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...
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...
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...
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...
A video of a five-year-old being told she “looks like a terrorist” after attending a Jerusalem-related protest in Los Angeles has sparked outrage from pro-Palestinian activists.  In footage posted to Twitter, protester Rawan Yasim filmed her encounter with Donald Trump supporters who showed...
It has been a month since the late-night knock at Mônica Benício’s door: a friend arriving to announce the love of her life was not coming home. “I ran at her shouting: ‘Where’s Marielle? Where’s Marielle?’” the 32-year-old architect recalled. “I screamed and I shouted. I smashed part of the house...
Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog will introduce the world’s first bespoke licence for “fintech” firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit. The move is the...
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...
Three Ecuadorian journalists who were abducted by dissident Colombian rebels have probably been murdered, according to Ecuador’s president, who warned he would launch military strikes if the hostages were not shown to be alive. “We can’t allow the criminals to impose their rules,” Lenín Moreno said in a statement late on...