Democrats on Trump tax story: "This is a national security question"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the New York Times report that President Trump has hundreds of millions of dollars in debt coming due within the next four years is a "national security question," and that the public has a "right to know" the details of his financial obligations. The big picture: Democrats have […]

Russia scrambles fighter jet after US and German aircraft sparks panic near border

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept two aircraft, one American, one German, as they approached the border, Russia’s National Defense Control Center reported on Friday.  Russia’s National Defense Control Center […]

Girl, 7, text dad minutes before fatal plane crash worrying if he was okay

A seven-year-old girl text her dad minutes before the plane he was on crashed – killing all but one of the 27 on board. Liza Ostapenko, 7, messaged her dad Oleksiy Ostapenko, 28, to say she was worried about him minutes before the plane crash landed. Oleksiy was second in command on the ill-fated AN-28 […]

Wall Street jumps as tech, bank shares gain

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, bouncing back from the longest weekly losing streak in a year for the S&P 500 and the Dow, with technology, banks and travel shares leading the advance.FILE PHOTO: A nearly empty trading floor is seen as preparations are made for the return to trading at the New York […]

Canada joins Britain, EU in plan to stem ‘catastrophic’ biodiversity loss by 2030

Britain and Canada on Monday joined the European Union in pledging to protect 30% of their land and seas by 2030 to stem “catastrophic” biodiversity loss and help galvanize support for broader agreement on the target ahead of a U.N. summit. With the twin crises of climate change and wildlife loss accelerating, leaders are trying […]

U.S. Household Wealth Rose Before the Pandemic, but Inequality Persisted

A Federal Reserve survey of family finances shows that inequality was high last year. It’s likely to worsen because of the pandemic. By Jeanna Smialek Families were making gains in income and net worth in the three years leading up to the pandemic, according to Federal Reserve data released on Monday, but wealth inequality remained […]

SNP admits Scotland WILL go its own way on COVID policy…despite four nations statement

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Freedom of information requests have revealed the SNP led administration at Edinburgh would “continue to make decisions which reflect the government’s top priority of minimising the harm in Scotland.” It comes just days […]

Scotland ignites Brexit spat after issuing legal opposition to controversial trade law

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Scottish Government has lodged a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) with the Scottish Parliament which claims the Bill undermines devolution and breaches international law. The Bill, put forward by Business Secretary Alok Sharma […]

Woman accused of setting up GoFundMe page for murder victims to swindle cash

A suspected conwoman stole nearly £10,000 from a fake GoFundMe page for the families of three murder victims, it is claimed. Amanda Brown, 32, is alleged to have set up the online page supposedly to help the relatives of three friends killed in a horrific triple homicide. But she allegedly went on a shopping spree […]

Mexican president offers witness protection in missing students probe

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government is seeking to grant protection to suspects who collaborate in a probe into the 2014 disappearance of 43 Mexican college students, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday, after officials ordered dozens of new arrests. The dozens of warrants for key “authors” of the crime, including military personnel […]