News archive from 20 May 2017, page 8

Election 2017: Will the Liberal Democrats win over young voters?

Election 2017: Will the Liberal Democrats win over young voters?

The Liberal Democrats have launched a manifesto aimed at younger voters - but will this entice them back after the party's controversial coalition with the Conservatives and U-turn on tuition fees? "I think the problem the Liberal Democrats have...

BBC, 04:22 in Regional
 

Entertainment news round-up: 14-20 May

If you've been busy this week and not had the chance to catch up on news, then you've come to the right place. Here's a round-up of some of the top stories from the past week, including the hacked Disney movie, the TV Baftas, booing at Cannes and the...

BBC, 04:30 in Art & Culture
 
WATCH: Clinton practices AVOIDING hug from Donald Trump for debate prep in hilarious clip

WATCH: Clinton practices AVOIDING hug from Donald Trump for debate prep in hilarious clip

Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice... A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16): pic.twitter.com/JAAHaqKFoa — Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) 19 May 2017 After reports surfaced that former FBI director...

 

Hay fever map of Britain: Revealed, the UK's pollution and pollen hotspots – and what it is that's making...

If you are reading this in the South East, you might already have itchy eyes and a streaming nose. That’s because the heavily-populated region is one of the worst places to be if you’re allergic to pollen. The first hay fever maps of Britain reveal...

Daily Mail, 04:32 in Health
 
Can you take FOOD through airport security and what is allowed?

Can you take FOOD through airport security and what is allowed?

A trip through the airport can be an expensive one, with travellers buying their forgotten plug adaptors and sunscreen as they venture through off-duty. However, food in airports is also some of the most expensive when buying snacks for a flight. Yet...

 

China's second quarter GDP growth seen at around 6.8 percent: official think tank

China's economy will likely expand around 6.8 percent in the second quarter of 2017, the State Information Center said in an article published in the state-owned China Securities Journal on Saturday. The State Information Center is an official think...

Reuters, 04:38 in Business
 
Dollar has worst week in over a year amid political uncertainty

Dollar has worst week in over a year amid political uncertainty

The U.S. dollar fell on Friday, adding to its worst week since April 2016 against a basket of major currencies, and having surrendered the gains made since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a...

Reuters, 04:38 in Business
 

Chinese navy ships visit Myanmar for joint exercises

Chinese navy ships are visiting Myanmar and will conduct communications, search and rescue, and other joint exercises with the Myanmar navy, China's defence ministry said on Saturday. The ships arrived in Yangon on Thursday for a four-day visit,...

 
Chinese jets intercept U.S. radiation-sniffing plane, U.S. says

Chinese jets intercept U.S. radiation-sniffing plane, U.S. says

Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international air space over the East China Sea. "The issue...

 
Russian officials ‘bragged over ability to influence Donald Trump before election victory’

Russian officials ‘bragged over ability to influence Donald Trump before election victory’

Mr Flynn has been at the centre of swirling speculation after he stepped down from his position as Mr Trump’s advisor amid claims he had misled the administration over his links to Russia. Now the retired US Army lieutenant general is at the heart of...

 
Church of Scotland expected to back same-sex marriage

Church of Scotland expected to back same-sex marriage

The Church of Scotland is preparing to take a significant step towards same-sex marriage. The Kirk's General Assembly - gathering in Edinburgh - will be asked to approve more work on how such weddings could take place in church. Equal marriage remains...

BBC, 05:01 in Regional
 
Knifeman jailed after crack cocaine-fuelled crime spree against Newcastle taxi drivers

Knifeman jailed after crack cocaine-fuelled crime spree against Newcastle taxi drivers

A drug addict has been jailed after targeting several taxi drivers during a 48-hour robbery binge. Callum Tumilty ordered cabs from different firms, including Budget, Blueline and LA, before brandishing a 12-inch knife at the terrified drivers and...

 

Great North Run 2017: How YOU could receive one of the final 100 places

Runners cursing their luck at missing out on the Great North Run ballot can still take their spot at the start line - as we have the final 100 spots up for grabs. The 37th edition of the world’s greatest and biggest half marathon, sponsored by...

 
Exclusive - Italy tax police seize documents from IBM in BT Italy probe

Exclusive - Italy tax police seize documents from IBM in BT Italy probe

Italian investigators have seized documents from the Milan offices of International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) as part of an investigation into allegations of fraud at one of its customers, BT Italy, a unit of Britain's BT Group (BT.L), sources...

Reuters, 05:06 in Business
 
Chelsea yet to hold talks over ace's future: Chiefs want offers to come in

Chelsea yet to hold talks over ace's future: Chiefs want offers to come in

The USA international, 21, joined the Blues in a surprise deal from New York Red Bulls in January 2016. And he has so far made just two appearances for the club, featuring against Aston Villa and Swansea last season. Miazga has spent the current...

Daily Star, 05:10 in Sport
 


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