Putin’s system survives local elections as some cracks appear

Simmering popular anger led to setbacks for Russia’s ruling party in closely watched races in Moscow Sunday, even as the Kremlin used its tight control of the electoral system to

UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog confirmed yesterday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country’s unraveling nuclear deal with major powers. Iran

This Day in History | 1963 – American Express comes to Britain

American Express, one of the world’s largest banking houses, has opened a credit card service in Britain. Holders of the cards will be able to use them at nearly 3,000 hotels,

Offbeat | Man calls police demanding they return his stolen pot

A man confused about Ohio drug laws has called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they “stole” from him. WXIX-TV reports the man told a

Tory Burch celebrates Princess Diana with fashion week show

From a linen and leather pant to a macrame tweed skirt, Tory Burch looked to one of the most important fashion icons of the 20th century for inspiration at New

In ‘Dolemite Is My Name,’ a return to form for Eddie Murphy

It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival,

Boxing Wallin out to shock Fury, put Sweden back on boxing map

The pretty Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall has had a couple of quirky brushes with elite heavyweight boxing over the years. In 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stunned the locals by

The Buzz | How much do Trump tweets swing the market? Check ‘Volfefe’

Financial markets have become so in thrall to President Donald Trump’s tweets that J.P. Morgan has created an index to help identify how much volatility they’re creating. Strategists at the bank

Ex-Governor Sanford adds name to GOP long shots against Trump

Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, joined the Republican race against President Donald Trump yesterday , aiming to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good

World Briefs

TAIWAN and the Solomon Islands put on a display of friendship yesterday, pledging to deepen ties, even as rumors persist the Pacific nation is close to severing relations in favor

Our Desk | Sandal revolution

Does Macau’s weather bother you? Have you ever heard about “Hong Kong foot?” Hong Kong foot, athlete’s foot, tinea pedis, or ringworm; choose the name you are most familiar with. “Athlete’s foot

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – edition no. 3372

* Thousands link arms in HK chain * Alibaba’s next chief talks strategy * Surveillance cameras took the credit for foiling four car crash liars who pretended a passenger was behind the

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