An unwitting breach of etiquette gained the writer a reputation for being conceited and self-important — which she’s heard from many people with no firsthand knowledge of the situation.
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The biggest jewellery robberies worldwide, ordered by size, following the audacious theft of an estimated 40 million euros' (£35m) worth of diamonds from the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Sunday.
By Paul Casciato LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones blasted through the past into the present on Saturday with a rip-roaring show in London's Hyde Park that paid homage to their last concert here 44 years ago. Frontman Mick Jagger strutted, howled and belted his way through a two-hour set that gave a nod to founding member Brian Jones, whose death in 1969 turned their last appearance at t
By Todd Benson and Asher Levine SAO PAULO (Reuters) - As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption. The marches, organized mostly through snowballing social media campaigns, blocked streets and halted traffic in mo
Since the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Chinese state-owned companies have poured workers and billions of dollars into Iraq to secure a steady supply of energy for China.
Nutella, the chocolate hazelnut spread brand, has soured many of its social media fans by cracking down on a superfan who has helped spread the word in social media for more than seven years.Ferraro SpA, the Italian owner of Nutella, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Sara Rosso, the creator of the 7-year-old World Nutella Day. On Ferraro's orders, Rosso is pulling the plug on the holiday, whi
The iPhone has a flaw, and it’s not a minor one. In fact, it affects every single one of the over 100 million sold so far, and there is no... Keep reading →
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop and rock music legends bested their younger chart-topping competition on the concert trail in 2012, according to data released on Friday by trade publication Pollstar. Pop matriarch Madonna, 54, led all competition, grossing some $296.1 million in ticket sales in her 88-show world tour. She topped Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ($210.2 million) and Pink Floyd
Facebook Timeline, SOPA, KONY and U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election were just some of the big social-media stories of 2012. This year, we also saw Pinterest emerge as one of the top social networks, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg became the center of media attention after the social network finally went public. Social media is no longer a trend, but a way of life, according to an infographi
In what is believed to be one of the biggest rollouts of the iPad in the UK, Barclays Bank is to outfit its staff with more than 8,500 units of... Keep reading →
COLOMBO (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and a senior police officer seriously wounded in a gunfight in Sri Lanka's biggest prison that began when police came under fire from inmates, officials and police said on Saturday. The army brought the violence under control before dawn and freed staff held hostage at the Welikada prison in the capital Colombo, jail officials and military s
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least one person when he rammed his vehicle into the gates of a military base in Pakistan's largest city on Thursday, police said, the latest in a series of audacious attacks on security forces. Thirteen people were wounded in the explosion but the attacker was unable to penetrate into the headquarters of the Rangers paramilitary base in th
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The most likely book readers in the United States are high-school students, college-age adults and people in their 30s, with e-book use highest among 30-somethings, a survey...
Google has announced what it says is its biggest update to Street View data ever today, with 250k miles of roads updated and double the special collections of data that...
And so it begins... jealousy, fake tan and sequins, not to mention wardrobe nightmares and wild excuses -- and the Strictly Come Dancing stars haven't even performed their first foxtrot.
More than 294 billion emails are sent every single day. And if Avinoam Nowogrodski has his way, that will continue for a long time to come.
Battles between the Syrian military and rebels burst a main pipe that delivered drinking water to hundreds of thousands of residents of Aleppo, opposition groups said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's acceptance speech on Thursday night drew the largest television audience of this year's political conventions and ranked as the biggest political moment ever on social media site Twitter.