Tuesday, August 14, 2018

World news

Dalai Lama app lets people follow his activities, travels and teachings on the iPhone

The Dalai Lama has launched a new mobile app. The 82-year-old Buddhist monk announced its release through his Twitter account, which has more than 16 million followers. The...

Gig economy: One in three zero-hours workers juggle at least two jobs at same...

One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance...

Flights: more winter mayhem at Manchester and Heathrow

An estimated 20,000 airline passengers are learning their flights to and from UK airports have been cancelled because of freezing fog. On Monday night Manchester airport, Britain’s...

By 2030, our relationship with Europe will be repaired – it will be as...

Sometimes it is easier to see what might happen in the future if you look 10 or 20 years ahead, rather than 10 or 20 months....

Saudi Arabia set to hike domestic petrol prices by 80% in January

Saudi Arabia plans to raise the price of domestic petrol and jet fuel in January, part of a programme to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom...

Swedish PM backs new law meaning sex without clearly worded or demonstrated consent is...

The Swedish Prime Minister has backed calls for a sexual consent law which will mean more rape and sexual assault cases can be prosecuted.  Under the proposed...

Grenfell Fire: Accountability must be built into the housing sector

A little over six months after the Grenfell Tower fire, an event that shocked and shamed a nation and in which 71 people died in horrendous...

Refugees should be sent home even if they have jobs, says Danish immigration official

A Danish MP has called for all refugees, even those with jobs, to be deported from the country once their home nations are deemed “safe”. Marcus Knuth,...

‘It was chaos’: Travellers vent fury as hundreds of flights from Atlanta continue to...

More than 400 flights have been cancelled at one of the world’s busiest airports, after a massive power outage temporarily shut down Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International. Passengers were...

Forget a second Brexit referendum – Remainers would only want to see the negotiations...

Back in early June 2016, a few days before the referendum was held, I was asked by Newsnight if I would call for a second referendum...