Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance, Ending Swirl of Questions Over Delay

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, has been granted his permanent security clearance, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday, ending a period of uncertainty that had fueled questions about whether Mr. Kushner was in peril in the special counsel investigation. Mr. Kushner’s F.B.I. background checks had dragged on for…

Political novice confirmed as Italy’s next prime minister

A little-known academic was confirmed as Italy’s new prime minister last night as an avowedly anti-euro banker was tipped to become his economy minister. Giuseppe Conte was appointed the country’s next leader despite accusations that he had inflated his curriculum vitae, with doubts arising over the reliability of his claims that he had studied or…

I.R.S. Warns States Not to Circumvent State and Local Tax Cap

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to crack down on states that try to circumvent a new limit on the state and local tax deduction, saying it will not allow workarounds aimed at helping individuals fully deduct those taxes. The $10,000 cap, which was included in last year’s $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul,…

Former EU ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers attacks Brexit red lines and dismisses UK’s ‘buccaneering blather’ trade policy

Brexiteers’ dream of a second Elizabethan age of trade after Britain leaves the EU is nothing more than “buccaneering blather”, Britain’s former top EU diplomat Sir Ivan Rogers warned last night. In a lengthy and excoriating critique of the entire debate around Brexit, the former top EU adviser to both David Cameron and Theresa May…

Getting the best deal on money transfer overseas 

Whether the sum you need to send overseas is large or small, there are several different ways to transfer money internationally. Banks, building societies and brokers all provide transfer services. In recent years, a number of transfer firms have also come on to the scene, offering what may seem like very attractive rates. However, such deals can…

Trump-Kim summit ‘depends on Kim’ — Mike Pompeo

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Pompeo has met Mr Kim twice in Pyongyang The planned summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-il depends on the North Korean leader, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. The event is scheduled for 12 June in Singapore, but the North has said it may…

Why a geography degree is no laughing matter 

So, you’ve decided to study geography at university. Are you ready to be derided for taking the colouring-in degree? To be forced to navigate without Google Maps? To be quizzed on capital cities of obscure countries forevermore? And to swan through higher education with four hours of lectures a week? Geographers have long suffered for…

A glimpse into the curious world of London’s private jets

When the snow arrived in February, crippling transport infrastructure across the UK, one wealthy traveller decided he didn’t want to brave the chock-a-block M25 heading from Bedfordshire to Hampshire, so instead chartered a private jet to complete the 60-odd mile journey in a matter of minutes, from Luton Airport to Farnborough. When an artist performing…

Macedonia ex-PM Gruevski jailed over luxury Mercedes purchase

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gruevski faces four other cases over alleged abused of power during his 10 years in power Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has been sentenced to two years in prison for corruption. A court in Skopje found he had unlawfully influenced officials over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof…

Milwaukee Braces for Video of Bucks Player Sterling Brown’s Arrest

Kent Lovern, the chief deputy district attorney in Milwaukee County, said in an email Wednesday morning that “no charges against anyone in this incident have ever been referred to this office.” Mr. Lovern said he had not seen the video. Milwaukee, which has overhauled leadership of its police department in the months since Mr. Brown’s…

NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRavens and Jaguars defied President Trump at Wembley after his comments NFL teams will be fined if players kneel for the US national anthem under a new policy. The American football league said players who do not stand for the Star-Spangled Banner can stay in the locker…

Comcast ‘considering’ challenge to Murdoch deal with Disney

Comcast chief Brian Roberts has laid down the gauntlet to Rupert Murdoch by declaring an audacious bid to disrupt the mogul’s exit from global entertainment. Comcast announced it is “considering, and is in advanced stages of preparing” a challenge to Mr Murdoch’s deal with Disney. It heralds open warfare among some of the world’s most…

N.F.L. Teams Will Be Fined for Players’ Anthem Kneeling

The owners of N.F.L. teams agreed on Wednesday to a new policy for player conduct during the playing of the national anthem, an issue that escalated last season into a national debate that involved President Trump. Commissioner Roger Goodell said that owners voted to fine teams if their players are on the field or sidelines…

Life in Motion: Egon Schiele & Francesca Woodman review, Tate Liverpool — an explosion of youthful invention

