EU makes late bid to rival China on the Silk Road

Press play to listen to this article More than 3,000 days after President Xi Jinping came up with a plan in 2013 to invest massively in critical infrastructure like railways and harbors that connect China to the rest of the world, EU officials have finally come up with an alternative scheme. European Commission President Ursula … Read more

Epstein’s pilot: Cockpit door ‘always closed’

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer has quizzed Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot about the politicians and celebrities he flew on a private plane. Donald Trump, Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton all flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, the paedophile’s former pilot told the Ghislaine Maxwell trial. The two former US Presidents and the Duke of York were mentioned … Read more

Fireworks as Barbados Celebrates Becoming a Republic

November 30, 2021 – 19:49PM Storyful Fireworks lit up the sky in the early hours of November 30 in Saint Lucy as Barbados became a republic. The Government of Barbados announced in September 2020 that it intended to no longer be a constitutional monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be head of state, but … Read more

UK spy chief warns China, Russia racing to master AI

MI6 chief Richard Moore says Beijing and Moscow ‘pouring money’ into technological advances that will reshape espionage and geopolitics. The chief of the United Kingdom’s foreign spy service is to warn that China and Russia are racing to master artificial intelligence in a way that could revolutionise geopolitics over the next 10 years. Richard Moore, … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell ‘served up’ girls for sex to Epstein, say prosecutors

Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial has begun with prosecutors detailing her links to Jeffery Epstein while making a disturbing case against her. Ghislaine Maxwell set young girls up to be abused by “predator” Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutors said Monday as the sex trafficking trial of the British jet-set socialite and heiress began in New York. Maxwell was the … Read more

Groundsman Rights Field Shelter That Was Flipped by Storm Winds

Storm Arwen’s powerful winds managed to flip over a wooden shelter at a smallholding in Hereford. This video, taken by Neil Harold, shows the shelter being righted on Monday, November 29. “The back corner was already smashed up from the storm so [there was] minimal damage getting it turned back over,” Harold said, praising his … Read more

WHO provides grim Omicron warning

The World Health Organisation says the Omicron Covid variant poses a “very high” global risk and that it is likely to spread further around the world. The World Health Organisation has warned that the Covid-19 Omicron variant poses a “very high” global risk and warned it is likely to spread further across the world. The … Read more

UK calls urgent G7 health ministers’ meeting to discuss Omicron variant

LONDON — Health ministers from the world’s richest seven democracies will convene on Monday to discuss the new coronavirus variant of concern, Omicron, the U.K. government announced Sunday. The urgent G7 meeting, called by the U.K. presidency, will discuss developments related to the spread of Omicron, the government said in a statement. South Africa alerted … Read more

Omicron outbreak turns up heat on EU over vaccine access

Press play to listen to this article An outbreak of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in Southern Africa is boosting critics of the EU, who say that Brussels is preventing a quick roll-out of jabs across poor nations by zealously defending vaccine patents. The European Commission always knew that this was going to be a … Read more

Iraqi Kurdish family mourns death of Channel shipwreck victim

In a simple house in northeastern Iraq, the parents of 24-year-old Maryam Nuri Hama Amin are mourning the loss of their daughter who drowned trying to reach her fiancee in the United Kingdom. “She wanted a better life,” her father, Nuri Hama Amin, said, still reeling from shock, just days after his daughter vanished into … Read more