Beyoncé buys out clothing venture from UK's Philip Green

US singer Beyoncé has bought the Ivy Park fitness clothing brand launched two years ago with British retail tycoon Philip Green, who has faced allegations of sexual harassment. “After discussions of almost a year, (Beyoncé’s) Parkwood has acquired 100 percent of the Ivy Park brand,” Ivy Park said in a statement. It said Green’s Topshop and …

Skin cancer deaths rates soar, mostly for men: Study

Skin cancer deaths among men have soared in wealthy nations since 1985, with mortality rates among women rising more slowly or even declining, researchers told a medical conference in Glasgow Sunday. Reasons for the discrepancy between sexes are unclear but evidence suggests men are “less likely to protect themselves from the sun” or heed public …

Starbucks gets new drinks from lab to cafe in one-fifth the time

Starbucks Corp. knows customers’ tastes are changing faster than ever, and it’s hustling to keep up. The coffee company, which reported comparable sales that topped estimates in its latest quarter, is trying to move new items from the innovation lab to its cafes in weeks instead of months or even years. It’s part of the …

Denmark recalls ambassador to Iran over foiled 'attack'

Denmark on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Iran after it accused Tehran of plotting a foiled “attack” against three Iranians living in the Scandinavian country. “I have decided to recall Denmark’s ambassador in Tehran for consultations… Denmark can in no way accept that people with ties to Iran’s intelligence service plot attacks against people in …

Czech communist secret police had dossier on Donald Trump: Report

Secret police in communist-era Czechoslovakia kept a dossier on Donald Trump after his first marriage to a Czech woman, Ivana Zelnickova, a Prague weekly reported in cooperation with Britain’s Guardian newspaper . “Yes, the Trumps were in our line of sight,” a former regional chief of state security StB, Vlastimil Danek, told the Czech paper …