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 […]

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 […]

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

European stocks open slightly higher as Turkey crisis weighs on sentiment

China could reportedly use its ‘unwritten’ tech rules as an ‘invisible tool’ against US firms

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,” […]

China could reportedly use its ‘unwritten’ tech rules as an ‘invisible tool’ against US firms

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

Comic-Con Unveils New Teaser For ‘The Walking Dead’: Season 9

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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. […]

National Sports

Tennis leaders preparing to vote on Davis Cup overhaul

A new Davis Cup format that tennis’ governing body believes is more enticing for players and more lucrative for nations will be voted on this week. The proposal to overhaul the current calendar-year format of the 118-year-old event is being discussed this week at the International Tennis Federation conference in Orlando, Florida, with the vote […]

International Sports

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

Sri Lanka pulled off a close three-wicket win in the only Twenty20 match against South Africa on Tuesday after the team’s spinners dismissed the tourists for their lowest score in the format. Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa was bowled out for 98 runs in the 17th over. South Africa’s previous lowest score […]