The UK will not have advantages over the remaining 27 EU countries after Brexit negotiations conclude, says Germany's finance minister. Wolfgang Schaeuble said: "There is no free lunch. "We don't want to weaken Britain.
Fox News host Jesse Watters announced he was taking a family holiday after being accused of making a lewd joke about Ivanka Trump. Watters has been accused of making a sexist comment on his new show, The Five, as he discussed Ms Trump being "jeered onstage in Berlin". On Wednesday, reactions started surfacing on social media, accusing Watters of being "lewd" and "sexist".
A leather jacket that Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze wore in the film Dirty Dancing has sold for $62,500 (£48,260). Ms Niemi said she wanted to share Swayze's memorabilia with his fans but refused to comment on opposition from Ms Swayze, who described the auction as a "slap in the face". Some of the proceeds from the sale at Julien's Auctions will go to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
By Michelle Nichols and Lesley Wroughton UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Friday that failure to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to 'catastrophic consequences,' while China and Russia rebuked Washington's threat of military force. The showdown in a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on North Korea highlighted the diplomatic challenges of resolving tensions over Pyongyang, with the Trump administration aggressively pressing Beijing to rein in its ally, and China and Russia pushing back against Washington's rhetoric.
Theresa May has called a snap general election for June 8, amid polls that indicate she could win a huge Tory majority in Parliament. Some polls have the Tories at almost double the vote share of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, indicating that the most likely outcome of the election would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons. Indeed, some experts estimate that the Tories will take as many as 56 seats from Labour, leaving them with a 200-seat lead over the official opposition party.
Security researchers from IBM Security have warned that a strain of banking Trojan, dubbed TrickBot, is escalating attacks against UK banks and financial institutions. The operators of the malware have launched five campaigns this month alone, it has been revealed. In its current configuration, the financial Trojan is targeting a slew of private banks, wealth management firms, investment companies and insurance businesses, claimed Limor Kessem, one of the top cyber-intelligence experts at IBM's X-Force, in a blog post this week (27 April).
Millions of British citizens could lose their right to free healthcare abroad after Brexit, a group of MPs has warned. The House of Commons Health Select Committee said Britons with serious medical conditions such as cancer and diabetes could find it too expensive to visit other European countries because they would have to purchase costly private insurance. EU regulations mean British citizens are eligible for free or subsidised healthcare abroad under the European health insurance card (Ehic) scheme, which allows countries to claim back costs from a patient’s home country.
There’s a viral post on tumbler right now that reportedly came from Paris about the show ‘13 Reasons Why.’ It says, “Do not watch this f-ed up mess of a show. Listen, I’ve been working in suicide prevention for almost 6 years. The show writers and producers did almost everything they were warned not to do, even going so far as to actually show the suicide on screen.”
Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” about what techniques restaurants use to make sure customers remember their dining experience.
Clueless and aggressive officers escorted me to a room and had me sit in a plastic chair without the ability to listen to music or read a book. In those three and a half hours I could have written a short piano etude or edited a movement from my now overdue song cycle with string quartet.
It is now more than three years since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, and there is growing evidence that the search authorities have been looking for the aircraft in the wrong place. An underwater search of a 120,000 square kilometer area of the Indian Ocean, off Western Australia, has so far failed to find any evidence of the crash site. Initial evidence on the aircraft flight path was through satellite data (SatCom) from Inmarsat.
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation. The House Transportation Committee will hear from United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz, along with the airline's president, Scott Kirby, as well as lower level executives from American Airlines Inc, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
Fleet Farming wants to make urban agriculture ‘hyper-local’ by creating neighbourhood farming networks. The future of the immaculate British lawn is under threat, claims a new report from the Royal Horticultural Society: rising temperatures will deliver a triple-threat of dryness, weeds and pests that gardeners will have to navigate if they want to maintain their manicured emerald rectangles. “Land is scarce and it’s expensive, but in America we have more than 40 million acres of lawn,” says co-founder Chris Castro, who is also Orlando city’s sustainability director.
By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A cluster of tremors shook central Chile on Friday afternoon, leaving locals worried that a bigger earthquake may be imminent and prompting some early closures of schools and workplaces. At least seven tremors struck offshore the coastal city of Valparaiso in less than an hour, with the largest rattling buildings in the Chilean capital Santiago some 102 kilometres (63 miles) away. "This chain of tremors has caused a lot of worry and families want to be together," Valparaiso city Mayor Jorge Sharp said in broadcast comments.
If you have any of the old five pound notes - under the mattress, perhaps, or down the back of the sofa - then spend them quickly. Because next Friday, 5 May, is the last day on which the paper notes will be legal tender. Around 155 million of the notes, featuring prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, are still in circulation.
Request is first step towards investigation amid fears that prisoners might have been subjected to excruciating pain, tantamount to torture. Lawyers for the four men executed by Arkansas in the past week were set on Friday to ask a federal judge to force the state to preserve evidence from its death chamber. The request, the first step towards a thorough investigation, came amid fears that the prisoners might have been subjected to excruciating pain, tantamount to torture.
Many school buildings are in need of repairs. A report by a cross-party committee of senior MPs released this week condemned the government’s funding of its free schools programme as incoherent and wasteful. “While the department is spending significant funds in creating 500 more free schools, even in areas with no shortage of places, existing schools struggle to live within their budgets and carry out routine maintenance,” the Public Accounts Committee report stated.
The Google Doodle of April 28, 2017, commemorates the 256th birthday of Mme. Marie Harel who, according to local legend, invented Camembert cheese in 1791, along with 'cheese whisperer' Abbot Charles-Jean Bonvoust. Google's slideshow illustrates how Camembert is made, step by step.
For most basketball players who are projected to go at or near the top of the draft, their first income won't be their rookie contract, but rather their first shoe deal. "In his meetings with all three companies, LaVar insisted that they license his upstart Big Baller Brand from him," wrote Rovell.
Liberia said Friday that samples from people struck down by a mystery illness are being tested abroad after 11 unexplained deaths, though Ebola has been ruled out.