Gianni Infantino - starting his second year at Fifa with a) an open letter pledge to keep rebranding, “protect football’s integrity” and “change the face of the organisation”, and b) a trip to Harare for an audience with Robert Mugabe. • Also part of the visit: addressing a birthRead more »
The White House has excluded several news outlets from a media briefing, leading to accusations Donald Trump is retaliating for unwelcome reporting. Among organisations denied access were the BBC, CNN, the Daily Mail, The Guardian and BuzzFeed. CNN attacked the block, saying: "This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House.
José Mourinho has told Claudio Ranieri his achievement at Leicester last season was bigger than all three titles he won in his two spells at Chelsea, and the people of the city will never forget him. The Manchester United manager – who suffered a similar fate to Ranieri after winning the title in 2015 – thinks renaming the King Power Stadium in the Italian’s honour would be a fitting tribute to the manager who was relieved of his duties on Thursday, though he is not sure how much honour remains in football. “We cannot be naive, we cannot go around believing it is the same game we had 20 years ago, even 10 years ago,” Mourinho said.
A man drove a car into pedestrians in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, killing one person and injuring two others, then fled on foot brandishing a knife before being intercepted and shot by police officers. Dramatic video footage posted on Twitter showed the alleged attacker surrounded by officers with their guns drawn, who shouted orders at him and then opened fire after a tense standoff on a footpath next to a restaurant.
A film criticising Hillary Clinton and superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were tied for the most Razzie awards this year. The annual tongue-in-cheek Razzies serve as an antidote to Hollywood's Oscars ceremony and take place on the eve of the Academy Awards. This year, much like the rest of the movie industry, the Razzies got political.
David Haye insists he is going to defeat his opponent Tony Bellew on Saturday at the O2 Arena. Five years after David Haye said he would quit the fight game at 31, the Londoner is still making noise in the heavyweight division but he has said that this time, if he loses to Tony Bellew on Saturday night, half a mile from where he grew up, he really will walk away.
Both pro and anti-government protestors gather in Seoul to protest over the Constitutional Court's decision on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
Margaret Thatcher campaigning to stay in the EEC, as it then was, during the 1975 referendum. There are many problems afflicting the British economy, and many afflicting the European Union. The trouble with Brexit is that it is almost guaranteed to aggravate both.
Meryl Streep has accused designer Karl Lagerfeld of attempting to spoil her appearance at the Oscars, after he claimed she was being paid to wear a gown on the red carpet. Yesterday, Lagerfeld admitted he had been mistaken and expressed regret for his remarks - but the actress dismissed his mea culpa, and said it was a weak attempt at an apology. The 67-year-old is in the running for a best actress gong at the Academy Awards for her portrayal of an eccentric opera singer in Florence Foster Jenkins.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hastened the end of Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United career by scoring 24 goals and counting in a role the former England captain was unable to make work. If all the friends of Wayne Rooney quoted anonymously in the media are to be believed, the striker has not been making much of a secret of the fact that he is unhappy with his present position in the pecking order at Manchester United. José Mourinho kept him on as captain and retained him in the side long enough for Rooney to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s club scoring record.
Squatters who were branded a possible risk to the Queen's security have been evicted in a "stealth mode" operation. The group were living in a seven-storey building just metres away from Buckingham Palace. The property's occupiers, who claim to be part of the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians, were removed at around 4am on Saturday after the building's owners filed a submission to the High Court.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down.
Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Abraaj Group acquired Middlesex University's overseas campus in Dubai, sources familiar with the matter said, in a sign of increased interest from buyout firms in the Middle East's education sector. In June, Abraaj was chosen by shareholders of the university campus, which is owned by individual investors in the United Arab Emirates and operated by London's Middlesex University, as a preferred bidder and was invited to conduct due diligence. The deal closed at the end of January, sources told Reuters, with Abraaj paying 11 times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation.
Studies have predicted that coming automation will result in a ‘hollowing-out’ of middle-class jobs. At the moment, many people – and not just in the tech industry – are wondering about the impact of automation on employment. In a much-cited 2013 study, for example, economists David Autor of MIT and David Dorn of Spain’s CEMFI institute found that because computers could now be substituted for low-skill workers performing routine tasks (book-keeping, clerical work and repetitive production and monitoring activities) we were going to see a “hollowing-out” of middle-skilled, middle-wage jobs and “a corresponding rise in employment at both the high and low ends of the skills spectrum”.
A woman has been charged with owning a dangerously out of control dog following the death of a three-year-old boy in August 2016. Jade Dunne, 29, of Parker Way, Halstead, has been released on bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on 27 March. Dexter Neal died after he was bitten at Dunne's home in Halstead, Essex, on 18 August last year.
Photographers and sightseers are flocking to the coast of south Devon to witness a rare sighting of a humpback whale. Experts said the whale, which has been seen off shore near Brixham, is not off course and not thought to be distressed, despite it being seen close to land. Lindy Hingley, founder of Brixham Sea Watch, told Sky News large crowds have gathered along the shore to see the whale.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt said that, with Wales up next, his side could not afford to look to their final game against England just yet. Ireland remain in contention for their third Six Nations title in four years after coming from behind to defeat France in Dublin. If England win with bonus points against Italy on Sunday and Scotland in the next round, they would travel to Dublin on the final day of the tournament still needing something from the game if Ireland defeat Wales.
Dozens of Britain's signature foods like Single Gloucester cheese, are expected to lose their special EU status with Brexit, leaving producers facing uncertainty
Iraqi forces are advancing again, pushing further into western Mosul. With Islamic State positions under fire the infantry soon rolls into action. Like many of Iraq's fighting forces taking part in this campaign, they are on a personal mission of revenge and redemption.
A young child was among at least 28 people who were injured when a vehicle ploughed into a crowd watching a parade in New Orleans. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the male driver was being investigated for driving while intoxicated. The accident at the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, came during one of the busiest nights of Mardi Gras when thousands of people throng the streets of Mid-City to watch the elaborate floats and clamor to catch beads and trinkets tossed from riders.
The Castle Cinema, on Chatsworth Road, has been transformed from a derelict shell into a glamorous 80-seater venue thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. Entrepreneurial couple Asher Charman and Danielle Swift launched a £45,000 Kickstarter campaign to bring it back to life almost a year ago.
An engineer who worked at Uber said her manager made sexual advances, but she was told the company wouldn't feel comfortable punishing a "high performer"
Dylan Hartley and Jonny May share a joke with Eddie Jones. Jonny May is a starter Eddie Jones has told to be a finisher at Twickenham on Sunday, as England look to end the barren try-scoring record of their specialist wings against Italy in recent years. While wings from the other four teams in the Six Nations have scored 16 tries in 12 matches against Italy since 2015, England’s have managed one in their past five encounters, scored in Rome in 2014 by the player May has replaced, Jack Nowell, although Jonathan Joseph scored two after moving out wide from the centre in an injury reshuffle two years ago when the full-back Mike Brown was concussed.
Police say 28 people have been hurt after a pickup truck ploughed into crowds attending a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Children as young as three years old are among those injured - as well as a New Orleans police officer. "We send a strong message about not drinking and driving, and about making smart decisions," New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison said.
A pair of best friends who struggled to find love on Tinder have launched a new app where Londoners can hunt for perfect dates rather than potential suitors. Chrissy Rigby, 31, and Danni Menzies, 29, created Pitchit following several unsatisfactory dates. The free app, available on iOS from early March, allows singles to suggest and accept date ideas rather than focus solely on a match’s looks and online persona.