Labour under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership is further from power than any time in the last 50 years, David Miliband has said. As Mr Corbyn made clear he is determined to continue as Labour leader despite a humiliating defeat in the Copeland by-election, Mr Miliband said he was "deepRead more »
A man takes a picture in front of a mural of Claudio Ranieri in Leicester city centre. Claudio Ranieri has admitted his “dream died” when he was sacked by Leicester City, with the Italian paying tribute to the supporters for the “amazing adventure” which led to the club being crowned Premier League champions last season for the first time. As numerous figures, from the Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, to England rugby union’s head coach, Eddie Jones, expressed their solidarity following his departure on Thursday, Ranieri released a statement via the League Managers Association in which he expressed his sadness at leaving the role he had occupied since replacing Nigel Pearson in July 2015.
The pair played husband and wife Karen and Harry in the 2003 romantic comedy. Rickman, also famous for roles including villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, died of cancer aged 69 in January 2016. Speaking at the premiere of her latest film, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Thompson said it was "too soon" after his death for her to appear in the charity revival by director Richard Curtis.
By Dave Kaup and Aditya Kalra KANSAS CITY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A 51-year-old man has been charged with killing an engineer from India and wounding two other men when he opened fire in a Kansas bar in what federal authorities were investigating on Friday as a possible bias-motivated crime that shocked the victim's home country. The shooting on Wednesday night led news bulletins in India and triggered outrage on social media, where people voiced concern that U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" position on immigration and jobs has fuelled a climate of intolerance. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Friday that any loss of life was tragic, but it would be absurd to link the killing to Trump's rhetoric.
Long before Apple’s iPhone landed in 2007, completely transforming the way we use our mobile phones, portable handsets were a much more basic affair. Vintage designs from companies like Nokia, Motorola, and even Philips were popular, thanks to their simplicity and seemingly endless battery life. While modern smartphones are more like pocket-sized computers than telephones, many vintage handsets are thought of fondly for their no-frills approach and some classics can actually fetch a fair price. As more details of the Nokia 3310 relaunch have emerged ahead of an unveiling at the Mobile World Congress tech show this weekend, we’ve rounded up the classic mobile phones that we miss the most…
By A. Ananthalakshmi and Liz Lee KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - VX, the chemical used in the airport murder of Kim Jong Nam, is one of the deadliest chemical weapons created by man. Just 10 milligrams of the nerve agent or a single drop is enough to kill in minutes, experts say. With the texture and feel of engine oil, VX was first produced in the United Kingdom in the 1950s.
Tributes have been paid to a an "irrepressibly optimistic and kind" university worker who died after being struck by debris during Storm Doris. Tahnie Martin was walking past a Starbucks cafe in Dudley Street, in Wolverhampton city centre, when she was hit by a large piece of wooden roofing just before midday on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who worked at the University of Wolverhampton, died at the scene after suffering "very serious" head injuries.
Simon Cowell's security guard was using the toilet when a burglar broke in and stole almost £1m worth of jewellery from the music mogul's house, a court has heard. The X Factor supremo, his partner Lauren Silverman, their toddler Eric and the child's nanny were asleep in the five-bed house at the time. Darren February is accused of raiding the house in Holland Park, west London, where Cowell has lived for 10 years, on 4 December 2015.
David Miliband has thrown himself into Labour's by-election infighting by declaring the party is at its weakest for 50 years, while also refusing to rule out a comeback. The former foreign secretary and Blairite standard bearer says Labour is now weaker than it was in the 1980s and must confront the "historic nature" of the challenge it faces. Mr Miliband was speaking in an interview in The Times after Labour's defeat by the Conservatives in the Copeland by-election, which has prompted calls from some Labour MPs for Jeremy Corbyn to quit.
Unemployed plasterer Trevor Timon, of Plumstead, southeast London, had admitted manslaughter and was cleared of murder following an Old Bailey trial. The 31-year-old delivered a "powerful" left hook to Oliver Dearlove's head, knocking him unconscious, his trial heard. During sentencing, judge Mark Dennis QC said Mr Dearlove's death was "senseless" and that the punch was an "unprovoked and gratuitous act".
By Marc Jones and Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - UK-based banks that want to operate across the European Union after Brexit must set up genuine operations, not 'empty shells' in EU countries, a Bundesbank official said on Friday. Andreas Dombret, the Bundesbank board member responsible for supervision, warned banks not to try to trick regulators as they seek ways of preserving their access to the EU after Britain leaves in two years' time. "We will not accept any empty shells or 'letterbox companies' where the business effectively continues to be done out of London," he said at a London conference organised by zeb, a financial services consultancy.
By linking the details of that vein pattern to a bank card, you can then close the circle. Instead of using a contactless card to pay for a round of drinks, you instead use your finger. This is very clever technology, being used in a very small test, but so far it is working.
Nigel Farage has piled pressure on his successor over UKIP's defeat in Stoke-on-Trent Central, claiming he should have done better in the crunch by-election. The former UKIP leader said his party's messaging was too "mainstream" and its campaign machine lacked professionalism. Speaking to Sky News from the Conservative Political Action Conference in the US, Mr Farage said: "The message could have been clearer on issues like immigration.
