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    Macron promises 'significant' tax cuts in his 'moment of truth'


    Emmanuel Macron has promised "significant" tax cuts for France's middle classes and cuts in public spending, but told the French they must work like their "neighbours", in a much-awaited response to five months of "yellow vest"...

    Emmanuel Macron has promised "significant" tax cuts for France's middle classes and cuts in public spending, but told the French they must work like their "neighbours", in a much-awaited response to five months of "yellow vest" protests.
    Fears language law will fuel Russian anger

    Fears language law will fuel Russian anger


    The Ukrainian language must be spoken in official settings in Ukraine, according to a new law that some fear will antagonise the country's significant minority of Russian...

    The Ukrainian language must be spoken in official settings in Ukraine, according to a new law that some fear will antagonise the country's significant minority of Russian speakers.

    Melting sea ice linked to Penguin chick 'catastrophe'


    The world's second largest colony of emperor penguins has lost almost every chick for three years in a "catastrophic" breeding failure linked to melting sea...

    The world's second largest colony of emperor penguins has lost almost every chick for three years in a "catastrophic" breeding failure linked to melting sea ice.
    Minister snubs celebration of the end of Nazi occupation

    Minister snubs celebration of the end of Nazi occupation


    Matteo Salvini, Italy's far-right interior minister, has been accused of indulging his country's fascist past after he snubbed the annual celebration of the end of the Nazi...

    Matteo Salvini, Italy's far-right interior minister, has been accused of indulging his country's fascist past after he snubbed the annual celebration of the end of the Nazi occupation.

    Macron announces tax cuts after five months of yellow vest protests


    French President Emmanuel Macron has announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and a more representative parliament in a bid to quell five months of yellow vest...

    French President Emmanuel Macron has announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and a more representative parliament in a bid to quell five months of yellow vest protests.
    Climate change activists glue themselves to London Stock Exchange

    Climate change activists glue themselves to London Stock Exchange


    Climate change activists who glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed on top of a train have been removed by...

    Climate change activists who glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed on top of a train have been removed by police.
    Reprieve for May as the Tories decide against new leader vote

    Reprieve for May as the Tories decide against new leader vote


    Theresa May's beleaguered leadership of the Conservative Party looks safe until the end of the year after the Tories decided against changing rules that could force her...

    Theresa May's beleaguered leadership of the Conservative Party looks safe until the end of the year after the Tories decided against changing rules that could force her out.
    Notre-Dame workers on roof admit they flouted smoking ban

    Notre-Dame workers on roof admit they flouted smoking ban


    Workers mending the roof of Notre-Dame before it went up in flames last week have admitted flouting a smoking ban, amid claims of a string of safety lapses at Paris's Gothic...

    Workers mending the roof of Notre-Dame before it went up in flames last week have admitted flouting a smoking ban, amid claims of a string of safety lapses at Paris's Gothic cathedral.
    'Fantastical f***head' jibe at Putin sparks fine

    'Fantastical f***head' jibe at Putin sparks fine


    A 34-year-old man has become the first Russian to fall foul of new legislation banning "disrespect" of government officials after labelling president Vladimir Putin a "fantastical...

    A 34-year-old man has become the first Russian to fall foul of new legislation banning "disrespect" of government officials after labelling president Vladimir Putin a "fantastical f***head".

    Theresa May faces new leadership challenge as Tories consider changing rules


    Senior members of the British Conservative party are expected to hold further discussions on whether to change the party rules to enable an early leadership challenge to Prime minister and party leader Theresa...

    Senior members of the British Conservative party are expected to hold further discussions on whether to change the party rules to enable an early leadership challenge to Prime minister and party leader Theresa May.
    Morocco tourist site with 'tree-climbing' goats may not be all it seems

    Morocco tourist site with 'tree-climbing' goats may not be all it seems


    Visitors to Morocco have long flocked to the roads outside Marrakech to take photographs of the goats which climb into the low boughs of the argania tree in search of its sweet...

    Visitors to Morocco have long flocked to the roads outside Marrakech to take photographs of the goats which climb into the low boughs of the argania tree in search of its sweet fruit.
    Opposition aims to curb powers of new Ukraine president

    Opposition aims to curb powers of new Ukraine president


    Before Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was even elected, an opposition leader was plotting to curb his powers and make it easier for him to be...

