VW makes amends. A model in rebuilding trust

Long a leader in car technology, Volkswagen is now being tested as a corporate leader in how to rebuild lost trust. On Tuesday, the German automaker took a big step toward restoring its reputation by settling quickly with US regulators, nine months after being forced to admit it had rigged 11 million diesel vehicles to illegally pass emission tests. Like … Continua a leggere

If Turkey and Russia mend rift

After Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan gave in Monday to Vladimir Putin’s demand that he apologize for the downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border in November, with Mr. Erdoğan expressing regret for it in a letter Monday, the Kremlin said the next day that accepting the apology – and lifting economic sanctions – won’t be that easy. “One … Continua a leggere

Exclusive: U.S. to upgrade Thailand

The United States has decided to remove Thailand from its list of worst human trafficking offenders, officials said, a move that could help smooth relations with Bangkok’s military-run government. The upgrade, confirmed to Reuters by a U.S. official in Washington and a Bangkok-based official from an international organization with direct knowledge of the rankings, would mark a rare boost for … Continua a leggere

Myanmar should dismantle laws blocking

Myanmar’s government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), should amend and abolish laws that threaten freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. Laws covering areas from telecommunications to defamation have been used to arrest at least 70 people this month, said the report’s author, Linda Lakhdhir. The arrests come … Continua a leggere

China’s Xi urges caution over U.S. missile

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged South Korea to pay attention to China’s concerns about the deployment of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system to the country and “cautiously” address the plan. The United States and South Korea have begun talks on possible deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system after North Korea tested its fourth … Continua a leggere

The Way We Buy Beauty Now

When it comes to beauty products, millennials are a suspicious crew. Burned by stressful counter experiences and hyperbolic magazine reviews, and harboring a sense that very few opinions can be trusted, they’re skeptical personal-grooming shoppers. For an industry that took in $46.2 billion in 2015 and is projected to rise to $51.8 billion in 2020 (according to Mintel) bending to … Continua a leggere

5 Peel-Off Beauty Products

The Goods 5 Peel-Off Beauty Products You Need Now [Amber Katz] Amber Katz May 27, 2016 Peel-off beauty products, while fun, aren’t exactly a new concept. A 1969 Max Factor ad featured peel-off eyeliner, an amazing-sounding product I’ve yet to see in real life. (Image: Max Factor) In “American Psycho,” Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale) famously peeled off an … Continua a leggere