Sapiosexuals: are some people really only sexually attracted to intelligence?

Marlène Schiappa, the French equality minister, says she is one of those attracted to others solely according to how brainy they are The Guardian Marlène Schiappa … a self-confessed sapiosexuelle. Photograph: Corbis via Getty Images Name: Sapiosexuals. Age:...

COAF Breaks Ground for Conference Center in Debet

DEBET, Armenia—A groundbreaking ceremony took place for the Children of Armenia Fund’s new conference center in Debet, a village in the Lori Province of Armenia. The construction of the center was initiated by COAF,...

Meat tax: Will Germans swallow higher prices?

As piles of inexpensive steaks and sausages fill German supermarkets, some politicians want meat's environmental cost reflected on the price tag. But a tax hike might not change much at all. It's summer, and in...

Food and climate under threat if humanity does not change, UN report says

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday. The U.N.'s...

Germany: Man accused of sexually abusing children nearly 700 times

The former boy scouts supervisor allegedly abused four children in the southern town of Staufen over a period of eight years. Prosecutors say he abused one of the victims more than 500 times. A 41-year-old...

Clean energy dream fuels a dirty mineral rush

A future of environment-friendly energy, where dirty engines and power plants rust in history’s scrapyard, is an idyllic vision. In the cynical real world, the rush for green batteries is fueling a harmful mining...

Armenia hosts 12.3% more tourists in Jan-June 2019 than a year earlier

YEREVAN, August 8. /ARKA/. The National Statistical Committee of Armenia says the country hosted 770,055 tourists over a period between January and June 2019 accounting for a 12.3 percent year-on-year growth. According to the statistical...

Five rivers flowing into Lake Sevan are polluted with biogenic elements – minister

YEREVAN, August 8 /ARKA/. Five rivers flowing into Armenia's largest Lake Sevan are polluted with biogenic elements, Environment Minister Erik Grigoryan wrote in a Facebook post. According to Grigoryan, the ministry's Center for Monitoring and...

Study suggests Adolf Hitler’s paternal grandfather was Jewish

Hitler’s right hand Hans Frank claimed to have discovered that the Fuhrer’s grandfather was indeed Jewish. By Ilanit Chernick German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler doing a Nazi salute. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Was Adolf Hitler’s paternal grandfather...

Marketing boss quits Victoria’s Secret after first trans model hired

Ed Razek, who apologised last year for transphobic remarks, leaves US lingerie brand Ellie Violet Bramley – The Guardian Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer at Victoria’s Secret, who last year claimed “transsexual” models should not...

Armenia’s population dwindles by 8,200 people

Armenia's permanent population has shrunk by 8,200 people over one year to 2,961,600 in early July 2019, the National Statistical Committee of Armenia reports, according to ARKA. Since the beginning of this year, the country's...

For the Record: Who is Uberhaüs?

The surface only reveals the fun part, but the behind-the-scenes work that is making it all possible is surely not easy. by Chiri Choukeir-Source: Annahar BEIRUT: It’s been seven years since The Gärten by Uberhaüs hit...

UK sent back dozens of slavery victims back to trafficking hotspots in 2014-2018: report

REUTERS Britain has sent home or aided the return of dozens of slaves to trafficking hotspots including Albania, Nigeria and Vietnam in recent years, raising concerns this put people at risk of being re-trafficked due...

Turkish government destroys more than 300,000 books

Regime says it is cracking down on anything linked to Fethullah Gülen, the Muslim cleric it blames for 2016’s attempted coup Alison Flood  -The Guardian More than 300,000 books have been removed from Turkish schools and...

Study reveals Lebanon 2nd worst in the world for water stress

Water stress, according to experts, occurs when the demand for water exceeds the available amount during a certain period or when poor quality restricts its use. by Georgi Azar-Source: Annahar BEIRUT: Lebanon's poor water resource management...

Quarter of world’s population faces high water stress

A quarter of the world's population lives in countries where water demand threatens to outstrip supply. Forty-four countries are under extremely high or high water stress. Seventeen countries that are home to nearly a quarter...

Migration more worrying than climate change for Europeans: survey

While climate change is growing in the public consciousness, migration is still the major issue for more EU citizens, according to the results of the European Commission's biannual Eurobarometer public opinion survey. Migration remains the...

July 2019 was Earth’s hottest month in history, EU agency says

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP July 2019 was the hottest month across the globe ever recorded, according to data released Monday by the European Union's satellite-based Earth observation network. "While July is usually the warmest month...

Unexpected news: Male basketball star banned for two years after drug test revealed he...

Former Ohio basketball ace DJ Cooper has been banned for two years by basketball's international governing body FIBA for failing a drug test, but not for the reasons you might expect. The American, who has...

Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian on the trouble with writing about sex

Mary Gaitskill’s collection Bad Behaviour has defined her career. Will a new generation of female writers be stereotyped in the same way? Kristen Roupenian -  The Guardian In 2017, “Cat Person”, the first short story I’d...