Tunisian president accepts new ministers, easing high-level standoff

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said on Thursday he was ready to swear in ten new ministers named in a reshuffle that he had originally rejected, easing a high-level political standoff that has alarmed donors. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced the reshuffle on Monday – but Essebsi quickly rejected it, saying he had not been consulted. On […]

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Prince Harry visits the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

Prince Harry is visiting Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance for a WWI memorial event. The Duke of Sussex laid a cross in a poignant tribute to those who lost their lives in the devastating conflict. This year’s service has taken on a special significance and marks 100 years since the guns fell silent on the Western Front. It is the […]

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Will Donald Trump win the 2020 election and who will the Democrats field to challenge the president?

So who will they be putting forward to run against Donald Trump? Here's what we know so far. Who could challenge Trump in the 2020 presidential race? Elizabeth Warren The Massachusetts Senator was re-elected on Tuesday and could now have her sights on the presidential race in two years' time. The 69-year-old was recently a part of controversy when she […]

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Norwegian frigate runs aground after colliding with an oil tanker

Norwegian frigate involved in NATO training exercise runs aground after colliding with an oil tanker KNM Helge Ingstad frigate returning from NATO’s Trident Juncture exercises Collided with Maltese oil tanker in a fjord in western Norway and ran aground Fears it would sink as it took on water but it ran aground just off the shore It is not yet clear […]

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Father of gang-rape victim Hannah Cornelius faces her killers in court

‘I couldn’t bear to hear what they did to my daughter’: Father of gang-rape victim Hannah Cornelius faces her killers in court… as aunt condemns them for laughing throughout the trial Hannah Cornelius, 21, and Cheslin Marsh, 22, were carjacked in May 2017  Cornelius was gang raped by three men before she was brutally murdered   Geraldo Parsons, 27, said student pleaded […]

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Calls for coffee cups could get cigarette-style warning labels about plastics threat

Brits feel increasingly ashamed when using single-use plastics – and seven in 10 believe they should carry the prohibitive warnings that are now compulsory on all tobacco sold in the UK. Sky Ocean Rescue and Project O, who carried out the research, have worked with celebs including Kate Moss, Harry Kane, Bob Geldof and Cara Delevinge to design their limited […]

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World’s most stupid tattoos will make you think twice about getting inked

The worst tattoos come in all shapes and sizes and are usually easy to spot a mile away, and often they end up definitely making us think twice about getting one. Whether it’s bad grammar, a poorly executed design, or a joke gone wrong, bad tattoos can be a constant reminder of awful decisions. The results are often unflattering, disastrous, […]

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Taiwan commissions warships amid China threat warnings

Taiwan’s president on Thursday commissioned a pair of guided missile frigates that are expected to boost the island’s ability to counter Chinese submarines amid rising military threats from Beijing. President Tsai Ing-wen attended the ceremony for the Ming Chuan and Feng Chia at a navy base in the southern port of Kaohsiung and reiterated Taiwan’s determination to resist all threats, […]

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Remembrance Day 2018 – what are the best poems and quotes for Armistice Day?

Here's a selection of poems and quotes perfect for the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. Poems The Soldier – Rupert Brooke If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England […]

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How House Democrats plan to turn rhetoric into reality

Democratic resistance to President Trump is going to shift from rhetoric to reality in the wake of the midterm results. With Democrats set to take control of the House of Representatives next year, Trump will suddenly find himself vulnerable to congressional investigations and hearings on everything from his relationship with Russia to his personal finances. Nancy Pelosi, the previous and […]

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