May to begin discussions on ‘bold’ new Brexit offer

PM facing another difficult week as Tories braced for a hammering in the European elections.

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Trump threatens to destroy Iran if it seeks fight with US

Iranian officials have said the country is not looking for war.

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Manchester flights cancelled due to fuel supply problems

A spokesman for Manchester Airport said 48 flights were cancelled.

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Tens of thousands rally against nationalism ahead of European elections

Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets in different European cities today, ahead of the European Parliament ...

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Mile-long queues for petrol in oil-rich Venezuela

Some drivers reported having to wait almost 24 hours to fill up.

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One person killed and two injured in house explosion

The incident happened in southern Indiana in the US.

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Eggs thrown at van during Tommy Robinson campaign event

Robinson supporters and counter-protesters gathered in Bootle, Merseyside, ahead of the campaigner’s planned visit.

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Trump urges anti-abortion activists to ‘stay united’ for 2020 election

Donald Trump said he supported the right to an abortion when rape or incest was involved, or when the life of the woman was at stake.

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US conducts navy exercises in Arabian Sea

The exercises and training were conducted with the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group.

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Scores of migrants make Channel crossing to UK over weekend

Border Force has been called out to four incidents.

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Swiss voters approve tighter gun laws

More than 63% of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union firearms rules, according to the country’s public broadcaster.

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Seventeen injured as tourist bus hit by bomb near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Sudan’s military council resumes talks with protesters

The two sides have held several rounds of talks since the military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir last month.

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Austrian president suggests September best time for new vote

President Alexander Van der Bellen was speaking after meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

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Tories and Labour just ‘half an inch apart’ on Brexit, says minister

International Development Secretary Rory Stewart says ministers should reach out to ‘moderate, sensible’ Labour MPs.

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May to make ‘bold offer’ in final bid to get MPs to back her Brexit deal

Ministers are to discuss a package of measures aimed at winning cross-party support for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

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Saudi diplomat stands firm amid Iran tensions

Gulf officials say an investigation into the tanker incident is under way.

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Columbine school shooting survivor found dead at home

Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home.

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UK to send MEPs to European Parliament – but for how long?

The UK will elect 73 MEPs on May 23, but they could only serve for a few months instead of the usual five years

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Salvini stakes out post as Europe’s populist leader

Matteo Salvini pledged to close Europe’s borders to migrants if the League wins not just the most votes of any party in Italy, but also of Europe.

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Morrison thanks Australians for surprise election victory

Mr Morrison became prime minister only last August when a contentious internal party vote dumped Malcolm Turnbull as its leader.

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Theresa May to make ‘bold offer’ in final bid to get MPs to back her Brexit deal

Ministers are to discuss a package of measures aimed at winning cross-party support for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

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Australian opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Bill Shorten said it was clear his Labour Party had not won enough votes to form the next government.

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‘Stupid’ Austrian vice chancellor resigns amid video scandal

Heinz-Christian Strache apparently offered government contracts to a Russian woman purportedly interested in investing large amounts in Austria.

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Opposition confident as counting starts in Australian election

An exit poll found that the Labour Party could win as many as 82 seats in the 151-seat House of Representatives.

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Holidaymakers ‘being duped by promo photos’

Hotels and booking sites have been urged not to mislead holidaymakers with promises they can’t keep.

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US warns airlines flying over Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

It came as Lloyd’s of London warned of increased risks to shipping in the Gulf.

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Farage laughs off claims he could back Johnson as prime minister

The Brexit Party leader questioned whether he could trust Boris Johnson’s stance on Brexit.

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Ex-CIA officer handed 20 years for spying for China

A jury convicted Kevin Mallory last year of providing classified information to Chinese handlers in exchange for 25,000 dollars (£20,000).

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Former American football star tackles armed student at US high school

Keanon Lowe has been praised for his actions.

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Polls open in Australian election with opposition tipped to win

Bill Shorten, a 52-year-old former union leader, has promised a range of reforms.

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Trump lifts steel and aluminium tariffs on Mexico and Canada

By removing the metals tariffs the US president has cleared a key roadblock to a North American trade pact.

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Scottish independence only possible with Brexit, says Farage

Nigel Farage urged pro-independence supporters to ‘lend your votes to the Brexit Party’ at a rally in Edinburgh.

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Trump: Iran has no idea what is actually going on

The US president earlier said he hoped the US was not on a path to war with Iran.

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Missouri legislature approves eight-week abortion ban

If enacted, the ban would include exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.

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Texas man suspected of cutting off mother’s head with hacksaw

Isaac Israel Warriner is held in jail on charges including abuse of a corpse.

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Inside the Portland, Britain’s only private maternity hospital

The Duchess of York gave birth to the Duke of Sussex’s cousins at the hospital in Harley Street.

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry report delay branded ‘disgraceful’

Survivors had expected it to be released this spring.

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Ohio University sports doctor 'abused 177 men'

A least 177 male students were sexually abused by an Ohio State University team doctor who died in 2005, according to investigators.

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Second Tommy Robinson YouTube channel bypasses restrictions on his account

Robinson asks for support and donations on a new page linked to his European election campaign, despite recent YouTube restrictions.

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Conditions in northwest Syria 'at crisis point', aid groups say

Dozens of international aid groups have warned that humanitarian conditions in Syria's north west have reached a new "crisis point", as government troops push to ...

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Helicopter engineer did not see notice on fuel indicator problems, inquiry into Glasgow crash hears

Ten people died when the police helicopter crashed in Glasgow in November 2013.

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Missouri legislature set to pass abortion ban at eight weeks

The ban would include exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry report delayed until October

Core participants were expecting the first report would be released this spring,

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Conservative leadership election: what happened last time?

The last time the Conservatives changed leader, the membership did not get the opportunity to pick the next PM.

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Doctor likened to Benny Hill jailed for groping 15 patients

Alan Tutin was found guilty on 15 counts of indecent assault against 15 women, some of whom were teenagers at the time.

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Johnson-Farage pact would be ‘nightmare’ for Scotland, says Sturgeon

Speaking at the launch of the party’s European manifesto, the First Minister suggested that Nigel Farage could support a Boris Johnson premiership.

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Trump playing down threat of war with Iran

The president’s softer tone is in contrast to moves by national security adviser John Bolton and secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

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Women giving birth in unsafe conditions and children dying in Syrian camps, MSF reveal

Children are dying from preventable diseases and women are giving birth in unsafe conditions in a Syrian camp, Médecins Sans Frontières have said.

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Brexit talks between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May break down

The Labour leader said the Government’s authority had been eroded and he was not confident any agreement could be delivered.

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