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Edgy urban apartments, lavish promos – and a trail of angry investors

Edgy urban apartments, lavish promos – and a trail of angry investors

Marketed with great fanfare by top UK politicians, a string of buyer-funded developments in Liverpool and Manchester were snapped up. Then the dominoes began to fall They were billed as the jewels in
Murder and Protests Rock a Small European Nation

Murder and Protests Rock a Small European Nation

An outcry over alleged corruption following a shocking double murder has set Slovakia on course for early elections.
The Secret to Australia Avoiding Recession: Mass Immigration

The Secret to Australia Avoiding Recession: Mass Immigration

Australia is standing firm amid growing calls for immigration curbs, even as the U.S. and Europe succumb to rising populism. It has little choice if it’s to continue a period of record economic
These Are America’s Happiest and Healthiest Cities

These Are America’s Happiest and Healthiest Cities

Do you like what you do? And do you get to use your strengths every day? People in Naples, Fla. and Barnstable, Mass. largely answered yes to those questions when surveyed by Gallup-Sharecare,
Trump Inspects Border Wall Prototypes in California

Trump Inspects Border Wall Prototypes in California

President Donald Trump traveled to opposition territory to fire up support for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a project he’s having trouble persuading Congress to fund.
Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Is Mostly Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Is Mostly Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

Texas got permission from a federal appeals court to enforce much, but not all, of its controversial sanctuary-city ban. Cities and law enforcement personnel must immediately begin to cooperate fully
Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Mostly Survives Appeal Court Fight

Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Mostly Survives Appeal Court Fight

Texas got permission from a federal appeals court to enforce much, but not all, of its controversial sanctuary-city ban. Cities, law enforcement personnel and elected officials must immediately begin
The Best Orlando Tips From Our Readers

The Best Orlando Tips From Our Readers

Book-of-Mormon voice> Orlando! Sea World and Disney and Putt-Putt golfing! We asked for your tips for visiting and living in Orlando. (Except for Disney World—we’ll do that soon.) We received 136

New York City Mulls a Congestion Charge to Beat Back Traffic

In a city where some vehicles average 4.7 mph, a congestion charge may be the only way. That is, if it can fix the Uber problem.
Pressure builds in 'powderkeg' Kabul as refugees return home

Pressure builds in 'powderkeg' Kabul as refugees return home

As Pakistan deports thousands of Afghans, informal settlements are adding to the intense strain on Kabul’s resources – with potentially disastrous resultsRacing against the setting sun to wind up the
US Military Helicopter Crashes in Western Iraq

US Military Helicopter Crashes in Western Iraq

Washington (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq with seven service members on board, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Councilwoman’s Murder Deals Blow to Temer’s Security Policy in Rio

Councilwoman’s Murder Deals Blow to Temer’s Security Policy in Rio

Brazilians are reacting with outrage to the murder of a prominent councilwoman and human rights activist in Rio de Janeiro, in a blow to President Michel Temer’s decision to deploy the military to
Irkutsk in the spotlight: the leak in Putin's watertight system?

Irkutsk in the spotlight: the leak in Putin's watertight system?

Often overlooked by the Kremlin, the Siberian city has a centuries-old reputation for dissidence. But as Russia heads to the polls, will apathy rule?Russia goes to the polls this weekend with the

Why Giving Billions in Subsidies to Big Telecom Won't Get Us Better Service

WIRED columnist Susan Crawford on the dangers of auctioning off public assets to companies like Verizon and AT&T
Chevron, Oil Giants Lose Latest Fight Over Climate Jurisdiction

Chevron, Oil Giants Lose Latest Fight Over Climate Jurisdiction

California cities and counties seeking to hold five of the largest oil companies accountable for their contribution to climate change through a trio of lawsuits will make their case in California
No, local mayors shouldn’t be running the country

No, local mayors shouldn’t be running the country

That's not how any of this works The post No, local mayors shouldn’t be running the country appeared first on Hot Air.
Trump's Quick Agreement to Kim Meeting a Surprise, Diplomat Says

Trump's Quick Agreement to Kim Meeting a Surprise, Diplomat Says

U.S. President Donald Trump’s immediate willingness to meet Kim Jong Un for nuclear talks likely caught the North Korean leader by surprise, forcing him to consider his position before responding
Texas Is Building A Huge Stadium For A Billion-Dollar Sport: Video Games

Texas Is Building A Huge Stadium For A Billion-Dollar Sport: Video Games

And it looks like a really big sports bar–in a good way! A $10 million stadium is being built in Arlington, Texas. But it’s not for basketball or baseball. It’s for video games. When it’s finished
Tell Us Your Berlin Tips

Tell Us Your Berlin Tips

Before Iceland took over the Instagram crowd, Berlin was Europe’s coolest travel destination. The unsplit German capital is a walking history lesson, with eclectic architecture representing the ideals