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Cabinet ministers tell May: stop using no-deal threat to negotiate

Cabinet ministers tell May: stop using no-deal threat to negotiate

Four cabinet ministers have demanded the prime minister stop using the threat of no deal as a negotiating tactic, telling Theresa May that businesses and manufacturers now needed to be given certainty. The demand was made in a meeting with the prime...

yesterday, 18:47 in Politics
 
'Mexico's Alcatraz' prison to be turned into a cultural centre

'Mexico's Alcatraz' prison to be turned into a cultural centre

Mexico is to close one of the world’s last remaining prison islands and turn it into a cultural centre named for a communist writer once held in the jail. The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, signed a declaration at his Monday morning...

yesterday, 18:38 in World News
 
Caster Semenya’s lawyers accuse the IAAF of underhand tactics

Caster Semenya’s lawyers accuse the IAAF of underhand tactics

Caster Semenya’s lawyers have accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of using underhand tactics to gain public support at the start of their contentious dispute at the court of arbitration for sport in Lausanne. The two-times...

yesterday, 18:36 in Sport
 
Adil Rashid to play to his strengths against Chris Gayle and West Indies

Adil Rashid to play to his strengths against Chris Gayle and West Indies

There are 101 days to go until England’s World Cup campaign gets under way against South Africa at the Oval and one player who should thrive during the team’s exclusive diet of limited-overs matches until then is Adil Rashid. Rashid’s 19 Test caps...

yesterday, 18:24 in Sport
 

Final days of the 'Isis caliphate' – photo essay

For the past week the Syrian Democratic Forces have been trying to defeat the last remnants of Islamic State that fortified themselves in the small town located on the banks of the Euphrates River, near the Iraqi border. Women and children, who fled...

yesterday, 18:08 in World News
 
‘Good riddance’: Penistone locals have their say on Angela Smith resignation

‘Good riddance’: Penistone locals have their say on Angela Smith resignation

It is the lunchtime rush at the Royal British Legion club in Penistone, South Yorkshire, and everyone has heard the news. Angela Smith, the town’s MP, has resigned from the Labour party, saying it had become “fuelled by hatred,” “characterised by...

yesterday, 18:08 in World News
 

Hoda Muthana wants to help US deradicalise others, says lawyer

The lawyer for Hoda Muthana, the US woman who fled Islamic State and now wants to return home, has called for her to be a voice of a deradicalisation programme that dissuades others from joining the terror group and counters online manipulation....

yesterday, 18:08 in World News
 
Man, 23, found guilty of murdering child killer David Gaut

Man, 23, found guilty of murdering child killer David Gaut

A man has been found guilty of stabbing a convicted child killer to death. Ieuan Harley, 23, murdered David Gaut after discovering he had been jailed for killing a 15-month-old boy in 1985. On Monday, a jury found Gaut’s neighbour David Osborne, 51,...

yesterday, 17:50 in World News
 
Royal Academy Schools receives £10m from Tetra Pak heir

Royal Academy Schools receives £10m from Tetra Pak heir

Britain’s oldest art school, a 250-year-old institution which offers postgraduate students a three-year art course free of charge, has received its biggest ever donation. The Royal Academy of Arts said on Monday that the £10m gift from the Tetra Pak...

yesterday, 17:45 in Learning
 
Nicky Henderson out of sync with ‘bizarre preparation’ for Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson out of sync with ‘bizarre preparation’ for Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson has complained that his team is having “a bizarre preparation” for Cheltenham, having to cope with an unexpected round of vaccinations, missed prep-runs, localised bad weather and other interruptions to his usual regime. Still, the...

yesterday, 17:36 in Sport
 
DNA on napkin leads to murder charge in 25-year-old case

DNA on napkin leads to murder charge in 25-year-old case

A Minnesota businessman has been charged in a 25-year-old murder case, after investigators ran crime scene DNA evidence through a genealogy website then obtained the suspect’s DNA from a napkin thrown away at a hockey rink. Jerry Westrom, 52, was...

yesterday, 17:36 in World News
 
Scotland are hopeful Finn Russell will be fit to face France in Paris

Scotland are hopeful Finn Russell will be fit to face France in Paris

Finn Russell has given Scotland hope that he may face France on Saturday despite going off with a head injury in Paris on Sunday. The fly-half failed an initial head injury assessment after going off just before the break in a Top 14 encounter for...

yesterday, 17:19 in Sport
 
Bruno Ganz obituary

Bruno Ganz obituary

The Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who has died aged 77 from cancer, was a wise and contemplative presence, as familiar, consoling and crumpled as a favourite overcoat. He came to prominence in three films by the director Wim Wenders. In The American Friend...

yesterday, 17:08 in World News
 
Queensland union will not back election candidates who do not support coal workers

Queensland union will not back election candidates who do not support coal workers

The mining arm of the Queensland CFMMEU has said it will not back candidates in the federal election who do not support a future for central Queensland coal workers. The district president of the CFMMEU Queensland mining and energy division, Stephen...

yesterday, 17:08 in World News
 
New novel about Dr James Barry sparks row over Victorian's gender identity

New novel about Dr James Barry sparks row over Victorian's gender identity

A debate about the gender identity of Dr James Barry, the pioneering Victorian who adopted a male persona to become the UK’s first female-born doctor, has erupted after the award-winning author EJ Levy was accused of disrespecting Barry’s legacy by...

yesterday, 16:59 in Art & Culture
 


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