With Amazon leading the way, e-commerce is approaching 10% of all US retail sales

Americans buy a lot of stuff online. But perhaps not as much as you think. In the first quarter of 2018, of just over $1.2 …

Hundreds Killed in Bangladesh Since Philippines-Style Drug Crackdown Began, Rights Groups Say

Hundreds of people have been killed in Bangladesh since the government launched a crackdown on drugs in May, according to a local rights group, fueling …

The EU and Japan are signing a massive trade deal—with an unwitting assist from Trump

Today in Tokyo, the European Union and Japan are signing the largest trade deal in either’s history, eliminating nearly all tariffs. Donald Trump, unwittingly, helped …

A guide to how not to defend free speech

“Newspapers across Europe reprinted cartoons Wednesday ridiculing the prophet Muhammad, saying they wanted to support the right of Danish and Norwegian papers to publish the …

China big-budget fantasy epic pulled after box office flop

A Chinese blockbuster hopeful backed by Alibaba Pictures Group and with a reported budget of over $100 million, was abruptly pulled from cinemas after a …

The US and Russia are doing the least to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted 17 global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, reduce inequality, and generally improve …

After reprieve, Britain’s May faces Brexit battle in parliament on trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle over trade in parliament on Tuesday, with pro-EU lawmakers hoping to influence her plans to leave the …

SpaceX and Boeing are running out of time to fly astronauts into space

Pressure is rising on Boeing and SpaceX, the two companies trying to prove the US can still fly humans to space. Both are expected to …

Bangladesh’s drug war death toll tops 200, rights group says

The death toll from Bangladesh’s contentious war on drugs since May has hit 200, a local rights group said on Tuesday, with some 25,000 others …

Official Brexit campaign Vote Leave fined £61,000

The official pro-Brexit campaign group Vote Leave was fined £61,000 Monday after the U.K.’s election spending watchdog found it was in breach of electoral laws. …

ICBC behind ‘unidentified’ provisional $9 billion order for 80 Airbus A320neo: source

China’s ICBC Leasing has emerged as the major financier behind a provisional $8.8 billion order at list prices for 80 Airbus A320neo single-aisle jets, a …

The box office has a simple message for China’s movie studios

One of the most expensive movies ever made in China has been a spectacular failure on its very first weekend. Meanwhile, a movie made for …

China’s “Saturday Night Live” steered clear of politics—and still got yanked

Only three episodes into its run, China’s version of Saturday Night Live appears to be no more. Youku, the video-streaming site that first aired the …

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has created a new island

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been spewing out gas and molten rock ever since it erupted in May. However, the spit and flow of lava hasn’t …

India has a unique opportunity to shape the emerging global order

The world order we live in was created in 1944-45, the post-World War II period, to deal with the problems confronting the United States and …

U.S. ban on China’s ZTE forces telecoms to rethink business: sources

The U.S. trade ban on Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE wreaked havoc at wireless carriers in Europe and South Asia and forced operators worldwide to …

One Man and Four Young Boys Have Been Injured in a Philadelphia Shooting

(PHILADELPHIA) — Authorities say four boys between the ages of 11 and 15 have been injured in a shooting on a Philadelphia street. WPVI-TV reports …

Cash is pouring into tech startups from every source

When it comes to raising money, right now is one of the best times in history to start a technology company. Global initial public offerings …

WePlay Live aims to bring a video game theater, event space to the Arts District

The rise in popularity of competitive gaming — the most recent evidence being the international phenomena that is “Fortnite” — may not only alter how …

Malaysia’s king calls for unity amid racial tensions

Malaysia’s king has appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the Muslim-majority country after an electoral earthquake in May toppled the Malay-dominated coalition that …

More African governments are trying to control what’s being said on social media and blogs

First, it was “gossip” that supposedly pushed Uganda’s government to introduce a tax on social media use. Several weeks later, the country’s 72-year-old president Yoweri …

Juncker: EU signs data transfer deal with Japan

The European Union has wrapped up negotiations with Japan on a deal that will allow companies to transfer personal data back and forth between the …

The delay in opening IKEA’s India store will quickly be forgotten

IKEA seems more obsessed with doing it right than doing it fast. The Swedish furniture retailer, which has been present in India for close to …

This Woman Miraculously Survived for a Week After Plunging Off a California Cliff in Her Car

(LOS ANGELES) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and …

Trump doubles down on his preference for Putin over the ‘witch hunt’

Donald Trump dismissed his own intelligence reports, saying he preferred to believe Putin’s «extremely strong and powerful» denial of election meddling.

An Indian expat in Germany explains why he won’t be coming back

This question originally appeared on Quora: Why don’t Indians in foreign countries return to India? Answer by Gautam Sawala, an Indian expat residing in Germany. …

Watch: Diplomatic Fallout: Trump criticised after backing Russia over us intelligence agencies

"Unpatriotic" and a "disgrace" — that’s what political ALLIES of President Trump had to say about the meeting in Helsinki.

