The Anything-but-Golf-Tchotchkes-or-a-Tie Fathers Day Gift Guide

Since Father’s Day was first conceived in the early 1900s—by the daughter of a Civil War veteran and widower who had raised six children as a single parent—there’s been a what-to-give quandary.  Here’s our advice. Just think of dads as what they are: grown-up kids. We like cool things, tasty things, daring things, and things we can […]

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Super rich buying up Italy’s manors under new tax regime

You get the same sort of tax savings you get in Jersey but you get to live somewhere you actually want to live Luxury Tuscan estate agent Ian Heath is developing a taste for private planes.” It’s not that unusual anymore ,” Heath says of hitching a ride on a billionaire’s plane to the Italian […]

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Carlos Ghosn Wants a Full-Fledged Renault-Nissan Union

A full merger of the automakers could be the CEO’s final act ’He requires something that’s a bit more flyable’ before retiring Carlos Ghosn has revived two distressed automakers and he’s in the midst of doing so with a third. Now, he’s poised to undertake what is likely to be his final act: A full […]

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Malta ‘fuelling Libya instability’ by failing to tackle petroleum smuggling

International observers warn illicit practice is costing Libyan authorities nearly $1bn a year Maltese authorities are failing to rein in illegal fuel smuggling, turning the island into a haven for traffickers of oil from Libya. International observers have warned that it is contributing to destabilisation in Libya and costing the country nearly $1bn (£740m) a […]

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Landmark Caspian Sea deal signed by five coastal nations

Convention seen as vital to break Irans sense of economic isolation after US sanctions Vladimir Putin gratified the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US. But they were not meeting to publicly concur a united response […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio urged the public repay donations to Malaysian rainforest money

Wolf of Wall Street may have been backed by donations linked to an international fund laundering scandal, says the Swiss-based charity The actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is being urged to repay donations connected to the Malaysian money that backed his hit film The Wolf of Wall Street and is now subject to a US […]

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Rain-swollen Seine Burst Its Banks, Threatens Wine Cellars and Museum Cellars

Paris( AP) — Floodwaters were nearing their peak in Paris on Saturday, with the rain-swollen Seine River engulfing scenic quays and threatening wine cellars and museum basements. Unusually heavy rains have engorged the Seine and other rivers in the region, forcing a halt to all boat traffic in Paris, including tourist cruises. Some quay-side eateries […]

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Tourists and tech bring resilient Iceland back from the brink

When the country lets its banks go bust 10 years ago, there appears to be no timetable for recovery. Things have changed Ten years since the financial crisis in Iceland, the noise of the computer servers mining for bitcoin on a former Nato airbase is many decibels louder than the vast turbines spinning away in […]

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Let them feed bugs: US startup considers future of sustainable food in creepy crawlies

Grubbly Farms is creating black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood The experiment started inside the laundry room of an apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, where the two college student created a nursery for 700 larvae of black soldier flies they bought on Amazon for $20. Sean […]

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Meet the Swedish politician ready to play hardball with the UK on Brexit

Cecilia Malmstrm, the EU trade commissioner, will take a hard line on new trade deals During the febrile, topsy-turvy days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there were plenty of tough messages from European leaders. But few sounded more uncompromising than the EU trade commissioner. A week after the result, Cecilia Malmstrm, Europes […]

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