Cambridge Analytica scandal poses test for Facebook investors – with a backlash already beginning

As politicians around the world call Facebook to task over its data use crisis, the tech giant is confronting a rising backlash from another key constituency: its shareholders. Even after a tumultuous year of congressional hearings and...

Soviet-era scientists appear to contradict Moscow’s claims that Russia never made Novichok nerve agent

Two Russian scientists have contradicted the Kremlin’s claims that there was never a state programme to make the deadly nerve agent Novichok, both independently stating that they were involved in the poison’s creation at chemicals...

Jeremy Corbyn blames Government’s ‘slash and burn’ approach for Tory-run council collapse

Jeremy Corbyn has blamed the Government's "slash and burn" approach to public services for the financial collapse of a Conservative-run council. The Labour leader pressed Theresa May over whether Northamptonshire County Council's slide towards effective bankruptcy was a result of...

Republican concedes to Democrat in state Trump won by 20 points in ominous sign...

Republican candidate Rick Saccone has finally conceded to his Democratic opponent in the Pennsylvania special election, in what is being interpreted as an ominous sign for Donald Trump's party...

Ken Livingstone interview: ‘The idea that America and Britain are good and the Russians...

Two years ago, in a short live interview on BBC Radio, Ken Livingstone answered a straightforward question with a mad historical analogy about Hitler supporting Zionism and his world changed in an instant. He was...

Brexit: Leavers in uproar over ‘national humiliation’ as blue passports contract ‘handed to Franco-Dutch...

Britain's post-Brexit blue passport, intended as an icon of the UK's regained independence from Europe, is set to be manufactured by a Franco-Dutch firm, according to reports. The contract to produce the documents is reportedly close to...

‘Severe’ Government budget cuts hit rural communities and wildlife, Lords report warns

Cuts to resources for Government departments and agencies looking after the countryside have hit wildlife and rural communities, peers have warned. A Lords committee said Natural England - whose job is to protect and enhance...

Jeff Sessions tells federal prosecutors how they can use the death penalty against drug...

Donald Trump’s Justice Department has outlined how federal prosecutors can apply the death penalty to certain drug-related crimes, even as public health experts warn that such “tough...

Boris Johnson compares Putin and Russia World Cup to Hitler hosting the 1936 Olympics

Boris Johnson has compared the upcoming World Cup in Moscow to the 1936 Olympic Games under Hitler amid escalating tensions over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. The Foreign Secretary said...

Mark Zuckerberg speaks on Cambridge Analytica data controversy: ‘We made mistakes’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has broken his days-long silence over a data scandal that has engulfed his company, admitting that the social networking site has “made mistakes”. The scandal involves the personal data of up to 50...

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