Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation's sporting reputation in recent years. The draw ceremony will give Russia...
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...
Donald Trump's retweets of extremists will stay on his profile, Twitter has said. The controversial Britain First tweets will remain visible for everyone to see on the President's profile because they allow users to "see every side of an issue". The site recognised...
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 Treasury Department’s inspector general is examining whether political considerations interfered with Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s promised analysis of the Republican tax proposal. “It’s a top priority,” Rich Delmar, counsel to inspector general Eric Thorson, said Thursday in an email. Delmar said he...
What an encouraging boost for amateur filmmakers, that the President of America is willing to promote small independent films, as he has this week. Even though he must be busy running a superpower, he found time to put on Twitter some...
The value of bitcoin has dropped just below $10,000 after hitting a record high earlier this week. The cryptocurrency, which is attracting a huge amount of mainstream attention, has fallen steadily since Wednesday 29 November, when it reached $11,342. Its value is $9,900 (£7,342) as of...
A new forest spanning the equivalent of 650 football pitches has been given the green light, in what will be England's largest woodland-planting scheme in decades, officials said. More than 600,000 trees, a mixture of broadleaf and conifers consisting mainly of spruce,...
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...
Doctors were left with an ethical dilemma after an unconscious patient was brought into their hospital with a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on his chest. The 70-year-old man was taken by paramedics into the emergency room at Miami University Hospital with a high blood-alcohol level and...