30 March – National weather forecast presented by Aidan McGivern
30 March – National weather forecast presented by Aidan McGivern
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will warn Britain it cannot assume its big financial services industry will be included in any free trade deal after Brexit, diplomats said on Monday after fixing negotiating terms in a draft document. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, who will open negotiations with the EU in June assuming she wins a snap election she called last week, singled out banking and other financial services among her priorities for a future trade deal with the bloc after Brexit.
About 95% of people think they have good self-awareness, whereas only about 10-15% of us actually possess this skill. This finding is the result of over three years of research by organisational psychologist Dr Tasha Eurich. In her new book Insight, Eurich discusses how we are generally very bad judges of ourselves. And that's a shame because it can be a potent workplace tool, she thinks.
By Steve Holland and Ben Blanchard WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable," Trump told a meeting with the 15 U.N. Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russia, at the White House.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 29 to July 2 will feature a display of at least 70 significant Ferraris in celebration of 70 years since the Italian sports car maker was founded by il commendatore Enzo Ferrari in 1947. A jaw-dropping variety of Ferrari’s finest road and racing cars will be featured at the Festival, including competition sports cars and single-seaters, a panoply of the company’s greatest road cars and its very latest supercars.
Theresa May has called a snap general election for June 8, amid polls that indicate she could win a huge Tory majority in Parliament. Some polls have the Tories at almost double the vote share of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, indicating that the most likely outcome of the election would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons. What are the betting odds for the UK general election?
Here I am, rattling on each week about how our Santa Fe 2.2 diesel copes with the M25, speed humps or hills, and here's Sir Ernest Shackleton's great grandson, who returned from driving the same car across the Antarctic for 30 days at the end of last year. Patrick Bergel, Shackleton's great grandson, drove his seven-seater Santa Fe from Union Camp to McMurdo and back again. Speaking of which, for the last two weeks the Santa Fe has refused to let me select any music from my iPhone via the touchscreen when the phone's been plugged in.
The government must grant European students the right of free movement in the UK for the country to remain a "global leader," a committee of MPs said. The House of Commons education committee, a cross-party group, said restrictions on incoming students could see the UK lose out. "We believe the best model for EU students is to retain a reciprocal open approach with light touch controls, such as visa-free access, which would enable preservation of a system closely resembling freedom of movement," the committee said in a report published on Tuesday.
North Korea's Masikryong ski resort, the only one of its kind in the country, was inspired by leader Kim Jong-Un's time at school in Switzerland
A former Lyft driver has filed a class action lawsuit against Uber over its alleged "Hell" program that was reportedly used to track rival drivers. The software, first revealed on 12 April by tech news site The Information, was apparently used to track and identify Lyft drivers, monitor how many were available and where, and find out who was driving for both Uber and Lyft.
The modernist architect I. M. Pei, who was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre, turns 100 Wednesday with his controversial creation now an icon of the French capital.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake prompted evacuations in Vina del Mar and other areas in central Chile on Monday, April 24. The evacuation order was later cancelled. The strong quake was followed by multiple aftershocks. This came just one day after another earthquake rattled the region. T13 reported that there have been more than 100 quakes over a 48-hour period. Credit: Twitter/HansCastorp_ via Storyful
Cassini is the most sophisticated space probe ever built. Cassini has begun one last campaign. Although Saturn was visited by three spacecraft in the 1970s and 1980s, my fellow scientists and I couldn’t have imagined what the Cassini space probe would discover during its sojourn at the ringed planet when it launched 20 years ago.
The UK should have a legal, digital-only cannabis market, according to a new report. The regulated market would limit access to anyone younger than 21, with checks similar to buying alcohol online. The report, from pro-drug legalisation think tank Volte Face, argues that a controlled market would offer safer products and offer the ability for revenues to be taxed - potentially raising around £800m for the exchequer.
While international attention has been preoccupied with Donald Trump and his reactions to North Korea’s nuclear capability and the war in Syria, India and China have been provocatively needling each other over their long-running and potentially explosive border dispute in the Himalayan mountains. The world need not worry, however, because, instead of nuclear strikes or even, as often happens, troops crossing the undefined border, China last week issued new names for places in India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims as its territory. This was in response to India allowing the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader who lives in India in exile, to go to the state earlier this month for a high profile eight-day pastoral tour.
China's humanoid robot Jiajia has conducted her first English-language live 'interview', talking with an American journalist via Skype in a moment that was broadcast live. Just how well the interview went, however, depends on who you speak to. Trending: Google Home review: Can Google's smart speaker topple Amazon Echo and Alexa?
The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas carried out back-to-back executions on Monday night, administering lethal injections to two men convicted of rape and murder to become the first U.S. state to put more than one inmate to death on the same day in 17 years. Marcel Williams, 46, was pronounced dead at 10:33 CDT (0333 GMT), a little more than three hours after the execution of 52-year-old Jack Jones, according to officials at Cummins Unit prison, about 75 miles (120 km) southeast of the state capital, Little Rock. The two men were among eight that the state had initially planned to execute over the course of 11 days this month, prompted by the impending expiration date of the state's supplies of midazolam, a sedative used as part of the three-drug protocol.
John Timpson, who has run the Timpson key-cutting and shoe repair chain for 42 tears, says candidates are selected on the basis of their personality. Recruiters at Timpson branches are asked to decide if a job applicant is more of a "Mr Grumpy" or a "Mr Happy", they are given a half-day trial on the shop floor. Mr Timpson, who was a prominent Brexit backer during the referendum campaign, said he works on the basis that you can teach someone how to do the job but you cannot shape their personality.
Up to three million children risk going hungry during the school holidays, a cross-party panel of MPs and peers has warned. The Government should use £100,000 raised from the tax on sugary drinks to help councils support schemes aimed at feeding hungry children when school canteens are shut, the group said. The parliamentarians heard evidence of children existing on a diet of crisps and hungry youngsters unable to take part in a football tournament because "their bodies simply gave up".
A singing teacher at a prestigious Roman Catholic boarding school had sex with a sixth former after giving her free lessons and sending her a picture of him in the bath. David Brown, 46, also encouraged the 18-year-old to take drugs after telling her how much they would boost their sexual relationship. Brown, who worked at Worth School in West Sussex, was banned from the classroom for life after admitting unacceptable professional conduct and conduct which may bring the profession into disrepute.
Antonio Conte has described N'Golo Kante as the ‘silent leader’ of the Chelsea dressing room, but feels winning the PFA Player of the Year Award will help him find his voice at the club. Kante has been arguably the signing of the season in the Premier League having joined Chelsea from Leicester for just £32million last summer. The midfielder's performances have played a major part in Chelsea’s bid to win the Double and his fellow pros have voted him the best player in the division.