Euro crisis spreads and puts the world economy at risk

Instead of the US, where the collapse of Lehman Brothers sent consumers and investors into panic mode, this time the focus is firmly on the eurozone, and time is running out. Greece is on the brink of going bust if it doesn’t receive a fresh injection of cash, and bond vigilantes are focusing their fire […]

Football’s first fa’afafine: trans rights trailblazer Jaiyah Saelua on stardom and sisterhood

“I thought everyone on board were new actors. I was so wrong. I found out one-by-one as I talked to each of them. I was like, ‘oh, is this not your first?’ I felt so silly for being naive. They were incredible and I fell in love with each and every single one of them. […]

Greek PM Samaras forced into U-turn as Syriza closes in on election victory

In stark contrast to Syriza’s Alexis Tsipras, who at 40 is the country’s youngest political leader and has waged a relaxed campaign, Samaras has frantically crisscrossed Greece, often visiting several cities on a single day. Until now, his rhetoric has been based solely on sounding the alarm. If Greeks vote for Tsipras and his “drachma […]

Poland re-elects PM Donald Tusk

The big surprise in Sunday’s election was the 9.9% share of the vote apparently won by a new liberal grouping, Palikot’s Movement, formed by a renegade from Tusk’s party. Janusz Palikot, its wealthy founder, made his money selling vodka before becoming a Civic Platform MP. His attacks on the powerful Roman Catholic Church and championing […]

Syriza’s honeymoon over as Greece strikes debt deal with EU

Greece, still down to receive a last instalment of aid under its old bailout programme, has been told the €7.2bn tranche will only be disbursed once reforms are agreed and a review of its economic progress concluded at the end of April. In a huge concession, Athens accepted continued oversight of its finances by officials […]

At least nine killed in Libya as cartoon protests escalate

“This is a unanimous decision by all imams of Islam that whoever insults the prophet deserves to be killed and whoever will take this insulting man to his end, will get this prize,” Mr Qureshi said. “This killing will enhance respect for Islam and for Muslims. Next time nobody will dare to commit blasphemy against […]

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

The International Air Transport Association warned of severe capacity constraints that could hamper efforts to get a vaccine out quickly around the globe. While drugmakers are racing to develop a vaccine and get it approved by regulators, the international aviation group is working with airlines, airports, health bodies and pharmaceutical firms to draft an airlift […]

Coronavirus good news! Vaccine in human trial phase and £80K raised for NHS heroes

Official messaging – like ‘stay home save lives -‘ reminders will be sent to players while they wait for games to load, and in takeovers of the spaces usually used to advertise brands.

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world

US president Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday, despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. People in the crowd were seated close together and many did not wear masks.Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday after a second-wave surge […]

Inside mind of ‘world’s worst serial killer’ dubbed ‘The Beast’ who butchered 400 kids

Garavito only accepts food and drink from a few guards that he trusts because he fears being poisoned, and he rarely agrees to leave his cell. It is said he spends his time making earrings and necklaces, and is relaxed and chatty with guards.