Victor Orbán tells MEPs that Brussels is supporting a financial speculator who had destroyed the lives of millions of Europeans. Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s rightwing prime minister, has come out fighting against legal action launched by the EU because of his treatment of a leading uRead More »
The median price of a house in Sydney is Aus$1.1 million (US$830,000), while nationally the cost of a home has soared 250 percent in real terms since the mid-1990s, the OECD says
The Conservatives are likely to gain around 58 seats in Labour's North and Midlands heartlands due to the Brexit effect in the upcoming snap election on June 8. The Conservative Home website claimed that the Tories are seeking to target Labour seats with majorities of more than 8,000 votes as Theresa May seeks to capitalise on her party’s strong poll numbers. An analysis of the 2015 general election results by The Telegraph has shown that this would mainly affect seats in the North and the Midlands – areas which voted strongly for Brexit last June.
An elderly couple died on the same day when hospital staff moved their beds side by side - so they could hold hands one last time. Joyce and Frank Dodd, 97 and 96 respectively, who had been devoted to each other for 77 years clasped hands one last time at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, before both passing away. The couple, from Gravesend in Kent, fell in love when they were teenagers and were married for nearly eight decades.
Global investors are keenly awaiting the release of President Donald Trump's long-awaited tax reforms, which are expected to be release later Wednesday
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A bar in Australia's Northern Territory admitted that having a wet T-shirt contest as part of Anzac Day celebrations was a "naive approach and lack of proper thought" as it cancelled the competition. The contest, which was meant to be held on Tuesday, was advertised on Facebook by Darwin's Monsoons nightclub as part of an "Anzac Day beach party". The day marks the landing of thousands of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey on April 25, 1915.
North Korea may be raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars whenever it brings foreign journalists into the country for its major celebrations. The North recently celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. For the massive military parade held on the Day of the Sun — during which North Korea rolled out several new ballistic missiles for future war, highlighted its socialist ideologies, and embraced the personality cult surrounding the brutal Kim regime — Pyongyang opened its often tightly-shut doors to 121 foreign correspondents.
The latest Google Doodle features the Cassini spacecraft in marking the start of a series of swoops the vessel will make between the planet Saturn and its rings prior to its destruction. The spacecraft will be making these cosmic acrobatics as part of its last journey that will offer an unprecedented look at the second largest planet in the solar system. This will include 22 deep dives between Saturn's cloud tops and innermost ring before it plunges into the planet's atmosphere.
In the main card, fights took place for the Women's Championship and Tag Team Championship #1 Contender's Beat the Clock Challenge Match. The show kicked off with Renee Young who introduced the blue brand to Shinsuke Nakamura. Young left the ring when Dolph Ziggler entered and snatched the microphone from her.
A 16-year-old boy with mental health problems has been held in solitary confinement for four-and-a-half months, his lawyers claim. The teenager, referred to only as AB, is said to have been detained alone in his cell at the Feltham Young Offenders Institute (YOI) in London for 23-and-a-half hours a day, in contradiction to the Human Rights Act, according to his lawyers. A judicial review is being brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform, at the High Court, whose legal team claim their client has suffered "inhuman and degrading" treatment.
Few government policies are as poorly understood and relentlessly resisted as the “harm reduction” approach to illicit drugs, which is why the ACT government is to be congratulated for its approach. While it has rejected a proposal to allow pill testing at Canberra’s Groovin’ the Moo festival in May, it has left open the possibility for a trial to take place at the Spilt Milk youth music dance event in the ACT in December 2017. If it happens, this will be a first for Australia, although about 20 other countries now allow pill testing – some having done so for almost 20 years.
The Christmas Island immigration detention centre, where the asylum seeker child was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression with anxiety, separation anxiety, stuttering and bed-wetting. A nine-year-old girl who was held in Christmas Island detention has been awarded a settlement by the immigration department over claims her physical and mental health deteriorated in her 12 months on the island. The girl, known as A.S, was five years old when she arrived in Australia on 26 July 2013 and was placed in the Christmas Island detention centre, along with her father and pregnant mother.
In a teeming, hardscrabble neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City, Virginia Solis spends a big part of her day hauling sloshing buckets to her home -- one of tens of thousands in the capital without running water.
By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) - Britons are cutting back on their daily coffee fix and hesitating before splashing out on bigger items such as new carpets, retailers said on Tuesday, further signs that consumer spending is slowing sharply ahead of a national election in June. Britons are starting to feel the strain of rising prices after last year's vote to leave the European Union sent the pound plunging, recent data and industry surveys have indicated. Official data last week showed British retail sales recorded their biggest quarterly fall in seven years at the start of 2017, while on Monday a survey from Deloitte said consumer confidence softened last month.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross claims that NAFTA isn't "functioning properly," allegedly because Canada is exporting subsidized lumber to the US and is preventing easy access to its market ...
ADarth Vader mask made of gold will go on sale in Japan next week with a price tag of more than £1 million. The solid gold mask was commissioned by the upmarket jewellers Ginza Tanaka in Tokyo to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the film Star Wars. The 24 karat gold mask - an exact replica of one of Hollywood’s most recognisable science fiction villains - is as heavy as it is pricey, weighing just over 33 pounds.
• An article (Williams hits back at Nastase over racist comment about unborn child, 25 April, page 3) neglected to note that the world tennis No 1 was drawing on the poem Still I Rise by Maya Angelou when she asked the Romanian tennis captain via a post on Instagram: “Does my sassiness upset you. Why are you beset with gloom? You may shoot me with your words … you may try to kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I rise.”
Chipotle is about to start testing new desserts. One of the new items is called buñuelos, a Mexican dessert made of fried tortillas topped with honey, sugar, and cinnamon, and served with an apple caramel dipping sauce, the company said Tuesday. Chipotle will start testing the buñuelos next month, Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold told Business Insider.
Back in April 2016, Shea Moisture launched their #BreakTheWalls campaign aimed at bringing more ethnic inclusion and empowerment to the beauty aisle. The commercial, a first for the black family-owned hair and skin care line, cast a range of brown-skinned, curly-haired women who were considered social influencers in the black beauty and skin care blogosphere. The ad depicted the outcast-experience many of the ladies faced when trying to find their go-to hair products in the small “ethnic” section of their local pharmacy while mass produced products were fully stocked on shelves in what’s labeled the “beauty” aisle—all the while questioning if the distinctively separate areas were an indicator of ethnicity not being beautiful.
North Korea has conducted what it has called its largest ever combined live-fire drill in an incredible display of power. Hundreds of tanks massed on the coast for the exercise, which involved the firing of more than 300 large-calibre artillery pieces and included submarine torpedo-attacks on mock enemy warships. The secretive state’s official media reported that leader Kim Jong-Un personally observed the show of might. Tensions have been simmering in the region as the relationship between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump deteriorates. The latest military exercise, celebrating the the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army, is a stark reminder of the damage North Korea could inflict on neighbouring South Korea. It had been suggested that Kim Jong-un would use the occasion to carry out the country’s sixth nuclear test. MORE: Chernobyl disaster: The nuclear ghost town 31 years later MORE: Pictures of the week: Sunrises, soldiers and sumo wrestlers
Penguins in Antarctic are vulnerable to climate change. Three of Australia’s big four banks are currently reviewing their exposure to fossil fuels in response to climate change. For the first time a majority of global investor heavyweights recognise the financial risks of climate change, according to the results of a major global index rating how investors manage such risks.