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Safety rules for high rises are not fit for purpose, says study in wake of Grenfell

Britain's system for building and managing high-rise residential blocks is not "fit for purpose", a damning report warned to...

Evening Standard

North Circular crash: Rescuers lift Maserati to free police officers who were hit by car

Rescuers lifted a Maserati with their bare hands to release two police officers allegedly mown down by the driver in Neasden...

Evening Standard

Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm that might be a key Trump-Russia link, explained

Why House investigators think this company might have helped Russia spread fake news. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has...

Vox

The World Can Be Doing More for Refugees

No one is a refugee by choice, writes the 8-year-old tweeter and former resident of Aleppo. Be kinder to us...

Time

Only By Regaining Control Can We Solve the Migration and Refugee Crisis

Austria's new chancellor calls for "sustainable solutions" to the influx of refugees and migrants to Europe...

Time

We Can Find an Answer to the Refugee Crisis By Working Together

My parents were refugees forced to flee from continental Europe to find safety in the U.K. during and after the Second World War. In the aftermath of the war, Western leaders...

Time

Pictured: man, 21, stabbed to death in north London

A talented young footballer was stabbed to death yards from his home in north London...

Evening Standard

TfL fines hike to £160 'not fair and proportionate', motoring bodies say

Motoring organisations today criticised a hike in Transport for London's fines which will see drivers breaking traffic rules hit by penalties of up to £160...

Evening Standard

Emily Thornberry praises Momentum as 'lifeblood' of Labour party

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has praised Momentum as the "lifeblood" of the party and denied claims that Labour&apos...

Evening Standard

Time running out for fraudster who owes the taxman £64m

A fraudster who owes taxpayers £64 million has failed in a bid to secure profits from a deal involving London's most famous property tycoons to avoid being s...

Evening Standard

We need to stop treating addiction as a moral failure — or more people will die

This is the single biggest reason America is failing in its response to the opioid epidemic. As I’ve written about the opioid epidemic, I’ve come to expect one speci...

Vox

What Siri and Alexa might look like, according to artists

Behind every interface, there’s a designer. More like a team of them. And those designers have a lot to consider: What should Siri sound like?&#8...

Quartz

Sarah Palin's son Track arrested on suspicion of 'domestic assault'

The son of former US vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault and burglary...

Evening Standard

Why 69 and 0.1 have officially been named as the 'Statistics of the Year'

The world in 2017 can be best summed up by the numbers 69 and 0.1, according to the Royal Statistical Society...

Evening Standard

Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan expecting second child – but admits it 'wasn't in the plan'

The actress revealed that she is pregnant with her second child...

Evening Standard

President Trump to Outline ‘America First’ National Security Strategy

Trump will detail his plan in a speech Monday...

Time

Prince Harry’s ‘bromance’ with Barack Obama on display during interview

Description  Barack Obama and Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games Credits  Chris Jackson/Gett...

The Week

How Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Is Upending the Old Order

Saudi Arabia's crown prince is upending the old order...

Time

Meet the Man Running a $100 Million Campaign to Save the Republican Majority

Corry Bliss has a plan to save the Republican majority...

Time

Student-Loan Borrowers Await Debt Relief

When Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institutes collapsed in 2015 and 2016, respectively, after allegations of fraud and misleading marketing, it seemed like a moment of...

Time

This Year’s Flu Virus Could Be Worse Than Usual — And the Vaccine May Not Help

You have to hand it to the influenza virus. For something that’s invisible to the human eye, it certainly has a way of grabbing our attention and anxiety&...

Time

The Executive Who Wants to Revolutionize Your Work Life

Adam Neumann enrolled in Baruch College in New York City in 2002 and dropped out with just four credits to complete. After a few false starts, the serial entrepreneur launched...

Time

Is 2018 the Year for Polio’s Extinction?

The world's last case of polio may have already happened. We will know soon...

Time

Superbugs Are Nearly Impossible to Fight. This Last-Resort Medical Treatment Offers Hope

How a forgotten 100-year-old therapy is saving lives...

Time

Meet the Journalist and Reality-TV Star Challenging Vladimir Putin for the Russian Presidency

Ksenia Sobchak, the Russian journalist, socialite and reality-TV star, plans to challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency during the elections set for March. Do you even bel...

Time

Republican Tax Plan Will Make Health Insurance More Expensive

It's all because of the repeal of the individual mandate of Obamacare...

Newsweek

Life Hacks for the Reluctant Home Cook

Tasneem Raja offers some humorous pointers for those who are reluctant to prepare meals at home...

