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Toilet paper crisis in Taiwan sparks government intervention

Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2018

Toilet paper crisis in Taiwan sparks government intervention

Taiwan's premier is urging the public to avoid hoarding toilet paper after a reported spike in prices by manufacturers spurred a run on supermarket supplies. The island's government is monitoring distributors and retailers for signs of price manipulation after local media said major toilet-paper brands ...

World / Offbeat Feb 21, 2018

German newspaper gets dog registered as a Social Democrat

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were forced on Tuesday to declare that a 3-year-old dog called Lima would not be allowed to vote with party members on a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives, despite joining the party. The top-selling Bild daily splashed a photo of ...

Oops: Guests invited to Trump's State of the 'Uniom'

World / Politics Jan 30, 2018

Oops: Guests invited to Trump's State of the 'Uniom'

Donald Trump's misspellings have become legendary — "covfefe," anyone? — but a glaring typo on tickets for the president's State of the Union speech Tuesday has some lawmakers crying for spell check. Tickets to the prime-time speech before a joint session of Congress were printed ...

U.S. state of New Jersey outlaws drunk droning

World / Crime & Legal Jan 17, 2018

U.S. state of New Jersey outlaws drunk droning

Drunk driving has been a societal sin for decades, but New Jersey has now added drunk droning to the statute books: outlawing the flying of unmanned aircraft after one too many drinks. The law makes it an offense to operate a drone under the influence ...