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It is grim to see the symptoms of new variant malady appearing in Conservative ministers.  It’s a progressive illness. At first, the over-confidence and blind optimism make it difficult to distinguish from other political pathologies. The next stage is subtle also: slogans...
Learning a second language has been proven to offer a swath of cognitive, health, and educational benefits. It improves brain development, can protect against dementia, and help with attention span. And Mandarin seems to be the hot language at the moment, with...
It may be a rainy afternoon at London Gatwick as you step aboard flight BA2069, but that really doesn’t matter. In less than 12 hours, you’ll be more than 6,000 miles away from those dark skies on the gorgeous and engrossing...
A nine-storey residential block in Izhevsk, central Russia, has partly collapsed following reports of an explosion. A total of 32 apartments were destroyed.   The Interfax news agency has reported that at least two bodies have been recovered from the scene. It...
Brexit is responsible for the continuing flight ban from the UK to Sharm el Sheikh, a leading tourism figure has claimed. For two years, British airlines have been banned from flying to Egypt’s leading tourist resort. The prohibition was brought in five...
Those of a certain age will remember when Sainsbury’s and M&S were of a type.  They were middle class, a shade pricier than some rivals, but aspirational, the favoured stores of middle England. What sometimes hurt them is that they knew that, and, at different...
Grisly photos of the Faroe Islands traditional “grindadrap”, which sees migrating pilot whales and dolphins herded towards the shore and slaughtered, have been released by a campaign group. Bright red blood can clearly be seen in harbour waters and the creatures can be seen with deep...
Theresa May has been warned to promote another Brexiteer into the Cabinet to keep the balance of her top team in the wake of Priti Patel’s dramatic departure. The International Development Secretary, a prominent Brexit supporter, was effectively sacked on Wednesday for holding...
US President Donald Trump called on China to do more to resolve the North Korean nuclear threat but says he does not blame Beijing for the trade deficit between the two nations during a Beijing visit that sought to play-up the...
Under-fire Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has lavished praise on Donald Trump during an interview with Fox News, lauding the US President for “penetrating corners of the global consciousness”.  Amid mounting calls for his sacking over comments that could see a British woman...
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