Sunday, 26 Jan 2020

Europe

‘Pick China for 5G and US will act’ top American politician warns

Senator Tom Cotton also fears involving the Chinese state-backed firm in the tech revamp will leave Britain vulnerable to espionage.  He spoke out as Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson claimed it is just as capable as Huawei in helping the UK roll out the next generation of ­wireless technology.  Senator Cotton, 42, a Republican with close […]

Insiders reveal ‘silent but steely’ individual who played key role in Sussex split

An influence in the decision is, according to her friends, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland. The Mail on Sunday report Ms Ragland’s loyalty towards Harry and Meghan played a vital role in their decision to seek financial independence in North America. One former confidant of Ms Ragland explained: “Harry in particular turns to her for advice. “She […]

Parties row over cost of public sector deal

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have gone to war over the cost of the next public sector pay deal. With two weeks to go until election day, the two main parties launched attacks on each other’s approach to the forthcoming talks with public sector unions. At a campaign event yesterday morning, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe […]

Sex abuse of women is at the centre of gang culture

When Pio Smith was asked to help a young woman who had run up a drug debt to dealers, he encountered a familiar story of an impressionable youngster drawn into the growing drug culture and who fast became in over her head. Buried in her story of addiction and intimidation was another damaging account of […]

'Our brave little girl Emmeline, she was so very loved'

Emmeline Wahmay Holland closed her eyes in Crumlin Children’s Hospital for the final time shortly after 9pm on May 18 last year, just one day short of being six months old. She died peacefully in the arms of her heartbroken mother, Lanlih Keane, while her father, Munster and Ireland rugby player Billy Holland, embraced his […]

Assisted dying: Law chief considers a review on right-to-die

Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland said he was not personally persuaded by the evidence but there was a “need to take into account compassionate reasons”. His intervention has been welcomed by right-to-die campaigners for right-to-die who say he should be “commended for grasping the nettle”. Mr Buckland, a former senior barrister and judge, is expected to task the […]

David Attenborough warns politicians ‘short-sighted’ on climate change

Sir David Attenborough has warned politicians may not be making enough long-term plans to tackle climate change. The naturalist and broadcaster spoke at the first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change and said he fears the standard five-year lifespans of governments are leading to short-sightedness. “If you have a parliament that is of a fixed […]

Britain's Prince Charles wants to visit Iran: Sunday Times

LONDON (REUTERS) – The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, would like to make an official visit to Iran, he said in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper. Charles, however, declined to address the tensions relating to the crisis in the British monarchy sparked by his son Prince Harry, who is stepping down […]