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Armenia election: Gloves come off after ‘Velvet Revolution’

Armenia election: Gloves come off after ‘Velvet Revolution’

The man behind the extraordinary "Velvet Revolution" that convulsed Armenia in April faces a key test with an early parliamentary election on Sunday. Former journalist-turned-politician Nikol Pashinyan, 43, engineered a peaceful transfer of...

Saturday, 01:27 in World News
 
Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack 'fabricated'

Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack 'fabricated'

The US and the UK have accused the Syrian government and its Russian allies of fabricating a story accusing rebel fighters of a chemical attack. The US state department said the purpose was to "undermine confidence" in the ceasefire in Idlib...

Friday, 23:51 in World News
 
Swansea fraudster booked £44k Dubai and Seychelles holidays

Swansea fraudster booked £44k Dubai and Seychelles holidays

A jobless man booked holidays worth £44,000 after noting passwords used by travel agent staff, a court heard. Adam Griffiths, 28, then accessed their systems online to book luxurious holidays in the Seychelles and Dubai. Griffiths, of Penlan, Swansea,...

Friday, 23:43 in Regional
 
Charlottesville driver Alex Fields Jr found guilty of murder

Charlottesville driver Alex Fields Jr found guilty of murder

A man who drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Virginia, killing a woman, has been found guilty of murder. Alex Fields Jr, a 21-year-old described as a white supremacist, was on trial over the incident in Charlottesville in August 2017. Heather...

Friday, 22:40 in World News
 
Endangered seal with eel up its nose remains a mystery

Endangered seal with eel up its nose remains a mystery

The spectacle of a spotted eel stuck in an endangered Hawaiian monk seal's nose has left researchers scratching their heads. A photo of a juvenile seal in the slippery predicament was shared this week by the US National Ocean and Atmospheric...

Friday, 22:40 in World News
 
Wall Street ends lower after a down week

Wall Street ends lower after a down week

US share indexes fell by more than 2% on Friday, as uncertainty continued to roil financial markets. The declines extended losses from earlier in the week and hit nearly every sector, led by technology firms. The Dow Jones index and S&P 500 both...

Friday, 22:18 in Business
 
Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

Huawei is the poster child for China's dynamic tech sector. It has grown phenomenally in recent years, from a small manufacturer of telephone exchange switches, to become a global leader in the tech industry. While the brand is familiar to many from...

Friday, 22:18 in Business
 
Trump ex-lawyer 'should get jail term'

Trump ex-lawyer 'should get jail term'

US prosecutors seek "substantial" jail term for Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen over tax crimes This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest...

Friday, 22:01 in World News
 
Second UK citizen found dead in Jamaica within days

Second UK citizen found dead in Jamaica within days

A British photographer has been found dead in Jamaica, days after another UK citizen was killed there. Barbara Findley, 58, spent five years in Jamaica after moving from Kennington, south-east London, and was reported missing on 29 November. She was...

Friday, 19:53 in Regional
 
Chang'e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon

Chang'e-4: China mission launches to far side of Moon

China has launched the first mission to land a robotic craft on the far side of the Moon, Chinese media say. The Chang'e-4 mission will see a static lander and rover touch down in Von Kármán crater, located on the side of the Moon which never faces...

Friday, 19:51 in World News
 
Huawei boss faces fraud charges over Iran

Huawei boss faces fraud charges over Iran

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou faces fraud charges over sanction-breaking dealings with Iran, Canada court hears This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You...

Friday, 19:17 in World News
 

Alternative ways to break Brexit impasse

With Parliament seemingly deadlocked over the best way forward on Brexit and Theresa May's deal widely expected to be voted down, no one really knows what is going to happen next. We already know what the likely scenarios are. You can read about them...

Friday, 19:14 in Regional
 
Two teenagers charged with terror offences

Two teenagers charged with terror offences

Two teenagers have been charged with terror offences after being arrested on Thursday. An 18-year-old man from Portsmouth has been charged with eight offences and a 17-year-old boy from London has been charged with five offences. The pair have been...

Friday, 19:09 in Regional
 
Road accidents biggest killer of young people - WHO

Road accidents biggest killer of young people - WHO

Road injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organisation published figures that also reveal Africa has the worst rate of road traffic deaths in the world. Its report says...

Friday, 19:01 in World News
 
Oil prices rise on planned Opec cuts

Oil prices rise on planned Opec cuts

Major oil producers have agreed to cut production by more than one million barrels per day in a bid to boost energy prices. Opec members, as well as countries allied with the cartel led by Russia, announced the plans on Friday, sending the price of...

Friday, 18:16 in Business
 


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