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How does EU accession work?

Accession to the European Union is the rule, not the exception. Of today's 27 member states, 21 joined the original, founding members of 1958 — the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, ...

Yam vs. sweet potato: A reference guide to food differences

NEW YORK (AP) — You're at the supermarket and a recipe you're shopping for calls for rutabagas. Don't see any? Can you substitute turnips? While you're thinking about that, you've a...

Prime Day delivered the two biggest days ever for small businesses on Amazon.sg and big savings for Prime members

17,000 small businesses participated in Amazon.sg's Prime Day this year Top categories that members shopped and saved on included PC, grocery and health & personal care, with best-selling items...

British guitarist Thompson's memoir revisits golden rock era

In 1968, the year “Hey Jude” hit the charts, Richard Thompson turned down an invitation to Paul McCartney’s birthday party. On other occasions over the years, Thompson shared the st...

Kanye West vows to move Yeezy manufacturing to the Americas

NEW YORK (AP) — A few fun facts about Kanye West: He's running for president in 2024, he recited color psychology to wife Kim Kardashian West as she sat in a morning bath Thursday, and he was fired at...

Ohio presidents exhibit highlights little known 'fun facts'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The role of Ohio's formidable run of early U.S. presidents in establishing lasting national customs like the White House Easter egg roll and West Wing war room is explored in a h...

He said, she said: AP writers predict 2019 Grammy winners

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Grammys decided to extend the nominees in the top four categories from five to eight, they didn't consider how much harder it would make our lives as credible prediction exper...

Fun facts and figures from this year's Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some fun and interesting facts about Tuesday's nominations for the 91st Academy Awards: — After more than 30 years and some two dozen films, Spike Lee received his...

They're the unicorns of the sea: Give the gift of a narwhal

NEW YORK (AP) — Technically speaking, narwhals are Monodon monoceros, or medium-size whales with long spiral tusks protruding from their heads. To fans, the crazy looking arctic creatures are more lik...

Rantanen scores twice, leads Avalanche past Flyers 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mikko Rantanen had two goals, Matt Nieto and Gabriel Landeskog also scored, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Monday night. The Avala...

Fun facts and tidbits from the Women's Basketball World Cup

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Welcome to the first FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. Well it's really been around since 1953, but the first 17 tournaments were called the World Championshi...

Mixed-race model represents Taiwan in Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Asia's Next Top Model has unveiled 14 names of the contestants participating in the Cycle 6, with Taiwan having one representative. Mia Sabathy (白彌兒),24, is a mixed...

Hot Diggity Dog! Aramark Celebrates National Hot Dog Day, July 18, with Tasty Lineup of Hot Dogs at Ballparks around Major League Baseball

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 17, 2018--Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award winning food and hospitality partner for eight Major League Baseball teams, is celebrating National Hot Dog Day, July 18, 2...

Facts and figures about the 70th Emmy Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fun facts about Thursday's nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards: ___ MINORITY MAJORITIES It was a deep year of nominations for ...

Top 10 Things you REALLY didn’t know about Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last week, British newspaper the Telegraph published a list of the top 10 things they claimed you did not know about Taiwan to accompany a travel article. It was a nice curiosi...