Trade deal not the be-all and end-all, says top US diplomat in UK

America’s top diplomat in the UK has told Sky News that a comprehensive UK-US free trade deal is “not the be-all and end-all” of boosting trade between the two countries. Speaking to Kay Burley, Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, chargé d’affaires at the US embassy in London, said: “I think the focus right now is on the trade that we do […]

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Secret Hearing Focuses on Hidden Microphones at Guantánamo Prison

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — A military judge on Thursday began hearing secret testimony about hidden microphones, allegations of eavesdropping and other government interference in the work of defense lawyers in the case of a Saudi man who is accused of masterminding the bombing of the Navy destroyer Cole in 2000. About 85 witnesses, all but one unidentified, were being called […]

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SNP shamed as Sturgeons Health minister off the hook over ministerial breach

Humza Yousaf claims nursery discriminated against daughter We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Scotland’s Health Secretary Humza Yousaf made a statement to the Scottish Parliament on […]

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The White House is set to announce new limits on HFCs, a powerful driver of climate change.

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue a final regulation on Thursday morning that will slash the use of hydrofluorocarbons, widely used in air-conditioning and refrigeration. By Lisa Friedman WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has finalized a rule to phase down the use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, its latest effort to put climate […]

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Biden Declared the War Over. But Wars Go On.

WASHINGTON — President Biden declared to the United Nations on Tuesday that “for the first time in 20 years, the United States is not at war. We’ve turned the page.” One day earlier, a missile fired from an American drone incinerated a car driving along a remote road in northwestern Syria, a strike aimed against a suspected Qaeda operative. Three […]

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