Britain is unlikely to reopen overseas travel to the major European holiday destinations until the beginning of August, UK ambassadors have warned. With domestic unlocking delayed for four weeks, Toni Mayor, the head of the Hosbec association of Valencia region hoteliers, said he did not expect to see UK tourism take off until August, following a meeting with Hugh Elliott, the UK ambassador. Turkish tourist chiefs are also understood to have received a similar message after meeting with UK Forei
Iranians elect a new president on Friday in a race dominated by hardline candidates close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with popular anger over economic hardship and curbs on freedoms set to keep many pro-reform Iranians at home. The front-runner in a carefully vetted field is Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge seen by analysts and insiders as representing the security establishment at its most fearsome. But the authorities' hopes for a high turnout and a boost to their legitimacy may be disappointed, as official polls suggest only about 40% of over 59 million eligible Iranians will vote.
A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan has entered the South China Sea as part of a routine mission, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday, at a time of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims most the disputed waterway. China frequently objects to U.S. military missions in the South China Sea saying they do not help promote peace or stability, and the announcement follows China blasting the Group of Seven nations for a statement scolding Beijing over a range of issues. "While in the South China Sea, the strike group is conducting maritime security operations, which include flight operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft, maritime strike exercises, and coordinated tactical training between surface and air units," the U.S. Navy said.
A teenager is in hospital with a stab wound after being attacked in north London on Monday night. The 17-year-old was found in Corsica St, Highbury just before 10pm. It is believed the victim was attacked in Highbury Fields before making his way to Corsica St. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had received assurances from Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan that he wanted foreign mercenaries to leave Libyan territory as soon as possible. Macron was speaking after his first face-to-face with Erdogan in more than a year as tensions between the two NATO allies worsened especially over the conflict in Libya.
A goat at a farm in Oberlin, Ohio, experienced a eureka moment when it happened upon a way to reach objects on top of nearby furniture.The moment was captured by farmer Tammy Tunison on a camera set up inside her home, where her pet goat Junior is allowed to roam.In a Facebook post featuring the footage, Tunison wrote that Junior had “just taught himself” that if he opens a drawer on a dresser “he can use it as a step to reach things he wants on the top.”Tunison can be seen interrupting the goat after it’s made a mess, dragging objects down from above the dresser, before Junior attempts to go for the drawer again.Tunison regularly films humorous videos of her goats and other pets, posting them to her Hobby Farm Facebook account. Credit: Tammy Tunison via Storyful
A drive to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the battlefield has begun as Porton Down begins its recruitment of hundreds of top secret scientists. While the high-security site in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside is renowned for being the oldest chemical warfare research centre in the world, where its scientists have handled some of the most dangerous substances in existence, there will now be a move towards working with AI and the cyber domain. Having worked with the plague, Ebola,