The international community has condemned Japan’s current whaling mission, and questioned the reason it has stated for plans to kill 333 minke whales in the Southern Ocean this year. The European Union was joined by 12 other nations in its call for Japan...
TV and box office hits, like the Star Wars franchise, flushed a record £7.7bn into the UK economy’s coffers last year, representing an 80 per cent surge from the revenue generated by the industry five years earlier. Official government data published on...
Russia’s ex-economics minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, has been found guilty of accepting a bribe and sentenced to eight years in a prison colony, as well as being fined $2m (£1.5m), a Moscow judge announced on Friday. Judge Larisa Semenova began reading her verdict at 11.30am...
A majority of President Donald Trump's voters surveyed by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) believe he should continue to serve as president even if it's proven that he conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 election. Just 14 per cent of...
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...
Manufacturing orders remained close to a three-decade high in the three months to December, helped by the weakness of the pound, according to the latest CBI survey of the sector. Around 28 per cent of firms reported orders above normal and 11...
Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a “no-deal” Brexit has been reduced by Theresa May’s Brussels agreement last week – and that this breakthrough may boost UK economic confidence in the coming months. The view was relayed in the...
When it comes to starting a business, there remains a notable disparity between the sexes. Encouragingly, that gender gap is closing – but the UK is playing catch-up with its global counterparts. Data from NatWest released this year puts Canada at the top of...
Donald Trump's administration is putting the lives of American citizens abroad at risk, a diplomat who resigned last week has said.  The State Department has been sidelined by the administration, which does not "realise the role we play," Elizabeth Shackelford told CNN.  Ms...
Uber’s food-delivery business will begin offering an insurance package to its couriers in Europe, a move to address the conditions of “gig economy” workers. Riders for food-delivery companies such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo are typically self-employed and the firms have come...