Protesters are staging a demonstration at Heathrow airport to oppose plans for a third runway at the UK's biggest airport. The protest caused delays for passengers getting into terminals. A Heathrow spokesman said: "Heathrow airport can confirm that a protest activity is on-goingRead more »
Drake has accused Grammy organisers of racial profiling, for labelling his music as rap due to the colour of his skin. The Canadian musician won best rap performance and best rap song for his hit track Hotline Bling at the 59th Grammy Awards last week.
US TV show Billions made TV history in its new season premiere by introducing TV's first gender non-binary character. Asia Kate Dillon plays Taylor, an ambitious new intern at a hedge fund company, who does not identify with either the masculine or the feminine gender. In the show, now on its second season, the character introduces themselves to boss Axe - played by Britain's Damian Lewis - as neither a he nor a she, but a they.
Britain will be plunged into its biggest turmoil in over a century if peers attempt to thwart Brexit, former Conservative leader Lord Hague warned as Theresa May went in person to the House of Lords to watch peers debate the law which will trigger the start of negotiations about Britain's exit from the European Union next month.
Five people have been killed after a small plane crashed into a shopping centre near an airport north of Melbourne, Australia. The Beechcraft plane exploded on impact just before 9am local time, an hour before the Direct Factory Outlet shopping mall was due to open. A witness who gave his name as Jason told Australian Broadcasting Corporation he was passing the mall in a taxi when the plane crashed.
By Rozanna Latiff and Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government's investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be "objective", as tensions rose between the countries. Earlier on Monday, Malaysia said it had recalled its envoy from Pyongyang and summoned North Korea's ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, who again cast doubt on the impartiality of Malaysia's investigation into the murder and said the victim was not Kim Jong Nam.
Even before it had aired, SS-GB had courted controversy, with publicity images for the BBC's new drama set in Nazi-occupied London showing Buckingham Palace draped in swastikas.
HSBC has revealed it is facing a UK probe over money laundering rules – as it published results warning of the challenges posed by Brexit and Donald Trump. HSBC reported a 62% fall in pre-tax profits for 2016 to $7.1bn (£5.7bn), while it swung to a loss of $3.4bn (£2.8bn) for the final quarter of the year. Chairman Douglas Flint revealed how the bank had been affected by "largely unexpected economic and political events" which had helped create "volatile financial market conditions".
US Vice President Mike Pence told nervous Europeans Monday that Donald Trump will remain committed to transatlantic ties, but warned NATO allies they must boost their defence spending in return.
With the recent updates about Kim Kardashian's robbery in Paris, Heather and Madison talk about the upcoming Keeping Up with the Kardashians' season where Kim dishes on the traumatizing experience.
(Reuters) - Lloyd's of London, the world's biggest speciality insurance market, appointed Bruce Carnegie-Brown as chairman, it said on Monday, after his nomination was unanimously supported by its council. Carnegie-Brown, currently chairman of Moneysupermarket.com and vice chairman of Banco Santander, will take up the Lloyd's role in June. Carnegie-Brown is former chief executive of insurance broker Marsh Europe, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global professional services firm.
Police are digging up the garden of a house where double killer Christopher Halliwell once lived. The ex-taxi driver is serving a life sentence for murdering 20-year-old Becky Godden in 2003 and 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan in 2011. Wiltshire Police said specialist officers are carrying out excavation works within the gardens of two properties in Broad Street, Swindon, as part of an ongoing investigation.
One of Britain's new breed of banking start-ups has struck a deal with Will.i.am, the rapper and producer, that includes handing him an option over a multimillion pound stake in the business.
By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. It declined to comment on reports that Churkin had been taken to a hospital shortly before his death. A U.S. government official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the case, said that Churkin had died of an apparent heart attack.
The Government has been accused of "trying to hide an inconvenient truth" amid a row over claims the NHS is at "breaking point". The British Medical Association said the number of overnight beds in English hospitals fell by a fifth between 2006 and 2016, delaying admissions and causing operations to be cancelled. Officials insisted changes in the way data was recorded meant historical figures could not be compared with the current situation.
Donald Trump is a little bit self-conscious about the size of his hands after comments were made about how small they were before. However, the Internet has jumped on that and decided to make the controversial President small all over in a series of hilarious Photoshops. And whether you hate or love Trump, there is no denying these pictures just make you want to pick him up and tuck him in with some hot milk!
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has continued to sweep UK theatre awards, winning eight categories including best new play. At the WhatsOnStage awards on Sunday, J K Rowling's West End production was also recognised for best director, actor, supporting actress, supporting actor, set design, lighting design and video design. The awards, all voted by the public, confirmed Potter's place as last year's most successful play, after winning the prestigious Evening Standard award for best play in November.
By Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory on Monday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso. In a nail-biter vote with eight candidates at the weekend, Moreno was close to the threshold needed to avoid a second round on April 2 and continue a decade-long period of leftist rule, just as South America is moving to the right. While Ecuadoreans are angry over an economic downturn and corruption scandals, the opposition split its votes among candidates and the ruling Country Alliance remains popular with many poor voters thanks to social welfare programs.
A drunk milkman crashed his float into a house and car causing £40,000 worth of damage. Adam Martin, 28, drove his motorised milk truck into the back of a Mercedes parked on a driveway, which was shunted into the corner of a property. Martin, an employee of Muller Milk and More’s Garretts Green depot, admitted drink-driving at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court.
The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) warned that McDonald's Corp's up-to-$2.1 billion (£1.6 billion) sale of its Hong Kong and China operations could hit workers' pay, adding to growing criticism of the deal on the mainland and elsewhere. The fast-food giant said last month it had agreed to sell the bulk of its China and Hong Kong business to state-backed conglomerate CITIC Ltd and U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group LP in a deal that will see the consortium act as the master franchisee for a 20-year period. The HKCTU's statement on Monday comes just days after a Chinese consultancy, Hejun Vanguard Group, filed a formal complaint with China's Ministry of Commerce also claiming the decision to move to a master-franchisee model may hurt its 120,000 workers in China, as well as consumers.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's trade deficit fell 22.5 percent to 18.8 billion euros (£16 billion) in 2016, the second lowest since 1997, as exports rose to their highest level on record while imports shrank, the economy ministry said on Monday. In 2016, exports were up 1.7 percent to 254.5 billion euros, while imports fell 0.4 percent to 273.3 billion euros, the ministry said. In December, exports rose 2.9 percent from the previous year to 20.7 billion euros while imports rose 5.6 percent to 23.2 billion euros, sending the deficit 36.4 percent higher than a year earlier to 2.4 billion euros. ...
Mayfair galleries and auction houses will throw open their doors to the public for a weekend of free art as part of a new festival. The Royal Academy will team up with more than 60 local businesses and institutions for the Mayfair Art Weekend from June 30 to July 2. Charles Saumarez Smith, Royal Academy chief executive, said: “In the lead up to the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary in 2018, and the launch of our transformed site at Burlington Gardens, we are delighted to partner with the Mayfair Art Weekend in bringing the art community together to open up and celebrate this special place.
Textbook publisher Pearson was back in the City’s bad books today after another broker tore apart the investment thesis, calling the business a “diseased body”. Hopes have been rising that the Footsie firm, which shocked the market with a huge profit warning last month, could unveil a major cost-savings drive when it reports annual results on Friday. “With no easy cost savings, relatively high leverage, and no potential to sell a cleaned-up Pearson to a competitor, we think private equity will steer clear,” analyst Sarah Simon added.