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We've seen enough to know Theresa May can't change. She must go

When Theresa May took control of the country in 2016, many didn’t expect her to last long. Brexit divisions would bring her down within six months, senior officials predicted. Somehow, though, Mrs May defied them. Each time the Government teeters on the brink of disaster, it pulls back. Mrs May, …

United Kingdom

UN human rights office calls Trump's comments 'racist'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United Nations human rights office on Friday labeled President Donald Trump's reported "shithole countries" comment as racist.<p>"These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States," said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for …

Donald Trump

Trump falsely blames Obama for his London fiasco

Donald Trump’s unpopularity in the U.K. is not without consequence.<p>President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to London to open the new U.S. Embassy, …

Donald Trump

Farage runs through London screaming STOP BREXIT after visit from ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future

<b>The ex-leader of UKIP Nigel Farage has been spotted running through the streets of London screaming ‘STOP BREXIT’ this morning after allegedly being</b> …

Best Christmas stocking fillers for adults and teenagers - Top mini gift ideas for him and her in 2017 all under £15

With Christmas right on the doorstep, for most of us, present buying is well and truly in full swing. So whether you're looking for Christmas …

Would tougher voting rules have changed the Brexit result?

Alan Duncan has said that a threshold such as a supermajority requirement should have been enforced. But remainers must accept that we lost the argument<p>In 2016, the British people voted by a narrow but decisive majority – 52% to 48% – to leave the European Union. Some remainers have responded by …

United Kingdom

Buried letter at Auschwitz finally unearthed details horrors seen

A couple of months before Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, a Jewish prisoner secretly wrote a letter outlining the horrors he had witnessed there. He placed it in a thermos, the thermos in a leather pouch, and he buried it.<p>Now, for the first time, Marcel Nadjari's words have been published …

Hitler may have come close to building atomic bomb, German treasure hunter finds

A pensioner in Brandenberg, Germany, was casting about with his metal detector last week when it gave an unusual ‘bleep’.<p>According to German media, it’s cause was what first appeared to be a nondescript but shiny lump of metal.<p>Then the 64-year-old hobbyist, Bernd Thälmann, gave it a quick test.<p>It …

Kim Jong-un ordered 'gruesome' assassination of half-brother in bid to shock the world

Brazen killing of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur airport was bid for superpower status.<p>Kim Jong-un wanted his half-brother's assassination to be so …

Theresa May faces Brexit backlash from her own MPs protesting she is delaying full EU departure

Jacob Rees-Mogg has led a backlash from Brexit-backing Tory MPs against Theresa May’s plan to slam the brakes on full EU withdrawal, calling it …

May’s breakup speech made Brexit sound magical … if you’re drinking Bacardi

The prime minister’s set-piece in Florence was as platitudinous as ever. Only in a parallel universe does it spell the start of a beautiful new partnership<p>I increasingly picture Brexit as one of those criminally underwhelming Christmas theme parks in which the UK specialises. You know the ones: …

Boris Johnson

Theresa May is a hopeless leader of a weak government, says major Tory donor

Theresa May is a “hopeless” leader of a “weak” government, according to a major Tory donor.<p>Lord Harris of Peckham has given his damning verdict on …

ISIS Fighters Are Trapped On Buses In The Desert And The US Is Picking Them Off One By One

How long the standoff will last is anyone's guess after the US disagreed with a Syrian plan to let ISIS fighters and their families board buses and flee.<p>WASHINGTON — A bizarre twist to the fight against ISIS is playing out in the Syrian desert, where a convoy of buses filled with hundreds of ISIS …

Middle East

The Government's Not Sure If Child Refugees Will Be Reunited With Their Families After Brexit

It could mean more vulnerable children being stranded overseas and at risk of trafficking and abuse.<p>The government has refused to confirm that unaccompanied child refugees will continue to be reunited with extended family members in the UK after Brexit – raising fears that many will be stranded …

North Africa

UK citizens face second-class status under Brexit, barristers warn

British citizens risk being reduced to a second-class status by controversial Brexit legislation, the Bar Council has said.<p>The organisation, which …

These Europeans came to live a British dream. Is it all over?

Hard-working and self-reliant, they moved to the UK to get ahead. But tough talk on immigration makes many fear for the future<p>On the southern edge of Peterborough is a new residential development called Cardea – a huge expanse of housing served by a solitary Morrisons supermarket and a self-styled …

United Kingdom

Theresa May Accused Of 'Rigging Parliament' With New Move To Give Tories Majority On Legislation

'Unprecedented' bid to defy will of the voters in the election.<p>Theresa May has been accused of “rigging” Parliament to defy the result of the general …

May refuses invitation to address European parliament in public

Exclusive: PM’s decision described as ‘yet another own goal’ as minutes of Brussels meeting reveal low opinion of David Davis<p>Theresa May has caused further ill will in Brussels by rejecting an invitation to address the European parliament in public, EU sources have said, instead insisting she will …

United Kingdom

The success of the Brexit negotiations show that we're finally getting our country back

They don’t know how it’s going to work or when it will start or who will be allowed here, but the leaked Brexit papers show at last they’re going to …

The United States — A Model for the Nazis

<i>This is one of two pieces on the question of immigration out today. To the read the other piece, click here.</i><p>¤<p>IN 1925, as Adolf Hitler began to design …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

1 of 88<p>Michiko Kakutani, @michikokakutani<p>Chief book critic for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>, Pulitzer Prize winner, and perhaps the only person on earth with the …

The London attack is the new face of terrorism — and it's very hard to stop

LONDON — ISIS has just claimed responsibility for Saturday night’s deadly terrorist attack here, which killed seven people and badly wounded dozens more. The move came a day after British police arrested 12 people in the nearby suburb of Barking who may have connections to the strike.<p>It’s worth …

How Different—and Dangerous—Is Terrorism Today?

On Sunday, just hours after three men launched an assault on London Bridge, British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped in front of 10 Downing Street and told the world, “We believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face.” In many ways, the attack in the British capital, as well as …

Terrorism

Sturrock Cemetery

A 19th century family buried their dead among the pines, beneath gravestones styled after ancient Scottish cairns.<p><i>The graves are on private property</i> …

7 Abandoned Medieval Villages Seen From The Air (And One From Under The Sea)

Hound Tor, Dartmoor. Image via Historic England.Imagine exploring a deserted medieval village. You wander down an ancient hollow way, pass a deserted …

Archaeology

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Pain

Vice President Mike Pence once called Muslim ban ‘offensive and unconstitutional’

<b>Mike Pence stood beside Donald Trump and smiled and clapped when he signed the Muslim ban on Friday.</b><p>However, rewind a year and the vice president …

Galaxy-Sized Lenses Confirm It: The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Ever Expected

Physics can't explain it.<p>By measuring the way light bends around distant galaxies, a group of astronomers have verified earlier findings that our …

The Olympics Diving Pool Turned Green Overnight And Officials Can't Explain Why

WTF?<p>The water in the diving pool at the Rio Olympics turned bright green on Tuesday, baffling competitors and fans, and embarrassing officials who …