Striking railworkers, post office employees and airline staff are showing "shared contempt" for "ordinary people", Downing Street has said. In a robust response to a wave of winter strikes, the Prime Minister's spokesman condemned the trade unions accusing them of trying to cause "maximum damage" during the Christmas period. It comes as 3,500 post office workers went out on strike for five days in protest over job cuts and pension changes, hitting hundreds of Crown Post Offices.Read More »
The actress, who has worked on several films with Weinstein including Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, had previously said she was too angry to comment on sexual misconduct claims against the producer. Last month, when Thurman was previously asked how she felt about women speaking out about their experiences of harassment, she replied: "I think it's commendable.
The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day "absolute deadline" to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit. Without a deal next month, time will be very tight to agree arrangements before Britain leaves the EU in March 2019, adding to pressure on businesses to avoid potential losses and move investments. "We need to see progress from UK within 10 days on all issues, including on Ireland," European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted after meeting May in Brussels for one hour following an EU summit.
Egypt mosque attack: Military 'launches air strikes' after at least 235 worshippers killed in Sinai massacre
A shopping centre has apologised and pulled a reindeer decoration from its Christmas grotto after a "mortified" child asked whether it had been killed. Mother Adele Keen forced the removal of the decoration - a plastic reindeer head mounted on a wall - from the festive attraction at The Mall shopping centre in Maidstone, Kent, after complaining on social media. Marketing manager Suzie Brindle told Sky News: "Each year the grotto features a different theme and this year is medieval castle and the plastic deer's head formed part of this.
Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members alive.
An altercation between two men appears to have triggered the outbreak of mass panic in London on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, leading to people fleeing in fear, armed police being deployed and a section of the West End being evacuated. British Transport Police issued a CCTV appeal for information about two men believed to be involved in a fight in Oxford Circus tube station on Friday afternoon as part of their inquiries into the cause of the panic. The reaction was a sign of just how jittery many have become at the end of a year in which the capital and Manchester have been targeted by five terrorist attacks.
British banks approved the fewest mortgages in 13 months and consumer confidence is lower than at any time since last year's Brexit vote because of a weaker housing market, according to surveys that add to a downbeat outlook for the economy. The figures came two days after chancellor Philip Hammond tried to offer voters some relief with spending plans that focused on housing, including scrapping a property purchase tax for most first-time home-buyers. Britain's economy has slowed this year as the higher inflation triggered by the June 2016 referendum to leave the European Union ate into households' disposable income, leaving it lagging behind many of the economies in Europe and beyond.
A passenger train slipped off the rails in northern India early on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring about 10, the railways ministry said. The train was on its way from Goa in western India to Patna in the east when 13 coaches derailed, the ministry said. It did not provide any reason for the accident, which occurred in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
Monsanto Co said on Thursday that Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA had revoked its permit to commercialize genetically modified soy in seven states, criticizing the decision as unjustified. Monsanto said in a statement that the permit had been withdrawn on unwarranted legal and technical grounds. SENASICA officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
The shooting took place in Fairfield, about 90 miles (145 km) south of Dallas, and the suspect was later spotted 125 miles (200 km) farther south in Waller County. Authorities identified the suspect as Dabrett Black, and said he had left the scene in a gray Chevy Malibu. "The suspect drove into Waller County, located by a Waller County Deputy, shots have been fired in the area of Liendo Parkway and Wyatt Chapel.
U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday. At the start of the holiday season consumer spending rose 16.8 percent year-over-year until 5 p.m. ET (2200 GMT) on Thursday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracked 80 percent of online transactions at the top 100 U.S. retailers. Surging online sales and a shift away from store shopping have thinned the crowds typically seen at stores on Thanksgiving evening and the day after, Black Friday, for the past two years.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities acting on a court order have released a U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai attack.
Papua New Guinea police reportedly used metal rods to beat refugees and asylum seekers at a former Australian detention center on Manus Island. The police were trying to clear the center after Australia abandoned it three weeks ago. Local police reportedly used metal poles to beat and force refugees and asylum seekers out of a former Australian detention center in Papua New Guinea on Friday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the Royal Variety Performance after their arrival was delayed by an incident which saw armed police out at a nearby shopping district. William and Kate, who is pregnant with their third child, arrived an hour later than scheduled for the star-studded evening gala at the London Palladium.
TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - U.S. buyout fund KKR & Cohas raised its offer price for Hitachi Kokusai Electric Incto 3,132 yen a share from 2,900 yen, its secondincrease, according to a statement issued by Hitachi Kokusai.
The admission came after Japanese consumers saw a series of quality control and governance lapses at major firms including Kobe Steel, Nissan and Subaru
TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fellon Friday morning after exporters such as automakers were sold,while Mitsubishi Materials dived after it said its subsidiariesfalsified data.
Thanksgiving is upon us – which can only mean that Black Friday isn’t far behind. Today’s deal is 15 per cent off 500,000 seats for December. Turquoise Holiday Company is offering 50 per cent off a stay at the Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives.