China’s Xi visits France as Macron looks to forge united EU front


Date created : 24/03/2019 – 08:28 Chinese President Xi Jinping heads to the French Riviera on Sunday for the final leg of his European tour, as France’s Emmanuel Macron looks to forge a united European front to contend with China’s global ambitions. ADVERTISING Read more Xi‘s trip will begin in the Mediterranean city of Nice... Read More

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  • Thai voters head to polls in first election since 2014 coup

    Date created : 24/03/2019 – 07:15 Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected as the Thai king conveyed a cryptic last-minute warning to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos”. ADVERTISING Read more All television stations repeated the rare statement... Read More
  • Sporadic clashes as Yellow Vests march to Montmartre for ‘Act 19’ of protests

    Date created : 23/03/2019 – 22:14 Yellow vest protesters clashed sporadically with French police firing tear gas on Saturday during a mostly peaceful march through Paris to the Sacré Coeur basilica in Montmartre. ADVERTISING Read more Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but... Read More
  • Rescuers airlift 1,300 people from cruise ship stranded off Norwegian coast

    Date created : 23/03/2019 – 21:34 Rescuers were evacuating some 1,300 passengers and crew one-by-one from a Norwegian cruise ship to a helicopter on Saturday after the vessel experienced engine trouble and high winds threatened to drive it into the rocky coast. ADVERTISING Read more A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call... Read More

Brexit march: Million joined Brexit protest, organisers say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNine minutes condense into just ninety seconds – aerial footage shows vast crowd of protesters Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. Organisers of the “Put It To... Read More

‘Cancel Brexit’ petition woman receives death threats

Image caption The petition had reached nearly 4.3 million signature by lunchtime on Saturday The woman who started the record-breaking anti-Brexit petition says she is “shaking like a leaf” after receiving three death threats by phone. Margaret Georgiadou, 77, began the Revoke Article 50 petition, which had topped four million signatures by Saturday morning. She... 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


What’s going on with the UK economy?

Image caption Is the UK economy too hot, too cold, or just right? More than 1,000 days since the referendum, and with the clock ticking down to 29 March, the path of Brexit remains unclear. Ahead of the 2016 vote, the Treasury warned that leaving could damage the economy. And yet, for all the political... Read More

The Disney-Fox giant in six charts

Image copyright Getty Images Disney is now the official owner of Rupert Murdoch’s former entertainment empire, 21st-First Century Fox. The mammoth $71bn deal – completed on Wednesday – brings the likes of X-Men, The Simpsons and Fantastic Four characters to Disney’s already impressive film catalogue which includes Star Wars and Cinderella. Disney now also owns... 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