Winter Mojito

This winter mojito combines dark rum, winter herb syrup, lime, and soda for a twist on the traditional cocktail. This in hand, we’ll happily raise a glass to drinking mojitos year-round. Adapted from Editors of Punch | Winter Drinks | Ten Speed Press, 2018 Mojitos in winter? We’ll raise a glass to that. Dark rum […]

Sylvia Pankhurst’s popularity shows the shifting nature of politics | Martin Kettle

She was not the most celebrated suffragette at the time. History is as much about the present as the past Newspapers are about the present not the past. It’s rare for a long-dead historical figure to make it into them, let alone twice in just a few days. That’s the sort of feat that only […]

Will China’s new forced technology transfer law satisfy US concerns?

Foreign businesses are sceptical that China's new legislation banning forced technology transfer will reduce confrontation with the US, saying the new laws may not change current practices. The draft foreign investment law was revealed on Sunday as pressure mounts on Beijing to act on long-standing complaints from foreign governments and companies about forced technology transfers. […]

Transcript: David Hall, ROTR

The transcript from this week’s MIB David Hall, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Fund, is below. You can stream/download the full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Bloomberg, Overcast, and Stitcher. Our earlier podcasts can all be found at iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, and Bloomberg. ~~~ DAVID RITHOLTZ, HOST, MASTERS IN BUSINESS: This week on the podcast, I have an extra special guest, his name is… […]

Russian blogger critical of authorities jailed for six years: lawyer

A Russian blogger critical of the authorities was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday, his lawyer said, in an extortion case critics say is politically-motivated. source

Belgian judge orders repatriation of six children of Islamic State militants: Belga

A Belgian judge has ordered the government to repatriate six children of Islamic State (IS) militants and their mothers who have been detained in a camp in Kurdish-controlled Syria, the national news agency Belga said on Wednesday. source

Russia moves towards allowing medicinal narcotic crops

The Russian government on Wednesday approved a draft bill allowing the country to produce crops used in medicinal narcotics, saying this would reduce its dependence on foreign states that have imposed sanctions against it. source

Three Congo opposition areas excluded from presidential election

Voters in three Congolese cities known as opposition strongholds will be excluded from presidential elections on security and health grounds, officials said, in a move that looks certain to inflame political tensions before Sunday’s ballot. source

Special Report: Oil output goes AWOL in Venezuela as soldiers run PDVSA

Last July 6, Major General Manuel Quevedo joined his wife, a Catholic priest and a gathering of oil workers in prayer in a conference room at the headquarters of Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA. source

Putin says Russia is ready to deploy new hypersonic nuclear missile

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would deploy its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles next year, saying the move meant his country now had a new type of strategic weapon. source

The Wall Street Journal: Japan to resume commercial whale hunting after dispute over moratorium

Japan says it would withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and start catching whales in its coastal waters after it failed to win approval from the IWC for commercial whaling. source

NewsWatch: ‘Robin Hood of Wall Street’ says be wary of Trump’s advice to buy stock-market dip

On Christmas Day, President Trump said investors should get out there and buy stocks, but that may be a move smacking of desperation, says this trader. source

The Moneyist: I want to marry my boyfriend, but he has $25,000 in credit-card debt and leads a financially reckless lifestyle

This woman feels caught between her love for her boyfriend and his love for buying stuff on credit. source

Walking Dead star Norman Reedus sends Christmas greetings via Japanese comedy stripper Mr Uekusa

Japanese star of Britain’s Got Talent goes from strength to strength as his festive strip show catches the eye of a famous fan. It’s been a whirlwind year for Japanese comedian Wes-P, or Mr Uekusa, as he’s commonly known. After appearing on international TV shows Georgia’s Got Talent and German’s Got Talent, the 30-year-old comedian made it […]

Japan Airlines concludes cabin attendant drank bottle of champagne during flight

Tipsy at 30,000 feet. I often hear people complain about the boredom of air travel, but I honestly don’t have any problem with long flights. If anything, I look at a long flight as opportunity to do some reading, play some handheld video games, or watch in-flight movies. Best of all, if it’s an international flight, […]