2 million more premises to benefit from £5bn gigabit broadband upgrade

Almost two million more premises across rural parts of England will be plugged into superfast internet as part of the Government’s £5...

HSBC Bank confirms dividend as first-half profits more than double

HSBC has said it will pay an interim dividend to shareholders after revealing that profits more than doubled for the latest half-year.

President Xi’s article on strengthening history education in Chinese military to...

BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- An article by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on...

China’s Mandarin teaching program in UK schools extended under gov’t language...

LONDON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The British Department for Education (DfE) announced Saturday that the Mandarin program in British schools is set...

UK Police issue drugs warning after man dies and two others...

Police have warned of the dangers of taking illegal substances as a man died and two others are in hospital after falling...

Bank of England set to hold interest rates, but policymakers split...

The Bank of England will give its latest verdict on interest rates and the economy on Thursday amid a growing split among...

Why is the PKK terrorist group suspected to have caused wildfires...

As Turkish people wonder if the simultaneous fires in multiple Turkish cities are arson attacks, the country’s air force bombed around...

USA using press freedom to ‘play double standards’: China

US biggest funder, doer of coronavirus research, alleges Beijing. China on Friday accused the US of "playing double standards" in the name...

US swimmer Dressel breaks world record for 3rd Tokyo 2020 Olympics...

24-year-old finished in 49.45 seconds, bettering his own world, Olympics times. American swimmer Caeleb Dressel set a new world...

‘EU can’t back down’ on Kashmir: European Parliament vice president

Fabio Massimo Castaldo, 15 members of European Parliament send letter to EU Commission president, bloc's foreign policy chief. The...

Pay rise offer a ‘big kick in the teeth’, protesting nurses...

Nurses have expressed their “utter dismay” at the Government’s proposed 3% pay increase and described the offer as “a big kick in...

Britain ‘closing in’ on free trade agreement with New Zealand

(Reuters) -Britain is nearing an agreement in principle on a free trade deal with New Zealand, its trade ministry said on Saturday,...

4 injured after shots fired in Berlin

BERLIN, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Four people were injured on Friday after a gunman fired several shots in Berlin, according to local...

UK Weather warning issued as Storm Evert gathers pace

The UK is facing high winds and storms, with the Met Office warning it “will get worse before it gets better”.

France denounces British quarantine rules as ‘discriminatory’

UK’s decision to keep quarantine measures for travelers from France is ‘incomprehensible’, says French official. The UK’s decision to...

1,800 healthcare staff off work in Northern Ireland due to Covid...

Around 1,800 healthcare staff in Northern Ireland are currently off work due to Covid 19, MLAs have been told.

South Africa ‘appalled’ by Israel’s African Union observer status – Shocking

South Africa on Wednesday vehemently objected to last week's "unilateral" decision by the African Union Commission to grant Israel an official observer...

‘There was no “military solution” to the conflict in Afghanistan’ –...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that there was no “military solution” to the conflict in Afghanistan and that the...

China’s Shi Zhiyong breaks 3 weightlifting record, wins Olympic gold

Chinese weightlifter breaks 3 Olympic records. By Selcuk Bugra Gokalp ANKARA (AA) - Chinese athlete Shi...

Macron says France owes ‘debt’ to French Polynesia colonies over nuclear...

Falling short of apologizing, French president says they would not have done same tests in French territories. Falling short...