A culture clash as Time is bought by Midwesterners

Meredith Corporation, based in Des Moines, Iowa, and owner of home-oriented magazines like Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, is about to take over New York-based Time Inc. Let the culture clash begin, along with significant cost-cutting. The $2.8 billion acquisition, backed by the Koch brothers, was formally announced on Sunday. On a conference … Read more

Ballerinas kick off Christmas at the White House

1. Ballet dancers perform as first lady Melania Trump begins a tour of the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House on Nov. 27. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters 2. The first lady’s theme is “Time-Honored Traditions,” a nod to 200 years of holiday celebrations at the executive mansion.Above: The Cross Hall Carolyn Kaster / … Read more

Bali volcano: Non-evacuees may be forced to leave area

Bali volcano: Non-evacuees may be forced to leave area From the section Asia Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share … Read more

CFPB in chaos as chief refuses to step aside for Trump’s man

US & Canada US & Canada CFPB in chaos as chief refuses to step aside for Trump’s man From the section US & Canada Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open … Read more

Melbourne man planned New Year’s Eve terror attack, police say

Australia Australia Melbourne man planned New Year’s Eve terror attack, police say From the section Australia Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with … Read more

Bitcoin currency hits new record high

Business Bitcoin approaches $10,000 a piece From the section Business comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with … Read more

Pope in Myanmar: Francis starts trip with army talks

Pope in Myanmar: Francis sets off for tricky trip Reuters Pope Francis departed Rome on Sunday night Pope Francis has departed the Vatican for Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing.Focus will be likely be on whether he uses the term “Rohingya” to … Read more

Americans in Bali describe chaos as volcano strands tourists

Tens of thousands of travelers remained stranded in Bali on Monday as a volcano hurled gray ash nearly 10,000 feet into the air, canceling hundreds of flights and shuttering the island’s airport. Mount Agung’s last major eruption occurred in 1963, when it killed roughly 1,100 people. Among the roughly 59,000 tourists who’d been stuck on … Read more

Germany opened its borders to 1M asylum-seekers in one year. So how is it going?

BERLIN — Anas Maghrebi rolled his drumsticks back and forth between his thumb and forefinger. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter fled Syria’s civil war and landed on the Greek island of Lesbos in September 2015, at the peak of Europe’s migrant crisis. His post-rock band made its way north to Germany, handing out CDs and holding impromptu … Read more

Harry’s journey from party boy to prince charming

LONDON — When Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle stepped out on the grounds of Kensington Palace on Monday, it was a mellow, romantic royal moment that was a far cry from Harry’s troubled past. “When did I know she was the one? Very first time we met,” the suited prince told reporters. Facebook … Read more