Republican Senator John McCain will reportedly head back to Arizona this week to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumour, meaning he will miss the vote on his party’s tax bill.  The Arizona Republican is unlikely to...
Britain’s military has prioritised the protection of undersea cables from Russia because if they are cut or disrupted there would be an immediate and “potentially catastrophic” hit to the economy, the chief of defence staff has said. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart...
A man has been arrested over the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese police official has said. The official said the suspect confessed he had killed Rebecca Dykes, who had been due to...
A massive vote of confidence in Britain’s economy? That’s how Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described BAE Systems’ £5bn deal to flog 24 Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar. There is, of course, another way to look at the transaction.  It’s also a massive vote of...
Nobody knows what happened to the Uighur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police.  Not his village neighbours in China's far west, who haven't seen him in months. Not his former classmates, who fear Chinese...
Prime London property has had a tough year, but there are signs that the slump is easing. The capital’s three most expensive boroughs - the City of Westminster, Camden, and Kensington and Chelsea - each saw sales jump by more than 20...
Over the past 18 months I’ve been called a racist, a xenophobe, stupid, ignorant. Why? Because I’m a young person who voted for Brexit. Polls estimate that a quarter of under-25s voted Leave, in contrast to 52 per cent of the country...
Ever since it was founded in 1985, Ryanair has had some unusual employment practices. Its first aircraft, a 15-seat Brazilian-made propeller plane, was so small that only cabin crew under 5ft 3in were considered eligible. Now that it has become Europe’s biggest low-cost airline,...
More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognising the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies. The guardians of the global economy have two sets of issues to address. First is what to...
If you are too desperate for a seasonal fix of TV time travel to wait for Doctor Who on Christmas Day, why not try the darts? A visit to the PDC world championships, as available today on Sky Sports, will transport...