Japan's Toshiba Corp has informed its main lenders it is planning for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to file for bankruptcy on March 31, people briefed on the matter said on Friday. Toshiba expects a Chapter 11 filing for Westinghouse would expand charges relatedRead more »
(Corrects raids in Germany to last month, not last week) ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has launched a criminal investigation into possible foreign spying on the country's Turkish community, federal prosecutors said on Friday. The Swiss foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on Thursday
By Polina Nikolskaya and Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France's presidential election
A Japanese psychologist with a fondness for optical illusions has baffled the internet with his latest – a picture of a man’s smiling face, which just looks like a blank grid. Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a psychology professor at Ritsumeikan University in Japan, produced the image with a grid layered over a low-contrast
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.
Westminster terror attack detectives are undertaking a massive data trawl following raids linked to terrorist Khalid Masood, as a relative of the fourth victim branded his killer "scum and pure evil". Two more "significant arrests" have been made - meaning nine suspected associates
No, the Gallon Fact was printed on the back of a cubicle door in the ladies’ at Bewl’s newish Boathouse Bistro, which (having been created last year) reopened for 2017 a fortnight ago. Which is when I decided this was the perfect venue at which I could celebrate Mother’s Day a week early – on the grounds
Last year, more than 10.4 million people in Britain joined in with the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, The Shard, The Ritz hotel , Old Trafford and Edinburgh Castle among the landmarks which dimmed their lights. In Brazil, people will be asked to support protection of one of the country’s
Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply ...
Religious service begins at approximately 14.15 GMT Watch live scenes from Westminster as updates concerning Wednesday's terror attack continue to pour in. Video block text
BERLIN (AP) — The father of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz said Friday his son loved life and wasn't suffering from depression on the day his plane crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, suggesting the official investigations were faulty.
The BBC journalist Andrew Neil has broadcast a seething message to "jumped up jihadis'" looking to frighten Britain after the terror attack in Westminster.
Scientists in Germany just switched on the world’s largest ‘artificial Sun’ for the first time – producing light 10,000 times more intense than natural sunlight on our planet. The machine is 45 feet high and 52 feed wide – and produces temperatures above 3,500 degrees Centigrade, hotter than a blast
The father of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who deliberately crashed his aircraft killing 150 people, on Friday claimed his son was not responsible for the disaster. An emotional Günther Lubitz told a press conference in Berlin his son was not depressed or suicidal at the time of the 2015
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that he is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks.
Greater demand for commercial aircraft helped U.S. businesses increase their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, but a key category that tracks business investment plans slipped slightly. ...
Bury College was put on lockdown this morning after receiving a security threat on Twitter. Greater Manchester Police attended the scene after they were informed of the social media threat at 10.50 am today. Students and teachers were told to stay in their classrooms, with one pupil tweeting that teachers
After a year of record profits, Porsche executives decided to hand out a bonus to all its employees – including cleaners and canteen staff. The company is to hand a bonus of €9,111 to each employee – a reference to the car maker’s classic Porsche 911. The company’s engineers and senior staff will get
World markets wobbled in unsteady trading as investors looked to a key vote on US healthcare reform whose passage is seen as crucial to the future of Donald Trump's growth agenda. The four-month rally in global stocks came to a juddering halt this week as the new president struggled to garner enough
Five people died and 50 are injured following a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. The man shot dead by police after he ploughed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge killing three people before storming the Parliamentary estate and stabbing Pc Keith Palmer to death has
The photographer who captured an image of a woman in a hijab walking past terror attack victims on Westminster Bridge has defended her actions as “completely appropriate” and said the image had been wildly “misappropriated”.
Daylight Saving Time returns and we can look forward to lighter evenings as the winter fades away. But why do the clocks spring forward? When do the clocks go forward?
President Donald Trump's administration said Friday it has given final approval for TransCanada to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project his predecessor Barack Obama had blocked over environmental concerns. One of Trump's first acts after taking office in January was to give a conditional
FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Two homes are being torn down to help clear the way for repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a sinkhole on Christmas Eve in suburban Detroit.
By Michael Holden BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Before he killed at least four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat. A British-born convert to Islam, Masood had
MOSCOW (Reuters) - French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday after meeting President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin she would consider what she had to do to swiftly lift European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if elected. Addressing reporters in a Moscow hotel