Donald Trump’s flagship tax reform bill could cause a severe recession, an economic historian has warned.  Professor Robert McElvaine, a leading expert on the Great Depression, said the Republicans are “sprinting towards an economic cliff” as they attempt to introduce sweeping tax...
A student will serve as Judge of Elections for their Pennsylvania ward after their own single vote won the ballot.  After no one else bothered to vote, Philip Garcia will now serve as an impartial observer during elections in his local ward for the next four years.  The journalist and PhD student, who identifies as...
Google Doodles are often challenging, fun and help illuminate the ideas and people that have changed the world. But today's homepage celebrates something even more fundamental than normal. The Doodle centres on coding – helping children to learn the languages that power...
The Brexit vote has already inflicted a hit of almost £20bn on the UK economy – or around £300m for each week since the June 2016 referendum, according to a new analysis. A team of four economists affiliated to the respected Centre...
JD Wetherspoon‘s Brexit-backing chairman has admitted the future success of Britain’s economy will rely on inward immigration which he said was a “good thing” for the country. Tim Martin said he does not deny that immigration benefits the UK, but he was...
Walt Disney has renewed discussions over acquiring a significant part of 21st Century Fox’s media assets, according to a person familiar with the talks. Disney joins companies including Comcast looking to buy a piece of the Murdoch family’s empire. The discussions are said...
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...
A former Stanford University swimmer who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party, is to appeal his conviction. Brock Turner's case made headlines around the world, when the former Olympic hopeful was sentenced to just six months in...
Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been forced to defend her approach to cyber-security after she revealed she routinely shares her login passwords with all her staff, including interns. The backbencher took to Twitter to defend her colleague Damien Green, who has been accused of having...