• Supporters of detained Saudi princess call for UK to help secure release

    Mar 03, 2021 15:20

    Supporters of a prominent Saudi Arabian princess detained with her daughter in Riyadh have appealed to the British government to help secure their release.

  • Labour MPs dismayed at orders to maintain ‘radio silence’ on Brexit

    Feb 24, 2021 17:38

    Labour MPs are being asked by the party’s high command not to focus on problems caused by Brexit when asking questions in parliament, dealing with the media, or posting on social media, according to sources in the parliamentary party.

  • Massive losses should be a warning to Big Oil that its bonanza is over

    Feb 13, 2021 06:04

    The crushing decline of the oil industry during the COVID-19 pandemic may be unprecedented, but it is also a foreseeable outcome for fossil fuel producers in the years ahead. The race to create clean-burning biofuels and hydrogen to propel aircraft and seaborne tankers is gaining pace. At the same time, electric vehicles are accelerating into the mainstream.

  • Swathes of England's vital flood defenses ‘almost useless’

    Jan 28, 2021 10:34

    Just near half of England’s 59,000 vital flood defenses are managed by a complex array of third parties, including government departments, local authorities and private landowners.

  • Why your face could be set to replace your bank card

    Jan 28, 2021 05:59

    Welcome to the futuristic world of facial recognition payment. It might sound like something from a science fiction movie, but this kind of transaction is already happening millions of times a day across China's major cities.

  • Brexiters are waking up to the damage they've done

    Jan 21, 2021 21:13

    Expect a lot more shocked Brexiters to discover what they have done, the Brexit cabinet itself is on a steep learning curve. Here’s one Telegraph columnist: “We Brexiters are being blamed for the problems we warned about. In reality, the fault lies squarely with the UK government and poor planning.”

  • Almost 30% of COVID patients in England readmitted to hospital after discharge – study

    Jan 21, 2021 21:06

    Nearly a third of people who were discharged from hospitals in England after being treated for Covid-19 were readmitted within five months – and almost one in eight died, a study suggests.

  • Journalists, activists condemn UK decision to keep Assange locked up without charge

    Jan 14, 2021 09:40

    United Kingdom court has ruled that Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange must remain in prison, despite an earlier ruling that he could not be extradited to the United States. Explaining her decision, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said that, “As far as Mr. Assange is concerned, this case has not been won,” adding that the United States must be allowed to appeal her earlier decision.

  • Are soaring markets and house prices an 'epic bubble' about to pop?

    Jan 13, 2021 10:13

    Despite a purported satisfactory performance last week, shares in London still have some way to go before they reach their pre-crisis level. Here, the asset class that has defied the depressed state of the economy and the health emergency is residential property.

  • Assange extradition denial indicts US prison system but imperils journalism

    Jan 08, 2021 10:39

    The material that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks published contained evidence of war crimes committed by the United States. This is the first time a journalist has been indicted under the Espionage Act for publishing truthful information. Journalists are allowed to publish material illegally obtained by a third person if it is a matter of public concern.