The head of the Czech Republic's lower house said on Monday she would lead 150 businesspeople, scientists and officials to Taiwan this week, the country's biggest-yet delegation to the self-ruled island, despite repeated warnings from China. The Czechs' centre-right government has sought to develop relations with Taiwan which has become one of the leading foreign investors in the EU member state. Newly elected Czech president Petr Pavel drew a sharp rebuke from Beijing in January after taking a call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen, a clear shift from his predecessor's attempts to win Chinese business.
Alex Murdaugh's son said he's being harassed over "baseless" claims that he is tied to Stephen Smith’s death while he mourns the deaths of his own family.
Pollster says it’s a crowded progressive micro-party market, but some high-profile donors are backing the party’s campaign
Liberal and Labor MPs Bridget Archer and Alicia Payne unite in call for welfare boost
How did the latest mass fish kill happen? How does it differ from previous events and how can we stop it happening again?
Ladybirds know how good they look, and they don’t keep it to themselves
Anthony Albanese improves in personal measures, including honesty and vision, despite waning support for major policies
Government urged to ratify UN convention in order to protect undersea areas like shipwrecks and now-submerged First Nations heritage sites
CCTV captured the embarrassing moment a powerful gust of wind blew away an outdoor toilet while a man was inside using it. Filmed in Shandong, China on March 13, the unfortunate man was left exposed after a sudden gust flipped over the outhouse he was trying to use in peace.
Legendary Darlington shop Guru has gone up for sale after announcing its closure last month.
On 20 March 2003, then-president George W Bush instructed the US and coalition forces to invade Iraq in an attempt to topple Saddam Hussein’s regime. Roza Kurdo escaped killings in Iraqi Kurdistan and fled to the UK with her mother in 2001. Edwin Shuker left Iraq due to the persecution of Jewish people in 1971.
Starbucks officially has a new CEO. The Seattle coffee giant said Monday that Laxman Narasimhan has assumed the role of CEO and joined the company’s board of directors. Narasimhan succeeds longtime Starbucks leader Howard Schultz, who came out of retirement last spring to serve as interim CEO while the company searched for a new chief executive.
Just when there are more important things to be debated, it appears the Commons will again be distracted by party feuds, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins
Lewes MP Maria Caulflield has slammed Councillor Sean Macleod for a “disgusting”, “misogynistic” tweet.
The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution and 8 officials, including judges, lawmakers and clerics accused of links to the security crackdown on protesters. The protests began after the Sept. 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini following her arrest by the Islamic Republic’s morality police, and have grown into one of the most serious challenges to Iran’s theocracy since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. At least 529 people have been killed in demonstrations, according to human rights activists in Iran.
France's government on Monday faces two critical no-confidence motions filed by opposition lawmakers who are furious that President Emmanuel Macron used a special constitutional power to force through an unpopular pension reform, which raises the retirement age from 62 to 64, without a parliamentary vote. Follow FRANCE 24's live coverage of the proceedings. All times are Paris time [GMT + 1]. France's lower-house National Assembly is set to vote on two no-confidence motions, one from the far-rig
A long-lasting dispute with Network Rail which has prompted months of severe rail disruption in Scotland has been brought to an end.
NICOLA Sturgeon was left "utterly mortified" during her appearance on Loose Women this afternoon.
French journalist Olivier Dubois, who was abducted in Mali in April 2021 was released Monday and taken to neighbouring Niger. French journalist Olivier Dubois was abducted in Mali’s Gao region (north) on April 8, 2021, by the al Qaeda-linked Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM).The journalist announced his kidnapping in a video that appeared on social media on May 5 the same year. “He was on his way to Gao to interview a jihadist leader. We now know he was captured by thugs who then handed
A suspect was pulled out of a swamp following a police pursuit in Chalmette, Louisiana, on Thursday, March 16, according to local officials.A post on the St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said officers were notified of a stolen vehicle on March 16 and, upon arrival in the area, attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver, identified as Demaurien Taylor of Texas, refused to stop.The officers proceeded to follow the suspect’s vehicle to a pasture in Chalmette, Louisiana, where Taylor and a 15-year-old passenger, also of Texas, exited the vehicle and ran into a swamp in the area, the post said.According to the sheriff’s office, SWAT officers were able to locate both individuals using a fire department drone.Footage posted to the sheriff’s office Facebook page shows officers guiding Taylor through a body of water as his cuffed hands are raised in the air.“Due to Taylor’s location and the logistics of getting him out of the swamp, SWAT officers utilized a high buoyancy swift water rescue vest to provide floatation across the canal,” Sheriff Mike Tregre said. “This provided the safest, most expedient method for getting him out of the water, off the street and into custody.”According to the post, the 15-year-old was charged with resisting an officer by flight, and Taylor was charged with multiple counts, including illegal possession of stolen things. Credit: St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office via Storyful
Darlington train station has featured in Lewis Capaldi’s new Netflix documentary after pizza was delivered to him a few years ago.
Nepal's communist prime minister secured a vote of confidence in Parliament on Monday, enabling him to continue as long as he has the backing of his new coalition partners. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal got 172 votes while 89 members voted against him in the House of Representatives, the lower house of Parliament. Dahal became prime minister in December after elections a month earlier produced no clear winner.
A car has become stuck after getting wedged in a narrow alley against the basement windows of a historic hotel in Bath.
Members of the RMT in Network Rail have voted to accept an offer to end the long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.
Transport Secretary Mark Harper urges RMT to call off upcoming strikes across train operating companies and let all members have say on pay offers