The Devil is an actual person rather than a concept, Pope Francis has claimed. Satan is smart and should not be argued with, the Pontiff told TV2000, a Catholic broadcasting network. "This is evil, it is not a diffuse concept, it's a person," he...
An independent UN human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the US Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation techniques" almost 10 years ago. The US Department of Defense denied the...
Sadiq Khan has commissioned his own assessments of the impact of Brexit on the economy after the Government admitted it has done no such studies itself. The Mayor of London said he had been forced to act by the “outrageous” omission and has requested...
A compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related...
Retail sales jumped unexpectedly in November, reflecting Black Friday bargain hunting by shoppers. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that sales volumes were up 1.1 per cent in the month, well ahead of the 0.4 per cent that City of London analysts...
Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham as part of plans to rebalance the economy and strengthen the regions. A report commissioned by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has concluded that the Bank’s London base is “unsatisfactory and leads to...
Let's be honest: Doug Jones is likely to be a three-year senator. I don't want to rain on the winner's parade. The former US attorney, lifted from hopeless to victory by the accumulating flaws of his opponent, is the first Democrat in...
A manhunt is under way for India’s first ever ‘Happiness Minister’ after he fled an arrest for murder charges, say police. Lal Singh Arya, 53, disappeared on Tuesday after being named a suspect in the murder of opposition politician Makhanlal Jatav. Mr Jatav, from...
MPs are to press ministers on why they have left investors hanging in limbo over taxpayer support for a pioneering £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea. The business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee and Welsh affairs committee will call on government to explain why no decision has been forthcoming on...
Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages. One...