• Guardian | 13:13 21/03/2018
    Trump praising Putin is no surprise, but Juncker should know better | Jonathan Freedland

    If nothing else, the EU is meant to stand up for democracy. Did the president of the European commission forget that?We can be shocked, but hardly surprised. That Donald Trump ignored the explicit advice of his aides – including a cue-card that featured the all-caps instruction “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” – when he called Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and congratulated him on his re-election is utterly consistent with everything we know about the US president. Related: Trump and Juncker under fire for hailing Putin election victory Continue reading...

  • Guardian | 13:13 21/03/2018
    Trump reportedly defied warning from security team not to congratulate Putin

    Advisers wrote ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ on briefing papersJohn McCain condemns Trump for not raising electoral interferenceDonald Trump reportedly defied a specific warning from his national security team in a call in which he congratulated Vladimir Putin on his landslide victory in Sunday’s elections.Trump’s move to congratulate Putin for securing a fourth term in power drew swift criticism for breaking a taboo among western leaders. Continue reading...

  • BBC | 13:10 21/03/2018
    What colour do you think these tennis balls are?

    Roger Federer weighs in on the debate as people are divided on whether tennis balls are yellow or green.

  • BBC | 13:10 21/03/2018
    Undercover policing inquiry: Chairman urged to quit

    Campaigners walk out of the inquiry amid unhappiness at anonymity granted to undercover officers.

  • BBC | 13:05 21/03/2018
    Technology giants face European 'digital tax' blow

    Firms such as Facebook and Google may be forced to pay 3% of their EU digital revenues.

  • CNN | 13:00 21/03/2018
    Red Bull looking to 'close the gap' on F1 rivals

    New season, same result?

  • Guardian | 12:58 21/03/2018
    Manchester United look for ways to improve Old Trafford atmosphere

    Club consulting with fans via survey after Mourinho criticism‘Our view is that ideally initiatives should be fan-driven’Manchester United are consulting with supporters over how to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford. United are planning to canvass the views of supporters via a survey following criticism from manager José Mourinho about a lack of noise during matches at Old Trafford. Continue reading...

  • Guardian | 12:58 21/03/2018
    How Carlos Queiroz turned Iran into Asia’s best World Cup hope | John Duerden

    The former Manchester United coach eased the Iranians through qualification but they now want tangible finals success, something that has always eluded Team MelliThe only one of the dozen names on Fifa’s shortlist for 2017 men’s coach of the year not working in Europe was Tite, who ensured Brazil were the first qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Iran were second but that was not enough for Carlos Queiroz, who has now led three different national teams to four World Cups. He may have to wait for success at the World Cup to turn eurocentric heads.That means finishing above two of Portugal, Spain and Morocco in Russia to progress to the knockout stage at the fifth time of asking. If there is any Asian team that can manage that then it is Iran. For four years Team Melli have been the highest-ranked national side on the continent, for just a little less time they have been the best on the pitch, too. Continue reading...

  • BBC | 12:54 21/03/2018
    NHS pay: Unions agree deal for 1.3 million staff

    Unions back a deal that gives NHS staff a minimum pay rise of more than 6% over three years.

  • DailyMail | 12:53 21/03/2018
    Police to quiz mother over River Teifi death tragedy in Cardigan

    Police are due to interview Kim Rowlands, 25, who left little two-year-old Kiara Moore strapped in her Mini on a riverside slipway while she popped into her boyfriend's office in Cardigan, west Wales.

  • Guardian | 12:47 21/03/2018
    Fernando Alonso insists McLaren's F1 reliability issues are over

    Alonso optimistic despite McLaren problems in testing Team switched to Renault engine after problems with HondaFernando Alonso has played down reliability concerns about the new Renault-powered McLaren, saying problems that arose during pre-season testing have been fixed and the car will be “100%” ready for Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix. After switching to the Renault power unit last September following three gloomy years with Honda, McLaren suffered more glitches and completed fewer laps on the test track than any other team. However Alonso, who considered quitting Formula One last year as McLaren slumped to ninth in the constructors’ championship, said the car’s gremlins had been banished. Continue reading...

  • Guardian | 12:47 21/03/2018
    Boko Haram returns some of the girls it kidnapped last month

    A number of the 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by militants in north-east Nigeria have been returned, according to relativesBoko Haram has returned most of the schoolgirls it kidnapped last month to the village it abducted them from, according to relatives of the girls.Members of the radical militant group drove into Dapchi, a village in north-east Nigeria, and dropped off many of the 110 girls they had abducted a month earlier, apologising to their parents and shaking their hands before driving off. Continue reading...

  • BBC | 12:39 21/03/2018
    Queen's 2018: Kyle Edmund & Feliciano Lopez to play Fever-Tree Championships

    Kyle Edmund is to play at the Queen's Club Championship this summer in his first appearance on home soil since taking over as British number one.

