Striking railworkers, post office employees and airline staff are showing "shared contempt" for "ordinary people", Downing Street has said. In a robust response to a wave of winter strikes, the Prime Minister's spokesman condemned the trade unions accusing them of trying to cause "maximum damage" during the Christmas period. It comes as 3,500 post office workers went out on strike for five days in protest over job cuts and pension changes, hitting hundreds of Crown Post Offices.Read More »
The actress, who has worked on several films with Weinstein including Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, had previously said she was too angry to comment on sexual misconduct claims against the producer. Last month, when Thurman was previously asked how she felt about women speaking out about their experiences of harassment, she replied: "I think it's commendable.
Any Brexit deal “must work for Gibraltar”, Downing Street has said after Spanish government sources said the UK territory might be excluded from any transitional arrangement unless there is agreement over its future status. The issue of Spain’s longstanding claim over Gibraltar has threatened to become an obstruction to a Brexit agreement after the EU said in April the territory would remain outside any trade deal if there was no agreement with Madrid over its status. A hard Brexit would take Britain out of the EU’s single market and customs union and ends its obligations to respect the four freedoms, make big EU budget payments and accept the jurisdiction of the ECJ: what Brexiters mean by “taking back control” of Britain’s borders, laws and money.
Frances Fitzgerald is facing a motion of no confidence in parliament on Friday. Ireland is on the verge of a snap election after the party that props up the country’s minority coalition government threatened to pull down the administration over a police whistleblower scandal. The prime minister, Leo Varadkar, faces the prospect of going to the polls as early as next month, in the middle of a crucial summit on the EU, Britain and Brexit at which the stakes are high for the Irish Republic.
Oxford Circus: Met Police end operation after thousands flee in panic over reports of 'gunshots'
Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members alive.
Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa – nicknamed ‘the Crocodile’ – with his wife Auxillia speaking at Zanu-PF headquarters on Wednesday. Emmerson Mnangagwa talks of “a new era” and says that rebuilding Zimbabwe “is not a job for Zanu-PF alone but for all the people” (Mugabe finally relinquishes power, 22 November).
The Christmas spending splurge can make or break the year for retailers. However, a squeeze in British workers' incomes -- due to Brexit-induced inflation and fierce competition from online sales -- is ...
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares ended little changed on Friday, underpinned by gains among heavyweight financial stocks, which helped the pan-European STOXX 600 index snap a two-week losing streak.
More than 30 aircraft and ships from Argentina, Britain, Brazil, the United States, Chile and other countries are participating in the effort to find the ARA San Juan submarine, which disappeared on Nov. 15 with 44 crew members on board. "It's great to be able to utilise everything we have - all the training we have, the equipment we have - in order to come down here to Argentina to help find this submarine," said mission commander Lieutenant Zachary Collver, a 32-year-old pilot from Washington state. Midway through its seven-hour flight, the U.S. plane changed course, picked up speed and descended towards the ocean surface.
Germany's Social Democrats agreed on Friday, under intense pressure, to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on renewing their outgoing coalition government, but pledged that party members would have the final say on any deal. The turnabout by the centre-left SPD, which had said it would go into opposition after suffering its worst result in 70 years in September's election, could help avert a disruptive repeat poll in Europe's economic and political powerhouse. SPD leader Martin Schulz told a news conference the party leadership had reached the decision out of a sense of responsibility to Germany and Europe after Merkel's attempt to form a government with two smaller parties collapsed on Sunday.
Scientists may understand a bit more about how a smart person’s brain acts, according to a paper published Wednesday in Scientific Reports. Ulrike Basten, a cognitive scientist at Goethe University Frankfurt, and her team compared the results of an intelligence test given to 309 people to data collected from brain scans. Specifically, they found that connections within and between modules could be correlated with those results.
Cable says chancellor should not press ahead with sale of RBS. Vince Cable has accused the chancellor of being “irresponsible” over his decision to sell off two-thirds of its remaining stake in bailed-out lender RBS at a significant loss. The budget red book assumes that £3bn a year will be raised over the next five years from the sale of RBS shares, helping to offset the extension in the Help to Buy scheme announced at September’s party conference.
Turn off cameras and tracking devices in children's Christmas presents to prevent hacking, Information Commissioner tells parents
Scottish comedian Susan had to get used to dancing with men again when she joined Strictly Come Dancing.
A rare insight has been provided into what North Koreans do in their leisure time and what it is like to live in the totalitarian state. Defectors and South Korean media reports often suggest the majority of young people in North Korea are struggling for food and forced to drop out of school to enter the workforce. Anna Fifield, a reporter for The Washington Post who has covered national affairs in North Korea for a decade, took part in a question and answer session on Reddit.
Abortion rates in the United States have dropped to historic lows, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, which analyzes data from all 50 states, found that between 2013 and 2014 the national abortion rate dropped by 2 percent. The vast majority of women receiving abortions were in their 20s, according to the CDC, and nearly all abortions are performed before 13 weeks gestation.
The driver of a jeep that slid off a pier and into an Irish lough killing him and four of his family died from misadventure, an inquest has found. Sean McGrotty was over the drink-drive limit when his Audi 4x4 slid down Buncrana pier into Lough Swilly in County Donegal in the Irish Republic. At the second and final day of the inquest, the jury foreman said in relation to Sean McGrotty’s death: “The finding was that death was due to drowning.