Shatoria Smith was tired of the $5,000 in credit card debt she felt was blocking her from reaching her financial goals. “The SMART goal framework helps you dig deep and devise a plan of how to actually accomplish it,” says Smith, who lives in Florida and writes about debt, budgeting and personal finance
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro launched a new political party on Thursday, the Alliance for Brazil (APB), under the banner of fighting graft and advancing Christian values, a breakaway move that could fragment his base. Hundreds of excited supporters gathered
President Trump was told by one of his ambassadors that the Ukrainian leader would do "anything you ask him to", his impeachment inquiry has heard. Mr Trump has been accused of abusing his office by allegedly asking President Zelenskiy in a 25 July telephone call to investigate his potential
Two metal detectorists have been convicted of stealing a £3m hoard of Viking coins and jewellery - much of which is still missing. George Powell and Layton Davies failed to declare the "invaluable" collection of buried treasure which dated back 1,100 years to the reign of King Alfred the Great
Syrian regime targets hospital and refugee camp, killing at least 22. Civilians killed and dozens more injured after missile attack near Qah, Idlib province
A Brexit Party election candidate has been filmed scuffling with security staff outside a Morrisons supermarket after being thrown out for “forcing leaflets” onto shoppers.Julian Newton was ejected from the store in Denton, Greater Manchester, after he refused to leave following customer complaints,
If you’ve been captivated by the ongoing impeachment proceedings, then you might have forgotten there’s an ongoing race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Since the hearings became public this week at the request of Republicans, the impeachment testimony has all but eclipsed the candidates still
JJ Abrams has responded to Star Wars creator George Lucas’s criticism of his film The Force Awakens.The Force Awakens, the first instalment in the ongoing Star Wars sequel trilogy, was directed, co-produced and co-written by Abrams. Released in 2015, it was the first Star Wars movie made after Disney
If they've achieved anything in this election campaign, the Conservatives have proved just how alert they are. As soon as Labour’s manifesto was launched, the Tories sent out mobile phone messages saying: “The cost of Corbyn – you will pay £37.50 extra each week at the supermarket. And an extra £5.75
In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. Instead the milestone was relegated to a lone figure at the bottom of a government press release and went
They removed a letter from her party's HQ and installed a banner so it read: 'YOU should protect the climate."
China on Thursday accused the US of seeking to “destroy” Hong Kong and threatened Donald Trump, the US president, with retaliation if he chose to enact new laws supporting human rights in the global financial hub.
Throughout the first week of the House of Representatives’ impeachment hearings, the witnesses, most of them serving career U.S. diplomats, have attempted agnosticism on the merits of impeaching President Trump and sidestep often rancorous Republican questioning. But the White House’s former top Russia
Al Pacino says he is getting "a little perverse" and developing "a bad habit" of starring in bad films. The star of such classics as Scarface, The Godfather and Dog Day Afternoon told GQ magazine that he has signed up to star in films and play roles which are "not adequate"
Gene-edited babies won’t get the boost that parents expect, academics have warned after a study showing limited benefits to height and intelligence.
Sixteen people have been found alive in a sealed trailer attached to a lorry on a ferry sailing from Cherbourg in France to Rosslare in Ireland. "Stena Line has alerted security and immigration officials in Rosslare so as the necessary arrangements can be made for the group on the vessel's
Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond has appeared in court charged with 14 counts of sexual assault against 10 women, including an attempted rape inside his official residence. It is alleged that in the summer of 2014 he pinned a woman's head against a wall inside Bute House, then
Sarajevo's prosecutor has launched an investigation into the alleged abuse of children with special needs at a state-run care home in Bosnia, after a lawmaker made public photographs and a video showing children tied to beds and radiators. Protesters in front of government buildings carried placards
An Indian businessman who posed as a Lufthansa pilot to jump airport queues, impress women and get flight upgrades, has been held by police.
Israel’s attorney general plans to announce Thursday whether he will indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on an array of corruption charges, which would throw Israel’s political scene into disarray and potentially hasten the end of his decade-long rule. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has recommended
The Duke of York has resigned from his position as patron of the Outward Bound Trust as the catastrophic fallout his Newsnight interview continues.
Colombian unions and student groups are planning a strike on Thursday, with marches to insist the government maintain minimum wages for young people and the universal right to a pension.At a time of widespread unrest in other Latin American countries, police this week raided activists and a culture magazine
Grey seals return to Donna Nook National Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire to give birth to their pups and breed. Each year in late October the seals return to the shores in large numbers, the latest seal count carried out on Friday 8th November 2019 was 123 bulls, 496 cows and 250 newborn seal pups, but