Jussie Smollett: Prosecutors drop all charges against actor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jussie Smollett: "I have been truthful since day one" Prosecutors have dropped all charges against US actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack. The Empire star...

Brexit: MPs set out plan to consider alternatives to PM’s deal

MPs have set out details of their plan to consider other Brexit options, as Theresa May was warned more ministers could quit unless she changed course. The Commons will begin voting on alternatives on Wednesday,...

Sackler-owned Purdue Pharma settles opioid lawsuit for $270m

Purdue Pharma, the drug-maker owned by the billionaire Sackler family, has reached a $270m settlement in a lawsuit which claimed its opioids contributed to the deaths of thousands of people. As part of the deal,...

Boeing holds test flights for 737 MAX fix: sources

Boeing's fleet of 737 MAX planes has been grounded since March 13 following two fatal crashes (AFP Photo/STEPHEN BRASHEAR) New York (AFP) - Boeing has flown test flights of its 737 MAX to evaluate a...

Ryanair trolling of British Airways’ mistake backfires

A Ryanair attempt to make fun of British Airways on Twitter after a flight mistakenly went to Edinburgh instead of Düsseldorf has backfired. Ryanair's official Twitter account said it had a "present" for BA -...

Venezuela crisis: Day off as fresh power cuts shut down services

Venezuela's government has told workers and students to stay at home as the country faces a second day without electricity. Hospitals, public transport, water and other services have been affected. The capital, Caracas, was first...

Vatican women editors resign from women’s magazine

The all-women board on the Vatican women's magazine have resigned citing a campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men". Founder Lucetta Scaraffia said pressure on staff at Women Church...

Algeria army urges removal of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria's army chief of staff has demanded President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after weeks of protests against him. Speaking on television, Lt Gen Ahmed Gaed Salah said: "We must find a...

African migration: Five things we’ve learnt

More than one in three Africans have considered emigrating, researchers for Afrobarometer say. Their continent-wide survey also found that young and educated people were more likely than others to want to leave their home country. For...

Pope’s ring-kissing controversy not what it seems

How should you greet a pope? For centuries, it was Catholic tradition to kiss the papal foot. Nowadays, many faithful choose to bow and kiss the papal ring. Conservative Catholics, who routinely accuse the current...

US school’s Alien play impresses Hollywood insiders

Skip Youtube post by Perfecto Cuervo Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report End of Youtube post by Perfecto Cuervo Report A US high school's elaborate production of the 1979 science fiction film Alien has been praised by...

Petra Kvitova: Man who stabbed tennis star jailed for eight years

The man who stabbed tennis champion Petra Kvitova in her home in the Czech Republic has been sentenced to eight years in jail. Radim Zondra, 33, went to her flat in 2016 saying he needed...

Yale revokes student’s admission over ‘$1.2m bribe’

Media playback is unsupported on your device How US university admissions are broken Yale University has revoked the admission of a student whose family is accused of spending $1.2m (£907,000) in a bribery scheme to ensure...

Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming sells 10 million copies

Michelle Obama's memoir is on course to become the most popular autobiography to date, according to its publisher. Becoming, first published just five months ago, has already sold more than 10 million copies, Bertelsmann said....

European MPs vote to end summer time clock changes

The European Parliament has backed a proposal to stop the obligatory one-hour clock change which extends daylight hours in summer EU-wide. The proposal requires states to stop the twice-yearly clock change from 2021, and choose...

Royal Albert Hall singer asked to change ‘pro-EU’ dress

An opera singer was asked to change her EU flag themed dress for a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. British soprano Anna Patalong sang in six performances of the Classical Spectacular concert from 21...

Manet, Picasso and Cezanne works renamed after black models

Masterpieces by Manet, Picasso and Cezanne have been renamed after the overlooked black subjects featured in them for a new exhibition in Paris. The curators of Black Models: From Gericault to Matisse have identified...

US weather: Midwest braces for further floods after deadly storms hit Nebraska and Iowa

Heavy flooding could return to the midwest this week with rain predicted to pummel the US region, forecasters warn. Floods were unleashed last week by a ‘bomb cyclone’ storm, forcing thousands from their homes in...

Mattel unveils BTS dolls to mixed response from K-Pop fans

US toymaker Mattel has unveiled a collection of BTS dolls and it is fair to say the response has been mixed. Fans of the K-Pop super group have set the internet aflame with fevered discussion...

