Barbara Butcher

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Stark space photos show UK transforming from green to brown after heat waves

The usual verdant grasses surrounding Buckingham Palace and much of the British Open’s 176-year-old Carnoustie golf course have yellowed since May.<p>A …

Climate Change

The Michael Cohen tapes story is just getting started

<b>(CNN) —</b> The story, on its face, seems to be this: In the waning months of the 2016 election, Donald Trump and Michael Cohen talked about paying off former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal, who alleged an affair with Trump, to keep her quiet.<p>Pretty big news, right? (Kudos to The New York Times for …

Donald Trump

Putin says that Trump gave up Crimea and other parts of Ukraine during their private talk

Bloomberg is reporting that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump made a secret arrangement during their two-hour opening talk what would “help resolve the …

Russia

10 Seriously Useful Gardening Tips Every Beginner Needs to Know

Gardening is more rewarding when your efforts meet with success. These gardening tips will help make that happen.<p>This is another way of saying don’t …

Gardening

She thought it was perfume. It was actually a Soviet-era nerve agent

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dawn Sturgess dabbed on what she believed to be perfume from a small bottle.<p>But the 44-year-old British woman was actually applying a Soviet-era nerve agent that had previously sickened a former Russian spy and his daughter, three sources briefed on the UK poisoning investigation told CNN …

Nerve Agents

Don't bring the Putin-Trump translator in for testimony

Senate Democrats have a very bad idea.<p>Some are now pushing for the translator who assisted President Trump in his Monday meeting with Russian …

Lindsey Graham

Novichok poisoning: Russian suspects in Skripal attack sent coded message saying 'The package has been delivered'

Russian agents responsible for the Novichok poisonings in Salisbury sent a coded message to Moscow which included the phrase, "The package has been delivered", it was claimed last night.<p>A British intelligence listening station based in Cyprus, allegedly picked up the message shortly after former …

Sergei Skripal

'Absurd, crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate US ambassador

The White House has declined to rule out accepting a Russian proposal to question on US soil American people – including the former ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul – sought by the Kremlin for “illegal activities”.<p>The proposal arose at Monday’s summit between the US president Donald Trump and …

Donald Trump

There Are Wildfires Burning in the Arctic Circle Amid Sweden's Record-Breaking Heat Wave

As a record-breaking heat wave scorches Sweden, dozens of wildfires are raging in parts of the country.<p>According to local media, at least 40 fires …

Heat Waves

These are the clearest views of Saturn's moon Titan we've seen yet

Long live Cassini, which has delivered the clearest views of Saturn's moon, Titan, to date.<p>Six infrared images of Titan have been captured by the …

Astronomy

Novichok poisoning: police identify Skripal suspects – report

Police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the novichok attack on the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.<p>Detectives think several Russians were involved in the attack in Salisbury in March and are looking for more than one suspect, the Press …

Nerve Agents

Would or wouldn't: how Trump's claim he misspoke unleashed a meme-fest

Donald Trump’s extraordinary attempt to walk back remarks made in Finland that he saw no reason to believe that Russia had interfered in the 2016 US election has been received with incredulity and amusement on the internet.<p>After berating reporters for not understanding he had meant the exact …

Donald Trump

'Very aggressive': Trump suggests Montenegro could cause world war three

Donald Trump has drawn fresh scorn for attacking Montenegro, whose people he described as “very aggressive”, suggesting the small nation could be the cause of a third world war.<p>Days after a widely-criticised summit with his Russian counterpart, Trump’s comments were decried as a “gift to Putin”.<p>In …

Donald Trump

WH entertaining Russian proposal to interrogate Americans in exchange for Mueller investigation assistance

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House said on Wednesday it is entertaining a proposal raised by Russian President Vladimir Putin to interrogate Americans in exchange for assistance in the ongoing US investigation into election interference, putting the White House at odds with the State Department.<p>Putin raised …

Donald Trump

Newsletter

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>An autoimmune attack on cells that make the hormone insulin causes type 1 diabetes. A mouse study reveals that pancreatic-cell release …

Google Scholar

Fox News' Shep Smith Delivers Brutal Fact-Check of Sarah Sanders' Lie-Filled Presser: 'Say One Thing, Change It Later'

Click here for reuse options! The unimpressed host set the record straight as the press secretary left the podium.Fox News' Shephard Smith criticized …

Donald Trump

You just aren't smart enough to understand what Donald Trump was doing with Vladimir Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just hours removed from attempting to clean up his disastrous performance beside Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to make a startling claim: Smart people recognized that the summit -- and the press conference …

Donald Trump

Father who lost 3 kids in MH17 attack slams Trump for not standing up to Putin

A father who lost three of his children in the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine publicly slammed President Donald Trump for failing to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for the attack during their joint summit and press conference on Monday.<p>Malaysia Airlines flight 17, a …

Donald Trump

In full: Boris Johnson's resignation speech

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson attacks the government's approach to Brexit in his resignation speech in the House of Commons.

Boris Johnson

Ex-NATO commander destroys Trump and Fox News host for questioning alliance

The former commander of NATO forces smacked down President Donald Trump and Fox News host Tucker Carlson for questioning the importance of the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump falsely claims that the Queen inspected the Guard of Honour 'for the first time in 70 years'

Donald Trump falsely claimed that the Queen reviewed the Guard of Honour "for the first time in 70 years" during his visit to the UK.<p>The US President …

Donald Trump

The 4,000-year-old ancient monument in Wales that archaeologists have just discovered

Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ancient monument in Wales.<p>Over the last four years, scientists have been exploring the area …

Archaeology

The vanishing White House press briefing

The "daily" White House press briefing is a thing of the past.<p>The White House has only held three on-camera briefings in the past 30 days, according to the administration's own records on WhiteHouse.gov.<p>Press secretary Sarah Sanders' most recent briefing was on July 2, more than two weeks ago.<p>Since …

Donald Trump

New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake

ROME (Reuters) - A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake.<p>The results of the investigation, in which scientists used a …

Pope Francis

President Trump’s walk back on his walk back

President Trump has spent the morning online defending his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin and the resulting bipartisan criticism, …

Donald Trump

How the heatwave is revealing hidden landscapes and forgotten ruins

While we’ve been blessed with an uncharacteristic wave of hot, dry weather this summer, many of us are lamenting the loss of our lawns.<p>Parks, gardens and public spaces have been starved of water and most of the population are - for the first time in their lives - having difficulty remembering the …

Archaeology

U.S. pays Trump's Scotland golf resort $77,000 ahead of visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government paid more than $77,000 to President Trump's Scottish golf resort ahead of his stay there last weekend, according to federal spending records, indicating that Trump's official visit to Europe likely generated revenue for his business empire.<p>Spending records …

Donald Trump

150,000 Stone Tools Found in North America Add More Evidence That We're Wrong About The First Settlers

Show this to your history teacher.<p>Until recently, if you asked most experts when the first human beings arrived and settled in North America, you'd …

Anthropology

Trump condemns Merkel and refuses to criticize Putin in Fox interview

Asked which world leader – Angela Merkel or Vladimir Putin – better represented their country’s interests, Donald Trump once again displayed an impulse to lash out at an ally while holding back criticism of an adversary.<p>The comments are the latest in a string of attacks on the German chancellor, …

Donald Trump

Trump changes his words: I meant to say ...

President Donald Trump clarifies some of his remarks a day after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Donald Trump