It’s easy to understand what Tate Liverpool’s curators were thinking when they paired the Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890-1918) with the puckish American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981). Both demonstrated precocious flair and worked through young adulthood with feverish energy and boundless invention. Both were preoccupied with the naked human form and readily used their own…

Steam store school-shooting game ‘appalling’

Image copyright Steam A «school-shooting simulator» video game has been described as «appalling» by an anti-gun violence charity. According to its listing on the Steam video game store, the software lets players «slaughter as many civilians as possible» in a school environment. Charity Infer Trust called on Valve — the company behind the Steam games…

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko (left) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House in June of 2017 Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to…

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients ‘taken to church’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ebola can cause fatal bleeding from internal organs Three Ebola patients left a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo after their families demanded to take them to church, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Two of the patients later died, while the third returned to the centre…

Show Dogs review: a confusing, disturbing half-term nightmare that goes out of its way to offend

Dir: Raja Gosnell. Cast: Will Arnett, Chris «Ludacris» Bridges (voice), Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias (voice), Shaquille O’Neal (voice), Omar Camparro, Stanley Tucci, RuPaul (voice). PG cert, 92 min Show Dogs has one function and one alone. It’s half-term entertainment in which parents should feel comfortable falling asleep, confident that this assembly-line action-comedy about a…

Oxford Lifts the Veil on Race, Wealth and Privilege

Oxford’s intake displayed a geographic imbalance between the north of Britain and the more affluent south, where the bulk of national wealth is concentrated. “Oxford reflects the inequalities — socio-economic, ethnic and regional — that exist in British society,” Louise Richardson, the university’s vice chancellor, said in a foreword to the report. “The picture that…

Q&A: Stacey Abrams Says She’s ‘Ready to Get to Work’

Advertisement Ms. Abrams secured the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday morning, she spoke to The New York Times about what’s next. By Astead W. Herndon May 23, 2018 ImageStacey Abrams spoke after winning the Democratic primary at her primary election night watch party in Atlanta on Tuesday.CreditMelissa Golden for…

Topshop posts £10.9m loss as it grapples with tough retail environment

Topshop is the latest retailer to have taken a battering from tough conditions on the high street after posting a multi-million pound loss in its last financial year. The retailer, whose parent company Arcadia Group is owned by Sir Philip Green and includes both Topshop and Topman, made a £10.9m loss in the year to August 2017, compared with a £59.4m profit the…

Solid gold taps and a slide from the bed to the pool: how the super-rich customise their homes in 2018

The illuminated letters that spell out the name of London’s landmark Centre Point building have been used as a guiding light by Londoners for decades. Designed by architect Richard Seifert and built in 1966, the tower is currently undergoing transformation into luxury apartments, crowned by a £55m penthouse complete with terrace. Nevertheless, those three-metre-high characters must remain, insisted English Heritage, and…

The best experiences in the Italian Lakes

Expert guide to the Italian Lakes The shorelines of the Italian Lakes are a joy to explore, sprinkled with charming sleepy villages, and dotted here and there with waterside villas and lush greenery. And from some of Italy’s most glorious botanical gardens and picnicking in pine forests, to hiking trails that lead to magnificent lake…

Trump says he is victim of “Spygate” after FBI reportedly used Cambridge professor as source

Donald Trump accused the FBI of being involved in a scandal he branded «Spygate» following its reported use of a retired Cambridge university professor to glean information about whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russia. Mr Trump, writing on Twitter, escalated his recent attacks on the agency, referring to what he called the «Criminal Deep…

New York parents win legal battle to evict son, 30

Image copyright Reuters A New York couple have won their legal battle to evict their 30-year-old son from home after he refused to leave. During a hearing at the state’s highest court in Syracuse, a judge praised Michael Rotondo’s legal research, but ordered him to leave the house anyway. Justice Donald Greenwood told the son…

Turkish lira dives against the dollar

Image copyright AFP The Turkish lira has fallen more than 5% to hit a record low against the US dollar. The currency has lost 22% of its value in 2018, as fears grow that the government might undermine the powers of Turkey’s central bank. Many investors want to see a rise in interest rates to…

Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger ‘arrested’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wael Abbas has spent more than a decade documenting alleged police abuses A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says. Heavily armed officers raided Wael Abbas’s home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded to an…

