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Day: May 2, 2019

Why millennials are having less sex
Featured, Life Style

Why millennials are having less sex

    An economic concept has been applied to millennials as a method of explaining why young people are having less sex. According to Allison Schrager, an economist and author of An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk, the decreasing rate of young people having sex can be defined through the study of risk. The basis of the decline, according to Schrager, has to do with a concept called risk-free asset, which makes up the foundation of the decisions people make. For millennials, who have been generalised as being more risk-averse than previous generations, the ultimate risk-free return is not leaving the house, Schrager suggests, which has ultimately led to a decrease in sex. Describing how people no longer need to leave the ho...
Assange fights extradition to US
Featured, United Kingdom

Assange fights extradition to US

    Julian Assange has declined a chance to consent to his extradition to the US at a court hearing in London where the American government started pressing its case to take him across the Atlantic. Appearing by videolink from Belmarsh prison, Assange said: “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected many, many people.” Ben Brandon, counsel for the US government, presented details of the US case against Assange at Westminster magistrates court. He said that the charges related to one of the largest compromises of information in the history of the US. They were connected to the downloading of a “vast amount of classified documents” by Chelsea Manning, the US intelligence analyst who subsequently se...
Calls for criminal probe into leak
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Calls for criminal probe into leak

    There is certainly an argument for a criminal investigation into the leaking of information from the National Security Council, a former attorney general has told Sky News. Dominic Grieve said the disclosure to a newspaper of an NSC discussion about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei's potential involvement in the development of the UK's 5G mobile network was corrosive and undesirable. Prime Minister Theresa May sacked Gavin Williamson as defence secretary after an inquiry found there was compelling evidence he was responsible. Mr Williamson has denied being the culprit, telling Sky News he swore on his children's lives that neither he, nor any of his staff, were behind it. © PA Gavin Williamson told Sky News he swore on his children's lives that he did not leak the inf...