Ronald Koeman believes European qualification would help attract players to Everton. Ronald Koeman hopes Manchester United beat his former club Southampton in Sunday’s EFL Cup final to enhance Everton’s prospects of qualifying for Europe. Southampton are bidding for their first major trophy in 41 years at Wembley but, despite enjoying two successful seasons at St Mary’s Stadium, Koeman will not allow sentimentality to shape his view of the League Cup final.
By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Friday as worries about rising U.S. supplies outweighed OPEC pledges to boost compliance with output curbs. U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a sixth consecutive week, extending a nine-month recovery, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said. Brent crude oil settled down 59 cents, or 1.04 percent, at $55.99 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate ended the session 46 cents lower at $53.99 a barrel.
Kendall Jenner is gorgeous - duh. In fact, and no shade here, but she just may be my favorite of the Kardashian clan. There’s just something about her, right? Well, maybe it’s because she takes after her mother, Kris Jenner. You’re gonna have to do a double take with you see Ken’s latest photos. Cause this girl looks JUST LIKE HER MOTHER! Hair and all. Kendall rocked the runway for Milan fashion week in several shows - but one of the more prestigious events was the Moschino show last night. Kendall was flawless opening the show as she confidently walked down the runway in a khaki suit and matching hat. But when the 21-year-old model removed the hat for her second look of the event, we had to take a second look of our own. Kendall is the spitting image of her mother, Kris Jenner. She had her mom’s stare down pat. All she really needed was her mom’s signature shades and they’d be twins. Which look do you prefer? Kendall as herself, or Kendall as Kris? Let us know in the comments below.
Beyonce has pulled out of this year's Coachella festival following advice from her doctors. After being snubbed at Grammys earlier this month, losing out on the holy trinity of awards - album, record and song - to Adele, Beyonce will also miss one of the most important festivals of the year. Beyonce's festival producer Goldenvoice said the singer had to pull out "following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months".
It's been a rough year for veteran MLB pitcher Jake Peavy. As detailed by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Peavy is currently unsigned and waiting to sort out some personal matters before joining a team. According to Crasnick, last February, Peavy fell victim to a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by a financial investor named Ash Narayan, who took money that was supposed to go into "conservative investments" and funneled it into a failed ticketing business.
Asbestos in schools is a “serious” problem which could threaten the health of children, a Government report has found, as it concluded that thousands of schools are failing to follow safety guidelines. One fifth of schools which responded to an official survey were found to be “not fully compliant” with asbestos procedures, leaving over a million children potentially exposed to dangerous fibres.
Guatemala's army detained a boat carrying a supply of abortion pills on Thursday and prevented it from picking up women seeking to end their pregnancies, saying the move was prohibited by the country's constitution. The boat, operated by Dutch nonprofit Women on Waves, was in military custody with some of its seven crew members still aboard, after landing at a private pier at the Port of San Jose, 75 miles (120 km) south of the capital, said Leticia Zenevich, a spokeswoman for the group. The organisation provides free abortion services for women pregnant up to 10 weeks, beyond the territorial waters of countries where abortion is illegal.
Malaysia's state-owned oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and Saudi Aramco will sign an agreement during a visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement on Friday. "During His Majesty King Salman's visit, we will be signing a number of new agreements and memorandums of understanding. One of these will involve two of our largest state-owned companies, Saudi Aramco and Petronas," read the statement.
Sadiq Khan and three City Hall aides billed taxpayers more than a thousand pounds to attend this year’s World Economic Forum at the Davos ski resort. Figures obtained by the Standard reveal that the Mayor stayed at the four-star Sunstar Alpine Hotel while the three aides stayed at the stunning mountain-top Schatzalp Hotel. City Hall today said the trip provided the opportunity to “strengthen ties” after Brexit, and cost far less than Davos trips by ex-mayor Boris Johnson.
Any woman making her way in the boys’ club world of property encounters the odd bit of sexism. Gordon has been the chief executive of Grainger, a £1 billion FTSE 250 company that traces its roots back 105 years, since November 2015. Uniquely on the UK corporate scene, the business also boasts a female finance director in Vanessa Simms, and a woman senior independent director in Belinda Richards.
A 10-year-old boy in Australia was bitten by the world’s deadliest spider - a funnel-web – but made an “incredible” recovery after being given the largest dose of antivenom in the nation’s history. Matthew Mitchell started sweating and began to froth at the mouth after he was bitten on his hand by the male spider while putting away his shoe. “I’ve never heard of it - it’s incredible,” said Tim Faulkner, a wildlife expert.
The pound remains the most undervalued major currency and should appreciate to the levels seen in the day's before Britain voted to leave the European Union by the end of 2018, according to analysts at US investment bank Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley — which is one of the more optimistic sterling forecasters — argued that markets have now priced in Brexit uncertainties. The rally in GBP could find further support from the risk-positive environment.