The Bugs of Volgograd: England-Tunisia Match Attracts Pests

England’s Jesse Lingard before the game Monday.CreditClive Rose/Getty Images VOLGOGRAD, Russia — The World Cup fans descended on the city. And then the bugs descended on them. They are everywhere here this time of year, a stew of mosquitoes and tiny, persistent, nearly invisible insects that fly onto your skin, lurk in your hair and …

Dr Dre set to accomplish Marvin Gaye biopic with rights to singer’s catalogue

Rapper and business mogul Dr Dre is working on a movie about Motown legend Marvin Gaye, who died in 1984 after being fatally shot by his father. Dr Dre, founder of Beats Electronics and one of the four original members of the rap group NWA, served as a producer for the Oscar-nominated film Straight Outta …

Asia and Australia Edition: Japan, Immigration, World Cup: Your Tuesday Briefing

Asia and Australia Edition (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. ImageCreditWilliam Hong/Reuters • A U.S. showdown over ZTE. The Senate is preparing to vote on a defense bill that could restore penalties on ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications giant that violated American sanctions. That may set off a battle with …

Parkinson’s and MS patients absolved account retesting in U-turn

People with severe, degenerative medical conditions such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis will no longer have to undergo regular tests to prove they remain eligible for disability benefits, ministers have confirmed. The change means that people awarded the highest level of personal independence payment (Pip) for conditions that are not expected to improve will be …