Skateboarding leaps into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has announced that five new sports will be added to the Tokyo 2020 Games, including surfing and skateboarding. Skateboarding has long been seen as a counter-culture sport, so can it really fit into the clean-cut world of the Olympic Games? The BBC’s Howard Johnson went to a skateboard event in Malmo, […]

American Football Announce First Record In 17 Years, Hear A New Song Now – NPR

American Football Announce First Record In 17 Years, Hear A New Song Now – NPR

It’s been 17 years since the Urbana, Ill., emo group American Football released its self-titled debut album. In the years since, fans have elevated the group and its sole release to legendary status, anxiously awaiting any kind of follow-up. Today, the members of American Football announced that the wait is over: They’ve got a new […]

Fantasy football 2016: This is what the perfect draft looks like – Washington Post

Fantasy football is just around the corner, and to help you make a championship run I once again have used every resource imaginable — and even a few that were previously inconceivable to mortals — to produce the perfect fantasy football draft for a 12-team standard-scoring league using the following starting lineup: one quarterback, two running backs, two […]

Turning Instagram Into a Radically Unfiltered Travel Guide – New York Times

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Mideast Defense Spending Seen Growing Despite Oil Price Slump – Bloomberg

Defense spending in the Middle East and North Africa will start to grow again this year after dipping as oil prices slumped, IHS Jane’s analysts said in a report on Monday. The region’s defense spending is expected to rise to $180 billion by 2020, according to the report. Military outlays peaked at $160 billion in […]

Turkey’s migrant deal with Europe may collapse under post-coup attempt crackdown – Washington Post

BRUSSELS — The landmark agreement that halted a torrent of migrants flowing from Turkey into Europe is nearing collapse in the wake of the failed Turkish coup and the subsequent nationwide crackdown. Turkish and European leaders are threatening to abandon the deal — the Europeans because they say they are worried about widespread human rights […]

Europe stocks end higher as banks, miners rally; Yellen speech eyed – CNBC

U.K. homebuilder Persimmon closed up 4.2 percent, after it said first-half profit rose 29 percent, helping push other names in the sector such as Taylor Wimpey, Bellway and Bovis Homes Group to close sharply higher. Reuters reported that the chief executive of Polish insurer PZU is flying to Milan for talks to acquire Bank Pekao […]