Severn Trent unveils £100m spending plans

Water utility Severn Trent is preparing to splash out on a £100m investment programme that will include leak-detecting robots, after earning financial rewards from the industry regulator for beating its delivery targets.  The raft of spending will include upgrades to the pipes and pumps used by the FTSE 100 water company to serve 4.4m customers in…

Broadband crackdown reveals five major providers are offering ‘bare minimum’ speeds  

A crackdown on advertised broadband speeds has revealed that customers are paying the UK’s biggest providers over £20 a month to receive the lowest acceptable internet speed. From today broadband firms are banned from selling internet packages with «up to» speeds and must instead show the average speed received at peak times, under new Advertising Standards Authority rules. …

Beast from the East boosts Zoopla owner ahead of takeover

Cold weather at the start of the year sent more people to price comparison websites as they hunted for better deals for their energy bills, according to the company behind property website Zoopla. ZPG reported that revenue for its comparison websites, which include USwitch, jumped 32pc to £82m in the six months to March 31…

John Bercow’s alleged comments about Andrea Leadsom were sexist — but double standards mean Remainers will not challenge them

Welcome to Refresh – a new initiative by young people, for young people,  to provide a free-market response to Britain’s biggest issues ​ It is nearly two years since Andrea Leadsom’s bid to become Conservative leader and Prime Minister self-destructed when she laid on thick her credentials “as a mother” compared to the childless Theresa May….

Maori facial tattoo slammed as cultural appropriation

Image copyright evolvedleadership.com.au Image caption Sally Anderson’s headshot from her life coaching business Facial tattoos have been a part of Maori culture for centuries, a sacred marker of the wearer’s genealogy and heritage. But one woman’s striking chin design- or moko — has generated huge debate in New Zealand, because she is white, with no…

Jaguar Land Rover profits slide on shrinking diesel demand

Record sales at Jaguar Land Rover have failed to turn into higher profits as rising investment costs put the brakes on the car maker’s performance. On the 10th anniversary since its acquisition by India’s Tata, the Coventry-based company posted a 6pc rise in annual revenues to £25.8bn on the back of retail sales that rose…

From the CIA to the NBA: The women making history this week

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Stacey Cunningham is the first female president of the New York Stock Exchange It’s been a big week in the US for history-making women. From the CIA to the NBA, the buzz is all about female leaders. Here are four developments you might have missed… New York Stock Exchange has…

The best free things to do in Madrid

Expert guide to Madrid Whether you’re on a budget or just want to save your pennies to splurge on a fantastic hotel, there are plenty of free sights and activities in Madrid to fill your days. Be sure to check out the secret metro station Platform Zero, watch the sunset from the city’s real Egyptian…

BMW cars found to contain more than a dozen flaws

Image copyright Keen Lab Image caption The hack attack tests were all carried out in controlled environments BMW’s car computer systems have been found to contain 14 separate flaws, according to a study by a Chinese cyber-security lab. They could, in theory, let hackers take at least partial control of affected vehicles while in use….

By age 35… you really should have nailed these nine things

By the time you’re 35, you should have saved twice your salary. No, no, don’t laugh: this is bona fide advice from finance news website MarketWatch, which has just gone viral. Of course, they might as well have suggested we find a hen that lays golden eggs and, instead of poaching them all at once and serving…

Paraguay tribe joins search for missing Austrian tourist

Image copyright Wilhelm Wabnegg Image caption Wilhelm Wabnegg’s plan was to spend 14 months travelling through South America An indigenous group has joined the search for a 62-year-old Austrian man who went missing in a national park in Paraguay three weeks ago. Wilhelm Wabnegg was last heard from on 2 May when he was setting…

Self-identifying trans women eligible for all-women shortlists, Labour confirms in new statement

The Labour Party has put out an official statement ruling that people who self-identify as women are allowed to be on all-women’s shortlists, and stand as women’s officers. On Tuesday, The National Executive Committee (NEC) decided to approve a new statement, which explicitly states that self-identifying transgender women are eligible in selections. It confirms the…

Ranking England’s 11 Test spinners since Graeme Swann retired — can Dominic Bess succeed where others could not?

