Tag: political

Why over 80,000 people want Jeff Bezos to stay in space

Get out and stay out! That’s the message from a couple of irreverent Change.org petitions calling for Jeff Bezos to stay in space when he...

Tokyo Olympics to Allow Spectators at Summer Games

TOKYO—The Summer Olympics in Tokyo will include up to 10,000 Japanese spectators at each event, organizers said, even as new headaches emerged over the imposition...

Ethiopia’s Nobel Prize-Winning Leader Faces Election as War Rages in Tigray

Ethiopia’s election was meant to be the crowning moment for Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a popular recognition of his efforts to break...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in July 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu doesn’t have many originals coming in July, but will try to make up for that with a ton of older movies. The Disney DIS,...

Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2021

Amazon Prime Video has a blockbuster original movie, some slick new reality shows and a selection of cinematic classics coming in July. “The Tomorrow War”...

Terrorist Attacks, Immigration Debates Push French Voters Rightward, Boosting Le Pen

L’ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE, France—Wedged between river tributaries in southeastern France, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is known for its cobblestone streets and its sun-dappled outdoor market. But ahead of local elections...

Taliban Advances Test Afghan Forces’ Morale as the U.S. Leaves

KABUL—Every few hours this weekend, the Taliban released videos of triumphant insurgents inspecting yet another Afghan district headquarters that had been lost in battle by...

These money and investing tips are timed for a bull market that looks short on time

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, can help you prepare...

China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

I want to retire in ‘a liberal-thinking area’ on $3,000 a month, including rent — where should I go?

I would like to find a liberal-thinking area to retire on $3,000 a month, rent included. Hiking, biking and gardening are priorities.  Dear Ken, You...

The new cruise ship rulebook: What to know about booking a trip, getting on board, and other changes

You may have been able to hear the champagne corks pop and cheers resound on June 5 as the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship weighed anchor...

Opinion: Odds favor the Dow being higher at the end of 2021 and 125 years of history supports this

Odds are good that the U.S. stock market will be higher at the end of December. Don’t get too excited; these odds have nothing to...

Thailand Once Shut Out Covid-19 but Is Now Pivoting to Living With It

Last year, Thailand was one of the world’s top performers at fighting the coronavirus. It sacrificed the tourism dollars that normally buoy its economy to...

How to get Amazon Prime for free — or at a major discount — right now

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Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Set to Win Presidency Amid Nuclear Talks

TEHRAN—A hard-line Iranian judge opposed to the country’s outreach to the West was headed for victory Saturday in Iran’s presidential election after a politically moderate...

‘Dear Intern: it gets better.’ Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter users backing the HBO Max intern behind the ‘Integration Test Email’ fail

Dear Intern: We’ve all been there.  HBO Max subscribers received a baffling email on Thursday night with the subject line “Integration Test Email # 1,”...

Many Americans Resuming Pre-Virus Activities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Many Americans are relaxing precautions taken during...

AMC, big movie chains are more than meme stocks to property bond investors

“Nowhere special. I always wanted to go there,” said Gene Wilder’s character in Mel Brooks’ 1979 parody Western “Blazing Saddles,” a film NPR credited with...

Iranians Vote for New President Amid Talks to Save Nuclear Deal, Revive Economy

TEHRAN—Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election heavily skewed in favor of hard-liners, as Tehran negotiates the revival of an international nuclear deal that would...

U.S. Military to Withdraw Hundreds of Troops, Aircraft, Antimissile Batteries From Middle East

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration is sharply reducing the number of U.S. antimissile systems in the Middle East in a major realignment of its military footprint there...

To Roth or not to Roth? Part II

I have advice for those of you who would dare to question the conventional wisdom about Roth conversions to your 401(k)s or IRAs: Be prepared...

Palestinians Scrap Pfizer Vaccine Swap With Israel

TEL AVIV—The Palestinian Authority on Friday pulled out of a swap of Pfizer -BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine with Israel, citing concerns about the quality of an...

Iran’s Presidential Election 2021: Who Are the Candidates and What Is at Stake?

Iranians headed to the polls Friday to elect a new president, as the Islamic Republic confronts challenges from a cratering economy to heightened tensions with...

The 2021 Kia Seltos vs. the 2021 Ford EcoSport —which is better?

2021 Kia Seltos 2021 Kia Seltos starting price: $21,990 Above average: Optional turbo engine; all-wheel drive (AWD) is standard on all but one trim; roomy interior; great...

Turkey Commits to Securing Afghan Airport After Americans Leave, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON—The U.S. and Turkey have agreed to a plan for the Turks to continue providing security at the airport in Kabul, U.S. officials said, ensuring...