Meghan Markle was spotted out in California for the first time since the release of Omid Scobie's explosive book, Endgame.
Arctic weather enfolded swathes of Russia on Tuesday, with temperatures in the wilds of Siberia falling to minus 58 degrees Celsius (minus 72 degrees Fahrenheit). Yakutsk, one of the world's coldest cities which lies some 5,000 km (3,100 miles) east of Moscow, was covered in freezing clouds and fog, drone footage showed. "I specially came here to Yakutsk to experience such weather - so I am lucky as in December you don't usually get it," said Danila, whose beard, hat and scarf were caked in ice.
China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday its visa-free travel policy has produced a clear effect, making things easier for travellers. "Going forward, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to adjust visa policies to create more favourable conditions and further facilitate cross-border travel," spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a press briefing when asked for an update on tourism after China announced the policy, which covers several European countries and Malaysia. The policy came into effect Dec. 1 and the ministry, citing immigration data, said about 7,000 of nearly 18,000 travellers from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia - the countries covered by the visa waiver - entered China in the first three days of the month.
The YouTuber, 26, clashed with Fred Sirieix and Nigel Farage during her time on the show
Thames Water has said its turnaround “will take time” as concerns grow over the troubled supplier’s finances.
Legal experts and charities say attempt to prove the country safe and get flights started is destined to fail
Ratings agency Moody's on Tuesday cut its outlook on China's government credit ratings to negative from stable, citing lower medium-term economic growth and ongoing downsizing of the property sector. Moody's affirmed China's A1 long-term local and foreign-currency issuer ratings and said it expects the country's annual GDP growth to be 4.0% in 2024 and 2025. The change to a negative outlook reflected rising evidence that authorities will have to provide financial support for debt-laden local governments and state firms, posing broad risks to China's fiscal, economic and institutional strength, Moody's said in a statement.
The Gunners can go five points clear at the top of the Premier League with a win on Tuesday
Louis Theroux Interviews: Chelsea Manning BBC Two, 9pm; NI, 9.15pm; Wales, 11.15pm There’s a moment tonight when, meeting US military whistle blower and trans activist Chelsea Manning, our interviewer makes a rare misstep. As Manning talks about how a youthful confusion over identity lingered into her adult years, Theroux says, as if he hadn’t been paying attention, “I’m really young at heart, too”. Sharp as a nettle-sting, Manning snaps back: “I sincerely doubt that.” A small thing, perhaps, bu
A Nigerian army drone strike accidentally killed at least 85 civilians on Sunday in a village in northwest Kaduna State, emergency officials said, in one of the country's deadliest military bombing accidents. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday ordered an investigation after the army acknowledged one of its drones accidentally struck Tudun Biri village as residents were celebrating a Muslim festival.The army did not give any casualty figures, but local residents had said 85 people, many of th
The group saw half-year profits tumble 54% while debts rose 7% to £14.7 billion.
William Rucker, chairman of the Wolverhampton-based firm, said consumer demand has remained ‘resilient’.
For the producers of an international co-production about Palestinian refugees in Athens the Hamas attack on Israel Oct. 7 and subsequent bombardment and invasion of Gaza by Israeli forces looked as if it might derail the project. But although the conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 1,200 Israelis and over 15,500 Palestinian …
The Kings had a chance to advance to the Final Four in the NBA’s in-season tournament, but the New Orleans Pelicans prevented that.
The Blue Lagoon attraction extended its closure to 7 December for safety concerns
Norway's minority Labour-led government has struck a deal with two opposition parties to open Arctic oceans to mineral exploration, a key step on the way to full-scale seabed mining, a spokesperson for one of the parties told Reuters on Wednesday. The deal comes as Norway hopes to become the first country to make deep-sea mining happen on a commercial scale and secure critical minerals and jobs despite concerns over the environmental impact and international calls for a moratorium. The amended version of the government's proposal, which parliament will formally debate on Jan. 4 followed by a vote, sets stricter environmental survey requirements during the exploration phase than originally planned.
German retailers are not expecting a strong boost from Christmas sales this year as weak demand continues to weigh heavily on business, according to a survey by the Ifo economic institute. Sentiment among German retailers had improved for the first time in three months in November, rising to -8.8 points from -13.5 in October, according to the results released on Tuesday. "Despite the slightly improved mood among retailers, demand, which has been weak all year, remains a challenge even in the period of strong sales during the run-up to Christmas," said Ifo retail expert Patrick Hoeppner.
Euro zone bond yields fell to new multi-month lows on Tuesday after European Central Bank official Isabel Schnabel said further interest hikes are "rather unlikely" in an interview with Reuters, after a marked slowdown in inflation in November. Germany's 10-year bond yield fell 7 basis points (bps) to 2.279%, its lowest since June, with several market analysts attributing the drop to Schnabel's comments. Schnabel said she has shifted her stance after three unexpectedly benign inflation readings in a row.
Ukraine has announced it is ramping up domestic weapons production as US and EU officials warn that their funding is running out
PM’s desperate bid to win over right-wing MPs with new migrant crackdown – as his personal approval rating plummets to record low of minus 25%