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  • Trump's trade war with China 'could last 20 YEARS' warns China's second-richest man

    September 18, 2018 5:31 PM 5

    THE escalating trade war between the United States and China, which yesterday saw President Donald Trump unveil a fresh tariff package totalling more than £150billion ($200billion), could last another 20 years, Jack Ma, China’s second-richest man and the founder of the Alibaba multinational conglomerate has said. But he warned Mr Trump while he might

  • Madrid Hotel Ritz scaffolding COLLAPSES – 1 person dead and 8 injured in Spain capital

    September 18, 2018 4:14 PM 6

    ONE man has died and at least eight people have been injured after a scaffolding collapsed at the Hotel Ritz in Madrid. Multi-million pound renovation work was going on at the hotel, which was closed at the end of February and was due to reopen at the end of next year. The drama happened around 4pm this afternoon after a concrete deck fell and dragged

  • Greece earthquake ALERT: TWO earthquakes hit in FOUR minutes

    September 18, 2018 9:29 AM 6

    THE GREEK island of Crete was hit by two earthquakes in the space of four minutes, just days after a landslide injured seven people on the island of Zakynthos. Two earthquakes have struck off the coast of the Greek island of Crete, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quakes measuring 4.5 and 4.4 in magnitude struck at around 6am BST (8am local

  • BREAKING: Russian military aircraft 'SHOT DOWN' over Mediterranean during assault in Syria

    September 18, 2018 1:02 AM 6

    A RUSSIAN il-20 aircraft carrying 14 Russian soldiers has gone off radar in Syria during an attack by Israel in the Latakia province, the Russian Defence Ministry has claimed. The Russian MOD confirmed in a report that air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane on Monday evening. It stated: "On September 17, at about 11 pm Moscow time (9pm BST), the communication

  • Hurricane tracker LIVE map: Latest satellite images of storms in the ocean right now

    September 17, 2018 10:56 PM 5

    Last week saw up to six tropical weather systems battering through the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean at the same time as the 2018 hurricane season is well underway. Depending on meteorological conditions such as ocean temperatures and wind shear, the strength and severity of the storms can change rapidly. Tropical storm Helene, tropical storm Joyce, Hurricane

  • US sanctions on Iran are 'unproductive' and 'wrong', Russia's energy minister says

    September 17, 2018 8:58 PM 6

    THE reimposition of punitive sanctions of Iran’s oil industry will be unproductive, while the consequences of such a move are unpredictable, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak has warned United States President Donald Trump. Sanctions are set to be re-imposed on Iran's oil industry on November 4 after Mr Trump decided to withdraw the US from international

  • Turkish lira crisis: Lira PLUNGES as president Erdogan escalates row with banking sector

    September 17, 2018 8:13 PM 5

    THE Turkish lira has been plunged into crisis again after president Recep Tayyip Erdogan escalated his dispute with Turkey’s banking sector, by calling for an investigation into links with members of the opposition. Last week concerns from investors were eased by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s surprise decision to increase its key interest

  • Typhoon Mangkhut damage update: DRAMATIC time-lapse shows destructive storm hit Hong Kong

    September 17, 2018 10:04 AM 6

    WATCH as the super typhoon that claimed the lives of 64 people makes landfall in Hong Kong, wreaking havoc in the city before continuing its path of destruction towards Guangdong on the Chinese mainland. Shocking footage shows an aerial time-lapse of Typhoon Mangkhut as it hits Hong Kong, creating a large amount of fog and grey clouds. The video seems

  • 'Disgusting coward' Outrage as hunter posts image of grizzly bear he slaughtered

    September 17, 2018 9:30 AM 7

    A HUNTER who stalked and shot dead a wild grizzly bear has received a huge backlash after bragging about slaughtering the endangered animal. Tim Brent, a former professional ice hockey player, posted images of the deceased bear and described on Twitter exactly how he killed the beast. He wrote: “We put an awesome stalk on him but he spotted us at about

  • UK spies help THWART Russian plot against Swiss chemical and biological WEAPONS laboratory

    September 17, 2018 2:13 AM 5

    BRITISH and Dutch spies helped defeat a Russian plot reportedly targeting a chemical and biological weapons laboratory in Switzerland, according to the country’s security services, as tensions rise over the Salisbury poisonings. Swiss intelligence said it worked with British and Dutch support to foil a major Russian plot. According to Swiss and Dutch