ANAS SARWAR ELECTED NEW SCOTTISH LABOUR LEADER

Anas Sarwar was on Saturday elected as the new leader of Scottish Labour, the U.K. Labour Party's arm in Scotland, following a ballot...

EU SUMMONS AMBASSADOR TO CUBA OVER LETTER TO BIDEN

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has instructed the bloc's ambassador to Cuba to return to Brussels “to provide explanations”...

 
 
 

US HOUSE PASSES $1.9T CORONAVIRUS AID PACKAGE

The House approved President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue plan in a 219 to 212 vote early Saturday morning, sending the...

GREEKS BEHAVING BADLY DURING LOCKDOWN

ATHENS - In Greece, the people who make the coronavirus rules are often the ones who break them. In the year since the country's first...

 
 
 
World's cartoonists on this week's events

WORLD'S CARTOONISTS ON THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

First published in The Economist, U.K., February 27, 2021 | By Kal First published on POLITICO.com, U.S., February 19, 2021 | By Matt...

BREXIT MEANS. EURO-ENGLISH?

The mantra of Brexit was “take back control” but the Brits' departure from Brussels means they risk relinquishing their grip on one...

 
 
 

US REPORT FINDS SAUDI CROWN PRINCE APPROVED KHASHOGGI MURDER

The Biden administration on Friday released a long-secret intelligence report concluding that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed...

5 TAKEAWAYS FROM ALEX SALMOND'S EXPLOSIVE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT APPEARANCE

GLASGOW - This is much, much bigger than me. That was the message from former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond during a long-awaited...

 
 
 

CZECH REPUBLIC DECLARES NEW STATE OF EMERGENCY

PRAGUE - Lawmakers in the Czech Republic on Friday approved the imposition of a state of emergency to tackle a rise in coronavirus...

EPP GROUP ON PATH TO SUSPEND ORBÁN'S FIDESZ PARTY

MEPs from the European People's Party moved a step closer to excluding Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party from their...

 
 
 

IN DEAL WITH BELGIUM, UK WON'T VACCINATE SOME BRITISH DIPLOMATIC STAFF AT NATO AND EU MISSIONS

At the U.K. mission to NATO, it's coronavirus vaccine for some, not coronavirus vaccine for all - and the same is true at the U.K....

EU LEADERS, EYEING AUTONOMY, GET NOISY ON DEFENSE

The EU may aspire to “strategic autonomy,” but Friday's virtual summit of heads of state and government showed leaders experiencing...

 
 
 

TONY BLAIR: UK'S FAST VACCINE ROLLOUT IS NO BREXIT DIVIDEND

LONDON - The U.K.'s quick rollout of coronavirus vaccines is not a direct consequence of Brexit, former British Prime Minister Tony...

GERMANS SAY ‘NEIN DANKE' TO OXFORD/ASTRAZENECA CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

It's a bizarre situation: While millions of Germans are impatiently waiting for their coronavirus vaccine, jabs from Oxford/AstraZeneca...

 
 
 

UN CLIMATE CHIEF SLAMS ‘INCREDIBLE' FAILURE AS EMISSIONS PLANS FLATLINE

A recent dump of new national climate plans will do almost nothing to cut emissions this decade, a report from the U.N. said Friday. Just...

PARIS' PUSH FOR ‘ZERO COVID' STRATEGY PITS CITY AGAINST FRENCH GOVERNMENT

A suggestion by the Socialist-led city of Paris to enforce a strict three-week lockdown in the capital caused a stir Friday, just hours...

 
 
 

ITALIAN WATCHDOG WARNS PARENTS OVER TIKTOK

ROME - Italy's privacy regulator is keeping up the pressure on TikTok, taking out TV advertisements warning parents about the popular...

UK MULLS REQUIRING PUBLIC PLACES TO BE PREPARED FOR TERROR ATTACKS

The U.K. government opened a public consultation on Friday aimed at establishing a legal requirement for public places to be prepared...

 
 
 

US CARRIES OUT AIRSTRIKE IN SYRIA AFTER ROCKET ATTACKS

President Joe Biden ordered an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in eastern Syria on Thursday night in response...

STURGEON VS. SALMOND FIGHT BLOWS UP INTO FULL CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS

In case it wasn't already clear: Alex Salmond wants to end Nicola Sturgeon's political career. This week, as part of a Holyrood committee...

 
 
 



Netflix releases in March: What new movies are coming to Netflix in March?

Netflix releases in March: What new movies are coming to Netflix in March?

NETFLIX both produces and releases a huge number of films, while also hosting those made by others for fans to enjoy - but what new films are coming out in March 2021? Read more ...

Paul Gascoigne failed Brit I'm A Celeb psych test before joining Italian version

Paul Gascoigne failed Brit I'm A Celeb psych test before joining Italian version

Footballing legend Paul Gascoigne is currently isolating in a Milan hotel ahead of jetting to Hondouras to take part in the two month show on a desert island Read more ...

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers backs star striker Jamie Vardy to rediscover...

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers backs star striker Jamie Vardy to rediscover his form against Arsenal

Leicester forward Vardy has five goals in his last four games against the Gunners, including a winner back in October, and 11 in 13 overall but has struggled since the start of... Read more ...

Tuchel considers shock new Kai Havertz role to bring best out of Chelsea man

Tuchel considers shock new Kai Havertz role to bring best out of Chelsea man

Thomas Tuchel is running the rule over a surprising new role for Kai Havertz as he considers how best to get the best out of Chelsea's £71million signing at Stamford Bridge. It... Read more ...

Bitcoin staged an epic rally in February. Here is a look back at its...

Bitcoin staged an epic rally in February. Here is a look back at its record-setting month

Summary List Placement Bitcoin had a momentous run in February, from catapulting to a market capitalization of $1 trillion to smashing the $58,000-mark. The month also saw... Read more ...

Gasperini: 'I won't play Ilicic like this'

Gasperini: 'I won't play Ilicic like this'

Gian Piero Gasperini is still fuming that Atalanta's clash with Real Madrid was ‘ruined' by the referee and has a warning for Josip Ilicic, but urges his men to focus on Sampdoria. Read more ...

: “I'm staying here and making it” - Mason Mount's incredible determination...

: “I'm staying here and making it” - Mason Mount's incredible determination revealed by his dad

Mason Mount was a fan favourite before he ever stepped on the pitch for Chelsea's first team. He'd come through the academy since the very start, and we were all excited to see... Read more ...

Scientifically speaking, these are the cutest dog breeds in the world

Scientifically speaking, these are the cutest dog breeds in the world

Golden Retrievers came 10th, but Dalmatians got the top spot Even wondered if there was a way to scientifically prove that your dog is in fact the cutest ever? In a bid to... Read more ...

Trump wants to start a new super PAC headed by former campaign manager Corey...

Trump wants to start a new super PAC headed by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, report says

Summary List Placement Former President Donald Trump wants to form a new political action committee and plans on having his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, run it... Read more ...

BMW's iconic kidney grille has gone through 13 major redesigns - tour all 88...

BMW's iconic kidney grille has gone through 13 major redesigns - tour all 88 years of its evolution

Summary List Placement Say what you want about BMW, but you cannot deny that its signature kidney grille is one of the most iconic front ends in automotive history. Its shape... Read more ...