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Bitcoin price falls below £5,000 as market hits ‘panic mode’

The cryptocurrency market is in “panic mode” as the values of bitcoin and other digital coins plummet following a series of mass sell-offs. Bitcoin’s value fell by 6% to a six-week low of $5,880 (£4,620) on Tuesday, Reuters reports, with the virtual...

The Week, today, 00:55

‘Comfort women’: the dark history of Japan’s WWII sex slaves

Ceremonies are being held in Seoul today to mark South Korea’s first Memorial Day for Japanese Forces’ “comfort women” - civilians who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels. South Korea and Taiwan unveiled new monuments dedicated to tens...

The Week, today, 00:55

Pebble Beach 2018: the star cars of California’s Concours d’Elegance

Motor shows are still the top choice among car manufacturers for showing off their latest and greatest concept cars.  Tens of thousands of people flock to major events such as the Geneva Motor Show in March and October’s Paris show, most of which are...

The Week, yesterday, 15:39

A Rioja at the peak of its powers

With 24 Davy’s wine bars and five El Vino wine and tapas bars in London, James Davy is a very important man in terms of keeping the capital’s wine aficionados well lubricated. Most of the wines that Davy sells are exclusives and, as they are also...

The Week, yesterday, 12:35

Best Venice restaurants: pushing the gondola out

Venice is a puzzle. In what is surely the most alluring destination in all of Italy if not Europe, it is one of the trickiest places to find somewhere decent, let alone exciting, to eat. It is nothing to do with the ingredients as the freshest fish is...

The Week, yesterday, 12:35

FBI warns cash machine global cyber-attack imminent

British banks have been warned their ATMs could be targeted by cyber criminals as part of a coordinated global mass-hack. A confidential alert from the FBI told international banks that criminals are plotting a concerted global malware attack on cash...

The Week, yesterday, 00:27

Parrot on London roof tells firefighter to ‘f*** off’ during rescue attempt

A parrot stuck on a London roof treated firefighters who came to its rescue with a torrent of invective. The London Fire Brigade was called amid concerns for the macaw - named Jessie - and its welfare after owners and the RSPCA failed for three days...

The Week, Tuesday, 20:52

Paris Motor Show 2018 preview: the key cars making their world debut

The world’s biggest carmakers are gearing up to unveil their latest and greatest production cars at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.  The event, which runs from 4 to 14 October, is one of the most significant dates in the automotive world’s calendar,...

The Week, Tuesday, 15:26

The world’s most liveable cities

Vienna has been named the world’s most liveable city, knocking Melbourne off the top spot after a seven-year reign. The Austrian capital received an overall score of 99.1% on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual index, making it the first European...

The Week, Tuesday, 15:26

Roman holidays: wrestling with the eternal city

Every writer on Rome remembers the moment the city first truly inspired them. Edward Gibbon claimed to have come up with the idea for his Decline and Fall while listening to barefooted friars singing vespers one autumn evening on the Capitoline Hill....

The Week, Tuesday, 14:33

Did Jeremy Corbyn mean to honour Black September?

Jeremy Corbyn has admitted to being present but insists he was not involved at a wreath laying ceremony for members of Black September, the group that carried out the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre that claimed the lives of 11 Israeli athletes....

The Week, Tuesday, 12:17

Make a splash: the best properties with swimming pools

Glebe House, Chiddingfold, Surrey. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century village house with five acres of landscaped gardens that include a two-bed cottage, a garage with a two-bed flat above, a tennis court, an outdoor swimming pool and an orangery. 7...

The Week, Tuesday, 12:17

The UK’s best SUVs of 2018: Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Skoda Kodiaq and more

Sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are currently among the most popular products on the market for car buyers. Most of the world’s largest manufacturers offer some form of crossover in their range.  The SUV term once referred to cars that were slightly...

The Week, Tuesday, 10:35

China ‘holding a million Muslims’ in secret camps

More than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being held in secret camps in western China, according to a UN human rights panel. The Chinese government was challenged on reports of mass detention and forced indoctrination in the...

The Week, Tuesday, 01:23

BMW Z4 2019: prices, specs and release date

There are a few weeks to go before BMW officially unveils its new Z4 but fans can get a sneak preview of the sports car now thanks to a series of leaked images.  The most recent batch of spy shots show the German sports car in production-ready form....

The Week, Monday, 16:17

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