    Before Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was even elected, an opposition leader was plotting to curb his powers and make it easier for him to be impeached.

    Cathedral blaze 'rings alarm bell' for other historic European buildings


    Questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals, palaces and spires across Europe following the Notre-Dame...

    Questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals, palaces and spires across Europe following the Notre-Dame blaze.

    Task ahead is no laughing matter for rookie comedian-president


    Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been given an overwhelming directive for change after collecting more than 70pc of votes in the Ukrainian presidential...

    Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been given an overwhelming directive for change after collecting more than 70pc of votes in the Ukrainian presidential election.
    Hunt for girl (6) after women's bodies found

    Hunt for girl (6) after women's bodies found


    Detectives in Cyprus are searching for a six-year-old girl whose mother's decomposed body was found in an abandoned mineshaft, together with that of another...

    Detectives in Cyprus are searching for a six-year-old girl whose mother's decomposed body was found in an abandoned mineshaft, together with that of another woman.
    Meghan and Harry in talks over move to Africa to take 'bespoke' role

    Meghan and Harry in talks over move to Africa to take 'bespoke' role


    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are considering a major move to work in Africa after the birth of their first child, as the duke and his older brother map out their separate working...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are considering a major move to work in Africa after the birth of their first child, as the duke and his older brother map out their separate working lives.
    Comedian has last laugh as he cruises to Ukraine victory

    Comedian has last laugh as he cruises to Ukraine victory


    A comedian who plays a president in a television programme has turned art into real life by winning the Ukrainian election by a landslide, according to exit...

    A comedian who plays a president in a television programme has turned art into real life by winning the Ukrainian election by a landslide, according to exit polls.

    Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide - exit poll


    Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at...

    Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war.
    Climate change protesters to ‘pause rebellion’ ahead of political negotiations

    Climate change protesters to ‘pause rebellion’ ahead of political negotiations


    Climate change protesters who have stopped traffic in a series of peaceful demonstrations across London will “pause” their rebellion in a bid to achieve their political...

    Climate change protesters who have stopped traffic in a series of peaceful demonstrations across London will “pause” their rebellion in a bid to achieve their political aims.
    Revealed: The worst online passwords to have

    Revealed: The worst online passwords to have


    Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ has warned people to stop using 100,000 common passwords for their online accounts because it said the most common words were being shared on the internet by...

    Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ has warned people to stop using 100,000 common passwords for their online accounts because it said the most common words were being shared on the internet by hackers.
    Plane carrying Madeira bus crash survivors lands in Germany

    Plane carrying Madeira bus crash survivors lands in Germany


    An air force medical plane carrying the injured survivors of a bus crash that killed 29 German tourists in Madeira landed in Germany on Saturday as authorities on the Portuguese island investigate what caused this week's...

    An air force medical plane carrying the injured survivors of a bus crash that killed 29 German tourists in Madeira landed in Germany on Saturday as authorities on the Portuguese island investigate what caused this week's accident.
    Climate change protesters remain out in force as arrests tip 700

    Climate change protesters remain out in force as arrests tip 700


    Climate change protesters at four key sites in London remain out in force over the Easter weekend as the number of arrests tipped...

    Climate change protesters at four key sites in London remain out in force over the Easter weekend as the number of arrests tipped 700.
    Kremlin raises prospect of deal to give Ukraine control of east

    Kremlin raises prospect of deal to give Ukraine control of east


    Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the Kremlin's closest ally in Ukraine has...

    Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the Kremlin's closest ally in Ukraine has said.
    Police investigate string of sexual assaults by suspected delivery driver

    Police investigate string of sexual assaults by suspected delivery driver


    A string of six sexual assaults against women and a girl aged 14 are thought to have been carried out by a delivery driver on a moped, police...

    A string of six sexual assaults against women and a girl aged 14 are thought to have been carried out by a delivery driver on a moped, police said.
    Far-right populist parties could form EU's largest group

    Far-right populist parties could form EU's largest group


    The EU's Eurosceptic, populist and far-right parties would constitute the largest group in the European parliament after next month's election if they united into a single...