Xi Jinping and Huawei Are a Serious Threat to European Unity

1 / 2 Xi Jinping and Huawei Are a Serious Threat to European Unity (Bloomberg Opinion) -- To understand Europe’s muddle over China, look at Monaco. The tiny tax haven, famous for its casinos, has forged an...

Wary calm as Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ends fighting between Hamas and Israel in Gaza

A wary calm returned to Gaza and southern Israel on Tuesday after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire brought an end to hours of intense fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas. Israeli jets struck targets throughout Gaza on...

Stolen Picasso portrait of Dora Maar found after 20 years

A Dutchman known as the "Indiana Jones of the art world" has found a Picasso painting that was stolen 20 years ago. Arthur Brand says the portrait was circulated in the Dutch criminal underworld for...

Fart bullying case: Engineer contests A$1.8m court ruling

A worker in Australia who claims his ex-supervisor repeatedly broke wind at him has appealed against a court ruling that found he was not bullied. David Hingst said his former colleague Greg Short would "lift...

Venezuela crisis: Fresh power cuts black out Caracas

A second major power cut in just a few hours has plunged the Venezuelan capital Caracas into darkness again, with other regions also affected. It came after a four-hour blackout on Monday which the...

Nirav Modi: Billionaire’s art to be auctioned

Sixty-eight pieces of art owned by Indian billionaire Nirav Modi are set to go under auction in the western city of Mumbai. The diamond trader, whose jewellery has been worn by the likes of...

Nasa’s first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes

A planned first all-female spacewalk has been cancelled because of spacesuit issues, US space agency Nasa says. Anne McClain and Christina Koch had been scheduled to install lithium-ion batteries at the International Space Station (ISS)...

Thailand election: Evidence of ‘irregularities’ says ex-PM Thaksin

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former Thai PM Thaksin says he is concerned about the election Thailand's former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has alleged that the election on Sunday was plagued with "irregularities". Mr Thaksin,...

US-Mexico border wall: Pentagon authorises $1bn transfer

The Pentagon has authorised the transfer of $1bn (£758m) to army engineers for new wall construction along the US-Mexico border. The funds are the first under the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to...

Joshua Boyle: Canadian ex-hostage in court on assault charges

A Canadian man held hostage for five years in Afghanistan has gone on trial accused of sexual assault, unlawful confinement and other offences. Joshua Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty to all 19 charges against...

Airbus secures multi-billion dollar jet order from China

Airbus has secured an order from China for 300 jets, in a deal estimated to be worth tens of billions of dollars. An agreement to purchase A320 and A350 XWB aircraft was signed during a...

The Latest: Group says Newtown dad's death is devastating

1 / 2 FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Jeremy Richman, father of Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting victim Avielle Richman, addresses the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission in Newtown, Conn. Richman was...

No more indictments from Robert Mueller, but Russia is a habit Trump won't break...

Trump knew he and Russia were aiming for the same goal. So he fawned over Putin, undercut US foreign policy and sold out his own intelligence agencies. Special counsel Robert Mueller on March 24, 2019,...

Mexico demands apology from Spain and the Vatican over conquest

The Mexican president has sent a letter to Spain's King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologise for human rights abuses committed during the conquest of the region. Andrés Manuel López Obrador...

'No more hope': fresh blackout leaves half of Venezuela without power

Venezuela has been hit by another major power cut, with more than half of the country reportedly affected by the latest blackout. The El Nacional newspaper reported that Monday’s power cut had affected 14 of...

‘My obsession with reusable nappies’

Think washable nappies, and most of us will envisage a burdensome, time-consuming - not to mention smelly - commitment reserved only for the most dedicated eco-warrior. But for many a convert, cloth nappies are...

In pictures: Kenyan artist Khadambi Asalache’s London house

Behind the front door of an unassuming terraced house in south London lies the inspiring legacy of an uncommon man. The interiors are covered in intricate wooden carvings bearing Islamic, African and English influences, and...

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition has been announced. All shortlisted series will be exhibited as part of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London,...

What do voters make of Brexit now?

Almost three years ago the UK voted in favour of leaving the EU. Yet the original departure date of 29 March has been delayed and the government is searching for a way forward. But what do...

Flash floods kill at least 19 in southern Iran

Media playback is unsupported on your device Cars have been swept away and homes damaged by the floodwaters Flash floods in southern Iran have killed at least 19 people and injured at least 100 more, officials...

Brexit debate: Do petitions ever work?

More than five million people in the UK have signed a petition calling on the government to stop Brexit by revoking Article 50. It's become the most popular petition to ever have been submitted on...

‘Exonerated’: Arkansans celebrate Mueller report’s findings

People in Arkansas thought that the Mueller report was a "witch hunt" and feel vindicated by its findings. Their affection for President Donald Trump is deep - and so is their scepticism towards the...

The verdict from Trump’s heartland

People in Arkansas thought that the Mueller report was a "witch hunt" and feel vindicated by its findings. Their affection for President Donald Trump is deep - and so is their scepticism towards the...

How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft

There was no break in, no hold up. No glass was smashed. But the factory on the outskirts of Shanghai was the scene of a very modern crime. Someone stole a hoard of...

‘The biggest, strangest problem I could find to study’

Businesses are under siege every second of every day, bombarded by a "grey noise" of potentially harmful web traffic seeking access to their networks. But IT staff often can't tell the malicious traffic from...

The web burglars trying to break in every second

Businesses are under siege every second of every day, bombarded by a "grey noise" of potentially harmful web traffic seeking access to their networks. But IT staff often can't tell the malicious traffic from...

MPs back votes on Brexit alternatives by 329 votes to 302

MPs have voted to take control of Commons business in an unprecedented move to try to find a majority for any Brexit option. The government was defeated by 329 votes to 302 on the cross-party...

MAX effort: Boeing tests changes to grounded planes to get them back in the...

The software believed to be linked to the catastrophic crashes of two new Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes in less than five months is getting a makeover. Pilots from five airlines, including the three U.S....

Israel Launches Strikes Across Gaza After Day of Rocket Fire

Israel Launches Strikes Across Gaza After Day of Rocket Fire (Bloomberg) -- Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip on Monday evening, following a tense day that began with a rocket attack...

Brexit: MPs voting on plan to take control of process

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update ministers on her Brexit strategy when she chairs a meeting of her cabinet this morning. It comes after a weekend of speculation about her leadership and...

Fewer first-time home buyers likely to qualify for mortgages under tougher FHA standards

Some first-time and low- to middle-income home buyers will likely be edged out of the housing market under tougher standards recently adopted by the Federal Housing Administration, experts say. The FHA, which insures mortgages for...

2 charged in fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer John Rivera

Two men have been charged in the fatal shooting of off-duty Chicago Police Officer John Rivera. Story appeared on Yahoo News.

‘Pain and grief’: Coroner inquest into Radiohead stage collapse begins

The stage collapse that killed a Radiohead drum technician caused lasting "immeasurable pain and grief" for the band, a Canadian coroner's inquest has heard. Radiohead drummer Philip Selway told the inquest that the 2012...

Apple unveils TV streaming platform and credit card

Apple has announced that is is launching its own credit card, Apple Card. There will be both an iPhone and physical version which will launch in the US in the summer, the firm said. The iPhone...

30+ Healthy Ways To Eat Eggs—And Keep Your Breakfast From Ever Getting Boring

1 / 33 Eggs are one of those foods we ALWAYS have in our fridge. There are so many ways to eat them-as omelettes, salads, benedicts and more. These are our favorite healthy egg breakfast...

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was carrying an iPhone when she was arrested last year

The tech industry certainly has its share of scandals, but the drama surrounding Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou certainly takes things to the next level. This past December, Wanzhou was arrested in Canada (at the...

The amateur sleuth who searched for a body – and found one

A car wreck found at the bottom of a lake brought the search for a missing young mother to an end. But why was it a volunteer team behind the discovery, and not the...

Easy Easter Brunch Recipes, From Quiche to Sweet Rolls

1 / 38 In between church and hunting for eggs, you'll need to feed the fam. These delicious Easter brunch recipes will make everyone happy-we've got sweet and savory recipes alike. And if you're hosting...

Omar Khadr: Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee’s sentence ruled expired

A Canadian court has ruled that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr sentence has expired. The Canadian citizen spent a decade in the infamous US military prison for war crimes allegedly committed when he...

Bannon: With Mueller probe over, Trump ‘is going to go full animal’

ROME — Donald Trump “is going to go full animal” now that he sees himself no longer under the shadow of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, former White House adviser Steve Bannon said last...

