To celebrate Breaking Bad's Gus Fring making his debut in 'Better Call Saul', one of Los Pollos Hermanos' fictional locations came to life in L.A. for two days.
By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets. At a Brussels summit marked by unusual harmony among the 27 leaders, there was a flash of the cross-Channel acrimony which some fear could wreck any deal when officials accused London of cynically vetoing some EU spending and demanded it back down or face disrupting the start of talks next month. Meeting for the first time since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the two-year countdown to Brexit in late March, her counterparts took just minutes as they sat down to lunch in Brussels to approve eight pages of negotiating guidelines hammered out by their diplomats over the past month.
The French presidential election will be decided between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Macron - centrist candidate and former protege of François Hollande - beat Le Pen on Sunday, becoming the bookies' favourite to become French President. Only about one-third of those who voted Fillon will be tempted to vote for Marine Le Pen in the second round.
By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to "catastrophic consequences". U.S. and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, appeared to have failed, in what would be the North's fourth straight unsuccessful missile test since March. The test came as the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it began exercises with the South Korean navy on Saturday, about 12 hours after the failed launch, a South Korean navy official said.
Madeleine McCann's parents say the police investigation into their daughter's disappearance has encouraged them to believe she is still alive - as they also reveal they still buy her Christmas and birthday presents every year. Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of her disappearance, her mother Kate McCann said: "It might not be as quick as we want, but there's real progress being made and I think we need to take heart from that. Last week, Scotland Yard said it had one "significant line of inquiry" to pursue which could solve the mystery of Madeleine's disappearance from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal on 3 May, 2007.
Drinking alcohol bought in duty free on board planes should be made a criminal offence, according to airlines. Airlines UK - which represents carriers such as British Airways, EasyJet, Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic - has told Sky News the move would help reduce incidents of "air rage" fuelled by booze.
By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told leaders of his centre-right EU political group on Saturday that he would comply with demands from Brussels to change measures branded an attack on academic freedom, the party said. Orban himself, speaking in Hungarian to domestic television viewers, insisted he was not climbing down and said he would "negotiate" with the EU executive in the coming months and "implement the final result". "Nobody will set conditions for Hungary," he told Hungarian reporters at a news conference on Saturday.
The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving in Istanbul's Maslak neighbourhood after 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Saturday when their car was blocked by a jeep and shots were fired, Dogan said. Karimian was found dead by emergency services arriving at the scene, Dogan said.
A Spanish warship entered Gibraltar’s territorial waters early on Saturday morning, just hours before a meeting of European Union leaders approved their guidelines for negotiating a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom that allows Spain to veto its application to the Rock. At around 9am the Spanish corvette ‘Cazadora’ entered waters off Gibraltar, where Royal Navy and local police launches sailed out to meet it. According to observers, the corvette was escorted southward out of the Bay of Gibraltar, ending what was the third such incursion by Spanish warships this month.
The family firm of President Mauricio Macri allegedly tried to empty the accounts of Argentina's postal service, which it ran years ago, the justice ministry said on Saturday.
A British woman has died after falling from a 10th-floor apartment while partying with friends in Benidorm.
Eldin Jakupovic's late penalty save handed Hull another boost in their Premier League survival fight but also condemned Sunderland to relegation. Hull pulled off a gritty goalless draw at Southampton, with Jakupovic palming away Dusan Tadic's late spot kick as the visitors held out for a potentially priceless point. Hull's point, coupled with Sunderland's 1-0 home loss to Bournemouth, ensured Marco Silva's men edged closer to top-flight safety - and cemented the Black Cats' slip through the trap door.
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers.
Alexander Blackman - better known as Marine A - is not expected to change his identity or appearance to protect himself from harm, his lawyer has said. The Royal Marine is considering a life outside the Armed Forces for the first time in almost two decades, after his release from prison in the early hours of yesterday having had his conviction for the murder of an injured Taliban fighter quashed. Sgt Blackman, 42, has praised his "wife in a million" who "saved me" after the pair were reunited as he was released from HMP Erlestoke in the early hours of Friday.
A plane has made a dramatic emergency landing in Florida after the pilot realised it was missing a wheel. Sarasota Bradenton International Airport received a distress call from the plane’s pilot just before 5pm (10pm BST), an airport official told The Independent. The official said the plane had lost its left main gear wheel on takeoff.
Google said it will challenge tax assessments issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). In accounts filed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commissions, Google's Australian unit said it will "lodge an objection" to the tax demand from the ATO. In a financial statement released on Friday (28 April) Google said: "The company will continue to uphold its positions against any and all such claims," without disclosing how much the OTA has demanded in taxes, suggests a Reuters report.
The organisers of a luxury music festival in the Bahamas have apologised after the event descended into chaos, drawing comparisons to The Hunger Games and The Lord of The Flies. Fyre Festival, on the private Great Exumas island, had been billed as a “cultural moment” for monied millennials, with tickets costing up to $12,780 for a four-person package. It was heavily promoted on Instagram as an opportunity to mingle with models and “influencers”, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski.
It said President Yoweri Museveni was elected more than 30 years ago. While he came to power in 1986 after a five-year guerrilla war, elections were not held until 1996 (“How insults and a campaign over sanitary towels landed activist in jail”, News, page 2). Confusion crept into our Scottish edition last week when we inadvertently placed Orkney in the Outer Hebrides.
Just over a decade ago, the “Harry Potter” effect was credited for sparking something of a renaissance for British boarding schools, which had seen a steady decline in numbers over the previous twenty years. Several of the country's leading institutions set about building new boarding houses to cope with the surge in demand from a generation of children - and parents - who wanted to re-create the enchantment of boarding schools conjured by J. K. Rowling’s novels.
A few late-season snowflakes flutter over Fort McMurray, their whiteness contrasting against surrounding forests blackened one year ago by the most destructive wildfire in Canadian history.
Tesco has been commended for publishing data on how much food it bins. Supermarket “best before” labels could be phased out while shops should be forced to sell oddly shaped vegetables under proposals from MPs who have warned the government it needs to do more to tackle food waste. More than £10bn worth of food is thrown away by households each year, according to a damning report from the environment, food and rural affairs select committee.
Wonky fruit and vegetables should be sold as standard, MPs have said, as they urge supermarkets to relax standards requiring produce to be "perfectly" shaped. The recommendation, made in a food waste report published today by the influential Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee, forms part of a new plan to stop millions of tonnes of edible produce being needlessly wasted each year. Nei Parrish, chair of the Committee, said: "Shoppers have been brainwashed to expect that everything [fruit and veg] has to be perfect.
A bed-ridden stroke victim was told to use food banks after an administrative error left him and his wife facing extreme poverty. Alan Buchanan, 65, has been bed bound after suffering several major seizures since he had his first stroke 15 years ago, and the once successful businessman is now entirely dependent on his wife Heather and the occasional visits of carers. The couple, from the small Scottish town of Callander, near Loch Lomond, said they now fear homelessness after their benefits were stopped because of an administrative error.