    The EU's Eurosceptic, populist and far-right parties would constitute the largest group in the European parliament after next month's election if they united into a single group.
    'Trainspotting' actor shot dead on his doorstep as family inside

    'Trainspotting' actor shot dead on his doorstep as family inside


    'Trainspotting 2' actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead on the doorstep of his home while his partner and young daughter were inside, police have...

    'Trainspotting 2' actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead on the doorstep of his home while his partner and young daughter were inside, police have said.
    Electrical fault 'likely' cause of fire disaster at Notre-Dame

    Electrical fault 'likely' cause of fire disaster at Notre-Dame


    An electrical short-circuit most likely caused the devastating blaze at Notre-Dame cathedral, a police official has...

    An electrical short-circuit most likely caused the devastating blaze at Notre-Dame cathedral, a police official has revealed.
    Fat-fighting genes are found in new study

    Fat-fighting genes are found in new study


    Fat-fighting genes that protect millions from obesity have been discovered in a major research...

    Fat-fighting genes that protect millions from obesity have been discovered in a major research project.
    British couple killed on Greek island holiday named

    British couple killed on Greek island holiday named


    A British couple killed in a buggy accident on the Greek island of Santorini have been named as teachers Milly and Toby...

    A British couple killed in a buggy accident on the Greek island of Santorini have been named as teachers Milly and Toby Savill.

    France honours Notre Dame firefighters in day-long tribute


    France has paid a day-long tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved the famous Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from a devastating...

    France has paid a day-long tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved the famous Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued its treasures from a devastating fire.

    LVMH's billionaire boss Arnault defends Notre-Dame donations


    France's richest man Bernard Arnault hit out on Thursday at critics of his rush to donate tens of millions of euros to the restoration of Notre-Dame cathedral, saying he would not benefit from tax breaks and branding the sniping as...

    France's richest man Bernard Arnault hit out on Thursday at critics of his rush to donate tens of millions of euros to the restoration of Notre-Dame cathedral, saying he would not benefit from tax breaks and branding the sniping as petty.
    At least 29 killed in Madeira after tourist bus veered off the road

    At least 29 killed in Madeira after tourist bus veered off the road


    At least 29 people, most of them German tourists, were killed and 27 others injured on Wednesday when their bus veered off a steep narrow road on the Portuguese island of Madeira, authorities...

    At least 29 people, most of them German tourists, were killed and 27 others injured on Wednesday when their bus veered off a steep narrow road on the Portuguese island of Madeira, authorities said.
    Farage's new Brexit party takes lead in EU vote poll

    Farage's new Brexit party takes lead in EU vote poll


    Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party has surged ahead in UK opinion polls for next month's European Parliament elections, with a new survey suggesting it is on course to leave Labour and the Conservatives trailing in its...

    Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party has surged ahead in UK opinion polls for next month's European Parliament elections, with a new survey suggesting it is on course to leave Labour and the Conservatives trailing in its wake.

    France launches international contest to design new spire for Notre-Dame rebuild


    France yesterday called on architects of the world to submit ideas on a new spire for Notre-Dame after it burned in Monday's blaze, prompting debate over whether to copy the old or embrace an entirely new...

    France yesterday called on architects of the world to submit ideas on a new spire for Notre-Dame after it burned in Monday's blaze, prompting debate over whether to copy the old or embrace an entirely new design.
    Shannon Stirone: 'A constant in a chaotic, churning world, Notre-Dame has once again stood firm'

    Shannon Stirone: 'A constant in a chaotic, churning world, Notre-Dame has once again stood firm'


    Notre-Dame, like the Eiffel Tower, is such a Parisian icon that its existence barely registers in conscious thought. Architectural monuments like this are so ingrained in a city's identity that it's as though they are as unmoving as the sky...

    Notre-Dame, like the Eiffel Tower, is such a Parisian icon that its existence barely registers in conscious thought. Architectural monuments like this are so ingrained in a city's identity that it's as though they are as unmoving as the sky itself.
    Up to 28 people killed in tourist bus accident on Portuguese island of Madeira

    Up to 28 people killed in tourist bus accident on Portuguese island of Madeira


    Several people were killed and others injured after a tourist bus overturned in a coastal town on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday, officials...

