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...
President Donald Trump is becoming less popular among people who say Fox News is their most-trusted news network, according to new data from Suffolk University. Between June and December, Mr Trump’s favourability rating dropped significantly from 90 per cent to 58 per...
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Thursday evening about the threat posed by North Korea. A White House statement said the world leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea". The Kremlin said in a...
Russia’s ex-economics minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been found guilty of accepting a bribe, a Moscow judge announced on Friday morning.  Judge Larisa Semenova began reading her verdict at 11.30am local time — aloud in mantra, as is customary in Russia. It may...
Norway is to become the first Scandinavian country to decriminalise drugs as it focuses on treatment rather than punishment.  The majority of the Norwegian parliament, the Storting, backed the historic shift which was supported by the Conservatives (Høyre), Liberals (Venstre), the Labor...
In the wake of the enormous Disney-21st Century Fox deal, Deadpool has hinted that he's not delighted about his new home. Ryan Reynolds, whose Twitter account very much bleeds into that of Deadpool's, posted a photo of the superhero being escorted to...
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...
A court in El Salvador has upheld the 30-year sentence of a woman jailed for what she says was a stillbirth. Teodora Vasquez, 37, has been in prison for nearly ten years. She says she called an ambulance and collapsed after suffering severe abdominal...
House Speaker Paul Ryan has pushed back against reports saying he has plans to leave Congress after the 2018 elections. “I ain't goin' anywhere,” Mr Ryan told reporters when asked about the retirement rumours. The Wisconsin Republican has reportedly told some of...
A 93-year-old woman was handcuffed and thrown in jail after refusing to leave a care home she claimed was no longer accepting her rent.  Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House...