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Putin-backed bikers head for Berlin

An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club has begun a controversial ride to Berlin, even though Poland says it will not allow them to cross the country. The Night Wolves want to retrace the route of the Red Army in World War … Continue reading

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Thousands ready for London Marathon

Last year’s fun-runners raised more than £53m for charity Tens of thousands of runners are preparing to take part in the 35th London Marathon. More than 51,000 people will race the 26.2 mile course from Blackheath to The Mall past … Continue reading

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Cameron sets out ‘100 day’ Tory plan

David Cameron has said wages, welfare, housing and childcare will be at the heart of the Conservatives’ programme for government in its first 100 days. Legislation guaranteeing no-one on the minimum wage pays income tax will be among bills in … Continue reading

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Labour plan to cap rental increases

Labour says rents have gone up by an average of £1,200 since 2010 Private landlords would not be able to increase annual rents by more than inflation for three years under Labour plans to give tenants more security. If Labour … Continue reading

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Russian hackers read Obama’s unclassified emails last year: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers who penetrated sensitive parts of the White House computer system last year read President Barack Obama’s unclassified emails, the New York Times reported on Saturday, quoting U.S. officials. “There is no evidence that the president’s … Continue reading

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Three people dead in possible Molotov cocktail attack in California

(Reuters) – Three people were found dead inside a Los Angeles-area business on Saturday in what might have been a fire bomb or Molotov cocktail attack, law enforcement said. One victim was alive but covered in flames when firefighters arrived … Continue reading

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Twelve arrested in Baltimore after march to protest black man’s death

BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Thousands of people marched peacefully through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody but pockets of violence erupted when a small group smashed windows and threw bottles at … Continue reading

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Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors as toll exceeds 1,900

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army officer … Continue reading

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Clegg: No ‘unstable’ coalition deals

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says his party will not prop up any government “held hostage” by the SNP or UKIP, should there be a hung Parliament. He also said that the party with the “greatest mandate”, even if they … Continue reading

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First black or Asian PM ‘to be Tory’

The first black or Asian prime minister will be a Conservative, David Cameron has said, in a speech on opportunities for ethnic minority Britons. The prime minister told in audience in south London he looked forward to the day, as … Continue reading

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