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The Government is planning to reopen railway lines that were closed in the 1960s as part of the Beeching cuts and to split up some of the major franchises. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Tuesday said that the plans could help ease...
The Japanese Government is being urged to end a rule requiring transgender people to undergo sterilisation to legally change gender. People who seek to alter their legal sex must appeal to a family court under legislation entitled Law 111. Although the law affords...
Two American men who were arrested in Thailand for flashing at a temple may face seven years in prison. Joseph Dasilva, 38, and Travis Dasilva, 36, who run an Instagram account called “Traveling Butts”, in which they pose at tourist hotspots around...
It is a puzzle that the Prime Minister is making a second visit to Saudi Arabia. Of course Theresa May will have received a friendly welcome as the leader of the sixth largest economy in the world, which in addition is a permanent...
Japanese carmaker Nissan has begun international arbitration against India to seek more than $770m (£569m) in a dispute over unpaid state incentives, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by Reuters. In a legal notice sent to Prime...
Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister would be worse for British business than Brexit, a Wall Street investment bank has warned. The Labour Party winning power could usher in “the most significant political shift in the UK since the end of the 1970s”, when...
The Government has failed to provide any evidence that it will be able to avoid introducing a hard border between the UK and Ireland after Brexit, an influential House of Commons committee has said.  The Exiting the EU Committee said it appeared...
Jambu Palaniappan, the regional general manager for UberEATS for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is leaving the company to join a venture capital firm. His departure from Uber follows that of head of policy Christopher Burghardt and Europe managing director Jo...
Freight trains have killed more than 100 Norwegian reindeer in just three days. Torstein Appfjell, a reindeer herder in Helgeland county, said it was "totally tragic" and "unprecedented" for so many reindeer to die in such a way. He told the Associated Press a total...
The far-right group Britain First has boasted of gaining hundreds of new membership applications after Donald Trump shared anti-Muslim videos it had posted online, sparking a transatlantic row with Theresa May. Britain First leader Paul Golding also said the group’s Facebook posts...