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Daniel Hannan's MEP group told to repay €535,000 in EU funds

Daniel Hannan's MEP group told to repay €535,000 in EU funds

A European conservative group co-founded by the Tories and led by Brexit campaigner and MEP Daniel Hannan has been asked to repay more than half a million euros of EU funds following an investigation into their spending, the Guardian has learned. In a...

Guardian, Thursday, 15:37
 
Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Police in the French city of Strasbourg are carrying out a security operation in the district of Neudorf as they continue their hunt for the gunman who killed three people on Tuesday. Cherif Chekatt, 29, has been on the run since the attack at the...

BBC, Thursday, 15:34
 
'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra. University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's...

BBC, Thursday, 15:28
 

Trump: 'I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law'

US President Donald Trump has said he never directed his former private lawyer to break the law, a day after he was was sentenced to prison. "He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law." Mr Trump tweeted of Michael Cohen, adding that...

BBC, Thursday, 15:09
 
London's Black Cultural Archives get £200,000 stopgap funding for survival

London's Black Cultural Archives get £200,000 stopgap funding for survival

The UK’s only national heritage centre dedicated to the history of black people in Britain is to receive stop-gap funding of £200,000 from the government to ensure its survival in the immediate future, but a long-term solution is still to be found....

Guardian, Thursday, 14:54
 
Trump denies he directed Michael Cohen to 'break the law'

Trump denies he directed Michael Cohen to 'break the law'

Donald Trump has denied directing his former lawyer and fixer to break the law, a day after Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes committed while working for Trump. “I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a...

Guardian, Thursday, 14:41
 
England and Wales police funding rise of £970m 'not enough'

England and Wales police funding rise of £970m 'not enough'

The government has announced an additional £970m in police funding for 2019 but was met with immediate criticism that the amount was too low and risked further falls in officer numbers. Ministers will allow increases in local taxes to fund policing,...

Guardian, Thursday, 14:41
 
Taylor Swift used facial recognition software to detect stalkers at LA concert

Taylor Swift used facial recognition software to detect stalkers at LA concert

The periphery of a Taylor Swift concert is as thought out as the show she presents on stage. Beyond the traditional merchandise stands, there are often dedicated selfie-staging points and staff distributing light-up bracelets. When Swift performed at...

Guardian, Thursday, 14:26
 
Mrs Hinch is releasing a book which is already Amazon's bestseller - despite the fact it's not out yet

Mrs Hinch is releasing a book which is already Amazon's bestseller - despite the fact it's not out yet

Instagram legend Mrs Hinch has announced she is releasing a book of cleaning tips - and it's already at the top of the charts, four months before it goes on sale. The superstar cleaning guru  - real name Sophie Hinchcliffe - posted on Twitter last...

Daily Record, Thursday, 14:07
 
Sesame Street: Meet Lily, the first homeless muppet

Sesame Street: Meet Lily, the first homeless muppet

US children's TV show Sesame Street is introducing a homeless muppet for the first time, to help its young viewers learn about the issue. Lily is a seven-year-old girl whose family comes to stay with friends when they lose their apartment. She tells...

BBC, Thursday, 14:03
 
Fire destroys new voting machines ahead of DRC election

Fire destroys new voting machines ahead of DRC election

A fire has destroyed much of an election commission warehouse in Kinshasa as tensions rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with just ten days to go before historic presidential elections which could see the country’s first ever democratic...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:53
 
Customs officials at JFK airport discover 70 live finches hidden in hair rollers

Customs officials at JFK airport discover 70 live finches hidden in hair rollers

Customs officials at New York’s John F Kennedy international airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana on Saturday had the songbirds in a duffel bag. The New York Times reports...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:40
 
Italy cuts deficit target for 2019 to 2.04% to avoid EU sanctions

Italy cuts deficit target for 2019 to 2.04% to avoid EU sanctions

The Italian government will be forced to cut “a few billion” across two of its flagship policies to meet the lower deficit target it has proposed to the European commission. Italian bonds rallied after the government bowed to pressure to reduce its...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:25
 
Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of 'petty crimes'

Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of 'petty crimes'

“Have you experienced a petty crime in London?” chirped the New York Times enthusiastically on Twitter, which prompted a deluge of sarcastic responses from Brits who were keen to let everyone know just how petty Londoners could be. Though the US...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:25
 
Yemen: ceasefire agreed for vital port city of Hodeidah

Yemen: ceasefire agreed for vital port city of Hodeidah

Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and its surrounding governorate, the United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has said at the end of a week of peace talks in Sweden. The agreement...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:25
 


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