Health

What are the long-term side effects of birth control?

Hormonal methods of birth control are considered safe for most people. But is there a limit to how long you can safely use birth control? Some people take the birth control pill for much of their adult lives without a break. Others use long-term hormonal contraception devices, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs), that can stay […]

International Sports

Playing for pizza: An Italian town that lives and breathes shooting

Imagine a quaint, sparsely-populated town, a beach nearby, tiny little cafes and a dozen shooting ranges. That’s Capua for you. It is not a touristy place, most travellers prefer Naples which is roughly a 20-minute drive from here. Naples is a much more happening city compared to Capua, which has a countryside feel to it. […]

Tennis leaders preparing to vote on Davis Cup overhaul

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in one-off T20I

Cristiano Ronaldo’s bicycle kick against Juventus nominated for UEFA Goal of the Year

International Politics

The 4 Russia investigations in Congress, explained

House intelligence committee Who leads it: Rep. Mike Conaway, Texas Republican, and Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat. What’s the latest: The committee is back on track, planning to hear from FBI Director James Comey on May 2 and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates later. It’s a far cry from where they were just three […]

Understanding the Turkish Model of Governance

Sanders ‘can’t guarantee’ Trump hasn’t used the n-word, but hasn’t heard him do it

Why the U.S. and Others Are Casting a Wary Eye on Foreign Investment From China

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Economy

The most franchised company in the world isn’t McDonald’s or Starbucks

Despite the seeming ubiquity of McDonald’s Golden Arches and the Starbucks’ twin-tailed mermaid, sandwich chain Subway actually has the most locations of any restaurant worldwide. In 2017, Subway had 43,912 stores around the world, beating second-place McDonald’s at 37,241 and third-place Starbucks at 27,339 locations. This number, however, belies the economic reality: while McDonald’s and […]

Economy International

Market wants ‘decisive action’ so Turkey needs to raise rates: Yale economist Stephen Roach

Turkey’s central bank needs to raise interest rates to contain the country’s financial crisis, veteran economist Stephen Roach told CNBC on Monday. Earlier in the day, Turkish lira dropped to a new all-time low of 7.24 against the U.S. dollar. It later pared some of those losses to trade around 6.99. “The markets clearly want much more decisive action,” […]

Economy National

European stocks open slightly higher as Turkey crisis weighs on sentiment

Shares in Europe open slightly higher Wednesday as concerns over the Turkish currency crisis continue to affect investors’ appetite. However, trading flows were also sluggish as a number of European bourses are closed due to a public holiday, including Italy, Greece and Austria. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up by 0.18 percent with most sectors […]