Britain’s military has prioritised the protection of undersea cables from Russia because if they are cut or disrupted there would be an immediate and “potentially catastrophic” hit to the economy, the chief of defence staff has said. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart...
Theresa May has twice refused to rule out dropping part of her Brexit plans to avoid a second humiliating defeat in the Commons next week. Rebels who gave the Prime Minister a bloody nose to secure a “meaningful vote” on the withdrawal...
The world's richest one per cent of people will control close to two-thirds of all global wealth by the year 2030, according to report produced by the House of Commons library, the research arm of the UK's parliament. The global elite currently control around 50 per cent of wealth around the world, but that...
The woes of an early bitcoin investor. Until recently, people who paid virtually nothing for the virtual currency and watched it soar had only one way to enjoy their new wealth -- sell. And many weren’t ready. Lenders on the fringe of...
This year saw the rise of independent music. From Stormzy to Lady Leshurr, the otherwise socio-economically disadvantaged are emerging as the new profiteers and, more importantly, owners of their own culture. Previously, black music was owned by big business and its portrayal was delineated...
While promoting his new Netflix film Bright, two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith had some enlightening things to say about the nation. “This is the purge, right?” he says of the current state of affairs. “This is the cleanse, this is what happens....
Bitcoin has a dirty secret. The cryptocurrency has wowed markets this year with breakneck gains as investors flocked to an asset that exists only in cyberspace. But the laborious creation of each digital bitcoin by private computer networks has real-world consequences in...
Jurors have convicted an Iowa woman of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died. The 12-person jury found Nicole Finn, 43, guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child endangerment in the October...
In the 13th instalment of his marathon end-of-year press-conference, President Vladimir Putin displayed all the swagger of a man at ease. He straddled the same roles as in previous shows – world leader, national defender and benevolent agony aunt. But something of...
Ryanair has said that it has agreed to change its longstanding policy and recognise pilot unions in a slew of countries across Europe, including the UK, to avoid widespread disruption for travellers over the crucial Christmas period. The low-cost airline on Friday...