Wednesday, December 11, 2019

‘Ladies and gentlemen’ a phrase of the past on board some Canadian airlines

Several Canadian airlines have scrubbed the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" from their in-flight announcements -- or are considering the change -- replacing the gendered...

Elton John defends Harry and Meghan’s use of private jets

Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's use of private jets - and said he paid to carbon offset their...

Jamaican workers at US resort sue over wages

Five Jamaicans who were recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich just north of Yellowstone National Park say they and more...

Trump praises ‘extraordinary’ US-UK alliance on state visit

US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the "greatest alliance the world has ever known". In a news conference with Theresa...

Rip Torn, Men in Black and Larry Sanders star, dies at 88

Rip Torn, the US actor best known for his roles in Men in Black and The Larry Sanders Show, has died aged 88. A character...

Kamala Harris: Democrat ends bid for US presidency

Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris is dropping out of the presidential race. The California senator's campaign seemed full of promise when it launched in...

Bolton warns foreigners that violate Venezuela asset freeze

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that...

Prince Andrew: I did not suspect Epstein’s behaviour

Prince Andrew has defended his former friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, saying "at no stage" did he "see or suspect" any criminal behaviour. Epstein, 66, took...

MPs reject Theresa May’s deal by 149 votes

Prime Minister Theresa May's EU withdrawal deal has been rejected by MPs for a second time, throwing her Brexit strategy into further confusion. MPs voted...

Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials

Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, US media report. His body was...