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RuPaul’s Drag Race: from camp curio to the very best reality show there is
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RuPaul’s Drag Race: from camp curio to the very best reality show there is

It can’t have escaped your notice that everything is awful at the moment. In times like those we seem to be stuck in, reaching for a comfort blanket of some kind is understandable. For me, that means TV. The Goldbergs, …

Montenegro at crossroads: toward the West, or back to Russia
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Montenegro at crossroads: toward the West, or back to Russia

BAR, Montenegro (AP) — Aspiring NATO member Montenegro is hardly a formidable military force — the tiny country’s four military jets are up for sale and its two operational warships hardly ever leave their home port.

With its 2,000-strong army, …

Labour won over young voters. But it is betraying them on Brexit
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Labour won over young voters. But it is betraying them on Brexit

Brexit talks have started. Parliament embarks on two years of legislative Brexit blood, sweat and tears. But amid the rancour, the unreported story is the frighteningly cosy consensus on Brexit between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.

The chatter is all …

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria
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Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

In this image provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service and released on Friday, June 23, 2017, long-range Kalibr cruise missiles are launched by a Russian Navy ship in the eastern… (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) …

Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market
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Xi Jinping Is Set for a Big Gamble With China’s Carbon Trading Market

BEIJING — As other countries look to China to take the lead in fighting global warming after President Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate agreement, President Xi Jinping is pushing ahead with an ambitious plan to build the world’s largest …

‘It’s Not Actually Happening’: Former DC Official Calls Out Cities Pledging To Honor The Paris Climate Accord
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‘It’s Not Actually Happening’: Former DC Official Calls Out Cities Pledging To Honor The Paris Climate Accord

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) speaks during a news conference at Rikers Island jail in New York City, U.S. September 1, 2016. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Hundreds of U.S. mayors have committed to the goals of the Paris climate …

Casey Kasem’s widow files wrongful-death lawsuit against his three eldest children
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Casey Kasem’s widow files wrongful-death lawsuit against his three eldest children

Jean and Casey Kasem in 2003.

Jean Kasem, the widow of Casey Kasem, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the "American Top 40" host’s three eldest children and others.

Kerri Kasem, Mike Kasem, Julie Kasem Aboulhosn, Jamil Anis Aboulhosn, attorney …

Does your newborn need a baby box?
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Does your newborn need a baby box?

A newborn in a Temple University Hospital baby box, which serves as a bassinet. (Temple University Hospital)

When babies are born in Finland, the government sends parents home with a cardboard box, a kind of starter kit for baby. Among …

Oakland: ‘Impossible’ meatless burgers ramp up production at new facility
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Oakland: ‘Impossible’ meatless burgers ramp up production at new facility

Three “impossible Burgers” are served after a panel discussion about the plant-based meat during an event announcing the new facility under construction for Impossible Foods in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

To …

Sicily’s best beaches: chosen by readers
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Sicily’s best beaches: chosen by readers

Winning tip: history and relaxation: Licata

On the south coast, this is close to Agrigento but far less touristy. The beautiful sandy beaches saw allied landings in 1943, but now attract locals for swimming and sunbathing (two sunbeds with a …