Owners of private jets are among those set to benefit from a major tax bill passed by the US Senate in a late-night vote, a result Donald Trump said was a major win for “millions of hardworking families”. The Republican Senate’s version...
On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen, attempted to flee from a hideout in his home base of Medellín, Colombia, by scrambling across a neighbouring rooftop. Instead, he was cut down by gunfire, and...
A Brazilian mayor who governed her town via WhatsApp has been jailed for at least 14 years for embezzling millions from its education budget. Lidiane Leite went on the run in August 2015 when she was accused of taking the money form the town...
Ten years ago, at a summer cabin in Lake Tahoe, Nancy Svendsen was told a story she could scarcely believe. The story recounted by her brother-in-law, who had moved to the US from Kathmandu three decades ago, was about Pasang Lhamu Sherpa,...
Tony Blair has confirmed he is actively working to reverse Brexit, putting him at odds with the official Labour Party position. “It is reversible," he told BBC's Radio 4’s The World This Weekend. "It’s not done until it’s done." Asked if he was trying to overturn...
Manchester United earned a crucial win over Arsenal in a helter-skelter game at the Emirates, with two goals by Jesse Lingard after Antonio Valencia's opener proving enough to see off the Gunners, despite the home side's spells of dominance. Alexandre Lacazette did pull...
The UK economy is expected to grow at a sluggish rate over the next couple of years, with economists warning that growth will remain lacklustre amid Brexit-related uncertainty. GDP is forecast to grow at 1.5 per cent in 2018 before dropping to...
Catalonia's removed vice president has been refused bail following a hearing by a Spanish judge. Oriol Junqueras was ordered to be kept in jail following charges of sedition, but six other former Catalan ministers were freed on bail by the court. Along with...
Maltese police have arrested eight suspects in the murder of blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said, almost two months after her car was blown up while she was driving it. All of the suspects are Maltese nationals and most...
Bitcoin isn’t big enough to pose a risk to the global economy, Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency hit a record high of above $10,000 (£7,493) for the first time. The virtual currency traded below $1,000...