When Dominic Bess walks out at Lord’s to face Pakistan on Thursday, he will become the 12th Test match spinner England have selected since Graeme Swann’s retirement in 2013. Some were seasoned veterans who made little impression on the biggest stage, others were young potentials prematurely plucked from the county circuit and a few still…

FBI admits over-counting locked iPhones and other mobiles

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Apple has come under pressure to make encrypted iPhones accessible to the FBI The FBI has admitted overestimating the number of seized mobile phones its investigators are unable to access. It has seized between 1,000 and 2,000 mobile phones that remain locked, as part of its crime investigations, not the…

New report sheds light on TB, a scourge that kills 239,000 children a year

One in four children who contract tuberculosis die from the disease worldwide, as a new report aims to highlight the need to increase protection of young people from the disease. The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease criticised “the systematic disregard for children’s rights to health” which it says is responsible for the high death rate among children who contract TB….

Uber bows to pressure by giving drivers sick leave and maternity pay

Uber will offer its 70,000 British drivers sickness, injury and maternity payments as political and legal pressure mounts over its approach to employment rights. Drivers who have completed 150 trips in the previous eight weeks will be eligible for the benefits, which include medical, funeral and jury duty cover. Uber Eats couriers must have completed…

Macron French reforms: SNCF workers vote down changes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The state-owned rail company says participation in the strike has hit a record low France’s striking rail workers have unanimously rejected government measures to reform the country’s state-owned SNCF company. In a ballot derided by the company as a petition, almost 95% of those who voted were against the…

Smoove and Turrell perform single You’re Gone in acoustic music session

Smoove & Turrell return with You’re Gone, which they perform in a special acoustic music session. Taken from their fifth studio album Mount Pleasant, the single discusses the balance of frustration, pride and vulnerability present in a lovers’ argument. Although it is performed here by John Turrell and guitarist Lloyd Wright, the album version features singer…

Arsenal’s Unai Emery welcome video appears to erase Arsene Wenger from history 

No managerial appointment or new signing is complete without a glossy welcome video, and Arsenal did not disapppoint with a slick production beckoning the Unai Emery-era.  Using the motif ‘The Next Chapter’, the 50-second clip posted on the club’s official Twitter account segued through the notable managerial reigns of Arsenal’s history — with the exception of Arsene Wenger’s…

US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The affected staff member reportedly worked at the US consulate in Guangzhou The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms. The person experienced «subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound…

Legend of Loch Ness Monster Will be Tested with DNA Samples

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths. But now the legend of “Nessie” may have no place left to hide. A New Zealand scientist is leading…

Hollywood Bowl halves debt as customer numbers rise

Hollywood Bowl has halved its debt pile thanks to a rise in the number of customers through its doors. Chief executive Stephen Burns said bowlers were also spending more money per game, which boosted sales and allowed it to slash debt by nearly half from £13.5m to £7.2m in the first half of its financial year. The company’s…

Private Jet From Texas Crashes in Honduras, All Survive

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private jet traveling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital’s international airport and broke in half Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger. Video images posted online showed what appeared to be area residents pulling people out…

Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women’s rights activists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aziza al-Yousef is reportedly one of the women’s rights activists being held Saudi Arabia has reportedly arrested three more women’s rights activists in a crackdown launched just weeks before a ban on women driving will be lifted. Human rights groups said at least 10 people, most of them women who…

The best bars in Madrid

When you hear the words ‘bar’ and ‘Madrid’ in one sentence, the first thing that springs to mind is probably an old-fashioned tapas bodega with great wines by the glass and small plates of tortilla and ham croquettes. Sure, the Spanish capital has plenty of those, but there are also exciting, modern cocktail bars, such…

Rafael Nadal’s 15 most outrageous ever shots 

Ahead of the French Open starting on Sunday, we wallow in the greatest shots hit by the 10-times winner and tournament favourite Rafael Nadal.  As with ‘Roger Federer’s sexiest shots‘, we have tried to pick a range of shots rather than just a series of absolutely ludicrous forehands down the line (of which there are about…

Loris Karius exclusive interview: Champions League glory with Liverpool would be ultimate validation

Loris Karius can visualise the wild celebrations, a victorious goalkeeper sprinting towards teammates consumed by joy. It is a stirring image he recalls from childhood — of an idol whose penalty shootout valour secured a place in Champions League legend. But forget Jerzy Dudek in Istanbul, or Bruce Grobbelaar in Rome. “Oliver Kahn against Valencia in 2001,” says…

