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Donald Trump ally backs free trade deal with Britain to show America’s ‘solidarity with our indispensable ally’

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Donald Trump ally backs free trade deal with Britain to show America’s ‘solidarity with our indispensable ally’

America should do a free trade deal with Britain following Donald Trump’s US election victory, one of the most influential Republicans in Washington DC believes. Paul Ryan, speaker of the US House of Representatives, thinks such an agreement would show the UK that America remains an

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The death of Fidel Castro, socialist leader of the third world, also marks the end of 20th century communism

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The death of Fidel Castro, socialist leader of the third world, also marks the end of 20th century communism

Fidel Castro was the last of a generation of revolutionary leaders whose Cold War confrontations with the United States and alliances with the Soviet Union defined the second half of the 20th century.  For decades after he led the Cuban revolution in 1959, Castro personified a third world

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Miami’s Little Havana celebrates death of Fidel Castro in the streets

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Miami’s Little Havana celebrates death of Fidel Castro in the streets

Within half an hour of the Cuban government’s official announcement that former President Fidel Castro had died, Miami’s Little Havana teemed with life – and cheers. Thousands of people banged pots with spoons, waved Cuban flags in the air and whooped in jubilation on Calle Ocho – 8th Street,

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Together in electric dreams: Robots replace family love for China’s lonely elderly 

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Together in electric dreams: Robots replace family love for China’s lonely elderly 

Three feet high, with blue and yellow flashing antennae and a head shaped like a stylish toaster, A Tie is among the first of an army of “intelligent nursing robots” that will be deployed across China to ease pressure on its heavily-burdened elderly care system. But at a care home which is

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Fidel Castro: The Cuban revolutionary and president – in his own words

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Fidel Castro: The Cuban revolutionary and president – in his own words

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. Here are some of his more notable quotes. "Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me." Oct 16, 1953, at his trial for a rebel attack that

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Caught on video, poppy slinger hurls wreaths from war memorial

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Caught on video, poppy slinger hurls wreaths from war memorial

A man has aroused ire by flinging wreaths of poppies from a war memorial. Captured on video by a bystander, the man – whose identity is unknown – makes his way through the Remembrance wreaths left on the war memorial in Watts Park, Southampton. @dailyecho @HantsPolice this man was

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Hundreds of thousands gather in South Korea to protest President Park Geun-hye

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Hundreds of thousands gather in South Korea to protest President Park Geun-hye

Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Seoul on Saturday for a fifth week of protests against President Park Geun-hye, in the largest ongoing series of demonstrations in the country since the 1987 movement to democratise South Korea. Park’s presidency has been rocked by allegations that a

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Jeremy Corbyn praises Fidel Castro’s ‘heroism’ after death announced

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Jeremy Corbyn praises Fidel Castro’s ‘heroism’ after death announced

  Jeremy Corbyn has praised Fidel Castro’s “heroism”  and the changes he implemented in Cuba as his death was announced on Saturday. The Labour leader said Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who died aged 90, was a “massive figure in the history of the whole planet”. A

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Cuban exiles in Miami celebrate the death of Fidel Castro

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Cuban exiles in Miami celebrate the death of Fidel Castro

Within half an hour of the Cuban government’s official announcement that former President Fidel Castro had died at the age of 90, Miami’s Little Havana teemed with life – and cheers. Thousands of people banged pots with spoons, waved Cuban flags in the air and whooped in jubilation on Calle Ocho

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Shootings outside US stores on Black Friday leave two dead 

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Shootings outside US stores on Black Friday leave two dead 

A Good Samaritan who tried to stop a woman being assaulted was shot dead outside a store in Texas packed with shoppers on Black Friday, while another man in New Jersey was also killed outside a mall. The man was driving through a parking lot at a Walmart store in San Antonio when he saw […]

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