A new, compromise-friendly Airbnb makes nice with New Orleans

We knew Airbnb was working with more accommodating policies as it tries to improve relationships with the cities that don't love it, but it turns out the company really is willing to make some tough concessions. Case in point:...

Southern Poverty Law Center Calls Islamic and Black Lives Matter Attacks ‘Radical-Right Terrorist Plots’

The Southern Poverty Law Center aka the SPLC has published a list of what they call “Terror from the Right” that categorizes two Islamic terror attacks—including the deadly assault on Orland’s Pulse nightclub that left 49 dead and the...

Trump Questionnaire Raises Concerns About Retaliation Against Energy Department Staff

Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy, is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on...

Libertine Tourism: How ‘Naughty Travel’ Is Becoming A Growing Industry

First, we're not talking about sexual tourism, which is linked to prostitution and illegal practices in most countries according to all dictionaries definitions. And while its raison d’etre is certainly related to sex, “tourisme libertine” or “naughty journeys” is...

Rex Tillerson leading candidate for secretary of state

Washington (CNN)ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson is the leading candidate for Secretary of State in a Donald Trump administration, multiple sources familiar with the transition process tell CNN on Saturday. The final announcement is expected to be made...

Louis Tomlinson Pays Tribute To Late Mother Johanna Deakin With ‘X Factor’ Performance

Louis Tomlinson paid a tribute to his late mother with a performance on Saturday’s (10 December) ‘X Factor’ final, appearing on the ITV talent show just 24 hours after news of Johanna Deakin’s death broke. Courageously taking to the...

Patti Smith Stumbles During Bob Dylan Song At Nobel Prize Ceremony In Stockholm, Sweden

Patti Smith has apologised for forgetting the words to Bob Dylan’s song A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall during the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday. The American singer-songwriter told the audience she was “so nervous” after stumbling during...

FBI covered up Russian influence on Trump’s election win, Harry Reid claims

The FBI covered up information about Russia seeking to tip the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favour, a senior Democrat claimed on Saturday, after reports emerged about spy agencies’ investigations into hacks of US political parties. Harry Reid,...

Leicester left looking inept and embarrassed by dominant Munster

It was a weekend when east Midlands rugby went west. Leicester followed Northampton’s mumbling at home by Leinster the previous night with their heaviest defeat in the European Cup, accumulating players in the sin-bin rather than points in a...

The Gambia: troops deployed to streets as president rejects election defeat

Troops have been deployed to the streets of Banjul, the capital of the Gambia, after the autocratic president, Yahya Jammeh, unexpectedly rejected his defeat in an election last week and called for a fresh vote. Jammeh had initially accepted...