Barack Obama Storms Out Of Michelle Obama Podcast Interview After Questions About Administration’s Drone Use

‘We’re Done Here,’ Says Former Commander In Chief Advertisement WASHINGTON—Suddenly standing up and ending the interview as the conversation took a more heated turn, former President Barack Obama reportedly stormed out of a taping of The Michelle Obama Podcast Friday after the host continually pressed him on his administration’s drone use policy. “Hey, this isContinue reading “Barack Obama Storms Out Of Michelle Obama Podcast Interview After Questions About Administration’s Drone Use”

Hacky Pop-Up Book’s Narrative Tension Pretty Dependent On Lifting Colored Flaps

IOWA CITY, IA—Deriding the work’s narrative structure as formulaic and ultimately predictable, local 4-year-old Sophia Newsome issued a pointed critical assessment of the pop-up book Mr. Pottle’s Green Garden Friday, arguing it was overly dependent upon the lifting of colored flaps. “Naturally, I was impressed the first time I turned up a shiny, glitter-adorned flapContinue reading “Hacky Pop-Up Book’s Narrative Tension Pretty Dependent On Lifting Colored Flaps”

Citing Coronavirus, Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections

Related Video Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said legislative elections would be postponed for a year because of the pandemic, but pro-democracy groups denounced the move as part of a political crackdown by China. WSJ’s Natasha Khan explains what it means for the city. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP By Natasha Khan Close Natasha Khan Biography @natashakhanhkContinue reading “Citing Coronavirus, Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections”

Federal Agents Drive 3 Hours Away From Portland Before Realizing Abducted Protester Still In Backseat

ECHO, OR—Cursing their inattention and debating whether they should turn around, several U.S. federal agents reportedly had driven three hours away from Portland Friday before realizing an abducted protester was still in the backseat. “Goddamnit, how did we miss him?” said federal agent Steve LaJoie to his partner after hearing muffled cries from a handcuffedContinue reading “Federal Agents Drive 3 Hours Away From Portland Before Realizing Abducted Protester Still In Backseat”

Europe Plunges Into Recession as Economy Suffers Record Contraction

A quiet Piazza del Duomo in Milan on Tuesday. Photo: Passaro/Fotogramma/Zuma Press By Tom Fairless Close Tom Fairless Biography @TomFairless tom.fairless@wsj.com Updated July 31, 2020 9:09 am ET FRANKFURT—Stringent lockdowns to prevent the pandemic’s spread weighed heavily on Europe’s economy in the second quarter, causing a record downturn that was even more severe than inContinue reading “Europe Plunges Into Recession as Economy Suffers Record Contraction”

Authorities Abandon Search For Missing Girl After Finding Huge Bass While Dredging Lake

Police in Franklin Country, IL have called off their search for missing 12-year-old Brittany Morel after reeling in what they believe to be at least a 20-pounder, which would make it the largest bass ever hooked on Rend Lake. You can find The Topical on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher. Advertisement tinyurlis.gdclck.ruulvis.netshrtco.de

North Korea’s Economy Grew in 2019, Despite International Sanctions

North Korea’s economic growth was boosted last year by productive harvests. Farmers planted rice seedlings in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, in May 2019. Photo: Associated Press By Andrew Jeong Close Andrew Jeong Biography @hj257 andrew.jeong@wsj.com Updated July 31, 2020 9:37 am ET SEOUL—North Korea’s economy grew by 0.4% in 2019, the first time PyongyangContinue reading “North Korea’s Economy Grew in 2019, Despite International Sanctions”

اقتصاد منطقه یورو قرارداد با رکورد 40%

آرام پیازا Duomo در میلان در روز سه شنبه. عکس: Passaro/Fotogramma/زوما پرس توسط تام فیرلس نزدیک تام فیرلس بیوگرافی @TomFairless تام.fairless@wsj.com به روز شده در 31 جولای سال 2020 8:27 am ET فرانکفورت—مستندات دقیق وزن به شدت در اقتصاد اروپا در سه ماهه دوم باعث کاهش رکورد بود که حتی شدید تر از در ایالاتContinue reading “اقتصاد منطقه یورو قرارداد با رکورد 40%”