Biggest railway strike in 30 years strands commuters in UK | News

Biggest railway strike in 30 years strands commuters in UK |  News

More than 40,000 workers strike over cost-of-living crisis, forcing commuters to work from home or find other routes. Tens of thousands of the UK’s railway workers began the network’s biggest strike action in more than 30 years, leaving commuters facing chaos. About 40,000 cleaners, signallers, maintenance workers and station staff were holding a 24-hour strike … Read more

Prince Charles Rwanda: Clarence House refuses to comment on report that Prince of Wales finds UK’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda ‘appalling’

Prince Charles Rwanda: Clarence House refuses to comment on report that Prince of Wales finds UK’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda ‘appalling’

CNN — Clarence House said it would not comment on what it calls “supposed anonymous private conversations with The Prince of Wales” after British newspaper The Times reported that Prince Charles privately described the UK government’s controversial plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda “appalling.” “He said he was more than disappointed at the policy,” The … Read more

Ryanair forces South Africans to prove nationality with Afrikaans test

Ryanair forces South Africans to prove nationality with Afrikaans test

Ryanair is requiring South African passengers to prove their nationality before traveling by completing a test in Afrikaans, a language used by just by 12% of the population that has long been identified with apartheid and the white minority. Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, which does not operate flights to and from South Africa, … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid ‘discomfort’

Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid ‘discomfort’

LONDON—Queen Elizabeth II stepped gingerly onto the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who came to join her at the start of four days of celebrations of her 70 years on the throne. Her fans sported Union Jack flags, party hats or plastic tiaras. Some had camped overnight in … Read more

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with additional rape | Soccer News

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with additional rape |  Soccer News

Mendy, 27, has now been accused of eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape. Manchester City and France footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with a further count of rape. The latest allegation, which relates to a new complainant, means the 27-year-old has now been accused of … Read more

UEFA to investigate Champions League chaos | News

UEFA to investigate Champions League chaos |  News

European football body opens an ‘independent report’ into the security chaos before the Real Madrid and Liverpool game. UEFA announced on Monday it was opening an “independent report” into the security chaos before the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Paris. European football’s governing body said the … Read more

British Virgin Islands Premier and Port Authority Director arrested on drug and money laundering charges in Miami

British Virgin Islands Premier and Port Authority Director arrested on drug and money laundering charges in Miami

CNN — The Premier of the British Virgin Islands and the territory’s ports director were arrested Thursday in Miami on charges related to drug trafficking and money laundering, according to a criminal affidavit filed in the US District Court’s Southern District of Florida. Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Pickering … Read more

Chinese AR start-up Nreal to launch smart glasses in the UK

Chinese AR start-up Nreal to launch smart glasses in the UK

Attendees look at NReal’s augmented reality glasses, on the last day of CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Nreal, a Chinese augmented reality start-up, is planning to bring its smart glasses to the UK The Beijing-based company said Tuesday it will launch its Nreal Air AR glasses in … Read more

Novak Djokovic condemns Wimbledon’s ban on Russian tennis players | Russia-Ukraine war News

Novak Djokovic condemns Wimbledon’s ban on Russian tennis players |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has called a ban on Russian and Belarusian players competing at Wimbledon “crazy”. His critique on Thursday came a day after the oldest tennis tournament in the world announced the measure, in light of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Wimbledon, which is based in the United Kingdom, became the first tennis tournament … Read more

Liverpool books ticket to FA Cup final after 3-2 win over Manchester City

Liverpool books ticket to FA Cup final after 3-2 win over Manchester City

Wembley Stadium, London, UK CNN — A rampant Liverpool advanced to the FA Cup final on Saturday, beating Manchester City 3-2 at a sunny Wembley stadium. The deadlock was broken within the first 10 minutes when Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konaté rose highest to slam home a powerful header from a corner. And the afternoon went … Read more