Moscow has accused Britain of "Russophobia" and having an "island mentality" in a remarkable escalation of the war of words over the Salisbury spy poisoning.
Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. The military released previously classified cockpit footage, photographs and intelligence documents about its Sept. 6, 2007, air strike on the Al-Kubar facility near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria. It said the reactor was being constructed with help from North Korea and had been months away from activation.
Land Rover has succumbed to environmental pressure and gone the way of Porsche and Bentley by fitting its flagship Range Rover with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain – PHEV for short. Tom Wiltshire gets behind the wheel to see if the British bruiser suits an ‘eco’ makeover
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was released from custody Wednesday evening after two days of questioning over allegations that the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign.
France announced a series of measures against sexual violence on Wednesday, including on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment on the street and extended deadlines for filing rape complaints. President Emmanuel Macron has said the bill is meant to ensure "women are not afraid to be outside", after a wave of sexual assault allegations levelled against men in the public eye around the world triggered a protest movement online. This age of consent will facilitate rape prosecutions, Gender Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said.
Boris Johnson compares Russian World Cup to Hitler's Olympics and suggests England fans may be told to boycott tournament
The Prime Minister has voiced her concerns over suggestions that a British firm has been exploiting data obtained on Facebook. The social media network has seen its share price plummet following reports from Channel 4 News that Cambridge Analytica used the personal information of millions of users in an attempt to sway the US Presidental election.
Ant McPartlin is stepping down from his TV work and is to seek rehab following his arrest for suspected drink-driving, his publicist has said. A statement from McPartlin's publicist said: "Ant has decided to go back into treatment and step down from his current TV commitments. "He has spoken with Dec and ITV today and asked for time off for the foreseeable future.
'90’s fashion has already resurfaced as has music and even furniture (hello, formerly beloved bubble chairs) but now, names from the decade are making a comeback too.
U.S. spaceflight startup Rocket Lab stashed a giant glittering disco ball onboard a rocket shuttling commercial satellites into space in mid-January. Designed to remind stargazers they’re just a tiny part of a universe waiting to be explored, the "Humanity Star" was set to shine for nine months. The three foot carbon fiber sphere has been subject to “significant atmospheric drag,” due to its low surface area and low perigee elliptical orbit, the Humanity Star website explains.
The suspected Texas serial bomber has been identified by US media, citing police sources, as 24-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt. The young man blamed for sparking terror within the city of Austin by sending a series of explosive packages that killed two and injured half-a-dozen others, killed himself in the early hours by the side of a highway – apparently by detonating a device – as authorities closed in on him. “The suspect is deceased and has significant injuries from a blast that occurred from detonating a bomb inside his vehicle,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters near the scene.
After months of dreary London winter, complete with a few unwelcome visits from the ‘beast from the east’, Spring is here and the city is finally beginning to look green again.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is renewing a promise that the huge migrant influx of 2015 won't be repeated as she embarks on her fourth term.
A group of hackers claiming to be from Switzerland have said they are responsible for the bomb hoax sent to more than 400 schools across the UK. A group called Apophis Squad tweeted a cryptic message about Monday's bizarre attack, suggesting they ran it through a Minecraft gaming server because it was not of "good standing". "If Velt was a good standing network this would NEVER of happened.
A road rage driver honked his horn and shouted abuse in a non-stop 30-minute tirade at paramedics while they were trying to treat a patient. An East Midlands Ambulance Service crew said the motorist "unleashed a barrage of verbal abuse" and beeped at their vehicle for more than 30 minutes in Chesterfield on Tuesday. The details of the incident have been passed to the Ambulance Service's security team who will investigate further.
Researchers have discovered images of child sexual abuse buried within the bitcoin blockchain. Although cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are currently unregulated, possession of such images are a criminal offence in most territories - meaning that virtual coin traders in 112 countries could potentially be implicated in breaking the law, however unknowingly, simply by using blockchain as is required to carry out bitcoin transactions or mining activities. For the uninitiated, the blockchain is an open source, decentralised public ledger that records all bitcoin trades anonymously.
The tributes to the victims can be delivered as audio recordings, statements or in other formats. The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will open with individual portraits of and tributes to the 71 victims of the blaze, it has been revealed. Richard Millett QC, the lead counsel for the inquiry, said opening the public hearing with individual testimonials would mean that however technical the proceedings may become, “we will never lose sight of who these inquiries are for and why we are doing it”.
The brokerage cut its target for the California-based firm by $20 to $210, still way above the current share price of $165 but adding to signs that Wall Street analysts are waking up to the risks to the company. A 1.6 percent fall in Facebook shares in premarket trading brought the losses in the company's market value this week to $57 billion, or 10.5 percent - a shock for a company that has risen more than 550 percent in value in the past five years. The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy's online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory.