Russian infor war preceded Ukrainian ship seizures: EU

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Russia launched a year-long fake news campaign about Kiev’s and Nato’s plans for the Azov Sea before seizing three Ukrainian ships there, EU security commissioner Julian King alleged Monday (Dec 10). King said Russian media spread false claims that Ukraine had infected the Azov Sea with cholera and that British and Ukrainian secret services had tried to […]

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Expert tips that can take the stress out of holiday travel

Escaping the cold this holiday? From getting through security faster to saving money on your trip, travel expert Jennifer Weatherhead-Harrington joined Global’s Kim Sullivan to share travel tips that can make your trip a breeze. 1. Book with a tour company Related Edmonton airport braces for busy holiday travel season Thursday expected to be busiest for pre-holiday travel at Toronto […]

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Macron faces pressure to change tack as French unrest slows economy

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron met French lawmakers, trade unions and business groups on Monday before giving a national address when he will respond to violent anti-government protests convulsing the country. Heaping pressure on Macron, the Bank of France said the nationwide unrest was stunting the economy, forecasting that growth would slow to a virtual standstill in the fourth […]

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Supreme Court Rules States Cannot Restrict Funds From Planned Parenthood

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear a case that would have had serious implications for a reproductive rights organization. A writ of certiorari — a decision to hear a case before the court, which requires at least four sitting justices to agree — was denied in a case involving Planned Parenthood […]

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Man who murdered ex-wife when she refused £100 to have sex 'one last time' is jailed for life

Martin Cavanagh, 35, throttled 31-year-old Sophie Cavanagh at his Bromley flat in May then left a message on a board saying "she deserved it". The body of the mother-of-two was found naked in bed the next day and Cavanagh turned himself in to police days later. Cavanagh was found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey in a murder […]

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Britain PM Theresa May pulls crucial vote on Brexit deal: reports

British Prime Minister Theresa May is pulling a parliamentary vote set for Tuesday on her Brexit deal, the BBC reported, after repeated warnings from lawmakers that the scale of the expected defeat could sink her government. May convened a conference call with senior ministers on Monday to discuss what do with her compromise deal that allowed the United Kingdom to exit while […]

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Doctors STITCH man's severed forearm back on – and he can still use it

The 67-year-old was rushed to A&E after trapping his arm in machinery and severing his arm and forearm completely off. He was taken straight into the operating room where doctors worked to clean the crush wound, which was filled with tiny metal fragments from the machinery. Medics then worked tirelessly to repair his blood vessels fit his bones with fixation […]

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How the first-ever sex robot was dreamed up 2,500 years ago by randy ancient Greeks who romped with female statues and dreamed of creating AI lovers

New research has found that randy members of the Mediterranean classical era civilisation were bent on building sex bots some 2500 years ago. In her book, Gods and Robots, Dr Adrienne Mayor delves into the weird world of the Ancient Greeks and finds numerous accounts of romping with statues that come alive. Some ancient Greek men developed “statue lust” whereby […]

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Dad, 20, appears in court charged with murdering his six-week-old baby boy

Lee Vernon, 20, of no fixed address, was not asked to enter a plea to the charge of murdering McKenzie Ellis during the brief hearing at Maidstone Crown Court. According to Kent Online, Vernon appeared via TV link from Elmley Prison and spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and nationality. The infant died at London's King College […]

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