US stock markets tumbled in the final hours of trading amid signs that US-China tensions are reigniting. The technology-heavy Nasdaq led the falls, down 1.6% to end at 7,050.29. The Dow Jones slid 1% to 24,442.9, while the S&P 500 fell about 0.7% to 7,050.29. The losses accelerated following a report by...
Given that the President of the United States was blaming the media for creating the "great anger in our Country" and arguing that the mainstream media was the "true Enemy of the People," it didn't seem like much of a stretch to ask the White House to name names....
(CNN)Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent mixed messages when she said she did not want to run for president again, but after hesitating she added that she would like to be president someday. When asked by tech magazine Recode's Kara Swisher at a taping Friday of the Recode Decode podcast whether...
The era of austerity is not over for working families on benefits or government departments like transport, according to one of the first independent analyses of the Budget. The Resolution Foundation said Philip Hammond had delivered £55bn in tax cuts and increases in public spending. It said that richer households would...
Chancellor Philip Hammond has used the Budget to ease the government spending squeeze as he declared that austerity was "finally coming to an end". Against a backdrop of stronger tax receipts, Mr Hammond said borrowing this year would be £11.6bn lower than projected in March, at £25.5bn. Borrowing is expected to...
A street named Swastika Trail has sparked a polarising debate in a small Canadian municipality, where residents have taken their cause to court after a months-long campaign to change the name proved fruitless. After years of quietly complaining about the name, a group of residents in the tight-knit southern Ontario...
A former model told a jury on Thursday that Bill Cosby raped her in 1982 after giving her a pill he claimed would ease her menstrual cramps but instead left her immobilised and unable to stop an assault she called “gross”. Janice Dickinson, the fourth of five accusers to take the witness...
Camera specialist retailer Jessops is targeting the selfie-generation with new-style stores that promote instant photo gifts. Five years after being rescued from administration by Dragon’s Den panellist Peter Jones, Jessops now has 58 outlets including 11 in Sainsbury’s stores. Sales rose 24% to nearly £100m in the year to April 2017. While the company slipped...
Two people were killed and three others wounded by stabbings in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht on Thursday evening, police said. Police said in a statement there were two stabbing incidents within a few hundred metres of each other in a...
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...