Claire and Stanley Keyles planned a dream vacation for June 2020. They would fly to Italy and take an 8-day Viking River Cruise called “Italian Sojourn,” which would travel around Italy’s boot from Civitavecchia to Venice. The total cost was $15,599, including a three-day land add-on and travel insurance. But […]

Landscapers work on replacing the lawn of the White House, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci AP WASHINGTON The Trump administration threw the presidential transition into tumult, with President Donald Trump blocking government officials from cooperating with President-elect Joe Biden’s team and Attorney General William Barr authorizing the […]

(Bloomberg) — Billionaire Johann Graf has never had to fight on so many fronts at the same time. The ordinary-man’s gambling company, Novomatic, the 73-year-old Austrian butcher-turned-tycoon created four decades ago, is raking in smaller profits as the pandemic drives people away from slot machines in casinos from Las Vegas to Macau. […]

While most of her peers are preparing for university or enjoying summer vacation, 17-year-old Howey Ou is braving intimidation and criticism in China to save the world from climate catastrophe. Young environmental activists around the world have skipped school to attend marches in protest at global inaction over climate change. […]