Europe: The magic trick of the EU-Turkey deal

Europe: The magic trick of the EU-Turkey deal

Brussels, 24 March 2018 –This week signals the so-called EU-Turkey deal’s second year of existence. European States and EU institutions present this agreement as an achievement that dramatically, and almost magically, reduced the number of forced migrants arriving in Europe each day. Unfortunately, the true magic of the deal is that it made suffering and […]

Younger at heart: Madeira's makeover

Younger at heart: Madeira's makeover

‘Time to off-road,” says Pedro, our jeep driver and guide for the day. It’s the most enthusiastic he’s been all morning; his 4×4 Land Rover is built for it after all, and he isn’t remotely worried that we’re stuck in mud with our back wheels hanging over the edge of the track. “Are we going […]

New antibiotic may help combat superbug infection

New antibiotic may help combat superbug infection

A new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs and has been successfully used to treat an infection could lead to the first new class of antibiotic drug in 30 years, says a team of Indian-origin scientists. In the study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, scientists successfully created a simplified, synthesised form […]

UK Weather: UK hotter than parts of AFRICA before heavy SNOW and -10 chill HITS

UK Weather: UK hotter than parts of AFRICA before heavy SNOW and -10 chill HITS

Meteorologist, Marco Petagna said: “A few showers will push their way in.” Cloud and rain will sweep across the southeastern areas but will gradually clear as the day progresses. Mr Petagna said: “With those clear skies it will turn quite cold and we will see widespread frost.” He went on to add that “temperatures should […]

2 firefighters killed, 3 hurt as truck flips on way to scene of fatal highway wreck in West Virginia

2 firefighters killed, 3 hurt as truck flips on way to scene of fatal highway wreck in West Virginia

Two West Virginia volunteer firefighters were killed and three others were injured when their fire truck flipped over Saturday night, authorities said.  (Reuters) Two volunteer firefighters were killed and three others were injured when their fire truck overturned while responding to a triple fatality highway accident in West Virginia on Saturday night, authorities said. Five […]

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards: 13 Things You Didn't See on TV

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards: 13 Things You Didn't See on TV

When you get John Cena and thousands of gallons of slime on stage at once, you know it’s going to be messy. He was one of the many A-list stars at the Nickelodeon “Kids’ Choice Awards” on Saturday at the Forum in Los Angeles. The WWE star hosted for the second consecutive year. Also Read: John Cena on […]