Art in public space has value, deserves support | Columns

‘Art’ is part of the culture and history of every society. Ideally, it’s a glimpse of who they were, or who they wanted to be. Think, for example, of Michelangelo’s David, or some of our own monuments and memorials. Art can be a symbol of a nation, recognized all over the world and through the … Read more

COLUMN: POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Public art has value, should be supported | Columns

“Art” is part of the culture and history of every society. Ideally, it’s a glimpse of who they were, or who they wanted to be. Think, for example, of Michelangelo’s David, or some of our own monuments and memorials. Art can be a symbol of a nation, recognized all over the world and through the … Read more

Putin is open to talks and diplomacy over Ukraine, Kremlin says

Putin is open to talks about Ukraine Russia will not withdraw from Ukraine The Kremlin strikes a mild tone Biden says he is willing to talk to Putin under conditions MOSCOW, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is open to talks about a possible settlement of the Ukraine conflict and believes in a diplomatic … Read more

Scientists are building a ‘baby’ wormhole as sci-fi gets closer to reality

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – In science fiction – think movies and TV like “Interstellar” and “Star Trek” – wormholes in the cosmos serve as portals through space and time for spacecraft to traverse unimaginable distances with ease. If only it were that simple. Scientists have long sought a deeper understanding of wormholes and now … Read more

Islamic State leader killed in US Free Syrian Army operation in mid-October

CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The militant leader of the Islamic State (IS), Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi, was killed in mid-October in an operation carried out by the rebel-free Syrian army in the Syrian province of Daraa, the US Army. said Wednesday, another heavy blow to a group that once terrified the Middle East. A … Read more

The US appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to stay the ruling of a Texas judge who said President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loans was illegal. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Biden administration’s request to suspend a judge’s … Read more

South Korea scrambles fighter jets as fighter jets from China and Russia penetrate air defense zone

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The South Korean military said it scrambled warplanes when two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered the air defense zone on Wednesday. The two Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and exited the Korea Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) off the south and northeast coasts of South Korea from about 05:50 … Read more

The U.S. Senate passes a law to protect same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a move taken in response to concerns the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalized it nationwide . The narrowly tailored law, which would require the federal government to recognize a marriage … Read more

S&P 500 ends as Apple falls and traders watch Powell speech

Investors look to Powell speech for interest rate clues US consumer confidence falls in November S&P 500 -0.16%, Nasdaq -0.59%, Dow +0.01% Nov 29 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 closed on Tuesday, with losses in Apple and Amazon ahead of an upcoming speech from US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell who could hint at the … Read more

Spotify and Epic Games join Musk in battle against Apple fees

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s declaration of war on Apple (AAPL.O) in a series of tweets on Monday gives Spotify and Fortnite maker Epic Games a powerful ally to hold the tech giant to account over its 30% App Store fees. Musk criticized the fee Apple charges software developers for in-app purchases, posting … Read more