Exotic locations, alleged bungs, secret recordings and a basket of sausages: Putin’s friend and...

The absence of state TV correspondents at the Zamoskvorechye courtroom offered the first clues. Defendant Alexey Ulyukayev, Russia’s one-time economics minister, appeared shortly after 10am local...

Twitter 280-character limit lets users play Tetris, Chess and Connect Four in tweets

People are using Twitter’s new 280-character tweet limit to play classic games. Tetris, Chess, Connect Four and Go are just some of the games users have managed...

Gig economy’s expansion could mean pensions crisis for millions of workers, report warns

A “blind spot” in the pensions system needs to be tackled to help gig economy workers boost their retirement savings, a report suggests. Insurance group Zurich said a...

Tesco: The Gruffalo of grocery gets provisional clearance to Booker its big deal

Tesco’s big Booker deal looks like it can safely be booked.  The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared the retailer’s £3.7bn buy up of the...

The only known recording of Hitler’s normal speaking voice

"I know that men are won over less by the written than by the spoken word, that every great movement on this earth owes its growth...

Plastic pollution from the ocean is being used to make designer sunglasses

Off the coast of Catalonia, an intriguing experiment in the circular economy is taking place. Dozens of fishing vessels are heading out to sea and bringing...

Grace Mugabe ‘flees Zimbabwe for Namibia’ after military take over and reportedly put husband...

Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, is reported to have fled the country for neighbouring Namibia.  Her husband is thought to be under house...

Donald Trump wants to be a dictator, says Art of the Deal co-author

The co-author of Donald Trump’s memoir The Art of the Deal has said the US President harbours a deep-seated desire to become a dictator. Tony Schwartz, who...

Zimbabwe latest: Explosions heard in capital as soldiers reportedly take over state broadcaster

At least three explosions have been heard in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, with military vehicles also seen on the streets. Soldiers are also said to have...

Saad Hariri: Prime minister says he will return from Saudi Arabia ‘within days’ to...

Lebanon's Prime Miniter Saad al-Hariri has said the country is at risk of Gulf Arab sanctions because of the Shia group Hezbollah's regional meddling and said he would...

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