December 17, 2019

The US ranked lower than Zimbabwe for gender equality this year, see how low it sank

LaylaBird/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A new report published Tuesday by the World Economic Forum ranks 153 countries on gender equality. The U.S.? No. 53. Nordic nations led the way with Iceland topping the list. Norway, Finland and Sweden were close behind. Don't change women, change the world. 📕 Read more in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020: #gendergap20 — World Economic Forum (@wef) December 17, 2019 Nicaragua came in fifth, followed by New Ze..
December 17, 2019

Jewelry theft from British billionaire heiress Tamara Ecclestone could be an ‘inside job,’ dad says

Andrius Kaziliunas/iStock(LONDON) -- Jewelry believed to be worth tens of millions of dollars has been stolen from the house of British billionaire heiress Tamara Ecclestone in London after she left the home for the Christmas holidays, with her father suggesting the robbery could be an "inside job." Ecclestone, 35, the daughter of the former chief executive of Formula One worth an estimated $4.2 billion, Bernie Ecclestone, had reportedly left her home in West London for the holidays when thieves..
December 17, 2019

BBC risks losing significant funding after Boris Johnson’s crushing election victory

ABC News(LONDON) -- The Labour Party may not be the only big loser in last week's U.K. election. After U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's landslide election victory on Thursday, the BBC is facing losing significant amounts of its government-sourced income. The media organization could possibly lose between 5% to 75% of its total revenue after coming under criticism for purported bias from both the left and the right in the days since the Conservative Party's election triumph. Fou..
December 16, 2019

US envoy tells Pyongyang ‘it’s not yet too late’ to proceed with nuclear negotiations

bedo/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- United States special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun says “it’s not yet too late” to proceed with nuclear negotiations. He urged Pyongyang to come out and talk while he is in Seoul, South Korea. “Let me speak directly to our counterparts in North Korea. It is time for us to do our jobs. Let’s get this done. We are here, and you know how to reach us,” he told the press Monday at a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon. Biegun..