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An Arizona man has been found guilty of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin for taking a Popsicle, media in the south western US state reported. The verdict by the...
Ever since he unexpectedly prevailed over Hillary Clinton in the 8 November 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has been boasting about his achievements in boosting the US economy. But how has the US economy actually performed in 12 months of the Trump era? And...
“America first. America first.” Remember that, from the inauguration speech? A two word message, repeated. Trumpism at its purest. Donald Trump may be many things, and most of them deeply unlovely, but he won his election (according to the established rules of...
The European Commission has slashed its forecast for UK GDP growth, citing Brexit-related uncertainty. In its Autumn 2017 round of forecasts, the Commission is now projecting growth for Britain of 1.5 per cent this year, down from 1.8 previously. The latest 2018 forecast...
Contestants at a beauty pageant in Brazil wore “beef bikinis” to protest against sexual assault and harassment. Five models in the Miss Bumbum competition posed in the outfits to show solidarity with victims of assault, amid the ongoing harassment scandal in Hollywood. The...
The three richest people in the world now own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the American population combined, new research has found. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, and veteran financier Warren Buffett now have a combined...
Ketones could supercharge the body in a way unlike any other source of fuel. The San Francisco-based startup HVMN recently launched a drink made of pure ketone ester that it says can help people harness its performance-boosting qualities. The company partnered with Oxford...
Jeremy Corbyn has called on the Chancellor to set aside £1 billion in the Budget to retrofit sprinklers in all high-rise social housing blocks. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Labour leader said there was “overwhelming” evidence that sprinklers...
Boris Johnson has sidestepped questions about the future of jailed British woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after Iranian state TV reported that he had made an "unintended confession" that she was training journalists. The Foreign Secretary is facing calls to step down over his...
New videos have emerged of women defying Iran's law obliging women to wear hijabs in public. Part of the "White Wednesdays" online campaign against compulsory headscarves, the women have filmed themselves in confrontations with people on the street about the issue.  In one video someone can be...
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