BREAKING: Armed police in standoff with men ‘with gun’ on London roof

There has been a lengthy stand-off with two men who “fled” police in north-west London. Two men were seen “tampering with a motorcycle” in Mazemot Avenue, in Kilburn, police said.  At around 5pm they were challenged by police but fled. The pair reportedly “fled, making their way onto the roof of a nearby building in Kingsgate Road”. Police say the men, one […]

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Greenland’s major glacier sees ‘temporary’ growth, but its future remains bleak

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier around 2012 was retreating about 3 kilometres and thinning nearly 40 metres annually. But it started growing again at about the same rate in the past two years, according to a study […]

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House panel denies Pentagon request for $1B to fund Trump’s border wall

A House committee on Tuesday denied the Defense Department’s request to transfer $1 billion from planned projects to pay for President Trump’s long-promised border wall. “The committee denies the request. The committee does not approve the proposed use of Department of Defense funds to construct additional barriers and roads or install lighting in the vicinity of the United States border,” […]

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Wife of Venezuela's Guaido to visit White House, Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fabiana Rosales, a Venezuelan activist who is the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, is slated to visit the White House on Wednesday where she will meet with Vice President Mike Pence, a White House official said on Tuesday. Pence is expected to reiterate U.S. backing for Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s national assembly, who in […]

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German MP revels in Brexit chaos as Commons SIEZES control of negotiations – ‘Good news!’

German MP Norbert Roettgen said it was “good news” because “finally MPs are taking control of Brexit” after rebels voted to wrestle control of the process from the Government with series of “indicative votes”. He welcomed the news after Parliament last night voted to support the cross-party amendment, which was passed by 392 to 302, in another humiliating reverse for Mrs […]

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Man accused of driving with 3 times legal limit of alcohol following collision in Peterborough

A Peterborough County man is facing charges including impaired driving following a collision in Peterborough earlier this month. Around 12:15 a.m. on March 15, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision in the area of Reid and McDonnel streets. A witness told police that the suspect vehicle allegedly struck a guard rail and then a male driver got […]

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New EU rules mean Google will have to pay fair compensation to publishers, artists and musicians

EU lawmakers have approved an initial deal on controversial copyright legislation which will force Google to pay publishers and artists for using their work online. The law is aimed at rewriting the bloc’s two-decade old copyright rules to help artists and publishers whose works have been widely dispersed on the internet, The European Commission kicked off the process two years […]

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Alcohol free synthetic 'alcosynth' drink promises all the fun of booze WITHOUT the hangover, scientist behind it reveals

MOST of us will know what it's like to feel a little worse for wear after a night on the tiles. But imagine if you could enjoy drinking without the worry of having a hangover the next day? Well, scientists have spent years developing a synthetic alcohol that mimics the fun of booze but doesn't come with the same side-effects. […]

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Israel and Palestine in airstrikes amid ceasefire, Netanyahu says ‘we WON’T tolerate this’

The move, an unusual escalatory step, came after Israel and Gaza militants exchanged rocket fire overnight. Seven Israelis were wounded near Tel Aviv when a house was destroyed by a rocket fired from the Gaza strip. Hours later, Israel responded with a wave of retaliatory attacks which wounded five Palestinians. Hamas said Egypt negotiated a fragile ceasefire late on Monday, […]

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