Thieves Steal $800,000 in Whisky From Legendary Parisian Liquor Store

Thieves Steal $800,000 in Whisky From Legendary Parisian Liquor Store
PARISLa Maison du Whiskythe house of whiskyis a high-end shop on a back street. The French presidents palace and various government offices devoted to intelligence and law enforcement are nearby, and on a weekend the neighborhood is very, very quiet.At 3:16 last Sunday morning, when it appears nobody was around but surveillance cameras were working, two people broke into the shop with relative ease to pull off a stunning heist.In all, they reportedly took 69 bottles estimated by the

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry
Despite living on a planet that is two-thirds covered by water, even today we still know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what is going on under the surface of our own oceans. Over a decade after the first series graced our screens, Blue Planet II returns to give us just a small snapshot of what lies beneath the waves. The breath-taking documentary takes us on a whirlwind tour from the frigid polar seas of the

Bitcoin Crashes and Then Surges in Wild Weekend Action

Bitcoin Crashes and Then Surges in Wild Weekend Action
Bitcoin is proving that investing in digital currencies isn’t for the faint of heart.After plunging as much as 29 percent from a record high following the cancellation of a technology upgrade on Nov. 8, the largest cryptocurrency came roaring back in early trading Monday before fluctuating between gains and losses.“Crypto trading is not for the novice investor,” said John Spallanzani, chief macro strategist at GFI Securities LLC in New York. While multiple reasons are being cited for the price volatility,

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’
Pyongyang (CNN)A senior North Korean official has issued a stern warning to the world that it should take "literally" his country's threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground. North Korea carried out the strongest of its six-ever nuclear tests in early September, claiming to have used a hydrogen bomb. The UN responded to the test by imposing fresh sanctions on the rogue state. North Korea's continued threats have put its neighbors in the Pacific on high alert. In

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue
On Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire into a Sutherland Springs, Texas, Baptist church, killing 26 people, including 14 children and a pregnant woman. President Donald Trump, who is in Japan on business, said at a press conference that the shooting isn’t about access to guns. Instead, he said, “I think that mental health is your problem here.” “This was a very, based on preliminary reports, very deranged individual, a lot of problems, over a long period of

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

We Cant Afford To Be 24-Hour Women

We Cant Afford To Be 24-Hour Women
margot pandone I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Rosé is great with fish! And strawberries! And vegan protein powder! (Okay, I made that last one up.) At the office, every desk near mine has a bottle of wine or liquor on it in case people are too lazy to walk the 50 feet to one of the well-stocked communal bars we’ve built on

Wil Wheaton’s tweet about ‘prayers’ and gun control immediately backfires

Wil Wheaton’s tweet about ‘prayers’ and gun control immediately backfires
After a gunman at a Texas church killed 26 people on Sunday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in the state, politicians, as they usually do, took to Twitter to offer condolences through thoughts and prayers. May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017 After the #SutherlandSprings shooting the families & community turned to

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."He continued using the nickname in another tweet Sunday."Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems," Trump wrote. "You watch her in action & vote R!"The controversy over Trump's call with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson,

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church
(CNN)At least 26 people were killed in Sunday's church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference. Among the dead is the 14-year-old daughter of the First Baptist Church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy, according to his wife, Sherri Pomeroy, the girl's mother. The couple were traveling out of state when the shooting occurred.After a brief chase, law enforcement later found the suspect dead of a gunshot wound inside his vehicle. A law enforcement official briefed

Johnson urges two-year Brexit transition

Johnson urges two-year Brexit transition
It also comes after six months of Brexit negotiations in which there has been no significant breakthrough. Ruth Davidson warns of Brexit 'over-optimism' Countdown to Brexit: UK imports and exports in six charts Frictionless borders: learning from Norway BBC political correspondent Jonathan Blake says Mrs May must take the agenda back to her priority: the economy.Our correspondent says the timing of Mr Johnson's latest comments was "no accident", coming as Conservatives gather in Manchester for their annual conference, which

#MeToo amplifies sexual assault survivors’ experiencesbut it’s not enough

#MeToo amplifies sexual assault survivors’ experiencesbut it’s not enough
Across Twitter and Facebook Sunday night, women around the world joined in on the #MeToo hashtag. The premise: Women post “#MeToo” or “Me too” on their social media profiles, demonstrating that they’ve experienced sexual harassment or assault in their lives. The trend began after actress Alyssa Milano encouraged others to stand up and share their stories online to give others “a sense of the magnitude” of sexual harm against women. Over the past week and a half, the news

The NFL is now just ignoring Trump’s complaints about player protests

The NFL is now just ignoring Trump’s complaints about player protests
As has become the custom since Colin Kaepernick began kneeling for the national anthem before the 2016 season, a handful of NFL players protested on Sunday by either taking a knee, raising a fist during the pregame ceremony, or staying in the locker room while the anthem played. And though the massive league-wide protests from a month ago seem to have died down in recent weeks, President Donald Trump isn’t content to let the issue lie. This is what

9 Autumn-Inspired Friend Dates To Do Before It’s Too Cold To Go Outside

9 Autumn-Inspired Friend Dates To Do Before It’s Too Cold To Go Outside
Fall is truly one of the most beautiful times of the year. If you look outside your window, you can see everything is in a breathtaking Instagram-like filter made up of oranges, reds, and yellows. We know we must take advantage of the beauty outside while it lasts, because winter is coming, and pretty soon, it'll be too cold to go outside. In fact, there are so many things to do with friends this fall that your squad needs to jump

May: We ‘listened’ on student fees

May: We ‘listened’ on student fees
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says the government "has to look again" at the issue of tuition fees Theresa May has admitted a change in her party's approach on tuition fees in England, saying she has listened to voters and fees will freeze at £9,250.Fee repayment thresholds will also rise, so graduates will start paying back loans once they earn £25,000, rather than £21,000, the PM said.She said the whole student finance system would

How To Deal With Homesickness When Living Abroad

How To Deal With Homesickness When Living Abroad
Christopher Burns Living abroad is a great idea. It gives you a chance to integrate with a different society and culture, to not only experience the touristy parts of a place but see how people live, eat the local food and widen your mind in ways you never thought possible. But it does have its downsides: one big one being dealing with homesickness. For many, it’s about the people. Living abroad almost always means there will be loved ones