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‘What election?’: West Midlands mayoral race struggles to overcome apathy

Two retired teachers are giggling in the restaurant in John Lewis’s Birmingham department store. I’ve just told them that Britain’s second city was ranked ahead of Rome, Los Angeles, Hong Kong,...

Artificial intelligence survey finds UK public broadly optimistic

Apart from fears of mass unemployment, accidents with machinery, restrictions on freedom, increased economic inequality and a devalued human experience, the public are broadly optimistic about the arrival of artificial intelligence,...

Macron can be the ‘French JFK’, say his EU allies: Leading politician praise French...

French presidential favourite Emmanuel Macron has been dubbed the country’s answer to ‘John F Kennedy’ by a leading European politician. Polls predict Mr Macron will breeze into the top position, securing...

Surprise guests added to final Stars in Bars of Moontower Comedy Festival 2017

Patton Oswalt performing at Stars in Bars Two surprise acts made for an even better than expected night at 800 Congress on Saturday night for the Moontower Comedy Festival’s final Stars...

The Republic Will Stand

Charles Platiau/ReutersMarine Le Pen leaves after voting in the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Henin-Beaumont, France, on Sunday. We live in strange and unpredictable political times. Americans elected...

Social media gets a bad press, but it was a lifeline for me

Recent research from Sheffield University has suggested that the more time children aged between 10 and 15 spend on social media, the less happy they feel. Many of the headlines in...

Tech co-workers wage Nerf Wars in the office

Here are four statistics on workplace injuries in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. (April 21, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR) ...

France, Ukraine, Uber: Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: • Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen advanced to the runoff in France’s presidential elections on May 7. The result was a rebuke...

6 times Donald Trump goofed up the simple stuff

He gets the big things wrong—and also, the little things. Trump goofs up on the regular. Donald Trump makes a lot of goofs. Yes, he’s seriously mistaken on nearly...

Five dead, including three children, in New York City house fire

Five people died in a Queens house fire on Sunday. (FDNY) Five people — including three children — were killed Sunday after a fast-moving fire tore through a home in the...