Isil sleeper cells could strike the Philippines, army chief warns

Sleeper cells pledging allegiance to the Isil terrorist group could be waiting to strike in the Philippines at any time, the country’s army chief has warned.  Lt General Rolando Joselito Bautista, the Philippine army’s commanding general, said the military had learned of cells in the south of the country that were capable of carrying out…

Dairy Crest raises £70m to expand cheese production

Dairy Crest is to spend £85m expanding its creamery in Cornwall, where it makes its Cathedral City and Davidstow brands, to keep up with growing demand for cheese from customers around the world. The investment over the next five years will boost Dairy Crest’s production capacity from 54,000 tonnes of cheese a year to 77,000…

How to decorate with colour, by pattern queen Orla Kiely

A look inside Orla Kiely’s apartment and office in south London makes everything else seem gloomy. The open-plan living space is covered in tiles patterned with her signature flower prints from floor to ceiling, and punctuated with bright-orange kitchen units and Formica-topped woodgrain. It’s like stepping into a pocket universe with a Kiely filter, where…

Barclays and Standard Chartered merger speculation gets a cool reception

The City has questioned the rationale of any mega-merger between Barclays and FTSE 100 banking rival Standard Chartered, following speculation that Barclays was considering merger options. Top bosses at Barclays, including chairman John McFarlane, have “kicked around” suggestions of possible tie-ups with rival lenders as part of its response to pressure from activist investor Edward Bramson, according to a…

German firm apologises for ‘racist’ post linked to Meghan Markle

Image copyright Facebook — Super Dickmman’s Image caption The controversial image, posted on the day of the royal wedding, has been deleted A German company has apologised after posting an image of a chocolate-covered marshmallow sweet in a bridal dress on the day of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Super Dickmann’s post…

Babcock shrugs off outsourcing worries to deliver record profits

Engineering outsourcer Babcock International has allayed concerns it could be the next Carillion by hitting its financial targets. The company, which counts the Ministry of Defence as its biggest customer, had seen its share price fall until recently as speculation grew that it could face the same troubles as outsourcers such as Carillion, Capita and…

Four things to do to help prevent fraud

The Telegraph Small Business Connect community Experts and small firms share some advice on how to avoid scams. Limit the scope of responsibility Lisa Forde, director, Dotty About Paper When setting up my second firm, Tree of Hearts, we were contacted by an alleged grant company who offered to fund 50pc of our business if…

Exeter vs Saracens, Premiership Final 2018: What date is the fixture, what TV channel and what is our prediction?

This year’s Aviva Premiership Final is a repeat of the 2016 final, which Saracens won 28-20, while Exeter return to defend a title they clinched following an extra-time triumph against Wasps last season. A Chiefs victory would see them become only the fourth club after Sarries, Leicester and Wasps to successfully defend Premiership silverware since the competition began…

North Korea, Stacey Abrams, Philip Roth: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: Trump hints at flexibility • President Trump has opened the door to a phased dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, backing away from his demand that Pyongyang abandon it completely. The change appeared to be less of…

New York Today: New York Today: The Scourge of Plastic Straws

Good morning on this warming Wednesday. As you sip your iced coffee this morning, imagine doing it without a straw. A bill being introduced in the City Council today would outlaw plastic straws at eateries across the boroughs. “It’s important for New Yorkers to understand that the plastic straw is not a necessity; it’s more…

Can I use equity release to pay for care?

The average cost of care is spiralling out of control for many families. A year in a care home can easily cost more than £50,000, with some families racking up astronomical bills. Those with assets worth more than £23,250 in assets (slightly more in Scotland and Wales) must fund the entirety of their care themselves,…

As America Looks Inward, China Looks Up. Way Up.

