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‘Gender stereotypes’ & ‘sexual objectification’ banned from Stockholm billboards

Scantily-clad blondes on the streets of Stockholm will soon be a thing of the past after the city council voted to give the advertising regulator sweeping new powers to remove adverts it deems sexist or degrading. The law, which will be enforced from next month, was passed Monday after receiving near-unanimous backing from all parties other than the populist Swedish ...

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From ‘hairy’ globster to ‘dead mermaid’: Spookiest sea creatures to wash up on beaches (IMAGES)

Some of the creepiest and most mysterious creatures on Earth have washed ashore on unsuspecting beaches around the world, turning them from serene havens to tourist traps for scare-seekers. Here is a round-up of some of the most bewildering and disturbing finds of all: Horrific ‘hairy’ beast An enormous 20-foot-long dead globster that appeared to be covered in hair washed ...

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Trump says 'there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea' in tweet

There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea, Donald Trump has tweeted, less than a day after the “epochal” first-ever summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Now “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea,” Trump wrote, adding that the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was “an interesting and very positive experience.” President Trump ...

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Facebook cracks down on ads from e-commerce scammers flagged by new reviews

Facebook is cracking down on shopping sites and others that bait and switch customers by delivering lower quality products than what they advertised on the social network. Today, Facebook launches a new e-commerce review option inside its “Recent Ads Activity” dashboard that lets buyers give feedback about slow shipping times, weird smells, and junky merchandise. Users are able to access ...

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Wilders’ Mohammed cartoon contest gets green light from Dutch counter-terror agency

Dutch anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders has confirmed that a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest will be held in his party’s secure offices in Dutch parliament, after receiving approval for the event from security officials. The divisive right-wing politician and leader of the country’s largest opposition party, the Freedom Party, took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the news. “Dutch Counter-terrorism Agency ...

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‘Will use if needed’: Erdogan says Turkey didn’t buy S-400 from Russia ‘to keep them in store’

Turkey didn’t acquire the Russian-built S-400 air defense systems for them to collect dust and may use them, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, adding the purchase was to reduce Ankara’s dependency on US arms supplies. “We will not just buy the S-400s and place them in a storehouse. We will use them if need be,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

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China winner from US sanctions on Tehran with dollar dominance waning – analysts to RT

With American firms prohibited from working in Iran and European businesses scared away by US sanctions, Chinese companies can fill the void and reap the benefits, according to analysts who talked to RT. “China has all the opportunity to increase its share on the Iranian market. China is already Iran’s largest trading partner with a turnover of almost $ 60 ...

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Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore

A few levels past the bestsellers and sci-fi/romance/adventure titles on Kindle Unlimited, in the darkest corners of the Kindle Direct Publishing market, there are books that are made entirely out of garbage designed to make scammers hundreds of dollars a day. One user, who called his or herself Chance Carter, was one of the biggest abusers of the KDP system ...

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Hundreds of baby chicks hatch from thrown-away eggs in Georgia (VIDEO)

Hundreds of eggs, abandoned at a dump site in Georgia, have hatched to free a swarm of newborn chicks. The emergence of the little tweeting babies has been filmed by locals, some of whom took the birds home. The eggs were reportedly thrown away by a local poultry farm in the small city of Marneuli, southern Georgia. The eggs were ...

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Trump the outsider gatecrashes own party: Top takeaways from an ill-mannered G7

The US’s status as the biggest G7 economy has customarily allowed it to steer the agenda of the club’s summits from its place at the top, the other countries following its lead. But Donald Trump chose a different tactic. Flouting protocol There were too many flagrant deviations by the US delegation from established etiquette to consider it a simple sign ...

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