    Several people were killed and others injured after a tourist bus overturned in a coastal town on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday, officials said.
    UK to become first country to check porn viewers' age, government said

    UK to become first country to check porn viewers' age, government said


    The United Kingdom will become the first country in the world to demand age verification for people viewing pornography online when new checks come into force in three months' time, the government said on...

    The United Kingdom will become the first country in the world to demand age verification for people viewing pornography online when new checks come into force in three months' time, the government said on Wednesday.

    'Beyond emotion, beyond words, beyond tears' - the minutes that saved Notre Dame


    Fuelled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the Notre Dame fire moved hungrily across the cathedral's rooftop toward its iconic spire as firefighters, priests and municipal workers passed treasures hand-to-hand, hoping to outrun the...

    Fuelled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the Notre Dame fire moved hungrily across the cathedral's rooftop toward its iconic spire as firefighters, priests and municipal workers passed treasures hand-to-hand, hoping to outrun the flames.
    Fate of Notre Dame treasures: What was lost and what has survived the horrific blaze

    Fate of Notre Dame treasures: What was lost and what has survived the horrific blaze


    Several of the most sacred artefacts and objects housed at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris have been saved following the fire - but the fates of others are still...

    Several of the most sacred artefacts and objects housed at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris have been saved following the fire - but the fates of others are still unclear.
    Breakthrough diabetes drug protects against kidney disease

    Breakthrough diabetes drug protects against kidney disease


    A breakthrough treatment could help protect hundreds of millions of people from the "21st century epidemic" of deadly diabetic kidney disease, a major trial has...

    A breakthrough treatment could help protect hundreds of millions of people from the "21st century epidemic" of deadly diabetic kidney disease, a major trial has found.
    Workers who left minutes before fire questioned but 'nothing indicates deliberate act'

    Workers who left minutes before fire questioned but 'nothing indicates deliberate act'


    French detectives investigating the Notre-Dame fire yesterday questioned workers who had been restoring the cathedral and left the site minutes before the blaze broke...

    French detectives investigating the Notre-Dame fire yesterday questioned workers who had been restoring the cathedral and left the site minutes before the blaze broke out.

    Work-based health plans don't cut sick days or boost productivity


    Workplace wellness programmes which aim to help employees stay fit, healthy and - crucially - productive, do not reduce sick days, staff turnover or improve job performance, a major trial has...

    Workplace wellness programmes which aim to help employees stay fit, healthy and - crucially - productive, do not reduce sick days, staff turnover or improve job performance, a major trial has found.
    Fate of treasures: What was lost and what has survived the horrific blaze

    Fate of treasures: What was lost and what has survived the horrific blaze


    Several of the most sacred artefacts and objects housed at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris have been saved following the fire - but the fates of others are still...

    Several of the most sacred artefacts and objects housed at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris have been saved following the fire - but the fates of others are still unclear.
    Embassies building in Madrid evacuated after bomb threat

    Embassies building in Madrid evacuated after bomb threat


    A skyscraper housing embassies in Madrid was evacuated yesterday after a bomb threat was received by telephone at the Australian embassy there, a police spokeswoman...

    A skyscraper housing embassies in Madrid was evacuated yesterday after a bomb threat was received by telephone at the Australian embassy there, a police spokeswoman said.
    Russia to pull plug on global internet access

    Russia to pull plug on global internet access


    Russian lawmakers have passed the third reading of a controversial bill designed to create a fully autonomous local...

    Russian lawmakers have passed the third reading of a controversial bill designed to create a fully autonomous local internet.
    Climate call: Arrests made at London protests ahead of Dublin march

    Climate call: Arrests made at London protests ahead of Dublin march


    Police have arrested 290 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic...

    Police have arrested 290 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London's most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos.

    Notre Dame fire: French President Macron hopes to rebuild cathedral in five years


    President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national...

    President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol.
    French billionaires pledge €300m to help rebuild iconic Cathedral

    French billionaires pledge €300m to help rebuild iconic Cathedral


    Fundraising has already begun in the wake of the fire that engulfed Paris’s Notre Dame, as the French president Emmanuel Macron invited the world to work together to rebuild the...

