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US to delay further tariffs on Chinese goods

US to delay further tariffs on Chinese goods

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will delay imposing further trade tariffs on Chinese goods. The rise in import duties on Chinese goods from 10% to 25% was due to come into effect on 1 March. Mr Trump said both sides had made “substantial progress” in trade talks, […]

Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman and Green Book spring surprise wins

Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman and Green Book spring surprise wins

British actress Olivia Colman defied the odds to scoop an Oscar on a night when Green Book also sprung a surprise by winning the award for best film. Colman won best actress for her role in The Favourite and charmed viewers with a funny and tearful speech. Green Book won […]

Trump: North Korea ‘could be great power‘ without nuclear weapons

Trump: North Korea ‘could be great power‘ without nuclear weapons

North Korea could become one of the world‘s “great economic powers” if it relinquishes its nuclear weapons, US President Donald Trump has said. Writing on Twitter, Mr Trump said the nation had “more potential for rapid growth than any other”. His comments came hours after his secretary of state Mike […]

Venezuela crisis: Defectors fear for families under Maduro

Venezuela crisis: Defectors fear for families under Maduro

Venezuelan soldiers who defected into Colombia on Saturday say they fear for the safety of their families under President Nicolás Maduro‘s government. Speaking exclusively to the ‘s Orla Guerin, one defector aged 23 says he is worried forces loyal to the president may “lash out against my family”. “But I […]

Melissa McCarthy: Oscar-nominated actress wins a Golden Raspberry

Melissa McCarthy: Oscar-nominated actress wins a Golden Raspberry

With this year‘s Oscars being handed out on Sunday, Hollywood is in the grip of awards fever. But there are some awards no movie stars want. The winners of the Golden Raspberries, for the worst films and performances of the year, have been announced. Sherlock Holmes rehash Holmes & Watson […]

Saudi Arabia announces princess as US ambassador

Saudi Arabia announces princess as US ambassador

Saudi Arabia has announced that Princess Reema bint Bandar al-Saud will become its next ambassador to the US – the first woman ever to take on an envoy role for the kingdom. Her appointment was made public in a royal decree on Saturday. Princess Reema spent part of her childhood […]

Scots teenager crowned ‘The Greatest Dancer‘ on talent show

Scots teenager crowned ‘The Greatest Dancer‘ on talent show

More than four million people watched Scots teenager Ellie Fergusson win ‘The Greatest Dancer‘ talent show. The 14-year-old contemporary dancer from Livingston won a £50,000 prize and the chance to perform on Strictly Come Dancing. The programme has seen soloists and ensembles vying for the approval of a live audience […]

One person dead after a house fire on Shetland

One person dead after a house fire on Shetland

One person has died after fire broke out at a house in Shetland. Emergency services had been called to the house in Burns Street, Lerwick, at 23:59 on Saturday. Four fire engines attended – two from Lerwick, one from Sandwick and one from Bixter – and the crews successfully put […]

Probe launched into Bristol flats ‘gas explosion‘

Probe launched into Bristol flats ‘gas explosion‘

An investigation is under way after a suspected gas explosion caused “significant damage” to a block of flats, injuring three people. Neighbours were evacuated after the blast at 19:50 GMT on Saturday in Whitchurch Lane in Hartcliffe, Bristol. One witness heard a “humongous bang” before her partner rescued a man […]

Man arrested in Leeds on suspicion of terrorist acts

Man arrested in Leeds on suspicion of terrorist acts

Counter-terrorism police in Leeds have arrested a man on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts. The 33-year-old was arrested on Saturday and is being held as part of a pre-planned operation into suspected extreme right-wing activity, West Yorkshire Police said. The force added that a property […]