The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has said the UK has "every reason to be very very confident about the (Brexit) outcome".
The Dutch government Friday defended a decision by the ruling coalition to vote in favour of scrapping a controversial referendum law -- which in 2016 saw voters reject a EU-Ukraine pact.
Few of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students had even been born the day two gunmen shot and killed Coni Sanders’ father in a massacre at Columbine High School in 1999 – the largest school shooting in America at the time. “This has been 18 years of, every time there is a mass shooting all of the adults start screaming at each other and telling each other why they’re wrong,” said Ms Sanders, who has worked as a forensic therapist for violent offenders since her father, Columbine High School teacher Dave Sanders, was murdered. Indeed, since the day of the shooting, many students of Stoneman Douglas have spoken up unequivocally about the need for more gun control.
Campaigners trying to make it an offence to attack service animals, including police dogs and horses, have suffered a setback in the Commons. An objection was taken to the Service Animals Offences Bill which means that a second reading will be postponed to a later date. PC Dave Wardell, who has been campaigning on the issue after he was attacked with his police dog Finn when they were chasing a robbery suspect in 2016, told Sky News it was a disappointing development.
More than 100 Central American migrants, including dozens of minors, were rescued from a truck found abandoned in a violent region of northern Mexico near the U.S. border, authorities said on Friday. The migrants, from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, were suffering from dehydration and asphyxiation when soldiers came across the truck in Tamaulipas, where migrants often attempt illegal border crossings. Every year, thousands of Central Americans seeking to flee violence and poverty in their homeland use Mexico as a conduit to the United States, often transported by human traffickers in dangerous conditions that can be fatal.
Cyprus accused Turkey on Friday of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Italy's Eni, in a standoff over hydrocarbons rights in the eastern Mediterranean. There was no immediate reaction from Turkey, which has vowed to prevent Greek Cypriots from exploring for oil or gas around the ethnically-split island. Turkey says some areas of Cyprus's offshore maritime zone fall under its jurisdiction.
Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is meant as a natural deep freeze to back up the world's gene banks in case of disasters ranging from nuclear war to global warming. It has about 900,000 seed samples.
For anyone wanting to unlock the DNA of Milan ready-to-wear, a new museum exhibition surveying three decades of Italian fashion offers some keys. Echoes of styles and trends on display in the "Italiana" exhibit at Milan's Palazzo Reale are apparent in big and small ways on the runways during Milan Fashion Week, which runs through Monday with previews of mostly womenswear for next fall and winter.
The latest Florida shooting resulted in 17 deaths and shook the corridors of power in Washington. Donald Trump is now talking about reviewing who is allowed to buy certain types of guns. Will this be a turning point in the United States? Also, the balance of power is shifting in Syria as Assad backs the Kurds against Turkish forces in Afrin. And France plans to refom immigration laws but humanitarian organizations are voincing their concern.
A row has erupted after rail customers have been prevented from purchasing cheap train tickets well in advance due to a delay in confirming timetables. Passengers who are usually able to purchase lower priced tickets 12 weeks in advance were informed they will be unable to do so over the next 6 months due to timetables being published later. The Rail Delivery Group announced that from Sunday onwards passengers would be given as little as four weeks’ notice of new train times.
Lisa Marie Presley sues business manager after her $100m Elvis inheritance reduced to $14,000
Archbishop of Canterbury: Remainers are like Marvin the depressed robot from the Hitchikers' Guide to the Galaxy
A change in Kentucky law could mean that children born addicted to drugs would be labeled as neglected and abused at birth. In addition, mothers could have their parental rights terminated and lose their children if they are not enrolled in a drug-treatment program. State lawmakers say the change is meant to address the increasing number of drug-addicted babies born in the Bluegrass state.
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott (L) and shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti had to wait more than a year before being granted access to Yarl’s Wood. Women held at the Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre felt desperate at being kept there indefinitely, Diane Abbott said after she was given rare access to the site. The shadow home secretary was there with Shami Chakrabarti, the shadow attorney general, as campaigners said around 120 women were staging a hunger strike over conditions and demanding an end to their indefinite detention.
The directors of Toys R Us's British chain are preparing to appoint administrators early next week in a move that will threaten more than 3,000 jobs on an already-troubled high street. Sky News has learnt that bosses from the ailing chain met officials from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF (Shenzhen: 300258.SZ - news) ) on Friday to notify them of the impending move amid fading hopes of a rescue deal. Toys R Us UK has been engaged in a frantic search for a buyer for the last month following weak Christmas trading which has left it with little hope of paying a £15m VAT bill due on Tuesday.
Gothamist, a pithy news website covering New York City shut down last year after reporters unionized, and satellites in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., are getting a new life thanks to public radio. Public radio stations WNYC in New York, KPCC in Los Angeles, and WAMU in Washington announced the purchase Friday. "We are committed to telling stories rooted in New York and that matter to New Yorkers," said Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio.
Churches must switch off CCTV cameras during services as prayer should be private, court rules
Most Americans are no longer surprised by mass shootings, according to a new poll released Friday. Fifty-three percent of respondents in the CBS News poll said they have "come to expect" mass shootings, while 44 percent said they were still surprised by the events. Students from West Boca Raton Community High School grieve at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, following the mass shooting there on February 14.
Greitens will not attend the group's winter meeting currently under way in Washington, the association's executive director, Paul Bennecke, said in a statement. "Given his desire to focus his full attention on moving forward in Missouri, he also no longer intends to serve on the Executive Committee of the" Republican Governors Association, Bennecke said.
(Reuters) - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain.
The 38-year-old adult film actor, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had come to New York to seize on the publicity generated by the revelation she may have had an affair with Donald Trump a decade ago, and the admission by the President’s personal lawyer that he paid her $130,000 on the eve of the 2016 presidential election in a settlement to keep her quiet. After the media followed up the Wall Street Journal’s scoop that the Trump campaign had made the payment, and after Ms Daniels appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live where she refused to confirm or deny the alleged 2006 affair, things seemed to go quiet. Some days, Mr Trump’s possible relationship with a woman whose acting credits include 2007’s Good Will Humping, has been only the third or fourth most strange and jaw-dropping thing involving the President.
Family promised dying woman they would be buried next to her - then discovered a stranger had been buried there