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March 2, 2017 6:18 PM EU member countries endorse visa-free entry for Ukrainians

BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union member countries have backed a proposal to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without visas. Ambassadors of EU member states on Thursday endorsed an agreement reached by negotiators earlier this week. It will allow Ukrainians who have biometric passports to enter the EU for up to 90 days within any 180-day period 25

March 2, 2017 4:15 PM Northern Ireland election: Do Sinn Fein want direct rule from London?

Northern Ireland goes to the polls today - with results due tomorrow. But have the weeks of rancorous and unenlightening debate all been for nothing? Today’s vote, triggered in January by the resignation of Sinn Fein’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness over the “cash for ash” scandal, is likely to produce an assembly that bears more than a passing 32

March 2, 2017 10:48 AM Bungling EU says it NEVER made a migrant deal with Turkey as court rejects asylum bid

The European Union and its institutions were not responsible for the controversial £5billion EU-Turkey migrant deal, according to an EU court. EU judges have thrown out a case brought by three asylum seekers challenging the legality of the EU-Turkey migrant deal by claiming Brussels was not responsible for the agreement. Judges blamed “inaccuracies in the press 31

March 2, 2017 7:16 AM On the eve of today’s election, Peter Robinson re-emerges

After a year of public silence, former first minister Peter Robinson has re-emerged publicly on the eve of today’s snap Assembly election. In an unusual 1,200-word article on his personal Facebook page, the former DUP leader said that he had resisted the temptation to comment publicly until recent events meant that “my concern for the very existence 30

March 2, 2017 6:22 AM Vanessa Hudgens flashes her lacy black bra as she looks set for summer in salmon jumpsuit

And Vanessa Hudgens nailed it once again, as soon as the sun came out in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The 28-year-old actress looked effortlessly stunning, as she flashed her black lacy bra beneath a salmon jumpsuit. She looked set to welcome the warmer weather, after a rainy few weeks in Southern California, in the revealing outfit. The beauty supped on an ice-coffee 26

March 1, 2017 6:56 PM Government defeated on Brexit bill

The government has been defeated after the House of Lords said ministers should guarantee EU nationals' right to stay in the UK after Brexit. The vote, by 358 to 256, is the first Parliamentary defeat for the government's Brexit bill. However, MPs will be able to remove their changes when the bill returns to the House of Commons. Ministers say the issue 59

March 1, 2017 2:42 PM ​Do you need a TV licence for Netflix, ITV Player, BBC iPlayer, 4oD or YouTube?

Not having a TV licence is something which catches tens of thousands of people out each year. Thousands across the country are prosecuted for watching TV without paying the annual sum for a licence. And on Wednesday, the Government has today announced the TV licence will be going up from £145.50 to £147. With the rise of online streaming services such as Netflix 43

March 1, 2017 2:08 PM The TV Licence fee is going up

The annual television licence fee will increase to £147 from £145.50 on April 1 this year, the Government has said. The fee will increase for the first time since 2010. It was announced by the Government last year the licence fee would rise in line with inflation for five years from April 1 2017. The announcement comes as the broadcaster's director general 30

March 1, 2017 1:19 AM It's gonna be YUUUGE: Barack and Michelle Obama sign record-breaking $60M book deal for rights to their new memoirs

Barack and Michelle Obama whipped the literary world into a frenzy with the news that the former president and first lady were getting to work on new books, and now they have found a publisher. Just a few hours after multiple people with knowledge of the joint publishing deal told the Financial Times that bidding had surpassed $60million, The New York Times 37

March 1, 2017 1:00 AM Hong Kong's C C Land in talks to buy Leadenhall Building in London

HONG KONG, March 1 (Reuters) - Property developer C C Land Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday it was in "advanced discussions" regarding a potential acquisition of Leadenhall Building in London. No formal agreement has been reached, the Hong Kong-based company said in a filing to the Hong Kong bourse. It gave no further details. The Financial Times has reported 32