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December 24, 2018 5:49 PM Donald Trump compares Federal Reserve to bad golfer as US stocks dive in shutdown chaos

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has blasted America’s independent central bank and compared the Federal Reserve to a “powerful golfer who can’t score”. The president is annoyed over the Fed’s decision to raise its short-term rate four times this year in a bid to prevent the economy from overheating. President Trump wrote on Twitter: “The only problem our economy 115

December 24, 2018 3:47 PM EU blow as eurosceptic parties JOIN FORCES in time for EU elections

THE EU has been delivered a blow after the third-largest group in the European Parliament joined forces with a French eurosceptic party to help cement its influence after the Brussels elections. Ahead of May’s European Parliament vote, which decides the MEPs for the next five years, new alliances are being formed among Eurosceptics in Brussels.The European 102

December 23, 2018 1:19 PM Thames Estuary cargo ship: Men charged with affray

Four men who were found hidden on board a cargo ship in the Thames Estuary have been charged with affray. Samuel Jolumi, 26, Ishola Sunday, 27, Toheeb Popoola, 26, and Joberto McGee, 20, all of no fixed address, were detained following what Essex Police described as a "complex operation". The 71,000-tonne ship had set off from Lagos, Nigeria, on 10 December 67

December 22, 2018 11:31 AM Thames Estuary cargo ship stowaways detained

Four stowaways found on a cargo ship in the Thames Estuary have been detained after the vessel's crew was threatened. The Grande Tema's crew had to lock themselves in the vessel's bridge for safety, a spokesman said. Essex Police said the vessel was boarded and secured shortly after 23:00 GMT on Friday - almost 14 hours after the force was first called 83

December 22, 2018 1:25 AM Special forces storm ship taken by stowaway migrants who threatened crew with iron bars

BRITISH special forces have re-taken a cargo ship hijacked by Nigerian migrants in a dramatic operation which saw them use ropes to rappel down from helicopters onto the deck. Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives from Sabre Squadron stormed the vessel in the Thames Estuary last night after the crew made a distress call at around 9.15am on Friday, claiming 254

December 21, 2018 5:41 PM Barcelona protests: Catalonians clash with police as they demand independence from Madrid

BARCELONA protesters clashed with Spanish police on Friday as they marched for Catalonia independence from Madrid ahead of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visit. Spanish demonstrators wearing high-viz vests replicated the Gilet-Jaunes protests which swept through France and Belgium earlier this month. Around 30 police officers were injured during the violent 120

December 21, 2018 12:37 PM BBC LOCKDOWN as protest erupts at London's New Broadcasting House

THE BBC’s New Broadcasting House (NBH) in London is on lockdown after a climate change protest erupted outside. Extinction Rebellion, a green protest group, are holding a ‘Reclaim the BBC’ demonstration in protest at the broadcaster’s coverage of climate change. The group, who are also holding a demonstration at Bristol’s BBC offices today, have issued 81

December 21, 2018 11:05 AM Barcelona PROTESTS: Spain chaos as Catalan separatists RIOT at Spanish PM’s arrival

CATALAN separatists have clashed with riot police in Barcelona with the region on high alert over fears of more violence. Officers dragged masked protesters from roads on Friday as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez held crunch talks in the Catalan capital on the independence crisis. Demonstrators wearing high-viz vests sat on the AP7 highway, which 255

December 20, 2018 11:27 AM ISIS ‘BEHEADS’ Scandinavian woman as two killed by ‘extremists’ in Morocco

ISIS extremists are suspected of brutally killing two Scandinavian women in Morocco with one of the victims beheaded on video, Danish officials today said. The bodies of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were found on Monday near Imlil in the Atlas Mountains. Three men were arrested this morning in Marrakesh 103

December 20, 2018 12:26 AM Extinction Rebellion: The story behind the activist group

They've blocked bridges, glued themselves to the gates of Downing Street, and closed roads, all in the name of stopping climate change. Extinction Rebellion's aims include net zero carbon emissions by 2025, the introduction of a state of emergency on the environment and a national Citizen's Assembly to oversee it all. The campaign was launched earlier 82