Russian papers hail ‘quiet, modest’ Trump

Monday’s summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki dominated most of Europe’s front pages on Tuesday. Spain’s ABC ran …

Russian papers hails ‘quiet, modest’ Trump

Monday’s summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki dominated most of Europe’s front pages on Tuesday. Spain’s ABC ran …

Trump ‘humiliates Europe,’ then ‘folds before Putin’

Monday’s summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki dominated most of Europe’s front pages on Tuesday. Spain’s ABC ran …

Stanislaus County deputy charged in on-duty shooting death of woman

A Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputy was charged Monday in the on-duty shooting death of a woman who led authorities on a pursuit, officials said. Justin …

Thyssenkrupp leadership vacuum revives restructuring hopes

Thyssenkrupp shares were indicated 3.4 percent higher early on Tuesday as analysts expect a deeper restructuring of the German submarines-to-elevators conglomerate after the resignation of …

Trump-Putin meeting rekindles ridiculed cyber plan

It could go down as one of the most ridiculed ideas in cybersecurity that won’t go away: A joint Russian-American task force to protect future …

Flashback: Nelson Mandela’s journey to President complete

Nelson Mandela was born 100 years ago today. On the anniversary we remember a pivotal moment in both his life and world history, the South …

India’s telecom regulator wants users—not firms—to control their data

Indians have full control over the data they share online and the right to decide how this information can be used by companies, the country’s …

Fox News hosts take Trump to task after Putin summit

President Donald Trump usually turns to Fox News and the Fox Business Network when he wants to hear pundits defend his policies and behavior, but …

#Europeanheroes: "People with disabilities are an important part of our community". Easy-to-read version

Dana talks about her son Paulius, who has an intellectual disability. He inspired her to work with a group of people who support families like …

#Europeanheroes: "People with disabilities are an important part of our community"

Dana talks about her son Paulius, who has an intellectual disability. He inspired her to work with a group of people who support families like …

As families bury their dead, UN calls for end of Nicaragua violence

Families have begun burying the dead following the bloody weekend that saw police and paramilitary attack roadblocks set up by anti-government demonstrators.

In Pakistan, even the terrorists can become politicians

As the violence-marred election approaches, the Pakistani courts are allowing candidates to run even when they are on a terror watch list.

‘Like a Little Wet Noodle.’ Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Not Impressed by President Trump’s Meeting With Vladimir Putin

Arnold Schwarzenegger is pumped up about President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin — and not in a good way. The Terminator …

‘Breaking the Silence’ bill passed into law

«Organizations that undermine Israel and besmirch IDF soldiers will no longer be able to reach Israeli students,» Education Minister Naftali Bennett said.

Britain’s May wins parliament vote after bowing to Brexit pressure

British Prime Minister Theresa May won a series of votes in parliament on Monday, keeping her over-arching strategy to leave the European Union just about …

Brexit campaign group Vote Leave referred to police for breaching spending rules

Britain’s electoral commission said on Tuesday it had fined the officially designated pro-Brexit campaign group for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum and referred …

Brexit campaign group Vote Leave fined and reported to police for ‘breaking electorial law’

Vote Leave has been fined and referred to the police by the Electoral Commission for breaking electoral law. The Electoral Commission published the conclusions of …

Here’s What Happened to Tesla Stock After Elon Musk’s Bizarre Attack on Thai Cave Hero

Tesla’s shares fell 3.5% on Monday following Chief Executive Elon Musk’s unfounded accusation on Twitter that a British cave expert involved in the dramatic rescue …

Japan heatwave kills 14 people, 1,400 taken to hospitals

An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reported on Tuesday, and high temperatures hampered the recovery …

Japan heatwave kills 14 people, 1400 taken to hospitals

An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reported on Tuesday, and high temperatures hampered the recovery …

The world’s biggest music company is setting its sights on Africa

After nearly two decades of decline and existential threat, the global music business is growing. Sales were up by 8.1%, reaching $17.3 billion last year, …

Killer heat wave blankets flood-ravaged Japan

An intense heat wave has killed at least 14 people in areas still recovering from floods that killed hundreds last week.

Erdogan’s tightened grip on power ‘could increase Turkish business migration’

Erdogan’s new grip on power ‘could increase Turkish business migration’

Stephen Colbert Wants To Know What Putin Has On Trump

The host of «The Late Show» also shares what it was like to be under surveillance when he visited Moscow.

Moonwalking: South Korea’s wage, hours policies backfire for jobless, low income workers

President Moon Jae-in wants South Koreans to work less and earn more – and to achieve that his government has hiked the minimum wage and …

Now even India’s largest automobile maker is betting on a startup

India’s largest automotive company is testing the startup waters. The 73-year-old Tata Motors last week picked up a 26% stake in Bengaluru-based truck aggregator TruckEasy …

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un scolds officials for dirty bathtubs, power station delays in ‘field guidance’ visits

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the …