A culture clash as Time is bought by Midwesterners

Meredith Corporation, based in Des Moines, Iowa, and owner of home-oriented magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, is about to take over New York-based Time Inc. Let the culture clash begin, along with significant cost-cutting. The $2.8 billion acquisition, backed by the Koch brothers, was formally announced on Sunday. On a conference … Read more

Ballerinas kick off Christmas at the White House

1. Ballet dancers perform as first lady Melania Trump begins a tour of the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House on Nov. 27. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters 2. The first lady’s theme is “Time-Honored Traditions,” a nod to 200 years of holiday celebrations at the executive mansion.Above: The Cross Hall Carolyn Kaster / … Read more

Bali volcano: Non-evacuees may be forced to leave area

Bali volcano: Non-evacuees may be forced to leave area From the section Asia Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share … Read more

CFPB in chaos as chief refuses to step aside for Trump’s man

US & Canada US & Canada CFPB in chaos as chief refuses to step aside for Trump’s man From the section US & Canada Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open … Read more

Melbourne man planned New Year’s Eve terror attack, police say

Australia Australia Melbourne man planned New Year’s Eve terror attack, police say From the section Australia Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with … Read more

Bitcoin currency hits new record high

Business Bitcoin approaches $10,000 a piece From the section Business comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with … Read more

Pope in Myanmar: Francis starts trip with army talks

Pope in Myanmar: Francis sets off for tricky trip Reuters Pope Francis departed Rome on Sunday night Pope Francis has departed the Vatican for Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing.Focus will be likely be on whether he uses the term “Rohingya” to … Read more

On the streets of Barcelona, a sweet dream of independence gone wrong

On the streets of Barcelona, a sweet dream of independence gone wrong

A man with an independence flag walks through downtown Barcelona on Oct. 28. (Photo: Santi Palacios/AP)Yesterday, on a bustling Friday afternoon, with a warm autumn sun beaming down and a breeze rustling the palm trees, Barcelona, capital of Spain’s northeast region of Catalonia, marked a new chapter after a long drawn-out, confusing and controversial battle. It … Read more

Manafort, Gates Charged With Conspiracy Against the U.S.

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the U.S., special counsel Robert Mueller’s office announced Monday. Other charges against Manafort and Gates include money laundering, being an unregistered foreign agent and seven counts of failure … Read more

Secret Guilty Plea of Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Reveals Russian Ties

A former Trump campaign adviser struck a cooperation agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, secretly pleading guilty three weeks ago to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Kremlin-connected Russians. Facebook Twitter Embed Fmr. Trump Adviser Papadopolous Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to FBI George Papadopoulos, who joined the Trump team in spring … Read more