With America No Longer A ‘Friend,’ Angela Merkel Looks To China As New Partner

With America No Longer A ‘Friend,’ Angela Merkel Looks To China As New Partner
Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Berlin this week for whats been described as a highly-symbolic state visit. Welcoming Xi on Wednesday, Merkel said the meeting happening just days before the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg was a good opportunity for the two countries to expand and broaden our extensive strategic relations. She did not elaborate on these comments, but her words have been interpreted as a reiteration of her earlier suggestion that America is

Why did Illinois kidnapping suspect attend rally for victim?

Why did Illinois kidnapping suspect attend rally for victim?
(CNN)It's the latest twist in a haunting kidnapping case that so far has left many painful questions unanswered for the family of a missing Illinois university student.Suspect Brendt Christensen can be seen in a photograph taken by CNN's Kaylee Hartung. He is leaning against a railing behind hundreds of students and community members who gathered to support her on Thursday on the campus where she was last seen. Christensen was arrested Friday and has been charged with kidnapping. Zhang

Reports: Former Guantanamo detainee to get $10 million from Canada

Reports: Former Guantanamo detainee to get $10 million from Canada
(CNN)A Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting US troops in Afghanistan is getting more than $10 million and an apology from the Canadian government, according to media reports. Under a plea deal with US military prosecutors in 2010, Khadr admitted to throwing a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that killed a member of a US Army Special Forces unit. He was 15 at the time of the blast.Khadr pleaded guilty to murder,

News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News
Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustrationSurvivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as "apocalyptic". Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says 139 formal offers of housing have now been made to

J.K. Rowling has a theory for why Trump is constantly tweeting

J.K. Rowling has a theory for why Trump is constantly tweeting
Hmm.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockPresident Donald Trump has been on a roll recently when it comes to tweeting offensive, nonsensical thoughts early in the morning. After another week of sexist insults, media-bashing, and voter fraud paranoia on Twitter, J.K. Rowling came up with one explanation for our new presidential reality. A rather deep exchange between Trump and Buzz Aldrin at the signing of the Executive Order on the National Space Council today... pic.twitter.com/Vwu5V3pQcd Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) June 30, 2017 Clearly, Trump didn't

This course can help you finally figure out how to make money while using Facebook

This course can help you finally figure out how to make money while using Facebook
Image: PixabayJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Let's be real. After you picked up that fancy diploma, you lost all interest in learning skills that won't help you earn a higher paycheck. If you work in marketing, you probably already know the importance of Facebook in advertising, building brand awareness, and driving purchases. But nearly anyoneeven marketing neophytescan benefit greatly from a crash course in this essential tool.

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money
Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor: Theres no shame in a $100M startup Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and its possible tooverdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is how do I get a VC to back my startup? These founders arent worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO

Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials
Dr. Karim Galil was tired. He was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of the avalanche of clinical trials touting one solution or another. Losing both patience and too many patients, Galil decided to create an organized and artificially intelligent system to match those under his care with thebest diagnostic and treatment methods available. He called his new system Mendel.ai after Gregor

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News
"Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations," he said.The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it "for some time".The London Fisheries Convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the UK and sets quotas for how much fish nations can catch.The relationship between the UK and Ireland is further governed

Grenfell Tower fire: No prosecutions for subletting of flats, government promises – BBC News

Grenfell Tower fire: No prosecutions for subletting of flats, government promises – BBC News
All of the material checked so far in the wake of the tragedy on 14 June has failed the tests. However, the Department for Communities and Local Government said it was testing the buildings it was most worried about first. Where have cladding fire tests failed? What we know so far Who were the victims? Earlier this week, police warned it would not know the final death toll until at least the end of the year and appealed for

The headstones with unusual stories to tell – BBC News

The headstones with unusual stories to tell – BBC News
Image copyright Getty Images In 1703, Hannah Twynnoy became Britain's first recorded victim of a tiger. She was a barmaid at the White Lion in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, when a travelling menagerie set up in the pub's large rear yard, ready to attract paying crowds.Hannah was warned against upsetting the tiger but she enjoyed bothering and poking at the big cat - until one day it discovered the cage door was open. Fed up of the pesky barmaid, the tiger

Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk

Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk
The astronaut was at Trumps side as the president announced a new executive order reestablishing the National Space Council 24 years after it was last active to direct space policy in his administration. Trump also referred to space providing the security that we need to protect the American people. And he sent Aldrins eyebrows shooting up when he added, inexplicably, At some point in the future, were going to look back and say, How did we do it without

Chiropractor’s Car Seat Hack May Just Change Your Life

Chiropractor’s Car Seat Hack May Just Change Your Life
Despair no more, parents. One chiropractic doctor is changing the baby seat game. As seen in the video below, Puente first squats down so that she can use her knees not her back to help her lift the carrier, which is facing backward. Then, she loops her hand through one side of the car seat carriers handle. This technique, Puente says, is a lot easier than letting the top of the handle rest in the crook of the elbow,

White House chief usher: equal parts ringmaster, palace guard, and consigliere

White House chief usher: equal parts ringmaster, palace guard, and consigliere
(CNN)Traditionally, the chief usher of the White House hasn't been someone who comes and goes with each administration; it's a position that endures. The White House chief usher as a fixture of the institution is as American as apple pie.First lady Melania Trump recently announced that Timothy Harleth, who worked at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, will be the next White House chief usher. He joins a select group of men, and one woman, who've held the job.