    Fundraising has already begun in the wake of the fire that engulfed Paris’s Notre Dame, as the French president Emmanuel Macron invited the world to work together to rebuild the cathedral.
    City of Lights now needs another Victor Hugo to champion its Gothic survivor

    City of Lights now needs another Victor Hugo to champion its Gothic survivor


    Every year some 12 million visitors, watched silently by a menagerie of Gothic gargoyles, chimeras and grotesques teem through the portals of Notre-Dame de Paris. Some, of course, come to pray. Most come to take photographs, bathe in the plays of...

    Every year some 12 million visitors, watched silently by a menagerie of Gothic gargoyles, chimeras and grotesques teem through the portals of Notre-Dame de Paris. Some, of course, come to pray. Most come to take photographs, bathe in the plays of kaleidoscopic light through great rose windows, stare into the high-pointed vaults, listen for bells and, perhaps, sense something of the mysterious, miraculous and even diabolical.
    Causes of cancer show up in DNA of tumours

    Causes of cancer show up in DNA of tumours


    The cause of cancer is written into the DNA of tumours, scientists have discovered, in a breakthrough that could finally show how much disease is attributable to factors such as air pollution or...

    The cause of cancer is written into the DNA of tumours, scientists have discovered, in a breakthrough that could finally show how much disease is attributable to factors such as air pollution or pesticides.
    Assange used embassy as 'centre for spying'

    Assange used embassy as 'centre for spying'


    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a centre for spying, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno told Britain's 'Guardian'...

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a centre for spying, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno told Britain's 'Guardian' newspaper.
    Putin plans first summit with Kim next week

    Putin plans first summit with Kim next week


    The Kremlin has confirmed preparations are under way for a historic first summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim...

    The Kremlin has confirmed preparations are under way for a historic first summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un.
    President holds debate with empty lectern ahead of key second vote

    President holds debate with empty lectern ahead of key second vote


    The Ukrainian presidential race took a surreal turn when what was supposed to be a debate between the two candidates featured President Petro Poroshenko discussing his country's future with an empty lectern bearing the name of his rival, a...

    The Ukrainian presidential race took a surreal turn when what was supposed to be a debate between the two candidates featured President Petro Poroshenko discussing his country's future with an empty lectern bearing the name of his rival, a comedian.
    Heart of Paris burns - iconic Notre-Dame is gutted by blaze

    Heart of Paris burns - iconic Notre-Dame is gutted by blaze


    The heart of Paris was torn asunder last night as a fire ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral and gutted Europe's most loved historic...

    The heart of Paris was torn asunder last night as a fire ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral and gutted Europe's most loved historic monument.
    Five Facts about Notre Dame Cathedral

    Five Facts about Notre Dame Cathedral


    Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France. Here are five facts on the Gothic masterpiece that celebrated its 850th jubilee in...

    Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France. Here are five facts on the Gothic masterpiece that celebrated its 850th jubilee in 2013
    In Pictures: Fire guts Paris' Notre-Dame, but structure saved from destruction

    In Pictures: Fire guts Paris' Notre-Dame, but structure saved from destruction


    A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting and destroying the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, but firefighters said they had saved the shell of the stone structure from...

    A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting and destroying the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, but firefighters said they had saved the shell of the stone structure from collapse.

    Gatwick drone operators had inside link, airport head suggests


    Culprits behind the drone chaos at Gatwick had an insight into how the airport was reacting to the incident, its head of operations has...

    Culprits behind the drone chaos at Gatwick had an insight into how the airport was reacting to the incident, its head of operations has said.
    Navy sailors test positive for cocaine

    Navy sailors test positive for cocaine


    Seven sailors have been expelled from a British navy submarine after testing positive for...

    Seven sailors have been expelled from a British navy submarine after testing positive for cocaine.
    Dutch fertility doctor fathered 49 children

    Dutch fertility doctor fathered 49 children


    A Dutch fertility doctor secretly fathered at least 49 children by inseminating female patients with his own sperm, telling the women that it came from anonymous...

    A Dutch fertility doctor secretly fathered at least 49 children by inseminating female patients with his own sperm, telling the women that it came from anonymous donors.
    Merkel's hustings snub is sign of 'dispute' with party's new leader

    Merkel's hustings snub is sign of 'dispute' with party's new leader


    Angela Merkel has upset the new leader of her Christian Democratic Party (CDU) by cancelling a key hustings for the European...

