Yellow Vests: ‘We lock ourselves inside,’ says Champs-Élysées concierge

When the Yellow Vest movement began in November, *Ana, a concierge working by the Champs-Élysées boulevard, says she supported the protests that played out on her doorstep. But that support has now turned to fear. ADVERTISING Read more “Every Saturday we lock ourselves inside,” the 42-year-old warden told FRANCE 24. For 15 years, Ana and... Read More

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  • Al Shabaab terrorists claim deadly attack in heart of Somalian capital

    Date created : 23/03/2019 – 11:54 At least 11 people were wounded when gunmen set off explosions and stormed government ministries in Somalia’s capital Saturday in an attack claimed by the Al Shabaab Islamist group, police said. ADVERTISING Read more “There can be others inside but we have so far collected eleven people wounded in... Read More
  • UN sounds alarm as death toll spirals after Mozambique cyclone

    Date created : 23/03/2019 – 11:30 The UN is stepping up calls for help in Mozambique as aid agencies struggle to assist tens of thousands of people battered by one of southern Africa’s most powerful cyclones. ADVERTISING Read more The confirmed death toll in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe topped 550 on Friday, with 293 killed... Read More

Brexit: Vote on Theresa May’s deal may not happen next week

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has told MPs that a third vote on her Brexit deal may not take place next week “if it appears there is not sufficient support”. It comes after European Council President Donald Tusk said Brexit’s fate was “in Britain’s hands”. EU leaders have agreed to delay the departure date... Read More

Intimidation of MPs worsening, says ex-MI5 chief Lord Evans

Image copyright PA Intimidation and abuse of MPs and other people in public office has become worse in the current political climate, a former head of MI5 has said. Lord Evans – the chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life – told the BBC it was not just a Brexit-related issue, although that... Read More

Ministers ‘divided’ over process for testing Brexit options

Image copyright PA Image caption Mrs May could put her deal to MPs again but, crucially, allow other options to be voted on as well The cabinet is divided over how to handle the process of asking MPs to vote on alternative Brexit plans. The government has promised to give the Commons the chance to... Read More

Tory MP Chris Davies guilty of false expenses claim

Image copyright Alfred Collyer/PA Wire Image caption Chris Davies admitted the charges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court A Conservative MP has pleaded guilty to two charges of making a false expenses claim. Chris Davies admitted to one charge of providing false or misleading information for allowances claims and one of attempting to do so. The court... Read More

Brexit fears boost British tourism

Uncertainty about Brexit is the biggest single problem facing UK businesses right now. However, for some sectors that uncertainty is proving to be a real benefit. The British tourism industry has seen a surge in business so far this year. Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park in Derbyshire’s Peak District has seen its bookings rise by over... Read More

Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money

Image copyright Getty Images Over the years, one financial crisis after another has ruined – or profited – those caught in the middle of it. The pay and benefits of UK residents is still being affected by the latest crisis of a decade ago. So when has financial advice eased, exacerbated, or even created these... Read More

Is this America’s most hated family?

Image copyright Eyevine/Shutterstock Image caption (L-R) Raymond Sacker and his wife Beverly, Mortimer Sackler and his wife Theresa You might never have heard of the Sackler family but you may well have enjoyed their money. The Anglo-American billionaire dynasty are prolific philanthropists and some of Britain’s best-known art galleries, museums, theatres and universities have benefited... Read More

Is Apple about to expand its TV business?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reece Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have reportedly been making a drama about morning TV for Apple Could Apple be about to unveil a move into subscription TV? Invitations to an event at its Cupertino campus on Monday simply saying “It’s show time” have sparked speculation that the tech giant... Read More