Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit
Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told reporters. But the two world leaders did informally speak a couple times during the two-day meeting.The chat, while brief, looked friendly, with both leaders speaking with their hands.One cause for concern on the American side is how Trump and Putin's first meeting on the sidelines

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism
Tomio Okamura’s background is about as multicultural as you can get. The son of a Czech mother and a Japanese-Korean father, he suffered racist bullying in Japan and the Czech Republic that was so severe he developed a stutter and wet his bed until the age of 14.Which may or may not help explain why his Czech political party is adamantly opposed to immigration, wants the country to leave the European Union and compares Islam to “Hitler-style Nazism.” The message is

France Is Running Out of Butter for Its Croissants

France Is Running Out of Butter for Its Croissants
France’s much-loved croissant au beurre has run up against the forces of global markets.Finding butter for the breakfast staple has become a challenge across France. Soaring global demand and falling supplies have boosted butter prices, and with French supermarkets unwilling to pay more for the dairy product, producers are taking their wares across the border. That has left the French, the world’s biggest per-capita consumers of butter, short of a key ingredient for their sauces and tarts.“The issue is

Shrews Found To Physically Shrink And Grow Their Heads According To The Season

Shrews Found To Physically Shrink And Grow Their Heads According To The Season
Normally, if an animal’s brain shrinks in size, the results are not great. But for one species of animal, making their brain, skull, and some parts of their body physically shrink in sync with the seasons is a strategy they use to survive the harsh winters. By following a number of common shrews over the course of multiple seasons, researchers from the Max Plank Institute for Ornithology have confirmed that as the year approaches winter, the shrew's head shrinks by up to 20 percent

BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs

BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs
Meanwhile 340 maritime jobs will be lost in Portsmouth and Solent region and a further 180 posts will go in London, Guildford and other locations. Image copyright Getty Images Most of the pain for BAE Systems will be felt in its air business. Orders for the Typhoon jet have slowed down amid stiff competition from the new F-35, part of which is made by BAE Systems, and from France's Rafale and the US F-16. Overall, the multinational Typhoon/Eurofighter programme,

Solar Grew Faster Than All Other Forms of Power for the First Time

Solar Grew Faster Than All Other Forms of Power for the First Time
Solar power grew faster than any other source of fuel for the first time in 2016, the This marks the sixth consecutive year that clean energy has set records for installations. Mass manufacturing and a switch by governments away from fixed payments for renewables forced down the cost of wind and solar technology.The IEA expects about 1,000 gigawatts of renewables will be installed in the next five years, a milestone that coal only accomplished after 80 years. That quantity of