My Mother’s Kitchen Cooked Up Confidence

My Mother's Kitchen Cooked Up Confidence

Faith Bottum and her mother Lorena Bottum in Washington, April 25, 2000. Photo: Joseph Bottum My mother taught me to cook—with a patience that, as I look back now, seems nearly holy. Maybe because of the let’s-get-this-done mindset that led me to major in engineering, I have always valued efficiency. In cooking that means perfectly … Read more

Worried Pet Owners Crowdsource Info as COVID-19 Surge in Shanghai

Worried Pet Owners Crowdsource Info as COVID-19 Surge in Shanghai

With many Shanghai residents abruptly receiving quarantine notices amid another COVID-19 outbreak, the city’s animal lovers have started to crowdsource information on emergency pet care to prevent any possible tragedies. Spare Leash, a pet-sitting platform headquartered in Shanghai, is among several service providers that has outlined tips for the city’s pet parents in case of … Read more

Roman Abramovich: UK sanctions Russian oligarch and Chelsea owner

Roman Abramovich: UK sanctions Russian oligarch and Chelsea owner

London, UK CNN — The UK has added Russian oligarch and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich to its list of sanctioned individuals as part of its efforts to “isolate” Russian President Vlamidir Putin following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – throwing the sale of the London club into doubt and prohibiting the buying or selling of … Read more

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich, Owner of Chelsea Soccer Club, Is Sanctioned by UK

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich, Owner of Chelsea Soccer Club, Is Sanctioned by UK

LONDON—The British government ratcheted up pressure on Kremlin-linked businesspeople, sanctioning a handful of Russian oligarchs, including Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of British soccer club Chelsea FC. It was the first time any Western government has moved on Mr. Abramovich. His trophy assets, including Chelsea, high-end property in London and mega yachts, have helped turn … Read more

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich, Owner of Chelsea Soccer Club, Is Sanctioned by UK

Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich, Owner of Chelsea Soccer Club, Is Sanctioned by UK

LONDON—The British government ratcheted up pressure on Kremlin-linked businesspeople, sanctioning a handful of Russian oligarchs, including Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of British soccer club Chelsea FC. It was the first time any Western government has moved on Mr. Abramovich. His trophy assets, including Chelsea, high-end property in London and mega yachts, have helped turn … Read more

How the Letter Z Became a Russian Pro-War Symbol

How the Letter Z Became a Russian Pro-War Symbol

When 20-year-old Russian athlete Ivan Kuliak stepped onto the podium at the Gymnastics World Cup beside event winner Illia Kovtun from Ukraine, a barely discernible symbol on his uniform prompted an official investigation into his conduct and widespread condemnation from the international community. The letter Z—taped in white over Mr. Kuliak’s white shirt as he … Read more