Tony Martin, the four-time time trial world champion, has launched a stinging attack on cycling’s governing body over what he sees as preferential treatment given to Team Sky and Chris Froome in the wake of his abnormal test result. On Wednesday it was revealed...
BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around £5bn ($6.7bn) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence group said on Sunday. The company said delivery was expected in late 2022 and that the...
IMAX is close to sealing a deal that could see it open cinemas in Saudi Arabia. The cinema technology firm’s chief executive Richard Gelfond said that he hopes to open up to 20 theatres in the conservative country within three years.  “We’ve heard...
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...
An influential US think tank has warned that almost all possible trading relationships between the EU and the UK after Brexit would be less favourable for the British economy than if it were to stay in the trading bloc. The Rand Corporation, a...
The European Central Bank has "substantially" upgraded its GDP growth forecasts for the eurozone, reflecting the brightening economic prospects for the single currency area even as the UK's outlook is gloomy due to Brexit. The ECB's latest forecast for growth in 2017 is 2.4 per...
Political leaders from all parties have rallied behind The Independent’s Christmas Appeal to help feed hungry schoolchildren. For the Government, Education Secretary Justine Greening said donations would make “a real difference” to the prospects of needy youngsters. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the...
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...
A longtime ally of Donald Trump has already begun writing his political obituary. Political strategist Roger Stone is writing a book chronicling Mr Trump’s tumultuous presidency, and he already has a title: “The Fall of Trump”. That title, Mr Stone told Vanity Fair,...
Saudi Arabia has allowed a female singer to perform solo at a public concert for the first time in the country’s history. Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji took to the stage this week at the King Fahd Cultural Centre in the capital Riyadh. Thousands attended...