  • CNN | 12:39 21/03/2018
    Austin bombing suspect blew himself up in car

    While police don't know the identity or motive of the Austin bomber, one thing is clear: the goal is to cause "mayhem and death," a federal law enforcement official said late Tuesday.

  • DailyMail | 12:32 21/03/2018
    Countdown champion films gang abusing him after driving lesson

    A Countdown champion filmed the moment his driving lesson in Birmingham was sabotaged by a group of yobs who tried to flip the car and and spat chewing gum at his instructor.

  • DailyMail | 12:32 21/03/2018
    Thai senator's son who filmed up women's skirts spared jail

    Pratyayoud Tupchareon, 27, is the son of Youdtana Tupchareon, (pictured together) a member of Thailand's parliament in Bangkok and he was caught filming up women's skirts in London.

  • DailyMail | 12:32 21/03/2018
    Fury as monster who raped victim when she was four could be freed

    John Barbour, of Aberdeen, who was 19 when he first raped the victim when she just four-years-old (pictured), could be freed on parole after he serves just two years behind bars.

  • DailyMail | 12:32 21/03/2018
    Shed lovers become budding entrepreneurs making £5,000 a year

    Entries to this year's Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition have revealed that 'sheddies' across Britain are growing plants, vegetables, keeping bees and even rearing animals.

  • DailyMail | 12:31 21/03/2018
    Convicted killers shared a curry 'after murdering Vietnamese woman'

    Stephen Unwin and William McFall are accused of raping and murdering young mother Quyen Ngoc Nguyen in Unwin's home in Houghton-le-Spring near Sunderland.

  • DailyMail | 12:31 21/03/2018
    Pregnant Kate Middleton looks blooming in mint at London event

    The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, is attending a symposium of leading academics and charities championing early intervention into the lives of children in Lonodon.

  • Guardian | 12:26 21/03/2018
    Lloyd’s of London slides to £2bn loss after major hurricanes

    Insurance market moves into the red for first time in six years as earthquakes also make impactLloyd’s of London slumped to a £2bn loss last year, its first in six years, as the insurance market was hit by a series of major hurricanes and earthquakes.Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, along with an earthquake in Mexico, wildfires in California, monsoon flooding in Bangladesh and a mudslide in Colombia, cost the Lloyd’s market £4.5bn in claims, more than double the previous year when it paid out £2.1bn. Continue reading...

  • Guardian | 12:26 21/03/2018
    UK's status as science superpower at risk after Brexit, say MPs

    Committee calls on government to commit to next round of EU funding for science and clarify immigration policyBritain cannot take for granted that it will retain its world-leading position in science and innovation after Brexit, a committee of MPs has warned. The House of Commons science and technology select committee is concerned that the UK has not yet committed itself to the next round of EU funding which will start accepting bids for research finance in the next few weeks. Continue reading...

  • Guardian | 12:26 21/03/2018
    Meera Sodha’s recipe for squash coconut fry with seed and peel chutney

    This dish uses the whole butternut squash – skin, seeds, pulp and all – to make a no-waste dinner that scores on all frontsMy friend Aditya comes from Someshwar, a village in the foothills of the Western Ghats in Karnataka. There, snake gods are worshipped, everyone has the same surname (Bhakta) and they never knowingly waste any edible part of a vegetable. Today’s recipe is based on one he taught me using plantains. I was so transfixed by the idea that the peel, something I would ordinarily chuck away, could be transformed into such a heavenly chutney that I tried it with squash, too. Luckily, it worked. Continue reading...

  • Guardian | 12:26 21/03/2018
    Bubbling up: why ‘craft’ sparkling water is being toasted by soft drink lovers

    Carbonated water is making a splash as sugary drinks are ditched for healthier options with Instagram-ready packaging. But do we really need water sommeliers?It’s getting to the point where buying a plastic bottle of still water marks you out as some kind of environmental vandal. But sparkling water? Somehow that’s different. That says you have good taste and care about “clean” drinking. Sparkling water in a can? You’re obviously health-conscious, fashionable and environmentally aware.The sparkling water wars are upon us, or are at least kicking off in the US and could be heading our way. Last month, PepsiCo launched Bubly, a range of flavoured sparkling waters, packaged in cute, brightly coloured cans. It is going up against the market leader, a brand called La Croix, which has become a hit despite eschewing traditional advertising. Continue reading...

  • Guardian | 12:26 21/03/2018
    Robin Williams groped and flashed me on set, says Mork & Mindy co-star

    ‘I had the grossest things done to me,’ says Pam Dawber, but says she took no offence at the star’s lewd antics on the set of their hit sitcomRobin Williams’s Mork & Mindy co-star has said he repeatedly grabbed her breasts and bottom and exposed himself to her on the set, a new book reveals, but she excused it as part of Williams’s playful personality.“I had the grossest things done to me by him,” said Pam Dawber, who played Mindy. “And I never took offence. I mean I was flashed, humped, bumped, grabbed. I think he probably did it to a lot of people … but it was so much fun.” Continue reading...