Summer holidays under threat from airline strikes across Europe

Holidays across Europe could be thrown into chaos this summer due to mass strikes and staff shortages across the continent. British holidaymakers have faced a nightmare in recent weeks due to delays, cancellations and luggage going missing at the UK’s busiest airports. More problems are expected after British Airways workers at Heathrow voted to strike …

50 year of abortion rights ended as US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

Half a century of guaranteed abortion rights in the US has come to an end Friday, as the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v Wade decision. In a 6-3 vote, the court ruled in favor of the state of Mississippi in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, allowing the state to …

Queen lights beacon at Windsor Castle to celebrate 70 years on throne

The Queen has lit one of 3,500 beacons around the UK in honour of her Platinum Jubilee. Her Majesty pressed an orb-like button – The Commonwealth of Nations Globe – placed on a cushion in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The 96-year-old monarch set off a chain of lights linked to the Tree of Trees …

Putin ‘lining up daughter to take control of Russia when he dies’

Vladimir Putin is considering parachuting his daughter to a position in parliament so she has the power after he dies, it has been claimed. The Russian leader has long been dogged with rumours of being seriously sick, with some saying he has had to use deep-fake technology to stage his appearances while undergoing medical treatment. …

Putin has had cancer, says film director who spent two years shadowing him

A film-maker who was granted unprecedented access to Vladimir Putin for two years claims has suffered from cancer. Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, whose credits include JFK and Platoon, knows the Russian dictator better than perhaps any Westerner. Speaking in a new podcast, Stone said Putin had suffered from cancer, and that he believed he had …

West ‘has declared total war on Russia and all will suffer,’ says foreign minister

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of launching a ‘total hybrid war’ against Russia. Speaking on the 80th day of the conflict in Ukraine, Mr Lavrov said it was hard to predict how long ‘hybrid war’ would last. Highlighting the barrage of sanctions imposed on Moscow by the West, the minister attempted …

Ukrainian president Zelensky says ‘evil is reborn’ as Europe marks VE Day

‘Evil has been reborn’ seventy-seven years after the Nazis were defeated in Europe, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky declared today. Today is VE Day, marking the surrender of German forces and end to World War Two in Europe. But Mr Zelensky said today Europe is again seeing war, as evil has returned ‘in different uniform, under …

Pensioner who rides buses all day to stay warm ‘disappointed’ with Boris’s response

A pensioner who rides buses all day because she can’t afford to heat her home was left ‘disappointed’ by Boris Johnson’s response to her situation. The Prime Minister was challenged with the case of 77-year-old Elsie during an interview with Good Morning Britain on Thursday. Host Susanna Reid told him soaring energy bills have forced …

Ukraine war enters new phase as battle for the Donbas begins

Russia has begun its offensive to capture the east of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky has told his country. The president said the government believe the battle for the Donbas has begun after days of increased levels of fighting. Russian troops are concentrating on annexing the eastern region after failing to break through around Kyiv. Invading forces …