taiwan was racing to build its first nuclear bomb, but one military scientist put a stop to that when he defected to the United States and […]

Conservative manifesto: Pledges on social care and immigration

Conservative manifesto: Pledges on social care and immigration

Image caption The Tories are proposing to tackle the “unfairness” in the care system The Conservatives will promise further measures to curb immigration in their manifesto, the BBC understands. Firms will be asked to pay more to hire migrant workers, who will in turn be asked to pay more to use the NHS. Theresa May […]

Trump election: Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry

Trump election: Former FBI boss to lead Russia inquiry

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mueller is a former prosecutor who served as FBI chief from 2001 to 2013 A former FBI boss, Robert Mueller, has been named special counsel to oversee an inquiry into Russia’s alleged interference in the US election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said it was in the public interest […]

US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe

US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe

Image copyright AFP US and EU officials have decided against a ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Europe. But after a four-hour meeting in Brussels to discuss the threats to aviation security, officials said other measures were still being considered. US officials had previously said they were looking into extending […]

Japan monarchy: Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner

Japan monarchy: Princess Mako to lose royal status by marrying commoner

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Princess Mako is the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito A member of Japan’s royal family, Princess Mako, is to surrender her royal status by marrying a commoner. The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25, whom she met while studying […]

A Tickle Monster, ‘Whaboom’ and Male Model! Meet Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay’s 31 Potential Suitors – PEOPLE.com

Bachelor nation, meet Rachel Lindsay‘s potential male suitors. Ahead of Monday’s season 13 premiere of The Bachelorette, ABC has released the long-awaited headshots and bios of the 31-year-old attorney’s potential suitors — and it has audiences already readying for their fantasy leagues. This season, viewers, along with Bachelorette Lindsay, will get to know the 31 […]

Leave Jimmy Fallon Alone – National Review

Over the long term, the politicization of everything is a greater threat to American national life than any single politician — including Donald Trump or any candidate the Democrats nominate to challenge him in 2020. If there is no place for common engagement or common enjoyment, then we face more polarization. And make no […]

10 Things We Learned From CBS’ Upfront – Variety

CBS packed Carnegie Hall on Wednesday afternoon with an upfront that played like one of its Tuesday action-dramas. It was slick, well-paced, a little hokey in parts, and the hero — broadcast television — won in the end. By now, Leslie Moonves and Co. are a well-oiled machine when it comes to putting on the […]