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Money and fear have kept country music artists from speaking out about gun laws, the nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow said, even after thousands of country fans were targeted in October in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Mainstream stars have not come forward to start a conversation on how to strike a better balance between gun rights and the right to go to a concert or a movie theater without the fear of being targeted, Crow said.
The Paris agreement on climate change, ratified by world governments a year ago, has failed to ensure major investors are moving away from fossil fuels with the urgency required to safeguard the planet, civil society groups have said.
Carbon pricing must be supported by other policies to drive the low-carbon transition [including] regulation to drive out coal from our power systems quickly, and stopping the sale of new cars powered by fossil fuels over the next couple of decades.”
They are, in fact, quite remarkable for centering young women in genres that are traditionally driven by men: the disaster flick; the coming of age story; and, of course, the hero's journey.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, former boy-band frontman turned solo artist Harry Styles mused that, even though teenage fandom is derided for its earnestness, young girls have, quite often, been the arbiters of good taste: "Young girls like The Beatles.
Bangladesh's government condemned an attack on New York City's subway system, as it emerged that the suspect is an immigrant from the South Asian nation.
Over the last year, the government has reinforced a crackdown to crush Islamist militants and killed dozens of suspects, including some accused of being the masterminds of the restaurant attack.
Last year, total economic losses from natural disasters — many of them linked to climate change — reached $175 billion worldwide, the highest since 2012, according to the reinsurer Swiss Re.
Swiss Re said it expected 2017 to be one of the costliest years — if not the most costly — for natural disasters, and that was before raging fires hit Southern California, scorching more than 158,000 acres across four counties so far.
With bitcoin, there's no bottom: Demand for bitcoin is based solely on the belief that bitcoin's price will keep rising.
If Winklevoss is right that it will eventually displace gold, with its $6 trillion market capitalization, well, you do the math: "Long term, directionally, [bitcoin] is a multi-trillion-dollar asset — I don't know how long it takes to get there," Winklevoss concluded.
During the referendum campaign, the two former prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major, the two authors of the peace process, warned of the danger of a hard border if we voted for Brexit.
DW: You were at the heart of the peace process 20 years ago, when eventually you and others were able bring Catholics and Protestants together to sign the Good Friday Agreement. The UK's recent agreement with the EU has not solved the problem of the Irish border, he tells DW.
In its systematic effort to erase President Barack Obama’s fingerprints from higher education, the measure before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce could undermine bedrock elements that have guided university education for decades.
The bill “addresses many of the ill-conceived mandates handed down by the Obama administration in favor of policies that will allow higher education to meet the current needs of students,” said Representative Virginia Foxx, Republican of North Carolina, the committee chairwoman and the chief author of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.
His latest incarnation is a natural fit, though it may surprise some fans: Mr. Waltz is the director of a new production of Verdi’s “Falstaff” for Opera Vlaanderen that opens here on Dec. 13 and then travels to the company’s theater in Ghent. “The full-blooded, juicy movie experience has a lot of operatic qualities,” he said in an interview after a rehearsal here.
For the company (formerly known as Flemish Opera) he’s part of a continuing effort to harness fresh talent from disciplines outside opera.
Global oil prices jumped to their highest level since 2015 as the shutdown of a key European pipeline sapped more crude from a market where supply has already tightened due to production cuts.
Late Monday, British refining and chemicals company Ineos said it would shut down the Forties Pipeline System for several weeks after discovering a widening crack. The pipeline system delivers around 40% of U.K.’s North Sea oil and gas production, carrying about 445,000 barrels of crude a day.
The price of oil has hit a 30-month high after the owner of a major North Sea pipeline said it could be shut for as long as three weeks.
However, the refineries who use the oil and gas, such as the Grangemouth refinery owned by Ineos, will be able to arrange alternative, more expensive supplies to come in by ship.
Unibail-Rodamco said on Tuesday that it had agreed to acquire the Westfield Corporation, the Australian owner of the Garden State Plaza and the shopping center at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, for $15.7 billion.
In the era of online shopping, a European property company is making a nearly $16 billion bet that shoppers will find enduring appeal in New Jersey’s Garden State Plaza and shops in the shadow of the World Trade Center.
The numbers: The index of small-business optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose 3.7 points to 107.5 in November, the second-highest reading in the 44-year history of the index.
In other words, if the capital spending intentions gauge does foreshadow changes in GDP, it’s for weaker, not stronger, growth.
The RealReal, an operator of high-end consignment shops, is facing a federal lawsuit that accuses it of "systematically inflating" the weights of diamonds and other precious gems it sold to consumers.
The lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, hopes to recover the difference between the price consumers paid for their jewelry and what the pieces should have cost with the correct gemstone weight.
As young boys growing up in a Cape Town township, Siyanda Sopangisa and his brother Akhona spent hours swimming in the muddy wetland nearby.
In South Africa, the term township refers to the segregated, usually resourced-deprived urban areas reserved for non-whites under the Apartheid regime, which ended in the early 1990s. Townships were established outside of towns and cities, and people living there are among the poorest in the country.