Surging Samsung Electronics Takes Intel’s Chipmaking Crown

South Korean company becomes largest chipmaker by revenue Samsung Electronics Co. just knocked Intel off its perch as the world’s biggest chipmaker by revenue, a spot the U.S. company has held since 1992. On Tuesday, Samsung reported 2017 chip sales of $69 billion, blowing past Intel’s $63 billion from last year. The switch underlines how[…]


Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears

The review in news HONG KONG — An oil spill from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea is rapidly spreading, officials said Tuesday, alarming environmentalists about the threat to sea and bird life in the waterway. The tanker, the Sanchi, was carrying 136,000 tons of highly flammable fuel oil when it[…]


England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

Obesity is an increasing concern in the UK, with the latest figures showing that a quarter of the English population are obese. Across England, some 64.8 per cent of people are of excess weight – comprised of 40.4 per cent of people who are overweight and a further 24.4 per cent who are obese. Between January 2013[…]


Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks

Many adults under 40 may not need to have routine cholesterol screenings, a new study suggests. To come to this conclusion, the researchers looked at the real world implications of two conflicting sets of guidelines on cholesterol testing. One, from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), says that all adults older than 20[…]


Emmanuel Macron faces challenge from Marine Le Pen as France goes to the polls

French voters have gone to the polls to choose between the pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-Right candidate Marine Le Pen after a rollercoaster campaign in the country’s most unpredictable and high-stakes presidential election in decades. Mr Macron has been far ahead of his rival in opinion polls since the pair beat off competition from[…]


Immigration ban? We were there exactly 100 years ago today

(CNN)President Donald Trump has dismissed as “ridiculous” a federal judge’s decision to halt his controversial executive order denying certain refugees and immigrants entry into the United States. Many Americans are up in arms. But in fact, keeping out desperate souls seeking entry into America has deep roots. On this day 100 years ago, the United[…]


The top-ranking countries for expats

As the world becomes more connected, the number of people living outside their home country is on the rise – more than 244 million globally, estimates the United Nations, up more than 40% since 2000. But as increasing numbers of people venture to new jobs and opportunities, what makes expats happy in their new hometown? To[…]


European satisfaction: Scandinavia happiest while gloom settles on Mediterranean

The people living in Europe’s cities have great differences in life satisfaction – from the happiness seen in Scandinavia to the dissatisfaction felt in the South-East European cities have some of the highest levels for quality of life in the world, but the continent has significant divides in its population’s satisfaction. While most urban Europeans[…]


17 ways politics could change in 2017

Washington (CNN)2016 was the year where one political controversy or another was always around the corner. But 2017 promises to be just as unpredictable. For most of 2016, Donald Trump had only his own personal credibility in his hands as he campaigned for the presidency. Now that he has the prize, his decisions and conduct[…]