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Alan Bates


King’s Birthday Honours for Bates, Brown, Emin

Post Office campaigner Alan Bates, former prime minister Gordon Brown and artist Tracey Emin are among the famous faces recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours list. The highest award went to Mr Brown, who was made a Companion of Honour, while Sir Alan was knighted in recognition of his campaigning work, which highlighted the Post Office Horizon scandal. Emin, actress Imelda Staunton and fashion accessories designer Anya Hindmarch were all […]

todayJune 15, 2024 4

Russian Flag


Putin pledges Ukraine ceasefire if Kyiv withdraws troops

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to “immediately” order a ceasefire in Ukraine and begin negotiations if Kyiv starts to withdraw troops from the four occupied Ukrainian regions and renounces plans to join Nato. Such a deal appears a non-starter for Kyiv, which wants to join the military alliance and has demanded that Russia withdraw its troops from all of its territory. “We will do it immediately,” Mr Putin said […]

todayJune 14, 2024 3

Hunter Biden


US president’s son Hunter Biden convicted in gun trial

He's been found guilty of all three felony charges against him. Hunter Biden has been convicted of all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018 when, prosecutors argued, the US president’s son lied on a mandatory gun-purchase form by saying he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs. Jurors found Hunter Biden guilty of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false […]

todayJune 12, 2024 5

President Joe Biden


Hamas hostage families call for US-backed Gaza ceasefire proposal to be agreed

President Biden outlined a three-phase deal on Friday proposed by Israel to Hamas. Families of Israeli hostages held by Hamas have called for all parties to immediately accept a proposal detailed by US President Joe Biden. The deal would end the nearly eight-month-long war and bring their relatives home, but Israel’s government said conditions for a ceasefire still must be met. Mr Biden outlined a three-phase deal on Friday proposed by Israel to Hamas, […]

todayJune 1, 2024 6

Donald Trump


Donald Trump found guilty in hush money trial

Former US president Donald Trump has been convicted of all 34 counts in his New York hush money trial. Donald Trump has become the first former US president to be convicted of felony crimes as a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying business records in a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election through hush money payments to an adult film actress who said the two had sex. […]

todayMay 31, 2024 8

Pro Palestinian Protesters


Israeli strikes kill 16 in Rafah

Israeli strikes on Rafah have killed at least 16 Palestinians, first responders said on Tuesday, as residents reported an escalation of fighting in the southern Gaza city. An Israeli incursion launched in early May has caused nearly one million to flee from Rafah, most of whom have already been displaced in the war between Israel and Hamas, and who are now seeking refuge in squalid tent camps and war-ravaged areas. […]

todayMay 29, 2024 8

Israeli Flags


International Criminal Court seeks arrest warrant for Netanyahu and Hamas chiefs

It's in connection with their actions during the seven-month war. Karim Khan said that he believes Mr Netanyahu; his defence minister, Yoav Gallant; and three Hamas leaders: Yehya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif and Ismail Haniyeh; are responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Speaking of the Israeli actions, Mr Khan said in a statement that “the effects of the use of starvation as a method […]

todayMay 20, 2024 11

Iranian Flag


Iranian President dies in helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line protege of the country’s supreme leader, has died aged 63. Mr Raisi helped oversee the mass executions of thousands in 1988 and later led the country as it enriched uranium near weapons-grade levels and launched a major drone-and-missile attack on Israel. His death, along with Iran’s foreign minister and other officials in a helicopter crash on Sunday in northwestern Iran, came as Iran struggles […]

todayMay 20, 2024 4

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky


Mobilisation law comes into force as Ukraine struggles to boost troop numbers

A mobilisation law has come into force in Ukraine as Kyiv struggles to boost troop numbers after Russia launched a new offensive. The legislation, which was watered down from its original draft, will make it easier to identify every conscript in the country. It also provides incentives to soldiers, such as cash bonuses or money towards buying a house or car, that some analysts say Ukraine cannot afford. Ukraine’s parliamentarians […]

todayMay 18, 2024 7

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