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Vaden Earle has celebrity billionaire Richard Branson blogging in his corner. He has a documentary film crew onside. He has a book deal in the works, too. And he has lots and lots of news footage of himself buttonholing Justin Trudeau and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, prodding them to act. What he doesn’t have is …

The former Catalan government minister Clara Ponsati has vowed to fight her “politically motivated” extradition from Scotland, following her release on bail by Edinburgh sheriff court after handing herself in to the police. The 62-year-old St Andrews University professor, who is wanted in Spain over her role in the Catalan independence movement, insisted on Thursday …

Licensed video games can be tricky for developers. It’s one thing to make a game, but it’s another to write a storyline when you’re operating under someone else’s rules. That’s particularly true in a universe with as much depth and scale as Star Wars. For the upcoming Jedi: Fallen Order, the goal was to balance …

DOHA, Qatar — Since the day Qatar was named the host of the 2022 World Cup, it was obvious the tournament would be different from the ones that had preceded it. For a start, Qatar is a tiny country, and Doha, its capital, has never hosted an event on the scale of the World Cup. …

Suicide rates among those in same-sex relationships have fallen significantly in both Denmark and Sweden since the legalisation of gay marriage, according to a study, although whatever their marital status, homosexual people remain more likely to take their own life. The joint study by the Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention and researchers from Stockholm …

Good morning. One week down in this election campaign and already we have seen factions form and founder, promises of heavy spending and a long list of gaffes and scandals including some that have forced candidates to pull out of the race. Read the following and then follow our live coverage to ensure you don’t …

Hannah Cockroft also won the T34 800m title in London (2017) and Doha (2015) Hannah Cockroft retained her T34 800m title at the World Para-Athletics Championships as Kare Adenegan took silver in a British one-two. A dominant Cockroft, 27, set a new championship record of one minute 57.27 seconds in Dubai. And 18-year-old Adenegan – …

There’s a common view of business today that says for-profit organizations neither can nor should have any higher goal than maximizing the bottom line and shareholder value. Everything else — people, organizations, assets — are just items to be used in service of that goal. Raj Sisodia and Michael Gelb offer a wildly different take …

WASHINGTON — On Day One of extraordinary public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he later demanded from Ukraine in exchange for military aid. The revelation came as House Democrats pressed their case for Trump’s impeachment before the American …

If you’ve ever been to a Flour Bakery in the Boston area, you know how life-changing James Beard Award-winning chef Joanne Chang’s pastries can be. But if you can’t make it to one of their locations, her new cookbook shows you how to make her creations at home. In “Pastry Love,” Chang shares 125 of …