Donald Trump finally attends Armistice centenary service in the rain

President Donald Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and dozens of other world leaders on Sunday to the mark 100 years since the end of World War I. The geographical spread of the more than 60 heads of state and government who attended, silent and reflective, showed how the “war to end all wars” left …

Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria claims 15 lives

Channels Television reports that the insurgents came in large numbers and outnumbered the security operatives on the ground. Boko Haram fighters arrived in seven trucks late on Wednesday and attacked Bulaburin and Kofa villages, as well as a camp in Dalori village outside Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. At least 12 civilians were killed …

Philip Morris stop-smoking campaign attacked as PR stunt

Philip Morris, the maker of the popular Marlboro cigarettes, launched its “Hold My Light” campaign aimed at urging smokers to instead switch to vaping or other heated tobacco products when they made a decision to quit cold turkey. MacGregor said if Philip Morris simply stopped selling cigarettes without offering healthy alternatives, smokers would just switch …

Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in wet US first practice

And with Hamilton already looking in fine form, having topped both of Friday’s rain-affected sessions, a three-place penalty for Vettel might just have rendered the unlikely… impossible. The latest incident occurred in the opening 90-minute practice session after Vettel’s future teammate Charles Leclerc, who is moving to Ferrari in 2019, dragged gravel onto the circuit …

Genetic privacy eroding fast with growth of ancestry databases

Sending your DNA off to a genealogy company like 23 and Me and filling the gaps in your family tree has become a fascinating little pastime for tens of thousands of people, and has even spawned TV shows like Finding Your Roots, which often draw surprising connections between celebrities and historical figures (like Tina Fey …

Juan Mata writes 36-word blog post following West Ham United defeat

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has again ripped into his players after their defeat to West Ham. How Mourinho longs to make such an assessment of United’s play now. Following the game against Valencia, United will face struggling Newcastle at home in the Premier League in their final fixture before the upcoming global break. “We …

Britain to probe $5.2 billion 'rip-off' of telecoms, financial customers

The Citizens Advice Bureau will today lodge a super-complaint with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over what it believes to be a £4bn annual loss to United Kingdom consumers. It added that elderly and vulnerable people are disproportionately affected. Citizens Advice calls on CMA to thoroughly investigate the penalty paid by loyal and disengaged …