European stocks fell on Wednesday with the Dow expected to follow, amid rising trade tensions between China and the U.S. Investors reacted nervously to the news that China had responded to Washington's detailing of proposed tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products at...
The Green Alliance is urging ministers to bring forward their 2040 ban on new diesel and petrol car by ten years.  The UK thinktank has said that bringing the ban forward by a decade would nearly halve oil imports and almost...
Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In a series of developments, the US President will discuss missile and nuclear programmes following months of tensions between the two leaders.  “President Trump has said for some...
The US's three richest people have the same amount of wealth as the poorest 160 million people. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, which released the report on Wednesday, has said that inequality in the US is reaching a “moral...
Charities will be told they must improve standards in order for people to regain trust in the sector.  The Charity Commission and Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary, are to warn charities that now is a “crucial moment” and steps must be...
Speaking to state governors at the White House, Donald Trump criticized officers who were outside the school in Florida at the time of the shooting.  Attacking an armed sheriff’s deputy who failed to enter the school, Trump said that the officers who...
The US President has announced plans to launch the "largest ever" package of sanctions against North Korea. Donald Trump is hoping to crack down with new sanctions that will target over 50 vessels, shipping and trading companies, which according to the...
Oxfam has made an official apology to the Haitian government following allegations of sexual exploitation by the organisation's staff. Simon Ticehurst and Margalida Massot, two of Oxfam's senior staff, met with Haiti’s minister of planning and external cooperation on Monday to offer...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has stepped down from representing Oxfam, saying he is "deeply disappointed" in the charities most recent scandal. His resignation comes following Oxfam's sex scandal, where Oxfam aid workers coerced women to have sex “in exchange for aid” in...
The Charity Commission is to start an investigation after it emerged that staff hired prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti, 2011. Helen Evans, who worked as Oxfam's global head of safeguarding between 2012 and 2015, said that an Oxfam aid...
Silvio Berlusconi has hoped to gain votes through his plans to deport 600,000 illegal immigrants from Italy, should his right-wing coalition enter government. The former prime minister has formed a coalition with two far-right parties and hopes to win the general...
In an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV, Donald Trump said the US could re-enter the Paris climate change if it had a “completely different deal”. Speaking with Morgan on various topics, Trump said the Paris climate change agreement was a “terrible deal”...
Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli parliament that the US embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019.  In a controversial move that formally recognises Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the US Vice President said that...
The EU has pledged to make all plastic recyclable or reusable by 2030, in a bid to reduce plastic usage. On Tuesday, Brussels announced new plans to invest €350 million (£310 million) in research to modernise plastics production. Vice-president of the commission, Frans Timmermans,...
During a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, Donald Trump reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and certain African countries as “shithole” nations. The Washington Post reported Trump's remarks, who said: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” A statement from The...
India's Supreme Court has said it will review the law banning sex between same-sex adults. In a victory for equal-rights campaigners, the court said on Monday it will review section 377 of the Indian penal code, banning “carnal intercourse against the order of...
Donald Trump has threatened to cut Palestinian aid, in an escalation to the conflict between leaders. The US has made clear that unless the Palestinian Authority is willing to negotiate, US aid will be cut to the UNRWA, the UN’s agency...
Donald Trump has to axed climate change from the list of global threats in his new National Security Strategy. Due to be announced on Monday, the US President has undone former President Obama's decision to add climate change as a...
In a CBS interview, Emmanuel Macron said he believed Donald Trump would bring the US back to the Paris agreement. Macron condemned the US's decision to sign up to the agreement, only then to withdraw. The French President continued to say Trump's...
Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to secure a potential Brexit deal within the next 48 hours, if Brexit talks are to progress. This comes after a series of comments made by Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator to...