Edinburgh brothers set rowing world records in the Atlantic

Image copyright Atlantic Campaigns Image caption Lachlan, Jamie and Ewan MacLean have become the first three brothers to row any ocean, and the youngest trio to ever row the Atlantic Three brothers from Scotland have set three world records after rowing the Atlantic Ocean in just 35 days.Jamie, Ewan and Lachlan MacLean are the first three brothers to row any ocean, and the youngest trio and the...

January 29th confirmed as date for opening of New Ross bypass

New Ross bypass in Co Wexford will be officially opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on January 29th – one day ahead of the route opening to public traffic. The unusual timing of the official opening – most take place on the same day that the public are given access to the route – is the latest twist in the development of the bypass which incorporates Ireland’s longest bridge. The road...

Beyond the Wall: From Post-Cold War Optimism to Populism | History

Scroll to watch part one of the two-part investigation Last November, celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall were overshadowed by a palpable sense of unease in parts of Europe. To be sure, the events of those weeks through late 1989 and beyond were hugely significant - iconic moments in history that came to symbolise the end of the Cold War and the decades of...

Ant McPartlin agrees Lisa Armstrong divorce deal and will hand her £31million

Ant McPartlin has agreed to hand more than half of his £50million to Lisa Armstrong. The presenter, 44, will give his ex £31million in a huge divorce deal. Relieved Ant was said to be thrilled to have finally settled their bitter divorce, in London earlier this week on Tuesday. Lisa will also remain the £5million mansion in West London where they lived together as a couple, according to...

Plane dumps fuel over schools near Los Angeles airport

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Delta Airlines flight reportedly had to return to the airport shortly after takeoffA passenger plane has dumped fuel over several schools as it made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport.At least 60 people, many of them children, were treated for skin irritation and breathing problems.Fuel may be dumped in...

#WTO – EU, US and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on #IndustrialSubsidies

In a Joint Statement issued today (14 January), representatives of the European Union, the United States and Japan announced their agreement to strengthen existing rules on industrial subsidies and condemned forced technology transfers practices. In a meeting held in Washington, DC, the EU, US and Japan agreed that the current list of subsidies prohibited under the World Trade Organization’s...

Chris Cuomo Exposes Trump’s 2020 Strategy: ‘Keep People Pissed Off And Frustrated’

Chris Cuomo says President Donald Trump is telegraphing his plan to win reelection, and it comes down to three words: “Lie, deny, defy.” On Monday night, the CNN host said that strategy was already in use on two key issues: the Iran crisis and health care.  On Iran, Trump and his administration have offered vague and shifting explanations as to why they believed there was an “imminent”...

Queen’s statement on Harry and Meghan: Royals watchers read between the lines

Queen Elizabeth II expressed her support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a new statement released Monday in response to the royal couple's announcement that they intend to "carve out a progressive new role" for themselves within the British Royal Family."It feels like the most emotional words I've ever heard from the Queen," said Steve Hilton, Fox News host and senior adviser to former...

Video game companies raise money for Australian bushfire relief

Call Of Duty is helping to raise money (pic: Activision)Games publishers and players alike are trying to help with the crisis in Australia, from indie developers to the makers of Call Of Duty. The apocalyptic scenes of out-of-control bushfires in Australia have brought out the best in video game makers, with several them pledging money and helping to raise more. Ubisoft has already donated the...

Deputy PM tells Iranian crash vigil ‘we will get justice’

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland vowed to “get justice” while speaking to about 1,700 mourners at a Toronto vigil for the victims of the Iranian passenger jet disaster.Premier Doug Ford and Mayor John Tory were also among those who turned up at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall on Sunday for the emotional 2 1/2-hour vigil.Some of the 176 killed when Iran shot down the...