Jake Paul, boxing, and the fight that wasn’t

Jake Paul, boxing, and the fight that wasn’t

According to Madison Square Garden, Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jnr would have been the 1,750th fight card held at the fabled arena. It’s safe to say that when Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali plied their trade at “The Mecca of Boxing,” they didn’t envision Jake Paul would follow them, […]



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Russia optimistic on U.S. prisoner swap including WNBA star Griner: ‘Quiet diplomacy is continuing, and it should bear fruit’

Russia for the first time expressed guarded optimism about talks with the U.S. on a prisoner exchange involving WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American. “‘Quiet diplomacy’ is continuing, and it should bear fruit, if of course, Washington strictly follows it without slipping into propaganda,” Alexander Darchiyev, head of the North American department of […]

Did UK inflation pick up in July?

Did the rate of UK inflation rise last month? Surging oil and gas prices, coupled with climbing food costs, are weighing heavily on the UK economy. In June, inflation in the country hit a fresh 40-year high of 9.4 per cent, above levels in the eurozone and US. Inflation data for July will be released […]

The Download: tech’s gender gap, and how Gen Z handles misinformation

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Why can’t tech fix its gender problem? Despite the tech sector’s great wealth and loudly self-proclaimed corporate commitments to the rights of women, LGBTQ+ people, and racial minorities, the industry remains mostly a […]

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and talking after attack, agent says

“The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York. Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries, but fellow author Aatish Taseer tweeted in the evening that he was “off the ventilator and talking (and […]

UK economy contracts as households cut spending

The UK economy contracted in the second quarter, with households cutting spending as the cost of living crisis began to bite and health sector output falling as Covid cases and testing declined. Gross domestic product, the measure of the quantity of goods and services produced, fell 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of the […]

Opinion: I saw the terrifying attack on Salman Rushdie, a man who lives with danger and chooses to thrive

Opinion: I saw the terrifying attack on Salman Rushdie, a man who lives with danger and chooses to thrive

Minutes later, Rushdie and Henry Reese walk onstage, set to discuss the US as an asylum for writers and other artists in exile as part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series. The audience rises, clapping. I realize Rushdie will be seated with his back to me, so I move to get a better view, starting down […]

6 questions to ask before moving in with your partner

Though marriage rates are steadily declining in the United States, the number of people who cohabitate continues to trend in the opposite direction. In 2010, 49.2% of adults cohabitated at one point in their life, and 47.4% had been married, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Fast forward 10 years and the gap continues to […]

Lewandowski, right, shoots past Rayo's Florian Lejeune

Barcelona 0 – 0 R Vallecano

Robert Lewandowski’s Barcelona debut ended in a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou in their first LaLiga game of the season on Saturday. It was a frustrating night for Barca whose fans showed up at an almost sold-out stadium to see their new team headlined by Poland striker Lewandowski, the twice […]

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