Apple rolls out iOS 12.2 with Apple News+ and support for new AirPods

Right on the heels of its Monday media event, Apple has released iOS 12.2 for iPhone and iPad. The software update is a substantial one, but the key addition is Apple News+. Once you’ve...

Avenatti arrested and charged with extortion, embezzlement, bank and tax fraud

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, the subject of two separate criminal investigations, was arrested Monday in New York, where federal prosecutors in the Southern District charged him with attempting to extort more than $20 million...

France seals multi-billion dollar deals with China, but questions Belt and Road project

1 / 11 French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Elysee Palace in Paris French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 25,...

May Says No-Deal Won't Occur Without Commons Vote: Brexit Update

May Says No-Deal Won't Occur Without Commons Vote: Brexit Update (Bloomberg) -- Follow @Brexit, sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, and tell us your Brexit story. Theresa May said she doesn’t yet have enough support...

Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country's often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a...

Russia accuses US of plotting 'coup' in Venezuela

Russian Foreign Minister SergeiLavrov said in a statement he had complained of "attempts by Washington to organise a coup d'etat in Venezuela" during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AFP...

Viewpoint: Mueller called it (largely) right on Trump

Jubilation, anger and simple relief it's finally here - Americans responded to the partial release of the special counsel's report in a number of ways. But what about the legal issues raised? Jonathan Turley,...

Sandy Hook victim’s father apparently took his own life

The father of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim has been found dead, having apparently taken his own life, police say. Newtown, Connecticut, police said Jeremy Richman was found in his office building on...

Apple launches credit card with Goldman Sachs

By Elizabeth Dilts and Anna Irrera NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday launched a credit card with Goldman Sachs Group Inc that will be synched with iPhone users' Apple Wallet and...

Mali attack: Behind the Dogon-Fulani violence in Mopti

The slaughter on Saturday of more than 130 Fulani herdsmen in central Mali, allegedly by members of the Dogon ethnic group, is the latest and most deadly incident in an increasingly violent conflict. In 2018,...

Trump hints at payback for ‘evil’ enemies over Mueller report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Trump on Mueller probe: 'We can never let this happen again' President Donald Trump says his enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things" will be under scrutiny after he...

Brexit: Not enough support for Brexit deal vote yet, says PM

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update ministers on her Brexit strategy when she chairs a meeting of her cabinet this morning. It comes after a weekend of speculation about her leadership and...

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house

The Israeli military says it has begun carrying out strikes on Hamas militant targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after a rocket hit a house north of Tel Aviv. No details were given about the...

Cesare Battisti: Italian ex-militant admits to murders

Former communist militant Cesare Battisti has admitted to four murders in Italy during the 1970s, according local press. Battisti, 64, spent decades on the run and previously denied any involvement. He was arrested in Bolivia in...

Israel returns fire on Gaza as Trump signs historic decree recognising its sovereignty over...

Fire and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza City - REUTERS Israel launched strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza on Monday hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit a...

Duchess of Cornwall reveals excitement over new royal baby during Havana walkabout with Prince...

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall revealed her excitement at the imminent arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby during a hectic walkabout through Havana’s old town with Prince Charles. Amid frenzied scenes, American...

Republicans Took a Victory Lap Over the Mueller Investigation

Republicans Took a Victory Lap Over the Mueller Investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year probe into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election wasn’t just a cloud over the White House, but the entire...

Israeli military says it has started bombing Gaza after rocket strike

Israel’s military said it had begun striking “Hamas terror targets” across the Gaza Strip, retaliating for an earlier rocket attack that wounded seven people in a neighbourhood north of Tel Aviv. “The has begun...

Golan Heights: Trump signs order recognising occupied area as Israeli

US President Donald Trump has officially recognised Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967, in a move hailed as "historic" by the country's prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu, who is up...

FAA 'Tentatively' Approves Software Fix to Get the 737 Max 8 Flying Again

Photo credit: Stephen Brashear - Getty Images From Popular Mechanics The worldwide grounding of Boeing's 737 Max 8 and 9 airliners has upended the aviation business, with American Airlines canceling up to 90 flights a day...

UPDATE 1-Airbus close to signing aircraft deal with China – sources

(Adds Boeing share price reaction, context) PARIS, March 25 (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus is close to signing a deal worth billions of dollars with China following a delay of more than a year in...

