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Why Google Is Again in the EU's Antitrust Crosshairs: QuickTake

Why Google Is Again in the EU's Antitrust Crosshairs: QuickTake

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How Booking Is Trying to Solve Travel's Pain Points

How Booking Is Trying to Solve Travel's Pain Points

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of video interviews from the Skift Take Studio, presented by Rydoo, that were filmed at Skift Forum Europe. During the April event in Berlin, we heard from  travel industry leaders across sectors. And after first speaking to them on stage, we took another few minutes with the executives to get […]

Islands are disappearing worldwide. But a new one has formed from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

Islands are disappearing worldwide. But a new one has formed from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

A small new world has materialized on the shores of the Big Island of Hawaii. The 20-by-30-foot expanse is a geological tabula rasa, untouched and unlike just about anywhere else on earth. The island first emerged Thursday from lava flowing out of a new fissure that opened on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in May, according to […]

Yunnan once again pivot of Southeast Asia

Yunnan once again pivot of Southeast Asia

In an essay published in 1943 as World War II was raging on, Owen Lattimore, a renowned American scholar of East Asia, wrote: “Yunnan is the pivot on which events in Southeast Asia are likely to turn after the war.” Lattimore believed that Yunnan “as the province of China bordering on Burma and Indochina” was […]

Bel Air Home with Old Hollywood Pedigree Lists for $5.785M

Bel Air Home with Old Hollywood Pedigree Lists for $5.785M

A Bel Air, Los Angeles, villa built for old Hollywood stars John Farrow and Maureen O’Sullivan—the parents of actress Mia Farrow–has hit the market for $5.785 million. Farrow, an actor and filmmaker who won an Academy Award in 1957 for best screenplay for “Around the World in 80 Days,” and O’Sullivan, who played Jane in […]

Jane Fonda Once Refused to Say "Jesus Christ" on 'Grace and Frankie'

Jane Fonda Once Refused to Say "Jesus Christ" on 'Grace and Frankie'

2:38 PM PDT 7/17/2018 by Evan Real According to series co-creator Marta Kauffman, the actress didn’t feel comfortable taking the Lord’s name in vain on television. Grace and Frankie co-creator Marta Kauffman revealed one personal request from her star Jane Fonda that she had no problem honoring. The 80-year-old actress — who plays retired cosmetics […]

Expert: Post Helsinki Europe may drift from US orbit

Expert: Post Helsinki Europe may drift from US orbit

The spectacle of President Trump denouncing his own intelligence agencies on the world stage has transfixed the Europeans. Robert English, Deputy Director of USC’s School of International Relations, a former Pentagon analyst and expert on Russia, says Europeans are not so much alarmed about what happened in Helsinki between Presidents Trump and Putin as they are fascinated […]

Upcoming GQ Middle East Hires Editor in Chief

Upcoming GQ Middle East Hires Editor in Chief

When GQ Middle East launches in September, it will be under the leadership of a relatively young editor in chief with an international bent. ITP Media Group, the Dubai company that’s launching GQ through a licensing agreement with Condé Nast parent Advance Media, has tapped Adam Baidawi as editor in chief for the Middle East […]

Leo Varadkar: 'no cause for panic' on UK backstop position

Leo Varadkar: 'no cause for panic' on UK backstop position

The UK’s stance on the customs backstop is no cause for panic, the taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar has said. Monday’s vote in the House of Commons ensured there would be no customs border down the Irish Sea. It effectively rendered the EU’s backstop vision unlawful. The DUP supported the Commons move but the […]

2018 College Football Primers: Alabama, Georgia lead SEC after last year's national title game

2018 College Football Primers: Alabama, Georgia lead SEC after last year's national title game

With media days upon us, The World-Herald’s Sam McKewon will provide short primers of each of the Power Five leagues — ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC — and leagues of geographical interest (Mountain West and MAC) over the next two weeks. SEC Divisional favorites: Alabama (West), Georgia (East). The Bulldogs aren’t necessarily […]