Uber drivers in the US will go on strike for 12 hours to protest against poor working conditions and low wages as the company goes public in May. Drivers will log off the app in seven cities starting noon
The former men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin pleaded guilty on Wednesday to accepting a $100,000 bribe in the college admissions bribery scheme and will cooperate with authorities.
Somerset made it three wins out of three in the Royal London Cup after beating the previously undefeated Sussex by 68 runs on Duckworth-Lewis-Stern at Hove. Chasing 283 for eight, Sussex were 62 for four
Exeter’s director of rugby, Rob Baxter, has reminded his players about their responsibilities on social media in the wake of controversies surrounding Israel Folau and Billy Vunipola. Folau is set for
Donald Trump has repeated unproven and unverified accusations that British intelligence agencies spied on his election campaign, just a day after the UK confirmed he had been invited to London on a state
UK embassies and consulates would be overrun by refugees seeking asylum if human rights legislation is extended overseas, the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox QC, has warned. Appearing before the European
Cliche has it that matinee audiences are full of snoring older people. But it was infants who were snoozing – and gurgling, screaming and playing peekaboo – at the Vaudeville theatre in the Strand on afternoon.
Britain has issued its sharpest condemnation of the direction of Saudi Arabian human rights policy, describing its mass executions as “repulsive” and “utterly unacceptable in the modern world”. The remarks
The former Scottish National party politician Natalie McGarry has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than £25,000 from pro-independence campaign groups, some of which she appropriated while sitting as for
Sri Lankan authorities were told by foreign security agencies more than four months ago that a network of violent Islamic extremists was active in the country and likely to commit terrorist attacks, regional
Matthew Knowles, co-creator, former manager of Destiny’s Child and father of Beyoncé, is producing a musical about the R&B group. Best known as the trio comprising Beyoncé, Michelle Williams and Kelly
Internet users in Britain could be automatically warned by their broadband provider if they are visiting an untrustworthy news website as part of a deal involving the news ranking service NewsGuard. Every
The diary of an African attendant on the Scottish explorer David Livingstone’s final journey into the continent has been published online, containing the only handwritten witness account of the the Victorian
Grime dominated the Ivor Novello award nominations for the third year in a row as Ghetts and Dizzee Rascal’s songwriting was recognised, but there was once again a dearth of women nominated for the UK’s
The government of Nauru has branded claims by its former president that the country’s offshore detention deal with Australia had led to corruption and greed on the island “pure fiction”. Sprent Dabwido,
Amid all the argy-bargy of the election campaign the latest inflation growth figures from the bureau of statistics show that the economy is in serious trouble and that both major political parties and
After a glorious Easter bank holiday weekend, this week has seen political parties announce their candidate lists for the European parliamentary elections. And oh boy, some of them resemble a police lineup
With Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in Belfast for the funeral of Lyra McKee, prime minister’s questions was left in the more-than-capable hands of their regular understudies. And for the most part May’s
Sweeping narratives can soon take hold, even if critics are already pointing to their holes. In the 1990s, two such theses quickly took root. The first was that liberal democracy had triumphed. The second
Some Conservative MPs are hoping to overturn Theresa May’s decision to allow the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to supply some “non-core” equipment for 5G mobile phone networks by persuading any future leader
A parrot has been taken into custody in northern Brazil following a police raid targeting crack dealers. According to reports in the Brazilian press, the bird had been taught to alert criminals to police
Belgian police have raided the offices of Anderlecht and the Belgian Football Association in relation to a money-laundering investigation involving agents and transfers. An Anderlecht spokeswoman told
Theresa May has survived an attempt to change Tory party rules to make it possible to oust her within weeks, but backbench MPs have demanded a “roadmap” for her departure, in a fresh blow to her authority.