‘The smart money in Brussels was always on the Norway option.’ Bergen harbour, Norway. Photograph: Max Ozerov/Getty Images/iStockphoto
A woman accused of murdering her 21-year-old nanny claimed the au pair betrayed her over a chance to star in a Tom Cruise movie. Sabrina Kouider, 35, described Sophie Lionnet as "evil" in a police interview, a court heard on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Old Bailey heard that Kouider and her partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, allegedly tortured Miss Lionnet in the bath and then threw her body on the bonfire in the garden as they barbecued chicken nearby.
Second Salisbury police officer 'treated for suspected poisoning' as force admits decontamination yet to begin
A judge has given doctors permission to take blood samples from the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, so that tests can be carried out by chemical weapons experts. Mr Justice Williams made the ruling after a hearing in the court of protection, where issues relating to people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions are considered. The Skripals are both in a coma in hospital after the nerve agent attack in Salisbury and therefore unable to give their consent to blood samples being taken or tested.
Ringo Starr received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace and says he was "shaky" receiving it on his own, without his band mates. Starr, 77, received the honour under his real name, Sir Richard Starkey, for services to music, insisted it had come as a complete surprise.
The first indication of this distant beam of light is that British Summer Time is on its way, bringing a little more light to your day. The clocks are set to go forward, providing an extra hour of glorious daylight in the evening. 1. When are the clocks going forward?
The Obamas have been praised for their heartfelt letter to students caught up in the Parkland school shooting in Florida. Barack and Michelle Obama wrote to students to hail them for speaking out on gun control ahead of the huge March for Our Lives protest in Washington at the weekend. Seventeen students were killed in the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
If you can't wait until the weekend to get out and about, don't miss the screening of the National's Julius Caesar at Vue cinemas on Thursday. After weeks of speculation, last week Beyoncé and Jay Z announced a joint world tour for 2018. The couple will perform four UK dates as part of On the Run Tour 2 including London on June 15.
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Arsenal target Jan Oblak admits he is unsure whether he will still be at Atletico Madrid next season ahead of a transfer window that could see a host of Europe’s top goalkeepers on the move. Oblak and Roma goalkeeper Alisson are among the leading names on Arsenal’s radar for the summer as they consider Petr Cech’s future and prepare for David Ospina’s likely departure. Any move from Arsenal for Oblak would likely depend on their qualification for the Champions League – which would necessitate beating Atletico Madrid to the Europa League crown – and even then there are likely to be a host of clubs keen on the Slovenian shot-stopper.
Top Russian media outlets launched a rare boycott of parliament on Thursday after it dismissed claims from several journalists that a senior lawmaker had sexually harassed them.
The value of bitcoin has been hanging in there in recent weeks following its rocketing value over Christmas and jittery plummet back to earth in January and February, as governments and central banks around the world continued to raise the spectre of future regulation. The volatile cryptocurrency’s value has shifted wildly ever since mid-December - when it hit a record high of more than $19,850 (£14,214) - with frequent heavy drops and speedy recoveries. Bitcoin’s value plummeted again shortly before Christmas, dropping by almost $2,000 (£1,449) in just an hour at one point, and almost slipping below the $11,000 mark (£7,970).
Bridges should have continuous health monitoring systems in place to detect damage that can lead to collapse.
Just under 7000 crimes a day are effectively written off by British police forces, denying victims the service they are entitled to.
Cambridge Analytica's London office was evacuated today after reports of a 'suspicious package', which turned out to be harmless.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Savage says allegations in a lawsuit that he was abusive to a woman on the set of the Fox series "The Grinder" are "absolutely untrue."
Diane Pereira had already used up half a large plastic water barrel by 9 a.m. as she cooked rice and beans for the coming lunch crowd as gospel music played quietly in her small, doorless restaurant in Ceilandia, a poor suburb of Brazil's capital. In the face of a government-instituted all-day water cutoff on Wednesday, Pereira said she was doing everything she could to economize, including using plastic cups instead of glass and using less water in the food. While Pereira and others in her neighborhood will be waiting until midday on Thursday for the Federal District to turn on the water, taps will still be flowing freely in Brasilia at the World Water Forum, the world's largest water conference.
A famous Turkish singer and actress has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for insulting President Tayyip Erdogan during a performance in 2016, the Hurriyet newspaper said on Thursday. Singer Zuhal Olcay was accused of changing the lyrics of one of her songs by substituting Erdogan's name into it and making an insulting hand gesture while singing, Hurriyet said. Video from the performance showed Olcay changing her song's lyrics to read "Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it's all empty, it's all a lie, life will end one day and you'll say 'I had a dream'," Hurriyet said.