Japan opens the door to debate on female succession to the Chrysanthemum throne

New law includes resolution calling on government to swiftly analyse ways to secure a stable imperial succession including prospect of a future empress Japans parliament has passed a statute allowing ruler Akihito to become the countrys first monarch to abdicate in more than 200 years, but left the door open to a debate regarding the…

Judge Permanently Blocks Parts Of Florida Law That Cut Schemed Parenthood Funding

( Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday permanently blocked parts of a Florida law that aimed to cut off state funding for preventive health services at clinics that also offer abortions. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle had issued a preliminary order in June after country Planned Parenthood affiliates challenged provisions as unconstitutional. The June…

US economy grows 3% in third one-quarter despite twin hurricanes

Figures beat analysts expectations and come despite hiring slump that followed Irma and Harvey The US economy shook off the impact of two major hurricanes in the third one-quarter growing at a robust 3 %, the commerce department reported Friday. Steady spending from consumers and businesses over the quarter helped the economy to beat economic…

China’s E-Commerce Boom a Lesson for Creating Jobs in India

India needs to add about 80 million jobs by 2025 to ensure enough chores for its bulging youth population, so its demographic dividend doesn’t become a liability. Yet, even with the government’s pushing to boost manufacturing, it will be short 24 million jobs as the large service sectors doesn’t make enough employment, HSBC Holdings Plc…

Walter Becker, co-founder of Steely Dan, dies aged 67

The band were idolized for their jazz-tinged music and cynical lyrics, and enjoyed hittings including Rikki Dont Lose That Number Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the influential band Steely Dan, died on Sunday aged 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of death. Becker was lead guitarist of the…

The no-transparency election

( CNN) The 2016 election is defining new lows for presidential transparency in the modern era. Hillary Clinton is under fire for waiting until she nearly collapsed at a public event Sunday to disclose she was diagnosed Friday with pneumonia. She hasn’t a full accounting of her health, though Donald Trump has disclosed far less.…

If you’re tempted to move to Canada because of Trump, please read this first.

OK. First. Breathe. Deep breath. Deeeeeeeeep breath. Deeper. OK. Look, your arm. Your arm is still here. And your left foot. Yep. Still attached. Donald Trump is going to be president for the next four years. But you’re still in there. And that’s what matters. If you’re a progressive , non-white, a woman, a moderate…