    Angela Merkel has upset the new leader of her Christian Democratic Party (CDU) by cancelling a key hustings for the European elections.
    UK government urged to ensure Assange can be extradited to Sweden

    UK government urged to ensure Assange can be extradited to Sweden


    More than 70 Parliamentarians have signed a letter urging the Government to ensure Julian Assange faces Swedish authorities if they request his...

    More than 70 Parliamentarians have signed a letter urging the Government to ensure Julian Assange faces Swedish authorities if they request his extradition.

    Drivers on cannabis will not immediately lose licence


    Motorists caught driving after consuming cannabis will no longer face having their driver's licences immediately revoked in...

    Motorists caught driving after consuming cannabis will no longer face having their driver's licences immediately revoked in Germany.
    Cricketer found guilty of raping sleeping woman as part of WhatsApp group 'game'

    Cricketer found guilty of raping sleeping woman as part of WhatsApp group 'game'


    A cricketer has been found guilty of raping a sleeping woman during the first night of a sexual conquest competition he helped set up on a WhatsApp...

    A cricketer has been found guilty of raping a sleeping woman during the first night of a sexual conquest competition he helped set up on a WhatsApp group.
    Man 'fuelled by jealousy' who murdered his 'prodigiously gifted' ex-girlfriend is jailed

    Man 'fuelled by jealousy' who murdered his 'prodigiously gifted' ex-girlfriend is jailed


    A maths graduate who was "fuelled by jealousy" when he carried out the brutal murder of his "prodigiously gifted" former girlfriend has been jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years and 310...

    A maths graduate who was "fuelled by jealousy" when he carried out the brutal murder of his "prodigiously gifted" former girlfriend has been jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years and 310 days.
    Footballer jailed for driving car into teenagers who called him 'fatty'

    Footballer jailed for driving car into teenagers who called him 'fatty'


    A FOOTBALL player has been given an extended 10-year prison sentence after he used his car as a "weapon" to mow down 11 young rival supporters after they taunted him by calling him...

    A FOOTBALL player has been given an extended 10-year prison sentence after he used his car as a "weapon" to mow down 11 young rival supporters after they taunted him by calling him "fatty".

    Retired pope blames abuse scandal on '60s sex revolution


    Retired Pope Benedict XVI has published an analysis on the Catholic Church's clergy sex abuse scandal, blaming it on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and Church laws that protected...

    Retired Pope Benedict XVI has published an analysis on the Catholic Church's clergy sex abuse scandal, blaming it on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and Church laws that protected priests.

    Harry and Meghan to keep royal birth 'private'


    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they intend to keep the arrival of their baby...

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they intend to keep the arrival of their baby secret.
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces up to five years in prison and extradition to the US after UK arrest

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces up to five years in prison and extradition to the US after UK arrest


    U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of...

    U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history.
    Orban will not bend to EU pressure to soften laws on international universities after Soros college row

    Orban will not bend to EU pressure to soften laws on international universities after Soros college row


    Hungary will not relax rules for international universities despite pressure from the European Union and offers from Germany to mediate in a row over a college founded by US billionaire George Soros, the government said...

    Hungary will not relax rules for international universities despite pressure from the European Union and offers from Germany to mediate in a row over a college founded by US billionaire George Soros, the government said yesterday.
    Vatican working on guidelines to report bishops in abuse cases

    Vatican working on guidelines to report bishops in abuse cases


    The Vatican is working on a papal document that would establish procedures for Catholics to report bishops suspected of sexual abuse or negligence in sexual abuse cases, according to two Vatican...

    The Vatican is working on a papal document that would establish procedures for Catholics to report bishops suspected of sexual abuse or negligence in sexual abuse cases, according to two Vatican sources.
    EU offers May Brexit delay to Hallowe’en

    EU offers May Brexit delay to Hallowe’en


    The UK is heading for a Hallowe'en Brexit after leaders of the remaining 27 EU countries offered to delay the deadline for withdrawal to October...

    The UK is heading for a Hallowe'en Brexit after leaders of the remaining 27 EU countries offered to delay the deadline for withdrawal to October 31.