Thames Water was handed a record £20 million fine on Wednesday after for breaching environmental regulations and pumping sewage into the River Thames in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire to the west of the capital. The fine imposed on Wednesday was for numerous offences in 2013...
Under Trump administration, US authorities have asked airlines from up to 13 different countries to ban passengers from carrying electronic devices larger than a mobile phone when on board the aircraft. This new move comes from the US in an attempt...
Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked earlier this week, with high-profile members tweeting messages of support towards Turkey in its diplomatic row with the Netherlands. Nazi hashtags were tweeted the messages, written in Turkish, alongside links to the Turkish President Recep...
The people of the Netherlands turned their back on populist sentiment on Wednesday, in a closely watched election that saw the party of sitting Prime Minister Mark Rutte gain the largest proportion of votes. Conservative party leader Geert Wilders, who...
The Sweden abolished the draft in 2010, the country has decided to reintroduce a military draft for men and women over security concerns and the growing threat from Russia. The Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said the government is reintroducing the draft...
An ongoing court-ordered investigation into French Presidential candidate François Fillon has raised further doubts over his increasingly troubled bid for power. Despite a promising start to his campaign, having secured the conservative candidacy and defeated former President Nicolas Sarkozy, François...
The Premium Friday campaign kicked off in Japan today, where the government is urging employees to leave the office early every last Friday of the month to tackle the workaholic culture and boost the economy. “We hope this will encourage people...
Budget airline Norwegian Air have launched flights to three US airports from just £69, thanks to the new, cheaper Boeing 737MAX plane. Whilst there are not yet any routes from London, from mid-June passengers will be able to fly direct...
A superyacht thought to be one of the world's largest has been impounded by the Gibraltar Port Authority, after claims that its Russian billionaire owner still owes a significant amount of money for its construction. The €400 million “Sailing Yacht...
Famine has been declared in South Sudan by the UN and South Sudanese government, where it is estimated up to 100,000 people are facing starvation. According to the World Food Programme (WFP), a further one million are on the brink...
The diplomatic row between Malaysia and North Korea has escalated, as the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong-un's half brother continues. Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died following a seizure last Monday after being...
US authorities have given the tax officials the power to revoke the passports of American citizens in the case of 'seriously delinquent tax debt', it was announced on Thursday. Under new rules, American citizens too could soon be banned from travelling...
US President Donald Trump has come under fire from senators after using Twitter to attack retailer Nordstrom, who recently made the decision to drop Trump's daughter's clothing line. Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his opinion over the...
127 US tech firms have now signed an amicus brief against President Donald Trump's immigration ban, with the latest signatories including Tesla, HP and Adobe. 30 further businesses signed on Tuesday, adding to the 97 others who had previously expressed their...
Greek borrowing costs shot to their highest level since last October on Tuesday, after the IMF revealed its board members were split as to whether Greece needs to enforce further austerity. The yield, or interest rate, on Greek 10-year bonds...
UK holidaymakers are to face previously banned mobile phone network roaming charges across Europe, a European Parliament commission paper has suggested. The document suggests that although the practice had been previously banned by European legislators, from 2019 after exiting the...
The U.S Dollar experienced its worst January in 30 years, as markets continue to react to President Trump's protectionist agenda. The U.S Dollar fell 2.6 percent against other strong currencies, marking its worst start since 1987. However, the dollar rebounded...
A petition to ban the newly elected President Trump's state visit to the UK has reached just under 1.7 million signatures, following opposition to the imposition of a travel ban preventing citizens of seven muslim countries entering the U.S. The...
US President Donald Trump has fired acting attorney general Sally Yates, saying she had "betrayed the Department of Justice" by failing to defend his immigration ban. The ban on immigration was introduced suddenly over the weekend through an executive order,...
Ongoing dispute over Brexit negotiations and conflicting interests may lead to an "economic cold war" between the UK and Europe, a senior Italian Government official has warned. Mario Giro, the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister, has warned that whilst Brexit represented...