The Wider Image: Dance bars, mobile phones and Chelsea jerseys: changing face of Bhutan

THIMPHU (Reuters) - For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries. Today, bars dot...

Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope’s visit

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held...

Scathing Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ heads to television

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Wolff’s explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, “Fire and Fury,” is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications...

‘Jersey Shore’ star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

(Reuters) - Former reality TV celebrity Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty in a tax evasion case where U.S. prosecutors accused...

Lebanon allows Spielberg film ‘The Post’ after censorship threat

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon will let cinemas show Stephen Spielberg’s latest film “The Post” after the interior minister ruled on Wednesday against a request...

Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar sells for almost 300,000 pounds

LONDON (Reuters) - A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from the flagship of Britain’s Lord Horatio Nelson’s ship...

Sculptor Kapoor awards $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel’ prize to refugees

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor donated $1 million to five charities working with refugees worldwide on Wednesday in a bid...

French saxophone maker Selmer sells stake to face up to Chinese pressure

MANTES-LA-VILLE, France (Reuters) - Its saxophones are played by the most famous jazzmen around the world and have even been sent into space, but...

London zoo names newborn Okapi after Meghan Markle

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle, the American actress who is engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry, has a new namesake after London zoo named a...

Alien sightings are no excuse for filing your tax return late

LONDON (Reuters) - As Britain’s deadline for annual tax returns looms, revenue authorities have warned they will be keeping a sharp lookout for any...

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