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...
A 41-year-old Swedish man was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for coercing young teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams by threatening them or their...
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...
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...
A South African woman who helps train women in self-defence was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making it to the final three. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, who unleashed a...
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...
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...
Recall how Brexiteers said this was all going to be easy. The EU would be falling over itself to give Britain everything it wanted. They would prove to the nation that you can have your cake and eat it. There would...
Any agreement reached on citizens’ rights in the Brexit negotiations must be ring-fenced even if the talks collapse and no deal is agreed between the UK and EU, a new Commons report has demanded.  In a report before the crucial European Council...
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...