Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Pope Francis in his year-end message said that 2017 had been marred by war, lies and injustice, and he urged people to take responsibility for their actions.

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Kid Rock is being sued by a circus

Kid Rock is being sued by a circus

…OK, not just a circus but the circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is suing Kid Rock for infringing on its famous "The Greatest Show On…

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The rise of the vegans: Are we falling out of love with meat?

The rise of the vegans: Are we falling out of love with meat?

Facts, figures and busted myths: Why going vegan is on the up, and why you might even like to try it yourself.As the UK finishes the last of its turkey sandwiches, eats all the cheese it can handle and drinks the last drops of wine, the focus shifts to changes to be made for the new year. And each year, more and more people are going vegan.

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Turkey rages after ‘coup’ officer granted asylum in Greece

Turkey rages after 'coup' officer granted asylum in Greece

The Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday denounced a decision in Greece to grant asylum to a Turkish helicopter co-pilot, who fled the country after last year's failed coup, as "politically motivated" and warned of a negative impact on bilateral relations.

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Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Policies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws that could actually damage attempts to avert dangerous levels of global warming in the future. That is the stark view of one of Britain’s chief climate experts, Professor John Beddington, who has warned that relying on the cutting down and burning of trees as a replacement for the use of fossil fuels could rebound dangerously.

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Colombia ships 55 tons of ham to Venezuela amid shortage of holiday staple

Colombia ships 55 tons of ham to Venezuela amid shortage of holiday staple

Colombia has shipped around 50 tonnes (55 tons) of ham to Venezuela after protests broke out over shortages of the traditional holiday staple, an official said Saturday. The first two trucks of ham arrived in Venezuela on Friday night, a source from Colombia’s national tax and customs office told AFP.

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British Polar explorer Ben Saunders echoes Shackleton as he abandons quest to cross South Pole unassisted 

British Polar explorer Ben Saunders echoes Shackleton as he abandons quest to cross South Pole unassisted 

The British Polar explorer Ben Saunders gave up his quest to cross the South Pole echoing Sir Ernest Shackleton’s words that it was better to return home as a ‘live donkey’ than a ‘dead lion’. Mr Saunders, 40, was forced to abandon his mission to cross Antarctica unassisted after ‘ferocious’ weather conditions left him without enough food to complete his journey.

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Christmas money for Grenfell Tower survivors did not arrive in time for 18 households

Christmas money for Grenfell Tower survivors did not arrive in time for 18 households

Extra money promised to Grenfell Tower survivors and evacuees to help cover the cost of Christmas did not show up in time for 18 households. Kim Taylor-Smith, the deputy leader of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council, said: "This was our error and we are sorry for this and have taken steps to deal with the households we are aware of."

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