THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court upholds ban on branch of Bandidos biker club

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — An appeals court has upheld a ban on a Dutch arm of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, agreeing with a lower court’s conclusion that the biker gang forms a threat to public order. In a written ruling issued Tuesday, the appeals court in Arnhem said that members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court upholds ban on branch of Bandidos biker club

LONDON | The Latest: UK Cabinet backs more ‘no-deal’ Brexit planning

LONDON  — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The British government has decided to ramp up preparations for a “no-deal” Brexit, saying it must be ready for the possibility of that default option. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay says that while the government remains committed to Prime Minister … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK Cabinet backs more ‘no-deal’ Brexit planning

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Romanian police say singer-songwriter Anca Pop has died after her car plunged into the River Danube. She was 34. Emergency authorities identified her body after divers found her car late Monday in southwestern Romania. Police said Tuesday they were investigating the death of Pop, who had dual Romanian and Canadian citizenship. Pop’s … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

NEW YORK | Patterson again gives holiday bonuses to book sellers

NEW YORK — James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition — bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association. Patterson has given more … Continue reading NEW YORK | Patterson again gives holiday bonuses to book sellers

SOCi Marks the Rise of Localized Social Marketing

  SAN DIEGO/ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) SOCi, the leader in social media and reputation management for multi-location brands, today launched “SOCi Q4 2018 STATE OF THE MARKET: The Rise of Localized Social Marketing,” which details how the evolution of social platforms has spawned a new form of marketing thanks to the intimate connection social … Continue reading SOCi Marks the Rise of Localized Social Marketing

LOS ANGELES | Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor

LOS ANGELES — Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine’s lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The 18th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will premiere on … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor

Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads

Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday after failing to restore its status as a major European force in a turbulent 2½-year spell marked by clashes with players and increasing disgruntlement at the team’s style of play. The end for Mourinho at English soccer’s most prestigious club came two days after a 3-1 … Continue reading Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads

11 Holiday Celebrations Around the World—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ DECEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) “One of the great pleasures of spending time abroad comes in experiencing a new place not as a tourist—but as a local. Holiday traditions offer a great window into the culture and values of a place. With our worldwide network of editors and correspondents, we’re able to shine … Continue reading 11 Holiday Celebrations Around the World—InternationalLiving.com