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Donald Trump knew hush money was wrong, says Cohen

Donald Trump knew hush money was wrong, says Cohen

Donald Trump knew he was doing wrong when he directed hush money to be paid to two women during the 2016 election, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has said in a television interview. “He directed me to make the payments. He directed me to...

Friday, 12:33 in World News
 
World’s first lab-grown steak revealed – but the taste needs work

World’s first lab-grown steak revealed – but the taste needs work

The first steak grown from cells in the lab and not requiring the slaughter of a cow has been produced in Israel. The meat is not the finished article: the prototype costs $50 for a small strip, and the taste needs perfecting, according to its makers....

Friday, 12:33 in World News
 
This newsletter will definitely not mention Brexit*

This newsletter will definitely not mention Brexit*

Riots in Paris, turmoil in Westminster, death in Strasbourg, stasis in Katowice at climate talks: some weeks, optimism can seem thin and remote, like the atmosphere on Neptune. Happily, there are thinkers like Thomas Piketty to tell us how it could...

Friday, 12:33 in World News
 
Eleven Sports sees UFC go to BT as talks to avoid closure continue

Eleven Sports sees UFC go to BT as talks to avoid closure continue

BT has taken back control of the UK rights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship from beleaguered Eleven Sports, the self-styled “Netflix for sports” controlled by the Leeds United owner, Andrea Radrizzani, which is locked in last-ditch negotiations...

Friday, 12:33 in Sport
 
Glad to be grey: how women changed the debate on hair colour

Glad to be grey: how women changed the debate on hair colour

The days when women are encouraged to cover up their grey hair until they are deemed old enough to allow their roots to show look to be numbered. The image-led social-media site Pinterest has revealed that searches of “going grey” have increased more...

Friday, 12:26 in Lifestyle
 
Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid

Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid

Egypt has reportedly arrested two people accused of helping a Danish photographer stage a naked photoshoot on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Photographer Andreas Hvid sparked controversy in Egypt after he published a photo showing himself and a...

Friday, 12:20 in World News
 
Britons must pay €7 to visit mainland Europe after Brexit

Britons must pay €7 to visit mainland Europe after Brexit

The European commission has confirmed that British citizens will have to pay to visit mainland Europe as soon as the EU’s free movement laws no longer apply. A spokeswoman for Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission’s president, said that, post-Brexit,...

Friday, 12:20 in World News
 
Canelo Álvarez awaits in Rocky Fielding's unlikely shot at glory

Canelo Álvarez awaits in Rocky Fielding's unlikely shot at glory

When Canelo Álvarez announced the first opponent of his blockbuster 11-fight, $365m contract with upstart streaming service DAZN, the collective reaction from the general public was unanimous: Who? Few beyond dedicated boxing fans were familiar with...

Friday, 12:16 in Sport
 
Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are far from playing in my image

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United are far from playing in my image

José Mourinho believes Manchester United are a long way from playing in his image and has suggested structural issues at the club are to blame. United travel to Anfield on Sunday 16 points behind Jürgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders. Liverpool are...

Friday, 12:16 in Sport
 
From Martha Stewart to Lassie: this week’s fashion trends

From Martha Stewart to Lassie: this week’s fashion trends

Going up Martine Rose FC Fans of her football shirt include Neneh Cherry, Héctor Bellerín and Col3trane on the cover of Arena Homme +. Virtue signetting Signet rings have more punch than cocktail rings: see Astley Clarke’s. @MarthaStewart48 The...

Friday, 12:07 in Lifestyle
 
Phil Neville: 'To be told I knew nothing was incredibly disrespectful'

Phil Neville: 'To be told I knew nothing was incredibly disrespectful'

“Flown by. Absolutely flown by,” Phil Neville says as he reflects on his time in charge of the England women’s team. It has been almost a year and, as is the case with any job, there have been highs and lows, both of which Neville is willing and able...

Friday, 12:05 in Sport
 
Nine jobs George: Osborne adds new role at venture capital firm

Nine jobs George: Osborne adds new role at venture capital firm

George Osborne has added a ninth job to his already bulging portfolio, joining his brother’s Silicon Valley venture capital fund. The former chancellor and current editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper has been appointed as an adviser to...

Friday, 12:04 in Business
 
Big-screen boom: UK cinemas on track for best year since 1971

Big-screen boom: UK cinemas on track for best year since 1971

The British box office is heading for its best year in almost five decades as cinemas continue to defy the stay-at-home lure of Netflix. When the final ticket stubs are counted it is expected that British cinemagoers will have attended 176m times this...

Friday, 12:04 in Business
 
'People assume I'm a rapper': can country music get over racial prejudice?

'People assume I'm a rapper': can country music get over racial prejudice?

In November, something unprecedented happened in the world of country music: two black artists reached No 1 spots in the same week. Jimmie Allen, a 32-year-old singer and songwriter from Delaware – an east coast state not normally associated with...

Friday, 11:47 in Art & Culture
 
Man who lost ears in Lancashire machete attack dies in hospital

Man who lost ears in Lancashire machete attack dies in hospital

A man who had his ears cut off in a machete attack has died in hospital, police have said. Sajed Choudry, 43, had been in a coma since the assault on him and his son Ashan, 24, in Blackburn last month. Police found the pair with horrific knife...

Friday, 11:18 in World News
 


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