The New Yorker

The philosophical case against Secret Santa

If the point of the holiday season is to spread happiness and good cheer, Secret Santa traditions are a terrible idea. Just think about the…...

Quartz

Gujarat: The force is still with Modi but the resistance is rising

Prime minister Narendra Modi has passed his toughest test of 2017. A year-and-a-half before India chooses its next national government, the key state of Gujarat&#8...

Quartz

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: El Clasico Could Provide Premature End to Zinedine Zidane’s Title Hopes

Ernesto Valverde’s team already has an 11-point lead on Real heading into the game...

Newsweek

Carolina Panthers Net Worth: P Diddy Probably Can’t Afford an NFL Team But Stephen Curry Could Help

Jerry Richardson has put the team up for sale...

Newsweek

Chinese Drug Dealers Are Being Sentenced To Death in Sports Stadiums and Public Squares

Live video footage proved that young students in their school uniforms were in attendance...

Newsweek

The Pentagon’s Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next

Experts say the U.S. advantage over China and Russia is eroding...

Foreign Policy

Glamour model Chloe Hammond jailed for biting off part of woman's ear in road rage attack

An X-rated glamour model who bit off part of a woman's ear in a brutal road rage attack has been jailed for five years...

Evening Standard

Antoine Griezmann apologises for blackface party costume

Description  Antoine Griezmann later deleted this picture from Twitter Credits  Twitter Al...

The Week

Londoner's Diary: Bad sex travels - UK deal for Cat Person author

In today's Diary: Cat Person author goes global / James Cleverly has a good feeling for 2018 / Georgia Toffolo starts a stampede / Amy Winehouse&a...

Evening Standard

Atlanta Airport’s Power Outage Will Cause Travel Pain for Days

More than 1,000 flights were grounded over the weekend...

Time

Bitcoin futures on the world’s biggest derivatives exchange signal the boom isn’t over yet

Bitcoin futures started trading last night on CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, and prices so far signal traders think the digital asset could...

Quartz

U.S. Man Who Broke Out of Bali Jail Caught With a Bible, Map and Cheese, Wanted to See His Mother in Thailand

Christian Beasley shaved his head, but was nonetheless identified...

Newsweek

Princess Charlotte to start at Kensington nursery in January, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their daughter Princess Charlotte will begin attending a London nursery from January...

Evening Standard

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal Princess Charlotte's nursery

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their daughter, Princess Charlotte, will begin attending a London nursery from January...

Evening Standard

Princess Charlotte to start at Willcocks Nursery in Kensington in January, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their daughter Princess Charlotte will begin attending a London nursery from January...

Evening Standard

Princess Charlotte to start at Willcocks Kensington nursery in January, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their daughter Princess Charlotte will begin attending a London nursery from January...

Evening Standard

U.S. Soldier Shot 18 Times as he Fought to the Death Against ISIS Militants in Niger Ambush

Sgt. La David T. Johnson of Miami Gardens, Florida, was killed in the line of duty with three other soldiers in Niger...

Newsweek

A checklist for when it’s time to quit a job, from the ethics chief who walked out under Trump

The conflict between US president Donald Trump and Walter Shaub, until recently the head of the US Office on Government Ethics, were no secret. Weeks…...

Quartz

The Year Democrats Won by “Going High”

In July of 2016, when a Donald Trump presidency still seemed unthinkable, Michelle Obama coined the phrase that defined her party’s campaign strategy against the Republicans...

New Republic

The End of Economic Nationalism

When Steve Bannon left the White House in August, he told The Weekly Standard he was “jacked up.” Despite lasting less than a year as senior adviser to President Donald Tr...

New Republic

Lindsay McCormick on NFL Network Sexism: 'Badass Working Women' Deserve More

No woman should be made to feel inferior for wanting a family and a career...

Newsweek

A Very Breitbart Christmas

Surveying America back in 2013, I concluded that “Christmas Is Kicking Ass in the War on Christmas,” noting the open-air Nativity scenes in the secular progressive enclave...

The Atlantic

The case against library fines—according to the head of The New York Public Library

There’s no doubt that we are currently living in a fractured world, one in which the divide between rich and poor is widening, opportunities for…...

Quartz

Police to use AI to identify child abuse images

Description  The Metropolitan Police’s forensics department searched more than 53,000 seized devices last year Cred...

The Week

Brexit divorce bill 'could be an extra £8.8 billion'

An extra £8.8 billion could be added to Britain's "divorce bill" for leaving the EU, a House of Commons Library report has...

