• Published on 23 Dec 2017 Sections North Korea, Politics, World

    US President Donald Trump has praised the United Nations Security Council after it voted to impose new fuel sanctions on North Korea. All 15 nations backed the measures which aim to cut North Korea’s petrol and oil imports by 90 per cent in an attempt curb its missile programme.

  • Published on 21 Dec 2017 Sections Politics, World

    By an overwhelming majority of 128-9, the United Nations General assembly has declared America’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “null and void”. Dozens of countries abstained but it’s unclear how many were deterred by President Trump’s threat to cut off funding to states which opposed his declaration. And the United…

  • Published on 17 Dec 2017 Sections Science, Technology

    In the heart of the Nevada desert, Area 51 has become the holy grail of conspiracy theorists – home, they say, to a top secret US military base for the study of extra-terrestrials. But now it has emerged that the theorists might not have been that far off. It has been reported that the Pentagon…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections UK

    He calls himself the Antichrist Superstar. Now armed with a new album, Heaven Upside Down, Marilyn Manson is playing sell-out concerts across the UK. He’s back on tour despite breaking his leg after two giant prop firearms fell on him during a previous show. He talks about his controversial music and the shock-rock tactics which…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections

    While many of Donald Trump’s critics see his Presidency as no laughing matter, to late-night TV hosts, Trump is like a never-ending Christmas, an infinite reservoir of material. But for some comedians, the time for light-hearted joking has come and gone. Samantha Bee, is funny, make no mistake, but it’s her biting political commentary on…

  • Published on 14 Dec 2017 Sections

    After over a quarter of a century at the helm of Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter, famed for his Oscar parties, is stepping down as editor. I’ve been speaking to the man once dubbed “the ringmaster of Hollywood” about his life, his feud with Donald Trump and whether he could have done more to investigate rumours…

  • Published on 8 Dec 2017 Sections World

    Nearly 200 thousand people have been evacuated from their homes  and President Trump has declared a state of emergency in California, as wildfires continue to burn across the State.

  • Published on 7 Dec 2017 Sections

    He’s Hollywood’s most celebrated and highest-paid screenwriter, known for razor-sharp dialogue in his TV series The West Wing and films such as The Social Network. Now Aaron Sorkin has directed a film for the first time. 

  • Published on 7 Dec 2017 Sections

    US comedian turned Democratic Senator Al Franken has resigned from office over allegations of sexual harrassment. On the way out, he attacked the Republican party for ‘hypocrisy’, over how it’s dealt with its own members facing similar accusations.

  • Published on 5 Dec 2017 Sections Politics

    Donald Trump has warned Israeli and Arab leaders he plans to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The move, if it happens, would reverse decades of American foreign policy and, say critics, endanger security and stability in the Middle East. The US State Department has warned its embassies to brace for protests.

  • Published on 3 Dec 2017 Sections

    She was one of America’s first women ‘aquanauts’, setting a deep sea diving record in 1979. At 82, Sylvia Earle remains a passionate deep ocean explorer and campaigner for the seas. She says she still dives at least once a month otherwise she gets “dry rot.” She has just given the Natural History Museum Annual…

  • Published on 2 Dec 2017 Sections

    The newly passed U.S. Senate tax reform bill also includes legislation to allow drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which conservationists say will destroy a vital habitat for wolves, polar bears and caribou. It comes just as a deal is finally put in place to protect the marine ecology of the Arctic…

  • Published on 2 Dec 2017 Sections Politics

    Luke Harding, whose book ‘Collusion, How Russia helped Trump Win the White House’ is currently number one on the New York Times bestseller list, discusses the latest developments regarding President Trump and his former national security adviser General Mike Flynn.

  • Published on 2 Dec 2017 Sections Politics

    President Trump has tweeted that he fired his former national security adviser General Mike Flynn “because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI”. An interesting move, given he might have tried to keep the media focus today on his tax cutting bill, which was passed late last night by the Senate, despite controversy…

  • Published on 1 Dec 2017 Sections Politics, Russia

    Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn has admitted lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials during the transition. Earlier, I spoke to Masha Gessen, journalist and long-time critic of Vladimir Putin, who has written a book called The Future is History, which argues that totalitarianism has reclaimed Russia. I started…