Republicans inch closer to passing tax bill that would ‘add $1 trillion to deficit’

With Senator John McCain announcing his support for the Republican tax bill, the Senate is edging closer to passing a measure that would benefit the wealthiest...

Jerusalem latest: Trump to recognise city as Israel’s capital, officials say

US officials have confirmed Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin the process of moving the American...

Leonardo Da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ acquired by Louvre Abu Dhabi in record...

A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (£336m) is heading to a museum in the United Arab...

Members of Trump’s White House team ‘sh*****g bricks’ after Michael Flynn’s guilty plea

Donald Trump’s aides are said to be “sh***ing bricks” following the guilty plea deal made by his ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.  Special counsel Robert Mueller’s...

Lord Bassam resigns: Labour’s Lords chief whip stands down after expenses row

Labour's Chief Whip in the House of Lords has said he will resign amid controversy over his expenses claims. Lord Bassam has told fellow peers that he...

Boris Johnson claims criticism of Western intervention ‘plays into jihadi narrative’ in terror speech

Boris Johnson has been heavily criticised for claiming that linking Britain’s foreign interventions to rising Islamist extremism “plays into the jihadi narrative”. In a speech entitled “The...

Female police captain suspended after ‘white male privilege’ remark against colleague

An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from "white male privilege". A vote...

Donald Trump’s tax bill could cause a recession, warns Great Depression expert

Donald Trump’s flagship tax reform bill could cause a severe recession, an economic historian has warned.  Professor Robert McElvaine, a leading expert on the Great Depression, said...

Extinct kangaroo-like lion discovered in Australia

The fossilised remains of a new species of marsupial lion have been found in Australia. The predatory creature, named Wakaleo schouteni, is a relative of modern marsupials...

Former Volkswagen executive sentenced to seven years in prison over ‘Dieselgate’ emissions scam

A former senior manager at Volkswagen has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the US over the emissions scandal that has cost the company...

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