Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing increasing skepticism from international regulators days after ambitious plans for it were unveiled by the social media company. On Tuesday, Randal Quarles, chair
Tottenham have made a club record £55m (€62m) bid for the Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombélé and are confident of closing a deal for one of the most exciting young talents in Europe. Mauricio Pochettino made
Cameroon, the five-times winners and current holders, put a pre-tournament pay dispute behind them to beat the rank outsiders Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in their opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ismailia.
San Francisco voted to ban e-cigarettes in the first legislation of its kind in the United States. Supervisors approved a measure banning the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes in an effort to curb
We now know we’ve got a tool in our armoury to help us cope in all situations Jill Scott Sports psychologists still polarise opinion but Jill Scott is a fully subscribed believer. The veteran England is
The acting head of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in filthy conditions at one of the agency’s stations in Texas.
San Francisco is reckoning with new reports of harassment and attacks on its homeless community, after video emerged of a person dumping a bucket of water on a homeless individual from the roof of a building.
Dozens of young climate protesters crowded outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC on Tuesday, demanding a debate focused on the crisis as presidential candidates prepare
Refereeing was again in the spotlight as a controversial late penalty put the Netherlands into a quarter-final against Italy at the expense of a Japan side in the ascendancy. In the 88th minute the Dutch
The grim reality of the migration crisis unfolding on America’s southern border has been captured in a series of images showing the lifeless bodies of a Salvadoran father and his daughter who drowned they
As an Australian in London, it’s hard to know what to make of England’s World Cup implosion at Lord’s. It was a loss as comprehensive as any; a mid‑range run chase that England never looked like they in.
France is falling behind on tackling the climate emergency despite ambitious promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new report has found, saying Paris is worryingly far from delivering its goals.
From deepest Hertfordshire along a chalk stream called the Mimram comes a plea for appreciation of the alder tree (Alnus glutinosa) from the conservationist Rev Tom Gladwin. The felling of these trees
Breakdancing, known as breaking in Olympic circles, moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris. The sport’s medal debut was last October
Dan Evans has had quite the summer, climbing the rankings into the comfort zone where he does not have to qualify for the slams, a stage where his talent deserves to be seen regularly after too long idling
Eoin Morgan denied a suggestion he was scared when batting but admitted England’s confidence has dipped following the 64-run defeat to Australia that has left their World Cup hopes in the balance. While
Two books about the Troubles in Northern Ireland have been announced as the winners of the Orwell prize 2019. Anna Burns’ experimental novel Milkman won the inaugural prize for political fiction, while
Hundreds of employees of the online home goods company Wayfair will stage a walkout on Wednesday in protest against its involvement in furnishing border camps. Employees organizing the walkout at the Boston
A painting described as a lost Caravaggio masterpiece has been bought two days before it was due to go under the hammer in France. The painting, which was found under an old mattress in the attic of a
Welcome back then, England. It’s been a while. Just not, as it happens, quite long enough. On a sullen, grey day at Lord’s England were both oddly meek and jarringly aggressive en route to a comprehensive
Just two London restaurants on controversial rankings while Mirazur named best in world Shoreditch, the hipster district of east London, is the only area of the UK to make the 2019 list of the world’s
In the long, lamented history of Israeli-Palestinian peace plans, rarely have expectations been so low. As Jared Kushner took to the stage in Bahrain to effectively lay waste to decades of doctrine on
A bookmaker has refused to pay £189,000 to a punter who made a mistake in writing out a six-horse accumulator and included Bailarico, who finished third, rather than Bialco, a winner. David Smith, a 60-year-old
Fighting accusations that he was hiding from scrutiny, Boris Johnson made a largely unannounced visit to a garden in Surrey on Tuesday, questioning schoolchildren about their political allegiances and
Nobody fears the Financial Conduct Authority. Nobody fears its genial boss, Andrew Bailey. Not really. Or at least not enough to worry about doing jail time or even being banned from working in the City