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...
The US is expected to threaten to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council unless it implements several reforms, including the removal of a "anti-Israel bias". US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has previously signalled that the US may...
Donald Trump has renewed plans to reinstate a travel ban against six majority-Muslim countries on Monday, in the wake of the terrorist attack in London over the weekend. In a series of tweets, he hit out at the US Justice...
Donald Trump's director of communications has resigned after just three months in the position, following reports of problems within the White House communications team. Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was offered the job in March but tendered his resignation...
US president Donald Trump refused to endorse the Paris climate change agreement over the weekend, with G7 leaders failing to bridge differences with America. After a conference in Sicily over the weekend, Trump refused to join other leaders in committing...
The U.K terror threat level has been raised to "critical" for the first time in more than a decade, in the wake of the horrifying attack in Manchester. The threat level was adjusted in light of the deadly attack at...
Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Tuesday, as part of the third leg of the US President's overseas trip. Trump arrived in Rome with an entourage that included his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared...
Greek MPs have voted in favour of further austerity measures against a backdrop of protests, in order to receive further bailout funds from European creditors. The next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout will be discussed by European finance ministers on...
Former FBI boss Robert Mueller is set to lead the inquiry into Russian interference of the most recent U.S election and any collusion with the Trump campaign. Robert Mueller is well respected in Washington, having headed the government intelligence agency...
The U.S and China have agreed upon a trade deal, after a month of negotiations between the two nations. The two superpowers have agreed a ten-point trade agreement, which will see the Chinese market open to U.S creditors and credit...
The United Nations has said it requires a further $900 million (£700 million) in aid this year for the drought in Somalia. Speaking at a UK-hosted international conference on Somalia the UN secretary general, António Guterres, said "The drought is the most...
Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron claimed a decisive victory over National Front leader Le Pen, in a tense presidential election race for France. Despite the increasing concern over a surge in populist sentiment sweeping the continent, ultimately Macron beat Le...
The Australian government has announced plans to build a second international airport in Sydney for A$5 billion (£2.9 billion). The decision comes over 70 years after the idea was first suggested, and follows promises from successive governments. “Sydney airport’s decision not to...
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has pulled his support from the controversial garden bridge across the Thames river. Khan said his decision to pull support was due to the continuing shortfall in fundraising and lack of the necessary land use agreements. With the...