Australians living longer but life expectancy dips in US and UK

Australians living longer but life expectancy dips in US and UK

Australians are outliving their British and American cousins. A study of how long men and women are living in 18 wealthy countries has found that life expectancy is on the rise in Australia but declining in Britain, the United States and several other nations. Australian women had a life expectancy of 85.5 years in 2016, […]

'Child spies' must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

'Child spies' must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

Children being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the authorities, revised official guidance says. A revised code of practice for use of covert human intelligence sources (CHIS), published on Wednesday by the Home Office, states that a parent, guardian, personal contact or professional such as a social worker should […]

Saudi Prince Faces UK Jail Sentence in Loan Fight

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Driver Crashes Car Into Barriers Outside UK Parliament

Driver Crashes Car Into Barriers Outside UK Parliament

LONDON — A car crashed into the gates of the Houses of Parliament in London early Tuesday, injuring a number of pedestrians, according to the police, who detained the male driver. Officers set up a security cordon around Parliament Square, with around a dozen police cars and ambulances parked at the site, and helicopters flew […]

UK's FTSE 100 ends lower as Turkey worries hit travel industry's stocks

UK's FTSE 100 ends lower as Turkey worries hit travel industry's stocks

The U.K.’s main stock index closed in negative territory Monday, joining a global downdraft that has been attributed to worries about Turkey’s precarious financial condition. Travel-related shares with exposure to Ankara were among the worst performers. How markets are performing The FTSE 100 […]

Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that 440 more British military personnel will join the Nato mission in Afghanistan. But how do the UK and US allies see their role in the country? The additional troops will be ferrying international advisors safely around the country’s capital city, Kabul, in their Foxhound […]

Rare UK sighting of blue shark thrills tourists

Rare UK sighting of blue shark thrills tourists

Britain’s westerly waters are experiencing a bumper season for sightings of bluefin tuna, while visitors to Cornwall have been thrilled by the unusual sighting of a blue shark swimming in St Ives harbour. But anyone hoping for sightings of great white sharks in British waters are likely to be disappointed, despite a spate of scare […]

Burka row: Theresa May faces furious grassroots and donors backlash over 'malevolent' decision to discipline Boris …

Burka row: Theresa May faces furious grassroots and donors backlash over 'malevolent' decision to discipline Boris …

Theresa May is facing a furious backlash from grassroots Conservative members and donors over the party’s  “malevolent” and “discourteous” decision to investigate Boris Johnson over his burka comments. One local association president said Mrs May was “at best an embarrassment, and at worst a humiliation for our great party and country”, while major donors said it was an […]

UK police find family of man who lay dead in tent for up to a year

UK police find family of man who lay dead in tent for up to a year

A homeless man lay dead in a tent for up to a year before being found, police have said. His body was discovered in August last year near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset. A driving licence, birth certificate and newspaper dated August 2016 were also found in the tent near the A370. On Friday, officers said they […]

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