Turkish central bank raises key interest rate to 50% as inflation soars

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s central bank raised its key interest rate by 5 percentage points on Thursday, resuming a policy of rate hikes aimed at combating soaring inflation that is causing households severe economic pain. In a surprise decision, the central bank said it was raising the benchmark one-week repo rate to 50%. The bank … Read more

Kate Middleton key role is to ‘produce heirs’, says expert

Kate Middleton has been assigned two big roles in the Royal Family, one of which she has already fulfilled, says an expert. Royal expert Katie Nicholl, in her 2020 book True Royalty’s Kate: The Making of a Future Queen, said: “There are two roles to a future Queen. One is to produce heirs, which she … Read more

Donald Trump puts Prince Harry US visa in danger with key statement

Donald Trump has seemingly dropped a hint he would deport Prince Harry if he becomes the President of the United States again. Speaking for a GB News programme on Tuesday evening, Mr Trump said: “We’ll have to see if they know something about the drugs, and if he lied they’ll have to take appropriate action.” … Read more

Key questions as Trump hurtles toward deadline to pay $454 million fraud penalty

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is hurtling toward a critical deadline in his most costly legal battle to date. If the former president doesn’t come up with a financial guarantee by Monday, New York’s attorney general can start the process of collecting on the more than $454 million Trump owes the state in a … Read more

Earth on the brink of a key warming threshold after chart-busting year

A wind change increased flames during a planned ignition on the Ross Moore Lake wildfire in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday, July 28, 2023. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Last year — the hottest on record — smashed a series of climate records and gave new meaning to the phrase “off the charts,” … Read more

Anker just unveiled its Soundcore Sleep A20 earbuds – with several key upgrades

Anker/ZDNET When Anker debuted its Soundcore Sleep A10 earbuds in 2022, the earbuds were a welcome addition to a scarce market of sleep headphones — but they weren’t without their first-generation kinks. Following the A10’s success, Anker is launching the second generation of its sleep earbuds, the Soundcore Sleep A20 earbuds, which upgrade a few key … Read more

Key takeaways from 2024 China parliamentary meeting: economy, environment

A soldier in front of the Great Hall of the People on March 11, 2024, the closing day of the National People’s Congress in Beijing, China. Yin Hon Chow | CNBC BEIJING — China’s weeklong annual parliamentary meetings ended on Monday and for the first time in decades, the Chinese premier did not host a … Read more

Sleep Is the Key to Your Greatest Workout. Here’s Why

You’ve probably done a lot to power your workouts. From drinking lots of water beforehand to popping in good headphones so the beat can keep you pumped up, you know that what you do pre-workout matters. And that’s true well before your get-ready-to-work-out routine begins. Let’s look at the relationship between sleep and exercise.  This … Read more

Oscar Nominees Danielle Brooks & Jeffrey Wright Attend Women in Film Party with Eva Longoria & Many More Celebs! | 2024 Oscars Weekend, Abigail Spencer, Amanda de Cadenet, AnnaSophia Robb, Bella Heathcote, Brittany Snow, Caitlin Reilly, Cara Jade Myers, Celine Song, Charmaine Bingwa, Danielle Brooks, delaney rowe, Diane Warren, Dylan Mulvaney, Elle Key, Ellie Thumann, Erika Alexander, Eva Longoria, Garcelle Beauvais, Gigi Gorgeous, Holland Roden, Jameela Jamil, Jamie Chung, Jane Seymour, Jaylen Barron, Jeffrey Wright, Jonathan Tucker, Kate Flannery, Kathryn Newton, Kathy Hilton, Keegan-Michael Key, Lake Bell, Lili Reinhart, Mayan Lopez, Nicky Hilton, Olivia Washington, Sharon Lawrence, Sherry Cola, sian heder, Tantoo Cardinal, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zelda Williams, Zoe Lister Jones | Just Jared: Celebrity News and Gossip

Danielle Brooks and Jeffrey Wright were among the Academy Award nominees who stepped out for the 2024 Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party! The Best Supporting Actress nom and the Best Actor nom joined a bunch of celebs at the event on Friday night (March 8) at Catch Steak in Los Angeles. Other nominees in … Read more

Young voters are driving far-right surge ahead of key Europe elections

SETUBAL, Portugal — The surprising voters driving the far right’s surge in Europe scrambled for selfies inside a suburban auditorium. Rita Matias, a 25-year old ultraconservative and social media influencer, had just called for migrant quotas and curbs on abortion in a political debate. Now, her more progressive opponents in staid blazers and pullovers watched … Read more