Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in  in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said. The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. At the[…]


U.K. Has Weapons to Use Against Russia, All With Drawbacks

Britain has financial and diplomatic weapons it can use against Russia to respond to the suspected poisoning of a former spy with a nerve agent, but it is unclear how willing the government is to wield them, or that they would influence the behavior of the Kremlin. Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament on Monday[…]

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Trump fires Tillerson, taps Pompeo as next secretary of state

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him, replacing his top diplomat ahead of a potential high-stakes sitdown between the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tillerson’s departure follows months of tension between him and Trump.[…]


Surging Samsung Electronics Takes Intel’s Chipmaking Crown

South Korean company becomes largest chipmaker by revenue Samsung Electronics Co. just knocked Intel off its perch as the world’s biggest chipmaker by revenue, a spot the U.S. company has held since 1992. On Tuesday, Samsung reported 2017 chip sales of $69 billion, blowing past Intel’s $63 billion from last year. The switch underlines how[…]


Huge Oil Spill Spreads in East China Sea, Stirring Environmental Fears

The review in news HONG KONG — An oil spill from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea is rapidly spreading, officials said Tuesday, alarming environmentalists about the threat to sea and bird life in the waterway. The tanker, the Sanchi, was carrying 136,000 tons of highly flammable fuel oil when it[…]


England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

Obesity is an increasing concern in the UK, with the latest figures showing that a quarter of the English population are obese. Across England, some 64.8 per cent of people are of excess weight – comprised of 40.4 per cent of people who are overweight and a further 24.4 per cent who are obese. Between January 2013[…]


Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks

Many adults under 40 may not need to have routine cholesterol screenings, a new study suggests. To come to this conclusion, the researchers looked at the real world implications of two conflicting sets of guidelines on cholesterol testing. One, from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), says that all adults older than 20[…]


Emmanuel Macron faces challenge from Marine Le Pen as France goes to the polls

French voters have gone to the polls to choose between the pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-Right candidate Marine Le Pen after a rollercoaster campaign in the country’s most unpredictable and high-stakes presidential election in decades. Mr Macron has been far ahead of his rival in opinion polls since the pair beat off competition from[…]


Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process. The new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only pass applicants who have a good chance of[…]

Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee, leaves for the Seoul Central District Court at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul

Samsung head arrested over South Korean Choi-gate corruption scandal

Lee Jae-yong, also known as Jay Y Lee, alleged to have paid £30m in bribes to presidential crony Choi Soon-sil The acting head of Samsung, South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, has been arrested in connection with the corruption and influence-peddling scandal that threatens to topple the country’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Special prosecutors investigating a scandal[…]