When Aretha Franklin rocked the national anthem

WHEN ARETHA FRANKLIN ROCKED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

Five decades ago this month - before “Chicago 1968” became a shorthand for mayhem and riots, days ahead of Sen. Abe Ribicoff's convention-stage...

GUY VERHOFSTADT: POST-BREXIT EU CITIZENS PLAN WORTHY OF ‘BUDGET AIRLINE'

European Parliament legislators are “deeply concerned” at reports the U.K. may seek to process EU citizens applying for post-Brexit...

 
 
 

MANAFORT TRIAL DAY 13: JURY DELIBERATIONS BEGIN

WASHINGTON - Jurors began deliberating Thursday in Paul Manafort's trial on bank and tax fraud charges with no clear sign of how long...

TRUMP LABELS MEDIA ‘THE OPPOSITION PARTY' AS NEWSPAPERS PUSH BACK EN MASSE

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out at the media Thursday morning, identifying the “fake news” as “the opposition party”...

 
 
 
Bugging claim escalates Brexit paranoia

BUGGING CLAIM ESCALATES BREXIT PARANOIA

Viewed from Brussels, Britain is a strange beast. The land of Churchill and Wellington, “Downton Abbey” and James Bond, gin and tonic,...

POLAND'S DUDA VETOES CHANGE TO EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTING RULES

WARSAW - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday refused to sign into law a change to the way the country elects members of the European...

 
 
 

EU BUDGET CHIEF OETTINGER HITS BACK AT SALVINI OVER BRIDGE COLLAPSE

EU budget chief Günther Oettinger hit back at Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini's suggestion that EU rules were in part...

CELEBRITY INFLUENCERS TO BE PROBED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA ENDORSEMENTS

LONDON - The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority will investigate celebrities and “influencers” over concerns that some are not...

 
 
 

AMERICA'S NEWSPAPERS JUST PLAYED RIGHT INTO TRUMP'S HANDS

Nothing flatters an independent journalist less than the sight of him forming a line to drink from the same fountain as his colleagues....

BORIS JOHNSON'S AFGHAN TRIP COST MORE THAN £20K

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's trip to Afghanistan on the day of the Heathrow Airport vote cost at least £20,000,...

 
 
 
EU fears Britain is bugging Brexit

EU FEARS BRITAIN IS BUGGING BREXIT

United Kingdom As Brexit negotiations resumed in Brussels on Thursday, the Daily Telegraph led its front page with a story about EU...

5 problems about to hit Italy's populist government

5 PROBLEMS ABOUT TO HIT ITALY'S POPULIST GOVERNMENT

The honeymoon is almost over for the Italian government. Despite fears of chaos when the anti-establishment 5Star Movement and far-right...

 
 
 
Whatever happened to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan?

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO AL-QAEDA IN AFGHANISTAN?

The troops waging America's 17-year-old war in Afghanistan are confronting a puzzle: What has become of the enemy who drew them there? Al-Qaeda,...

Poland is Europe's future - but which one?

POLAND IS EUROPE'S FUTURE - BUT WHICH ONE?

WARSAW - What is one to make of this Poland? One buzzes with youthful optimism: the economic success story of post-1989 Europe on daily...

 
 
 

SANDERS: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ‘WON'T FORGET' TURKEY'S TREATMENT OF AMERICAN PASTOR

WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders warned Wednesday that the Trump administration “won't forget” the Turkish...

ITALY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER BRIDGE COLLAPSE

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region Wednesday over the collapse of a...

 
 
 

TURKISH COURT GRANTS RELEASE OF LOCAL AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CHAIR

A court in Istanbul granted the release of Amnesty International Turkey's chair, Taner Kılıç, the human rights group said Wednesday. Kılıç...

ITALY NEEDS ‘MARSHALL PLAN' AFTER BRIDGE DISASTER, SAYS MINISTER

The Italian government will create a “real Marshall plan” to secure the country's ageing infrastructure following the Genoa bridge...

 
 
 

LONDON MAYOR WANTS TO BAN CARS IN SOME AREAS AFTER ATTACK

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Wednesday he wants to ban cars from certain areas of Parliament Square in response to a suspected terror...

KREMLIN CONFIRMS BOLTON MEETING WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIALS NEXT WEEK

A Russian government spokesman confirmed Wednesday that Kremlin officials will meet next week in Switzerland with U.S. national security...

 
 
 



CBB: Emma Willis flaunts her trim figure in tailored jumpsuit as she hosts...

CBB: Emma Willis flaunts her trim figure in tailored jumpsuit as she hosts series launch

Emma Willis was showing off her trim figure in a stylish tailored jumpsuit on Thursday as she prepared to host the star-studded Celebrity Big Brother launch. Read more ...

Aretha Franklin Dead: Soul Legend Dies, Aged 76

Aretha Franklin Dead: Soul Legend Dies, Aged 76

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin , has died at the age of 76 , it has been confirmed. Her publicist said she died at her home in Detroit, as they confirmed the news to the... Read more ...

Strictly Come Dancing line-up: Stacey Dooley confirmed as seventh contestant...

Strictly Come Dancing line-up: Stacey Dooley confirmed as seventh contestant ‘See you on the dancefloor'

Stacey Dooley is the seventh Strictly Come Dancing contestant Strictly Come Dancing has just added another big name to their promising line-up as Stacey Dooley is the seventh... Read more ...

Who is Natalie Nunn? CBB star's age, husband and net worth as she enters the...

Who is Natalie Nunn? CBB star's age, husband and net worth as she enters the house

Natalie is expected to shake the CBB house this summer (Provider: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Natalie Nunn is expected to become a Celebrity Big Brother 2018 housemate... Read more ...

Celebrity Big Brother: Kirstie Alley leads the way as the FIRST contestant...

Celebrity Big Brother: Kirstie Alley leads the way as the FIRST contestant to enter the new house

Kirstie Alley is the first celebrity to enter the brand new Celebrity Big Brother house. Read more ...

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Who is Dan Osborne? What is he famous for?

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Who is Dan Osborne? What is he famous for?

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Dan Osborne is no stranger to cameras getting up close and personal: as an ex-cast member on The Only Way Is Essex, he's used to seeing all his... Read more ...

Celebrity Big Brother fans baffled as Roxanne Pallett slaps boobs and uses...

Celebrity Big Brother fans baffled as Roxanne Pallett slaps boobs and uses spit to wash stain off her top during live launch

CELEBRITY Big Brother fans were stunned as Roxanne Pallett slapped her boobs and licked a stain off her top during tonight's live launch. Viewers claimed her top was immaculate... Read more ...

Britain's Got Talent star Simonne Kerr, who sang in NHS Choir, stabbed to...

Britain's Got Talent star Simonne Kerr, who sang in NHS Choir, stabbed to death at Battersea home aged 31

Simonne Kerr, 31, performed on Britain's Got Talent as part of an NHS choir after her son's death On Thursday, Scotland Yard named the woman who was stabbed to death in her... Read more ...

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Kirstie Alley says she'd have non-stop sex in...

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Kirstie Alley says she'd have non-stop sex in the garden

In an exclusive frank interview, former Cheers star Kirstie, 67, said the worst person that she could meet on the Channel 5 show would be one of her ex-boyfriends Read more ...

Sunderland 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Goals from Marco Matias and Adam Reach...

Sunderland 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Goals from Marco Matias and Adam Reach knock Sunderland out

Two goals either half see Sheffield Wednesday progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup and in the process knocking League One rivals Sunderland out of the competition. Read more ...