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All fluff and no facts: The reticent cabinet risks losing control of the Brexit narrative

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has a flair for performance and a passion for philosophy.<p>This might explain why he took to the stage on Wednesday at …

United Kingdom

Labour receives over 17,000 emails urging party to consult members on Brexit

Labour has received more than 17,000 emails within five days calling on the party to consult its half a million strong membership on Brexit …

Labour Party

Tory housing minister was member of private Facebook group that called for workhouses for the poor and end to all council housing

Dominic Raab, the Conservative housing minister, was until this week a member of a private Facebook group that called for the return of workhouses …

United Kingdom

Scientists find nearly 100 new 'exoplanets' in hunt for life in space

Scientists have discovered nearly 100 new 'exoplanets' in the search for Earth-like planets that could support life.<p>It's a major breakthrough that reveals new planets that range in size from smaller than Earth to celestial bodies even bigger than Jupiter.<p>The findings were made by a team of …

Donald Trump’s First Medical Could Raise Some 'Big Red Flags'

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters<p>Donald Trump has his first medical exam as US president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has …

US Embassy In London Owes Almost £12 Million In Unpaid Congestion Charges

But America refuses to pay it back.<p>TonyBaggett via Getty Images<p>The US Embassy in Grosvenor Square<p>The US Embassy in London - which Donald Trump …

Sterling hits its highest since the Brexit vote as FTSE 100 smashes records

The pound partied hard this afternoon following reports of good news for Brexit negotiators - as the FTSE 100 ended the week by breaking another …

Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed

<b>A serious flaw in the design of Intel's chips will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world.</b><p>It is believed to affect chips in millions of computers from the last decade.<p>The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was aware of the issue …

Met Office issues weather warnings as freezing fog hits UK

Freezing fog is forecast overnight across some eastern parts of Wales and southern and central England. It is expected to last until midday on …

Austrian leader defends EU credentials in Brussels | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Austria’s new chancellor traveled to Brussels on Tuesday on his first foreign trip since being sworn in, aiming to dispel concerns that his coalition with the far right spells trouble for the European Union.<p>European Council President Donald Tusk poses with Austria's Chancellor …

North Africa

Sarah Palin's family in the spotlight again as painful details emerge of Track Palin's arrest

Sarah Palin's family was thrust into the national spotlight in 2008 when Sen. John McCain picked her to be his GOP running mate in the campaign for president.<p>Now, after years of attention that accompanied Palin's role as a popular and controversial conservative advocate and media personality, the …

Death threats haunt Miss Iraq in wake of selfie controversy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly a month ago, Sarah Idan was in a hand-beaded Swarovski crystal gown representing Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant. It was the first time in 45 years that Iraq had a contestant in the pageant.<p>"I was on cloud nine, I had been dreaming of that forever," said Idan, 27, an aspiring …

Israeli Government

Wine glasses are almost seven times bigger than they were 300 years ago

Although your “one glass of wine with dinner” probably isn’t filled to the rim, even a mildly generous pour today dwarfs those of previous generations. Wine glasses made in the past 20 years or so hold around 459 milliliters of liquid—more than 16 oz.<p>They weren’t always this big. In the 1700s, …

University of Cambridge

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.<p>It's the farthest black hole ever found.<p>A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a …

Universe

A hard Brexit Irish border would make border guards a 'target' for terrorists

LONDON — The return of a hard border to Northern Ireland would jeopardise the peace process and make security forces patrolling the border a potential terrorist target, the UK government has been warned.<p>Theresa May has insisted that the UK has no intention of creating a physical border between …

United Kingdom

DEBATE: Is the UK remaining in the Customs Union the only answer to the Northern Ireland border question?

Is the UK remaining in the Customs Union the only answer to the Northern Ireland border question?<p>Alison McGovern, Labour MP for Wirral South and …

Big weather pattern shift could blast East Coast with frigid air, snow in mid-December

Everyone should be wary when weather geeks start getting excited about an upcoming shift in the jet stream because it usually means inclement weather …

Nasralla practically assured of Honduras election win-official | Reuters

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - With 70 percent of ballots counted in the Honduran presidential election, opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla maintains a five point lead over President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and is set to win, an election official said on Monday.<p>A supporter of Salvador Nasralla, …

North Africa

Why this mom gave her baby weed is absolutely heart-breaking.

What an incredible baby<p>Any parent will tell you that losing a child is his or her worst nightmare. When Rachael Garner was told by doctors that her …

Pregnancy

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Primary school children banned from decorating Christmas tree after school was given 'inadequate' Ofsted rating

Primary school children have been banned from decorating their town’s Christmas tree after the school was given an "inadequate" Ofsted rating.<p>Padstow School in Cornwall said it declined to be involved in the tradition this year due to "a commitment to ongoing improvement".<p>The decision has provoked …

Researchers spot interstellar visitor

Astronomers detected an object passing earth at an extremely high speed and with a strange shape last month. The alien object was spotted by the …

South Korean students sit college entrance exam, aided by chants, prayers

South Korean students sat for their highly competitive university entrance exam on Thursday, a week after it was postponed for the first time ever because of safety concerns after an earthquake.<p>Schoolmates, teachers and relatives gathered in front of test venues early in the morning to cheer on the …

Whisky production returns to banks of River Clyde for first time in a century as Glasgow distillery opens

The Clydeside Distillery will produce a Lowland single malt Scotch whisky in the former dock on the banks of the river.<p>Spirit production has returned …

Whiskey

Apple shows off self-driving tech breakthrough in obstacle detection

Over the past few years, Apple vehemently denied that it was interested in building self-driving cars in order to keep its efforts a secret; the company confirmed it was working on autonomous tech only in June, but hadn’t shared much insight into its progress – until now.<p>A paper published last week …

Machine Learning

International Court of Justice: UK abandons bid for seat on UN bench

<b>The UK is to lose its seat on the International Court of Justice for the first time since the United Nations' principal legal body began in 1946.</b><p>Sir Christopher Greenwood was hoping to be elected for a second nine-year term on the bench of 15 judges in the Hague.<p>The government withdrew his …

Labour Backs Tory Rebel's Brexit Bill Amendment To Protect Human Rights

Dominic Grieve wants 'fundamental rights' enshrined in UK law.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer.<p>Labour MPs are set to back an EU …

Rights & Freedoms

Britain loses seat on International Court of Justice for first time ever

Britain has pulled its candidate for a seat on the International Court of Justice, allowing a judge from India to fill the final place. Some analysts …

United Kingdom

Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed

Security researchers have raised the alarm for years about the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine. The platform has a …