Sofia A. Marques

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How the world's most powerful leaders looked when they were young

Despite their fame, pictures of their early lives and careers are often hard to come across. We've tried to collect some of the best here.<p>It'll be easier once all the world's leaders have grown up with Facebook, and there's a full and embarrassing record of their younger years — but you can make do …

Here's 6 Times the BBC Should Have Suspended Jeremy Clarkson but Didn't

Has Jeremy Clarkson finally crossed the line?<p>The 54-year-old auto journalist and presenter of the hit show <i>Top Gear</i> has been suspended by the BBC …

Comparing the Image Quality of Film and Digital

There have been a few film versus digital articles here and there on the interwebs, but seems like very few have approached the subject in a …

Mobile phone firms agree £5bn deal with government to improve coverage

Sajid Javid secures deal with EE, O2, Three and Vodafone to ensure 90% of UK landmass has basic coverage by 2017<p>The culture secretary, Sajid Javid, has abandoned plans to force mobile phone companies to allow customers to roam between networks after Theresa May warned that his scheme could aid …

Unemployment falls further in Britain as wage growth picks up

Unemployment in Britain continues to fall, but the pace of that decline is slowing according to the just released official figures for the period from August to October.<p>The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.0 percent of the workforce – the lowest in six years.<p>The fall of 63,000 unemployed …

OECD urges UK to stick to ‘testing’ foreign aid commitments

The UK was world’s second largest donor by aid volume after the US in 2013, after raising assistance by 30.5% to £11.4bn<p>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has urged the UK to maintain its commitment to foreign aid as it praised the country’s efforts in fighting global …

BT plans £2bn rights issue to fund EE takeover

Telecoms giant will also seek £3bn in new borrowing, according to sources<p>BT is preparing a giant financing package including a £2bn share placing to help fund its planned takeover of EE, the mobile operator.<p>The share placing will help to keep the telecom giant’s level of debt at a manageable level …

The Film North Korea Doesn't Want You to See

It’s not every day you get to sit down with the guys who might be responsible for starting World War III. And it’s definitely not every day that …

Church of England appoints Libby Lane as first female bishop | DW | 17.12.2014

The Church of England named Libby Lane as the bishop of Stockport in the diocese of Chester in North England.<p>"It's a remarkable day for me and I …

UK came 'within days' of Sydney-style terror attack - top policeman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain thwarted a Sydney-style ‘lone wolf’ attack just days before it was due to happen, London’s top policeman said on Wednesday, saying his force had foiled five terror plots in the last four months alone.<p>Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service Bernard Hogan-Howe …