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South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe’s wife after assault claim – The Denver Post

JOHANNESBURG — In a tit-for-tat dispute, Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa’s government-owned airline on Saturday amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe’s first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe’s action followed the grounding Friday evening of an Air Zimbabwe flight at Johannesburg’s main international airport after South African authorities […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – August 20 – Reuters

DUBAI, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Week of U.S. political drama hurts stocks, dollar * MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf bourses end week on firm footing, Egypt slips […]

PLO: ‘It’s now or never’ for Trump’s Mideast peace push – Washington Post

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at the White House in Washington on July 24. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Jared Kushner’s trip to the Middle East next week will be a do-or-die moment in the Trump administration’s nascent Middle East peace process initiative, according to the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s representative in Washington. Unless President Trump’s team […]

Malta ‘denies’ Defend Europe anti-migrant boat – Aljazeera.com

Malta has said a vessel carrying anti-migrant and anti-refugee activists was “not welcome”, allegedly denying the boat from docking on its shore. Far-right members of the Defend Europe group, who were aboard the C-Star vessel, said they were denied port access and a request for water sent out to the vessel, according to a […]

Mass Effect: Andromeda officially shuts down its single-player updates – Ars Technica

reader comments 39 Anybody who hoped the troubled Bioware game Mass Effect: Andromeda would get some more single-player content should probably sit down. The game developer chose to deliver bad news to fans on Saturday evening via its official blog, confirming that it would not create any more “single-player or in-game story content” for the game. […]

Google introduces six-second previews to video search results – Digital Trends

Google introduces six-second previews to video search results – Digital Trends

Let’s face it, students are likely the victims of mis-selling – The Guardian (blog)

Student loans are overpriced, badly administered and probably mis-sold. If they were a financial product that we unpick in the Money pages each week, they would more than likely fall into the “worst-buy” rather than the “best-buy” category. Yet well over 200,000 undergraduates will be herded into them in September. Let’s start with the overpriced […]

Pete the Planner: On financial matters for college kids — parents … – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE MONEY evaluated and ranked over 2,000 colleges. here are the best public colleges for your money. Time FILE – In this July 10, 2013, file photo, prospective students tour Georgetown University’s campus in Washington. Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are […]

Focus on finance: Access benefits for wartime service – Elizabethtown News Enterprise

As our wartime service veterans are aging, many families are unaware the veteran and any surviving spouse might be entitled to an additional pension to help cover medical expenses. Medical expenses include doctor’s visits, hygienic supplies, co-pays, nursing home care, and often even assisted living facilities. To qualify, the veteran must […]

Laguna Beach crowd protests America First! rally planned for Sunday – Los Angeles Times

A group of about 300 people from around Orange County gathered in Laguna Beach on Saturday as a preemptive response to a far-right rally planned in the city Sunday. The counter-protestors called their demonstration at Main Beach a show of solidarity and strength before the America First! rally, whose participants plan to call attention to […]

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