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Climate change protests block London bridges

17 November 2018 | 0 comments

Hundreds of climate change protesters blocked London bridges on Saturday demanding a dramatic new environmental policy.Sit-down demonstrators blocked five bridges over the River Thames in the city centre,...

Chess stars neck and neck at mid-point of world championship

17 November 2018 | 0 comments

Three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen was neck and neck with American Fabiano Caruana after eking out a draw in their sixth world championship game on Friday."I made many mistakes," the 27-year-old...

British PM takes pot-shot at plotters

17 November 2018 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday told the plotters planning to overthrow her that their alternative Brexit plans would not resolve all their problems with her draft deal.May is fighting...

UN to convene Yemen talks in Sweden soon

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

The United Nations intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they will attend negotiations in Sweden, the UN envoy said Friday.The Saudi-backed...

Junior health minister named UK's new Brexit secretary

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday promoted a largely unknown junior health minister, eurosceptic Stephen Barclay, to be her new Brexit Secretary.He becomes the third person to hold the job...

UN says British government in 'state of denial' on poverty

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

The United Nations accused the British government Friday of being in a "state of denial" about a growing rich-poor divide that was being exacerbated by Brexit.UN poverty and human rights rapporteur Philip...

48 letters to replace a Conservative leader

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party are seeking to trigger a vote of confidence in her leadership.She has confirmed she would fight any challenge, but if she loses, her...

EU won't make 'massive changes' to Brexit deal: Dutch PM

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union is unlikely to make any major changes to a draft Brexit deal struck between British and EU negotiators, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday."It's unlikely that any changes will...

'Inert' WWII shell found in London's Hyde Park

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Emergency responders on Friday recovered an "inert" World War II mortar round in central London's Hyde Park, according to the Metropolitan Police Service.The wartime ordnance was found partially submerged...

Migrants refuse to disembark in Libya, fearing torture: Amnesty

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Dozens of migrants and refugees aboard a merchant vessel at a Libyan port are refusing to disembark for fear of "detention and torture", rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Friday.It said in...

Tea or coffee? The answer might be genetic

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

In new research studying how genetic factors determine taste, scientists now believe they know why some humans prefer coffee while others opt for tea.A paper published this week in the journal Nature...

UK supermarket's viral orangutan ad slammed by palm oil giant

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

A British supermarket chain's viral commercial about an orangutan left homeless because of deforestation from palm oil planting was slammed as a cheap publicity stunt by a major industry body on Friday.The...

Accept EU deal or face 'economic disaster', French minister warns Brexiters

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Friday that Brexit advocates must choose between accepting the deal negotiated by London and Brussels for leaving the EU or risk "economic disaster"."The choice...

Hockney sells for $90.3mn, smashes living artist record

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

A masterful swimming pool painting by British legend David Hockney sold for $90.3 million in New York on Thursday, smashing a new auction record for a living artist."Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two...

What next? Britain, Brexit and Theresa May

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Despite facing a fierce backlash to her draft Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to fight on. Amid cabinet resignations and moves by her own MPs to oust her, the battle to save...



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