Evening Standard

Former nurse Sarah Mullally appointed first ever female Bishop of London

Rt Rev Sarah Mullally will become the third most senior figure in the church behind the Archbishops of Canterbury and York...

Evening Standard

Birmingham crash: London cabbie launches appeal to raise money for family of taxi driver killed in horrific six-car collision

A London cabbie has launched an appeal to raise thousands of pounds for the family of a taxi driver killed in a horrific multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham...

Evening Standard

Birmingham crash: London cabbie launches appeal to raise money for family of taxi driver killed horrific six-car collision

A London cabbie has launched an appeal to raise thousands of pounds for the family of a taxi driver killed in a horrific multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham...

Evening Standard

The Great Cheeseboard: Londoners in uproar over ‘abysmal’ cheese festival

Event dubbed ‘The Great Cheesefraud’ by disappointed guests Reaction Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:15am...

The Week

Woman pulled alive from mineshaft in Australia after being tracked down by drone

A woman has been pulled alive from an abandoned Australian mine shaft where she was trapped in searing heat for two days until a drone found her...

Evening Standard

Organisers of 'diabolical' cheese festival promise finale will be a success despite backlash

Foodies heading to a cheese festival next week have been promised their visit will be a happy one after a backlash against the organisers' previous event...

Evening Standard

Woman who gave birth outside Spearmint Rhino reunited with woman who swaddled baby in scarf

A woman whose newborn baby was swaddled in a stranger's scarf after she gave birth on a street in the West End has been reunited with her good Samaritan after...

Evening Standard

Chinese Warplanes Enter Korea Air Defense Zone Prompting South Korea to Scramble Fighter Jets

China said it was conducting routine exercises...

Newsweek

No loans, big protests, naked models: Adani’s coal mine project in Australia has seen it all

Adani’s plans for the controversial Carmichael coal mine in Australia have received another blow. On Dec. 18, the Indian multinational announced that its ina...

Quartz

Austrian party founded by ex-Nazis enters coalition government

Description  Sebastian Kurz is being sworn in as chancellor today in Vienna Credits  Thomas Krons...

The Week

Whitewash is on: Australia regain the Ashes with crushing win in Perth

Description  Shaun Marsh, captain Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh celebrate Australia’s Ashes victory Credits ...

The Week

Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Vintage 84: a proper mechanical watch for less than £120

A collaboration between the Swiss brand and one of the world's most respected watch websites Review Arion McNicoll...

The Week

George Zimmerman, Acquitted of Trayvon Martin Murder, Threatens to 'Beat' Jay-Z and Feed Him to an Alligator

Snoop Dogg is warning a revolution will happen if Zimmerman goes after Jay...

Newsweek

“Whoever Is There, Come on Through”

“Being depressed is like being in a dream. The suspicion is that everyone you meet is actually depressed, too, only they don’t know it.”...

The New Yorker

Should Jesse James’ Catch Have Stood? Video Claims Illuminati and Roger Goodell Gave Patriots Win Over Steelers

This probably isn't the real reason...

Newsweek

A five-point plan to protect your portfolio from risk in 2018

The new year is a time to take stock of your life and make resolutions to behave better: eat less, exercise more, be a better…...

Quartz

What Can David LaChapelle's Celebrity-Fuelled Fantasias Tell Us Now?

David Piebenbring on two new books featuring the art of the photographer David LaChapelle, “Lost + Found Part I” and “Good News Part II.”...

The New Yorker

Trump Is Afraid of Firing Mueller and Interfering With the Russia Probe

The past few days have seen Trump backing away from firing Mueller as the move grows increasingly risky...

Newsweek

North Korea and U.S. Must Start Talking to Each Other, Says Russia

Russia says the world needs open dialog rather than talking about talking...

Newsweek

The U.N.’s Rights Chief Says He Wouldn’t Be Surprised if Aung San Suu Kyi Faced Genocide Charges

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says the Myanmar military's attacks on the Rohingya community are "textbook ethnic cleansing"...

Time

UK weather forecast: Freezing fog to descend on southern England before 'balmy' Christmas

Temperatures are expected to climb to 15C in parts of the UK as milder weather moves in over Christmas, according to forecasters...

Evening Standard

Under Trump, Indian H-1B wives fear becoming second-class citizens again

Rashi Bhatnagar gave up her career as a journalist when she left India in 2009 and moved to the US on an H-4 dependent visa.…...

Quartz

Sarah Palin’s Eldest Son Track Has Been Arrested For Domestic Violence In Alaska: Report

Sarah Palin's attorney said that she "asked that the family’s privacy is respected during this challenging situation"...

