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LONDON Tim Farron, the leader of the pro-European Union Liberal Democrat Party, resigned on Wednesday after the party failed to significantly increase its support in last week’s election. Farron had been criticised for running a disappointing campaign and faced repeated questions about his Christian beliefs. “From the very first day of my leadership, I have
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LONDON Iranian forces killed three members of a Sunni Muslim jihadist group in the city of Chabahar on Wednesday and arrested five others, state media reported, as security forces stepped up measures to prevent militant attacks. Last week, suicide bombers and gunmen attacked parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran, killing 17 people in what
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BRUSSELS Volkswagen will offer an extra two-year guarantee but no compensation to European owners of vehicles affected by the German carmaker’s alleged cheating on emissions tests, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’)); $(‘.third-article-divide’).append(”); var median = (relatedItemsTotal / 2); var $relatedContentGroupOne = $(‘.related-content.group-one ul’); var
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WASHINGTON A gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington early on Wednesday, wounding several people including House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said. In a dramatic blow-by-blow account, Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama told CNN the gunman was armed
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By Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta | HAVANA HAVANA Edi Coba says he is not sure his new rooftop bar in the heart of Old Havana that buzzes at night with hip, tattooed young Americans will survive if U.S. President Donald Trump tightens restrictions on travel to Communist-run Cuba. The bar, which serves cocktails with
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BERLIN The former president of the international cycling union (UCI), Hein Verbruggen, who was in charge during the reign of disgraced doping offender Lance Armstrong and spearheaded preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, has died aged 75. The Dutchman headed the UCI from 1991 to 2005 and long rejected claims he was too
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LONDON, June 14 British workers’ earnings after inflation contracted at the fastest pace since 2014 in the three months to April, underscoring the growing Brexit squeeze facing many households, official data showed on Wednesday. The figures showed the challenge facing Prime Minister Theresa May and her new government, with signs that households are feeling the
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Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said on Tuesday it closed its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo Inc’s (YHOO.O) core business and that Marissa Mayer, chief executive of the internet company, had resigned. The completion of the acquisition marked the end of Yahoo as a stand-alone internet company, a tech pioneer once valued at more than $100
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By Gary Robertson | RICHMOND, Va. RICHMOND, Va. Virginia’s lieutenant governor will face a former Republican national committee chairman in a November general election to become the state’s next governor in a race seen as a bellwether for next year’s mid-term congressional races. Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam bested former congressman Tom Perriello in the Democratic
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Police in Georgia were searching for two armed inmates who escaped from prison transportation on Tuesday after overpowering their guards and fatally shooting them, authorities said. Donnie Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, escaped around 5:45 a.m. in Putnam County, about 70 miles (110 km) southeast of Atlanta, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
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LOS ANGELES Sony unveiled a new “Spider-man” game for its Playstation video console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on Monday. “Spider-man”, due for release in 2018, is being developed by Insomniac Games, the group behind PlayStation offerings such as “Resistance” and “Ratchet & Clank”. “The future is here and it’s now
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