Harris: AG Barr ‘Must’ Testify to Congress about Mueller Report

Democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris told supporters Sunday that Attorney General William Barr “must” be made to testify to Congress about the conclusions in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. “Let’s speak truth on some of...

Fairground workers riot in French city of Le Mans

Clashes have erupted at a protest by fairground workers in the French city of Le Mans, who are demanding the right to set up stall in the town centre. Police pushed back hundreds of...

BA flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Düsseldorf by mistake

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Mike Pence lashes out at Ilhan Omar, 2020 Dems in AIPAC speech

Vice President Mike Pence and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Photos: Susan Walsh/AP, Jose Luis Magana/AP) WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence used his speech at the annual convention of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,...

All black everything: Ford offers Black Appearance Package for 2019 Ford Rangers

Ford introduces that Black Appearance Package. Ford has announced the new Black Appearance Package available for the 2019 Ford Ranger lineup. Since the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup went on sale in January of this year, over...

US will not 'stand idly' on Russian role in Venezuela: Pompeo

Washington (AFP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia Monday the United States will not "stand idly by" as Moscow inserts military personnel into Venezuela to support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. In...

Turkish jets ‘harassed my helicopter’ – Greek PM

The Greek prime minister has accused Turkey of "harassing" his helicopter with fighter jets as he travelled to an independence day celebration. Alexis Tsipras said his helicopter was forced into "low manoeuvres" on Monday when...

AirAsia apologises for ‘Get off in Thailand’ advert

AirAsia has apologised after its advertising campaign was labelled "harmful" in Australia. The advert containing the phrase "Get off in Thailand" was posted around the city of Brisbane to promote the airline's direct route...

Qlearly catapults Chrome bookmarks and tabs into the future

As of February of this year, Google’s Chrome desktop web browser owned a remarkable 65% of the global browser market, according to market research firm NetApplications. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the second most...

The Ford Bronco Will Have a Removable Roof and Doors and Will Go on...

Photo credit: Ford From Car and DriverThe new Ford Bronco SUV will come with either two or four removable doors and have a removable hardtop.It will share a platform with the next-gen Ranger pickup.The Bronco...

Trump's lawyer will 'fight very aggressively' to keep president's responses to Mueller secret

President Trump’s personal lawyer on Monday said the president’s written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller should not be made public. “I would fight very aggressively for that information to not to be released,” Jay...

How Russian media saw the long-awaited Mueller report

Russia's state media is heavily dominated by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe, with news channels making an issue out of the amount of money spent on it and gloating at its findings. A...

Operation Varsity Blues: Yale rescinds admission for one student after college admission scandal

On Monday, Yale University confirmed that one student's admission was rescinded in the wake of the Operation Varsity Blues scandal. Story appeared on Yahoo News.

Kellyanne Conway: Adam Schiff ‘Ought to Resign Today’ Over False Collusion Allegations

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Monday that House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff “ought to resign” in recognition that his oft-repeated claim of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia was not born...

#FreeOurGirls: Twitter users back detained Burundi schoolgirls

Twitter users have rallied to the cause of three schoolgirls arrested for defacing photos of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza by following their example. Crudely doctored images of the leader are being circulated online under the...

Amazon is blowing out Samsung Chromebooks with prices starting at $199.99, today only

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to snag a new Chromebook, today is definitely the day you’ve been waiting for. Amazon is running a one-day Gold Box deal that covers three different...

Bohemian Rhapsody opens in China, minus all the gay bits

Oscar-winning Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was released in China on Friday, but references to the Queen singer's sexuality and AIDS diagnosis were censored. Several minutes of footage were edited out of the film, including...

Reimann family firm reveals Nazi slave past in Germany

A German industrial dynasty with big stakes in various international brands has admitted brutality towards slave labourers during Nazi rule. A partner in JAB Holding, Peter Harf, said the Reimann family was shocked by links...

American Airlines to cancel 90 flights every day through most of April

American Airlines will cancel 90 flights a day through most of April as a result of the Federal Aviation Administration's decision this month to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft. This follows the Boeing...

Thailand election: Rival camps woo allies amid confusion over results

A pro-military political party in Thailand has taken an unexpected lead in the country's first election since the army took power five years ago. With more than 90% of ballots counted, the Palang Pracha Rath...

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