Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan’s throne seeking to soothe the wounds of the Second World War, will step down on 30 April 2019 - the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries. A...
A European court ruling in favour of a gig economy worker who never got a paid holiday in 13 years has been declared an example of how Brexit would be “a disaster for workers’ rights”. The union representing those in the gig...
Labour has been granted an urgent question in the House of Commons which they will use to push the Government to fully release all parts of an analysis into the impact of Brexit on the economy. Shadow cabinet member Sir Keir Starmer...
The UK's manufacturers had their best month since August 2013 in November, according to the latest survey snapshot of the sector. The Purchasing Managers' Index jumped to 58.2 in the month, up from 56.6 in October and well above the 56.5 that...
Walmart has pulled a t-shirt advocating violence against journalists from its online store after a professional organisation warned of the threat. The t-shirt, which Walmart offered via a third party vendor called teespring.com, featured the phrase “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED”....
France is to ban gender-based insults and wolf whistling in the street in a crackdown against sexism, the country’s president has said. In a speech Emmanuel Macron said it was unacceptable for France to be “one of those countries where women live...
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...