Time

Mobile phones 'could cause cancer and memory loss'

California health officials have issued guidelines warning residents of studies linking mobile phone usage to a range of illnesses - including cancer and memory loss...

Evening Standard

California health officials warn mobile phones 'could cause cancer and memory loss'

California health officials have issued guidelines warning residents of studies linking mobile phone usage to a range of illnesses - including cancer and memory loss...

Evening Standard

Atlanta airport power outage: Passengers face second day of travel chaos after world's busiest airport is left 'like a war zone'

Passengers were facing a second day of travel chaos as hundreds more flights were cancelled after a power cut hit the world's busiest airport...

Evening Standard

Atlanta airport: Passengers face second day of travel chaos after power cut leaves world's busiest airport 'like a war zone'

Passengers were facing a second day of travel chaos as hundreds more flights were cancelled after a power cut hit the world's busiest airport...

Evening Standard

London cyclist crushed by truck: 'I took what I thought was my last breath'

A woman who was run over by a 32-tonne lorry in London as she cycled to work said she felt lucky to be alive...

Evening Standard

20mph zones introduced to make roads safer 'can lead to rise in traffic deaths'

People less careful when crossing streets in 20mph zones, council suggests...

Evening Standard

Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Barack Obama With Giant Cookie in Ted Cruz Instagram Post

Trump, who regularly uses his social media accounts to mock Democratic politicians, said the cookie was a birthday gift...

Newsweek

California Wildfires: Thomas Fire Set To Become Biggest In State History as Residents Describe 'War Zone' Conditions

The fire has torched 270,000 acres and prompted mass evacuations...

Newsweek

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners, Man Utd and Man City want to sign Jonny Evans

Description  Northern Ireland and West Brom defender Jonny Evans Credits  Charles McQuillan/Getty I...

The Week

Barry Sherman and wife died from 'ligature neck compression' as murder detectives take over case

Murder detectives are now investigating the deaths of Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife after tests showed they died from "ligature neck compres...

Evening Standard

Why has Jerry Richardson Put the Panthers Up for Sale?

The Panthers' owner is facing an investigation by the NFL...

Newsweek

London school fits air purifiers in classrooms to protect children from toxic air

A school in west London has installed hi-tech air purifiers in classrooms because teachers were so worried about the impact of pollution on pupils' long-term...

Evening Standard

Liam Allan to sue police: student cleared of rape plans legal action over 'failure to disclose' texts that proved his innocence

A London student accused of rape plans to sue the Met Police and Crown Prosecution Service after they failed to pass on crucial evidence proving his innocence...

Evening Standard

Premier League: can anyone even beat Manchester City?

Description  Man City players celebrate their fourth goal against Tottenham Credits  Laurence Griff...

The Week

The Probe Into the Deaths of a Canadian Billionaire and His Wife Has Just Become a Murder Investigation

Billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their home on Nov. 15...

Time

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Are Being Sued Over Financial Disclosure Forms

The couple allegedly failed to include assets from investments funds they have stakes in...

Newsweek

Rebecca Dykes latest: 'Uber driver' arrested after British embassy worker found 'raped and strangled' in Beirut

An Uber spokesman said the company was "horrified by this senseless act of violence"...

Evening Standard

'Taxi driver' arrested after British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes found 'raped and strangled' in Beirut

Police investigating the murder of a British embassy worker feared to have been raped and strangled in Lebanon have made an arrest, sources have said...

Evening Standard

Rebecca Dykes latest: 'Taxi driver' arrested after British embassy worker found 'raped and strangled' in Beirut

Police investigating the murder of a British embassy worker feared to have been raped and strangled in Lebanon have made an arrest...

Evening Standard

Facebook admits social media can pose threat to mental health

Social media giant Facebook has admitted its online platform could be bad for your mental health...

Evening Standard

Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you

Naatasha Mumbi tells me she’s “haunted” by what she sounded like as a child. Mumbi, who was born in Zambia in 1984 and moved to…...

Quartz

Trump's Tax Bill Has Americans Frantically Rushing To Get Their Tax Returns Filed

Financial advisers are crunching the numbers in the run-up to the new Republican tax overhaul plan...

Newsweek

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 18 Dec 2017

May to face ‘Brexit cabinet’ as rebels urge pact Theresa May will today tell a meeting of some of her most senior ministers �...

The Week

Monday 18 December 2017

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday Bitcoin falls as investors turn bearish The price of Bi...

The Week

Extras star Ashley Jensen 'devastated' after husband found dead at family home

British actress Ashley Jensen is mourning the death of her husband who was found collapsed at home...

Evening Standard
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