Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said. O'Riordan's distinctive Irish lilt and yodel helped fuel the Cranberries' rapid rise in the early 1990s with global hits "Linger" and "Zombie." The band went on to sell over 40 million records to become Ireland's second-best-selling rock band after U2. Irish President Michael D. Higgins described O'Riordan's death as a big loss to Irish music, saying her influence was "immense".
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Goals from Anthony Martial, Antonio Valencia and Romelu Lukaku ensured Manchester United beat Stoke City 3-0 to cut Manchester City's Premier League lead to 12 points. United were clinical at Old Trafford on Monday night as Stoke - under the watchful eye of new manager Paul Lambert in the stands - passed up some presentable chances against Jose Mourinho's men.
Leaders of the European Union institutions weighed into a new British debate on whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit by saying on Tuesday that Britons would be welcome to stay in the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May and her main opponent Jeremy Corbyn have ruled out giving voters a chance to approve whatever withdrawal treaty is agreed with Brussels before Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019. Updating the European Parliament on a summit he chaired last month at which EU leaders agreed to open talks with London on their post-Brexit future, European Council President Donald Tusk took the opportunity to support those calling for a rethink.
The RAF scrambled two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes near the UK's airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. The jets were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, on Monday morning. An RAF spokesman said: "We can confirm that quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth scrambled this morning.
UKIP leader Henry Bolton has broken up with his girlfriend after she made a series of "indefensible" remarks about Meghan Markle. In a series of text messages sent to a friend, Jo Marney said Prince Harry's "black American" fiancee will "taint" the Royal family with "her seed" and pave the way for a "black king". The 25-year-old - who describes herself as a model, actor and journalist - also said Ms Markle had a "tiny brain" and that black people were ugly.
PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism. The killing increased tension between Kosovo and Serbia and an ongoing round of European Union-sponsored dialogue on a normalisation of relations that was due to take place in Brussels was suspended at the request of Belgrade. The European Union and United States called on both sides to remain calm and for Kosovo authorities to bring the killers to justice without delay.
An investigation into the collapse of construction giant Carillion will be fast-tracked and "extended in scope". Business Secretary Greg Clark gave the order that will see company directors past and present probed to discover if they "caused detriment to those owed money". Mr Clark also told the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to look into Carillion's accounts.
Greece's parliament on Monday passed a swathe of reforms demanded by international lenders in exchange for fresh bailout funds, a success for the government but a blow to thousands of people protesting outside. The bill introduces a new electronic process for foreclosures on overdue loans and arrears to the state, opens up closed professions, restructures family benefits and makes it harder to call a strike. The government must take them back.
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Video-calling platform Skype is testing a new feature which will add end-to-end encryption to secure messages sent on the platform. The new feature, named “Private Conversations” will add an extra level of security to text and audio messages, as well as files, sent on Skype. End-to-end encryption is a way of encoding a message so only the authorised parties, the person sending and the person receiving the message, can see what it says.
Turkey announced on Monday the route for a planned canal that would reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait and transform the European half of Istanbul into an island. Work on the 45-km (28-mile) Kanal Istanbul, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara west of the Bosphorus, will begin this year, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said, adding it formed part of Turkey's most expensive construction project. The Bosphorus is one of the world's busiest waterways with 42,000 vessels passing through in 2016 - compared with 16,800 that transited the Suez Canal in the same year.
One of the oddities of the great Brexit debate was (and perhaps still is) the degree to which it pulled in questions that were not fundamentally related to the European Union. Among Brexiteers who opposed the EU on the simple grounds that Britain put in more money than it got back, comparisons were often made with the UK’s generous overseas aid programme. In short, why should the taxpayer help out people in far-flung places when the cash could be spent on domestic projects?
The largest producer of Jersey Royal potatoes has warned crops may be left to rot in the fields because foreign workers have left ahead of Brexit. Polish workers – who had previously provided the majority of seasonal labour – have abandoned Jersey following the EU referendum, according to Charlie Gallichan of Woodside Farms, which grows and exports Jersey Royals, vegetables and flowers. Growers are “trying to keep their heads above water until they get reinforcements” from Africa and elsewhere, he said, warning that the current shortage of staff could result in crops being left in the fields.
Richard Strauss based his Salome on Oscar Wilde’s play (written in French and banned in Britain) which turned on two taboo sexual obsessions: Herod’s for his step-daughter, and hers for John the Baptist, which achieves climactic satisfaction when she kisses his severed head. In this latter respect, as in others, David McVicar’s production faithfully follows the composer’s instructions: the seven veils become seven rooms through which Salome moves, being repeatedly dressed and undressed like a doll. In the pit Henrik Nanasi extracts a wonderfully detailed account of the score, and the cast has no weak link.
The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has died aged 46. A statement from her publicist said: "Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old.
MADRID (Reuters) - Seven North African migrants died on Monday trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands from Morocco in a small inflatable boat, Spanish authorities said.
German drugmaker Dermapharm is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), probably stealing a march on much larger Siemens' healthcare unit Healthineers as the first stock market flotation in Germany this year. Dermapharm, which makes generic drugs, cosmetics, dietary products and medical devices, said on Monday it aimed to raise about 100 million euros ($122 million) in fresh capital to fund growth during an IPO in the first half of 2018. The family owners will also sell shares, and after the IPO 25 percent of the company will be in the hands of public investors, Dermapharm said.
James was referring to President Trump, whom the Cavaliers star has openly criticized in the past. James spoke Monday as he and his teammates prepared to host Golden State in one 11 NBA games played on the national holiday for the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago.
Efforts to make MDMA a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received a boost last week when a bitcoin millionaire announced that they had donated $4 million to research trials. The Pineapple Fund was announced by an anonymous crypto-philanthropist in December. One of the ways the Pineapple Fund is seeking to enact some change is through scientific research to treat PTSD, specifically to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).