Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing in US after engine trouble

Date created : 27/03/2019 – 04:08 A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing Tuesday after experiencing an engine problem as it was being ferried from Florida to California, the US Federal Aviation Agency said. ADVERTISING Read more “The aircraft returned and landed safely in Orlando,” the FAA said in... Read More

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  • Hospital hit in air strike as Yemenis mark 4 years of war

    Date created : 27/03/2019 – 02:30 An air strike killed seven people at a charity-supported hospital on Tuesday as Yemenis rallied to show support for the Houthi movement on the fourth anniversary of a war that has killed thousands and pushed the country to the brink of starvation. ADVERTISING Read more The Iran-aligned Houthis have... Read More
  • Exit Olympia, enter Laure: Paris masterpieces renamed after black subjects

    Date created : 26/03/2019 – 21:36 French art masterpieces have been renamed after their long overlooked black subjects in a new show at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris on the representation of people of colour in art. ADVERTISING Read more Manet’s “Olympia”, the scandalous painting of a naked reclining prostitute, often described as marking the... Read More
  • ‘Quoi, just two glasses?’ French urged to cut down on their drinking

    Date created : 26/03/2019 – 17:49 France on Monday launched a national campaign to encourage the wine-loving French to cut down on their drinking after a study showed that a quarter of them over-consume. But many still feel that “a nice meal can’t be enjoyed without a good wine”. ADVERTISING Read more France has one... Read More

Brexit: MPs set out plan to consider alternatives to PM’s deal

Image copyright HOC MPs have set out details of their plan to consider other Brexit options, as Theresa May was warned more ministers could quit unless she changes course. The Commons will begin voting on alternatives on Wednesday, in a process likely to continue into next week. MPs will fill out a series of ballots... Read More

Derek Hatton withdraws bid to rejoin Labour Party

Image copyright PA Image caption Derek Hatton was only readmitted to the Labour Party last month 34 years after being expelled Derek Hatton has withdrawn his application to rejoin Labour, a party spokesman has confirmed. The former deputy leader of Liverpool City Council was only readmitted last month, more than 30 years after he was... Read More

Brexit: Petition to revoke Article 50 to be debated next week

Image copyright UK Parliament website The government has officially responded to the record-breaking petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled, which will be debated by MPs next week. The petition, which has passed more than 5.75m signatures, has been scheduled for debate on Monday, 1 April along with two other Brexit petitions. Responding, the government... Read More

MEPs vote to end summer time clock changes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Studies suggest that biorhythms are disrupted by changing the clocks The European Parliament has backed a proposal to stop the obligatory one-hour clock change which extends daylight hours in summer EU-wide. The proposal requires states to stop the twice-yearly clock change from 2021, and choose either permanent summer time... Read More

Cathay Pacific to buy budget airline Hong Kong Express

Image copyright Getty Images Cathay Pacific will buy low-cost carrier Hong Kong Express for $4.93bn Hong Kong dollars ($628m). The purchase will be made in cash and through promissory loan notes, the company said in a stock filing. Hong Kong Express, which flies to destinations across Asia, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific.... Read More

Tate Modern overtakes British Museum as top UK visitor attraction

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tate Modern’s hit shows in 2018 included a major Picasso exhibition The British Museum has lost its crown as the UK’s most popular visitor attraction for the first time in a decade, overtaken by Tate Modern. Almost 5.9 million people visited the Tate Modern art gallery last year, new figures... Read More

How to create a period-friendly workplace

Image caption “Menstruation will always exist, so it’s better just to know how to deal with it,” says Josefin Eklund A football app start-up in Gothenburg is set to become the first business in Sweden to be certified as menstruation-friendly. But how much do employees really want to talk about their periods? Rows of top-division... Read More

Extremism is global education fight, says Blair

Image copyright PA Extremism should be treated as a global problem like climate change, says Tony Blair, speaking about the role of education in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings. The former UK prime minister said there should be an international agreement to put teaching against extremism into education systems around the world. Mr... Read More