The National Grid has announced the news that the UK has had the "greenest" summer ever, with over half of the electricity used coming from low carbon sources. 52 percent of electricity generation was provided by low-carbon sources, which was an...
According to Barack Obama, “if you had to choose any moment in history in which to be born, you would choose right now". Despite the seemingly never-ending recent challenges, according to the former US President, there has never been a better time...
The European Central Bank (ECB) has raised its forecast for Eurozone growth to 2.2 percent, marking the fastest pace for a decade. The ECB raised its economic growth forecast from 1.9 percent to 2.2 percent, almost reaching levels of growth...
North Korea has fired missiles over Japan's Hokkaido island, in which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe referred to as an "unprecedented" threat to his country. The missile test took part early on Tuesday morning, local time, flying over the northern island before entering...
China's Fuxing bullet trains will once again be the world's fastest trains, reaching speeds of 350 km/h. Following two crashes in 2011 that killed 40 people, the "rejuvenation" bullet trains were given a capped speed of 300km/h. However, from September 21 they will be reintroduced...
With racial tensions at an all-time high following the riots that erupted in Charlottesville on the weekend, Donald Trump's lacklustre response has sent his approval ratings plunging to new lows. Can the 45th President and his seemingly unraveling administration survive this latest...
After a male politician suggested a victim who was chased to her car by two men should not have been out “so late in the night”, women across India have been posting pictures of them out after midnight with the...
Hong Kong giant Lee Kum Kee has confirmed the purchase of London's Walkie Talkie building for £1.28 billion. The Hong Kong group, who specializes in Chinese herbal health products and property investment have bought 20 Fenchurch Street for the highest price of any...
US President Donald Trump has come under fire once again for making inappropriate comments on a state visit, this time to the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron. As Trump was introduced to Macron's wife Brigitte, he said: “You’re in such...
US President Donald Trump sparked criticism over the weekend, after briefly putting his daughter Ivanka in his place next to world leaders at the Group of 20 summit. The photo was tweeted on Saturday by a Russian delegate, showing Ivanka Trump sitting in...
The high court has ruled that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia can continue after humanitarian concerns from Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT). The case was reviewed due to the widespread concern over the high number of civilian deaths in Yemen. “We have...
France is set to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, in a initiative announced by new environment minister Nicolas Hulot. The move is part of the Macron government’s aim for France to become carbon neutral by 2050, and...
Saudi Arabia and its neighbouring Gulf States have given a list of demands to Qatar, saying they will lift the trade and diplomatic embargo if Qatar comply. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt sent the 13 wide-ranging...
Police have said that since the attack at last month's Ariana Grande concert, Islamophobic attacks have increased by over 500 percent in Manchester. Official statistics show that in this period 2016 there were 37 hate crimes recorded. This compares to the...
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Russia's law banning the dissemination of gay propaganda to minors after saying it violates the right to freedom of expression. The issue was brought to the courts after three gay rights activists were fined...
A new breast cancer drug, that was previously rejected in 2016, has been approved for use in the NHS.  The drug, Kadcyla, has been proved to extend the lives of people with terminal cancer of up to six months, whilst...
The EU has published a proposal to relocate euro clearing from outside of the City following Brexit, in a potential blow to its status as Europe's financial centre. As it stands London is the global leader of euro clearing, processing transactions worth around €1 trillion...
The government of Catalonia are planning to hold a referendum to become an independent state. Set for October 1, the announcement is due to provoke political and legal clashes with Spain. The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, proposed the question: “Do you want Catalonia to become...
The Eurozone economy continues to show momentum, with GDP growth hitting its highest level since 2015. Despite a potentially turbulent year for Europe politically, the continents economy has remained resilient, with growth reaching two-year highs. According to figures from Eurostat, GDP...
Saudi Arabia has banned Qatar Airways from operating in the country, the latest move in the diplomatic row between the two countries. Saudi Arabia's aviation authority formally withdrew Qatar's licence to land and fly in the country on Tuesday, ordering...