‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘We are all at risk’: Theresa May to seek ‘shoulder to shoulder’ support of...

Theresa May will seek the “shoulder to shoulder” support of other EU countries to face the growing threat from Russia, telling their leaders: “We are all...

Brexit transition deal will be voted down in Commons unless ‘unacceptable’ fishing rights proposals...

Thirteen Conservative MPs have warned Theresa May that her Brexit transition deal will be voted down in the Commons unless she tears up “unacceptable” proposals for fishing rights. In a letter the backbenchers, including the...

Climate change: Can the environment be saved by today’s emerging political forces?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its first major report 28 years ago. This watershed document described the ominous implications of escalating emissions and the scale of the challenge in reversing this...

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