Born on July 18th 1918, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison before becoming South Africa's first black president. He described his time in jail as "a long holiday", but he faced harsh conditions and was frequently kept in solitary confinement.
The US economic expansion is now the longest on record. If there’s one thing economists learned from the last financial crisis, however, it’s to refrain from celebrating long periods of growth. And there are signs the party might be coming to a
Americans’ views are split over Donald Trump’s Twitter thread on July 14th telling Congresswomen to “go back” to the “places from which they came”. YouGov asked a sample of 1,000 Americans to assess it on a sliding scale from “great” to “terrible”
50 years to the day that the Apollo 11 mission carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off, a partial lunar eclipse graced the night sky in Germany and other parts of the world. Credit: AFP/Felix Kästle #partiaWeingarten, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Angela Merkel turns 65 on Wednesday—and there have been concerns about her health recently, following a series of public events at which she was seen shaking. She has been the chancellor of Germany since 2005 but handed over leadership of her part
Cannabis is a big and flourishing business in America. The industry was worth nearly $10bn in 2018, a figure that is projected to reach almost $45bn within five years. There is a debate about whether usage will rise among young people as most s
Many US prisons house inmates in overcrowded cells and inhumane conditions. Change is under way in New York, where the prisoner count has fallen by 30% since Bill de Blasio took office as mayor in 2014. Now the city is rethinking the architectur