The far side of the moon does not face the Earth, hindering communications with earthbound scientists, and making its previous exploration virtually impossible. A successful mission would be a significant scientific achievement as well as useful propaganda tool for President Xi Jinping, who sees China’s largely military-run space program as a vehicle for enhancing national…

The Pope Opens His Eyes to Abuse

The abuse of minors by pedophile priests has been among the most painful sagas of our time, the horror compounded by the knowledge that hierarchs could have stopped the predators if only they had not chosen, for so long, to cover up their actions. Now, at long last, Pope Francis seems to have glimpsed the…

Op-Ed Columnist: The Democrats’ Midterm Dilemma

One of the few people to really see Donald Trump coming was the University of Chicago economist Luigi Zingales, who warned way back in 2011 that American politics was going the way of his native Italy, that we could easily produce our own version of Silvio Berlusconi, and that Trump was an obvious candidate to…

International journalists depart for North Korea’s nuclear test site, as experts warn demolition could destroy valuable evidence

International journalists on Wednesday set out on an arduous journey to witness the dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear test site, Punggye-ri – an event that experts predict will be more about PR than substance.  The departure of about 22 Chinese, American, Russian and British journalists, including a Sky News team, from the North Korean port city of Wonsan,…

The best nightlife in Madrid

Many refer to Madrileños as gatos (cats) for their tendency to enjoy late nights, and so, unsurprisingly, Madrid is a city with an exceptional nightlife offering. Our resident expert Annie Bennett believes there is something for everyone, from cool rooftop bars and funky jazz venues to sophisticated opera houses and pounding nightclubs.  Expert guide to…

The best things to do in Madrid

Expert guide to Madrid Our guide to Madrid offers essential information on the best things to see and do in the city, chosen by our expert, Annie Bennett. You could spend weeks just visiting the three big-hitter museums, but there are plenty of lesser-known places that are well worth visiting too. That said, even the…

The best shopping in Madrid

There are lots of little independent shops left in Madrid, some of which are so specialist they only sell one thing. In summertime, visit Casa de Diego for a very necessary purchase of a handmade fan, and in winter, fawn over the super stylish capes at Capas Seseña. Gourmands will appreciate the array of small…

New York lawyer insists he is ‘not racist’ after tirade at Spanish-speaking restaurant staff prompts Mariachi protest outside his home

A Manhattan lawyer has insisted he is “not racist” after a video of his tirade against Spanish-speaking restaurant staff prompted hundreds to protest outside his home with a Mariachi band. Aaron Schlossberg has apologised on social media and said “seeing myself online opened my eyes” after a video surfaced of him haranguing workers at the…

Pursuits: Searching for Dinosaurs in a Seaside English Town

Advertisement A novice fossil hunter immerses himself in the local pastime in the town of Lyme Regis in southwest England, an area that sits on a 95-mile stretch of shoreline known as the Jurassic Coast, a Unesco World Heritage site. A view of the town of Lyme Regis from a rocky beach in southwest England.CreditAndy…

They’ve Been to All 417 National Park Sites. How About You?

When Dan Elias got married in 2005, he had one request of his bride for their honeymoon. “I said, ‘We are going to visit seven national park sites on four islands in Hawaii,’” he recently recalled, describing their romantic getaway. And so they observed the contemplative silence of Pearl Harbor and roamed the pitted landscape…

5 Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

From viral video to victory in Kentucky Amy McGrath channeled several powerful forces in Democratic politics to seize the party’s nomination for Congress in Kentucky’s Sixth District, leaning hard into her profile as a military veteran, a political newcomer and a woman. She toppled a popular local official in the primary, and Republicans expect her…

R Kelly: Too late to stop my influence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, but denies the allegations Embattled R&B star R Kelly has been filmed telling a room full of people it is «too late» for his musical influence to be curtailed. The video was originally uploaded to Facebook on 17…

Santa Fe school shooting: Hundreds at Sabika Sheikh funeral

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wrapped in the Pakistani flag, Sabika Sheikh’s coffin was taken to the funeral service The funeral of a Pakistani student killed in last week’s Texas school shooting has taken place in Karachi. Sabika Sheikh, who was 17, was among the eight students and two teachers killed in the attack in…

SpaceX rocket launches satellites designed to track climate change

SpaceX has launched twin satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket as part of a climate monitoring experiment between Nasa and German researchers. GRACE-FO tracks the movement of water and ice on and beneath the Earth’s surface, as well as changes in the planet’s mass and gravity field. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/23/spacex-rocket-launches-satellites-designed-track-climate-change/

Why this hedonistic French gem should be your next city break

Why go now? The resort town of Biarritz is this month getting fully into its seasonal stride. Although it’s a year-round destination, summer sees the Atlantic Riviera at its best. Colourful rows of jauntily striped, sunshade “tents” adorn the beaches, while bars and restaurants are full of life, spilling tables, chairs and joie de vivre…

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