After 20 years as a host on NBC’s flagship Today show, Matt Lauer has become the latest leading television personality claimed by the tremors of sexual harassment and assault that have shaken America’s entertainment and news industries. Lauer, who first joined the show in...
Donald Trump’s family has repeatedly attempted to hide their German heritage, it has been reported.  The President’s father, Fred Trump, passed himself off as Swedish, amid anti-German sentiment after World War II, according to Gwenda Blair’s book, The Trumps: Three Generations that...
A Nobel Prize-winning economist has called for Bitcoin to be "outlawed" Joseph Stiglitz said that he favours making the digital currency illegal because it does not have a “socially useful function”. “Bitcoin is successful only because of its potential for circumvention, lack...
North Korea’s state news agency has released photos showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting military hardware following the isolated nation’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch. A global chorus of condemnations greeted the launch, which propelled a missile roughly 1,000 km into the...
Russia’s former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev has had a difficult year, and it shows. The first serving minister to be arrested for 60 years, Mr Ulyukayev has lost a considerable amount of weight and youthful exuberance.  What lies ahead could be...
The director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank has suggested the Chancellor should be spending more on the UK's infrastructure. At last week's Budget Philip Hammond announced an increase in capital investment spending on things like rail, roads and broadband networks over the...
The Government is planning to reopen railway lines that were closed in the 1960s as part of the Beeching cuts and to split up some of the major franchises. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Tuesday said that the plans could help ease...
David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, had nothing but praise for US President Donald Trump’s recent tweets featuring anti-Muslim videos from a far-right group in the UK. Mr Duke has long been a supporter of the President and tweeted...
Lloyds Banking Group is to close 49 branches and axe almost 100 jobs in a move that unions have branded as "unnecessary". Branches under the Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds brands will be affected, resulting in 99 job losses. The lender said...
The Brexit vote has already inflicted a hit of almost £20bn on the UK economy – or around £300m for each week since the June 2016 referendum, according to a new analysis. A team of four economists affiliated to the respected Centre...