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What’s “alt-right” in German? Breitbart News is expanding in Europe

After propelling Donald Trump into the White House, Breitbart News is turning its focus to Europe.<p>The website was thrust into the spotlight in the run-up to the election when the former executive chairman Stephen Bannon, the leading voice of the alt-right, was named as Trump’s top campaign …

Donald Trump

Inside Donald Trump’s global business empire, and the problems it could cause

Turkey is a nation in crisis, scarred by government crackdowns following a failed coup attempt and on a potential collision course with the West. It …

Denmark is going to 'punish' Britain when Brexit talks begin

That is according to a number of Danish ministers, former ministers, and business specialists who recently spoke to the Financial Times about Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union.<p>"We'll be rather selfish," Denmark's former foreign minister Martin Lidegaard said.<p>"Brexit has changed it …

Europe

Why Europe will drive a hard Brexit

The timing and manner of Britain’s leaving remains unclear but the rest of Europe is preparing for the divorce<p>Like many young Poles, Maria Fijalkowska has always wanted to study and work in England. “I have been to London and I loved it. I love the English language. I love the culture. I have …

Europe

Nigel Farage hits out at 'cesspit' of politics as Downing Street rejects Donald Trump's call to make him British ambassador to the United States

Nigel Farage has hit out at the "cesspit" of politics as Downing Street rejected Donald Trump's calls for the interim Ukip leader to become Britain's next ambassador to the United States.<p>In a surprising tweet, which has raised eyebrows in the UK, Mr Trump made the recommendation to his almost 16 …

More than £1bn for faster UK broadband in autumn statement

The chancellor will deploy more than £1bn to boost broadband speeds for up 2m homes and businesses as part of an infrastructure plan to be outlined in the autumn statement.<p>Living in a broadband ‘not-spot’? Try using the church spire to get a signal<p>Read more<p>Responding to calls from business for the …

Telecoms

Sarkozy concedes in French conservative presidential primary

PARIS — Former president Nicolas Sarkozy conceded defeat Sunday in the primary to choose the conservative nominee for next year’s presidential election in France.<p>With more than 3.2 million ballots counted from about 80 percent of polling stations, former prime minister François Fillon had 44 …

North Africa

Obama offers 'wait and see' approach to Trump, but adds he'll be watching

<b>LIMA, Peru (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama in his final press conference abroad advised the world to "take a wait and see approach" for what a Donald Trump presidency may mean in terms of policy, but added that he would weigh in if the "ideals" of the country are called into question.<p>Obama, while …

Democratic Party

Virgin Australia sued over coffee spill that left teenager with groin burns

A Victorian teenager who suffered burns to his genitals when a coffee was spilt on an international flight is suing Virgin Australia.<p>Rhett Butler, 16, suffered burns, blisters and scarring to his thighs, groin, genitals and midriff when a cup of coffee served by cabin crew slipped from a tray table …

Virgin Australia

May hints at further cuts to corporation tax to placate business

Theresa May is to suggest further cuts to corporation tax to match those proposed by Donald Trump as she outlines a series of pro-businesses proposals to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual conference on Monday morning.<p>In her first speech to the organisation as prime minister, May …

Downing Street

Italy's most famous chef threatens to leave over referendum vote

The biggest name in Italian cuisine has threatened to leave the country if voters defy the prime minister and reject a constitutional overhaul in an upcoming referendum that could topple the government.<p>Massimo Bottura, whose Osteria Francescana was in June named the world’s best restaurant, said he …

Italy

May and Merkel discuss refugees and Russia – but Brexit off table

Theresa May and Angela Merkel have discussed the possibility of agreeing deals with African countries to stem migration into Europe following the model of the EU-Turkey refugee deal, as well as the importance of rolling over sanctions against Russia in relation to the conflict in eastern …

Middle East

Manhattan D.A. reopens encryption battle with Apple

A top law enforcement official wants to turn back the clock on iPhone security.<p>Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said Thursday that he wants …

Hyperloop One Settles Lawsuit Brought By Former Employees

Hyperloop One, the futuristic alternative to high-speed rail transport, has settled a lawsuit brought by four former employees of the company, who alleged that top executives had “established an autocratic governance culture rife with nepotism, and wasted the company’s precious cash.”<p>Details of the …

High-speed Rail

Father of cryogenically preserved girl did not see daughter before she died

The father of a 14-year-old girl whose remains have been frozen after a high court judge’s ruling said he last saw his daughter alive nine years ago and did not get to view her body before it was cryogenically preserved.<p>The teenager, who died on 17 October, was terminally ill and had wanted her …

