LONDON — Although the fare at a cafe across the street from Paddington Station is resolutely British, the guy preparing pots of Earl Grey tea and plates of scones is Spanish and the waitress hails from Poland. This is how the EU is supposed to work: The right of European citizens to live and work where they like within the 28-nation bloc is enshrined as one of the union's guiding principles. In the UK and other parts of northern Europe, however, an influx from the east and south is causing a backlash.
China succeeded Saturday in the world's first soft landing of a lunar probe on the moon in nearly 40 years, becoming the third country do so after the United States and the former Soviet Union.
The unmanned Chang'e-3 spacecraft is carrying a six-wheeled rover called Yutu — Jade Rabbit — which will drive around the lunar surface for at least three months to study the moon's geological structure and collect data.
By Pete Sweeney
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon on Saturday, state media reported, in the first such "soft-landing" since 1976, joining the United States and the former Soviet Union in managing to accomplish such a feat.
The Chang'e 3, a probe named after a lunar goddess in traditional Chinese mythology, is carrying the solar-powered Yutu, or Jade Rabbit buggy, which will dig and conduct geological surveys.
KELOWNA, British Columbia — Canada’s WestJet Airlines hit the viral marketing target this week, taking video as Santa distributed lavish Christmas gifts to 250 unwitting passengers.
The airline set up video booths in Toronto and Hamilton, Ont., where guests scanned their boarding passes and recorded their Christmas wishes before heading on a four-hour cross-country flight to Calgary.
Behind the scenes, staff in Calgary recorded the details and then dashed madly to local stores to purchase and wrap the gifts in time for the flight’s arrival.
Between 2010 and 2012, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 870 million people did not eat enough to satisfy their bodies’ daily requirement of energy.
This Thanksgiving, like every Thanksgiving, the average American will eat far more than he or she needs to. The average daily caloric intake of an American is now 3,700 calories. On Thanksgiving, that average jumps to 4,500.