Medicine

Shinzo Abe says Japan can have confidence in Donald Trump

Japan, one of the US’s closest allies, allowed itself a cautious sigh of relief after its prime minister, Shinzo Abe, described Donald Trump as someone in whom he had “great confidence” after they met in New York on Thursday.<p>Abe, the first foreign leader to meet the president-elect, said he had …

Donald Trump

Britain faces EU budget bills for more than a decade warns Germany

The UK will also not benefit from any 'generous rebates', the German finance minister has said.<p>Britain is facing a decade of EU budget bills …

Apple reportedly considering building iPhones in the US instead of China

Despite the proud ‘designed in California’ tag on most of Apple’s products, they are generally made in China. But if a report by the Nikkei Asian Review is true, Apple might start to shift iPhone production to the US.<p>The report suggests Apple asked its manufacturer, Foxconn, to study the …

Tim Cook

Tragic teen's historic court victory so she can be frozen after death throws up real ethical issues

Cryogenically freezing the dead in the hope of bringing them back to life in the future is a sci-fi answer to a real-world problem, and one that …

Former US ambassador to Moscow banned from entering Russia

Russia has banned Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Moscow under Barack Obama, from entering the country, McFaul and Russian foreign ministry sources said.<p>'Macho v macho': what to expect from Putin-Trump negotiations<p>Read more<p>Russia has a travel ban in place on some US officials in …

Russia

Graves of Muslim sailors who joined allies in WWII are rediscovered

Burial places of 11 Indonesians given new headstones during ceremony in Liverpool cemetery were they had been forgotten<p>They had been buried and forgotten for almost seven decades. But now the lost graves of 11 Muslim merchant seamen who died serving the Allies during the second world war have been …

History

Mark Carney changes his tune as consumers dance on

What a surprise, the great British consumer did not retreat into a bunker after the vote for Brexit in June. He and she kept on eating, drinking and buying houses as if nothing of great significance had happened. “For households, the signs of an economic slowdown are notable by their absence,” …

Bank of England

German comedy tackles refugee crisis – but reviews are mixed

Willkommen bei den Hartmanns takes humorous look at how Germans deal with the new arrivals - but critics say refugee protagonist is little more than plot device<p>The refugee crisis may have divided Germany and sown discord in family households, but it could ultimately help the country be more at ease …

Eastern Europe

Tesla boss Elon Musk unveils solar roof tiles

The Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk, has unveiled new energy products aimed at illustrating the benefits of combining his firm, which makes electric cars and batteries, with solar installer SolarCity.<p>The billionaire entrepreneur showed off solar roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional …

Tesla

AT&T is making millions by selling your phone records to the police

It’s one thing for telecom companies to hand over citizens’ communications metadata when the law requires it, but it’s a whole new ball game when a firm turns that into a business.<p>According to documents obtained by The Daily Beast, that’s exactly what AT&T has done. As part of its Hemisphere …

Brexit: Leaked recordings reveal Theresa May’s pro-EU stance ahead of EU referendum

Theresa May warned of the economic peril of leaving the EU during a meeting with investment bankers just weeks before the Brexit vote.<p>In an audio …

Vatican bans Catholics from keeping ashes of loved ones at home

Catholics are forbidden from keeping the ashes of cremated loved ones at home, scattering them, dividing them between family members or turning them into mementoes, the Vatican has ruled.<p>Ashes must be stored in a sacred place, such as a cemetery, according to instructions disclosed at a press …

Vatican

Asma al-Assad: from Syria's 'desert rose' to 'first lady of hell'

Her hair was tastefully curled, her makeup flawless and discreet. Asma al-Assad’s tone, too, was impeccably sober when she gave her first television interview in eight years earlier this week.<p>Like all Syrians, she told her interviewer in her light London accent, she felt “pain and sadness” when she …

Middle East

Chimpanzee seen smoking at North Korea's reopened zoo

Visitors to a newly reopened zoo in North Korea have been flocking to a new attraction: a smoking chimpanzee.<p>According to officials at the Central zoo in Pyongyang, which has been criticised for animal cruelty in the past, the 19-year-old female chimpanzee Azalea, Dallae in Korean, smokes a pack a …

North Korea

Home Office admits checks on 'child refugees' in Calais are limited and hampered by French law

The Home Office has admitted it carries out only limited checks on the ages and identities of “child refugees” in Calais before they are allowed into the UK.<p>Dozens of supposed unaccompanied minors have been brought to Britain this week from the so-called “Jungle” camp in the French port, but some …