China’s former premier ‘criticises President Xi’ in essay

China’s former premier ‘criticises President Xi’ with essay calling for ‘fairness and justice’ in the country – before Beijing’s censors remove it from the internet  China’s former Premier wrote an essay calling for ‘freedom and justice’   The controversial essay has been interpreted as a coded criticism  The piece was shared widely online before reportedly being … Read more

Fidel Castro’s brother Raul, 89, prepares to hand power to his 60-year-old president

Cuba’s leadership is passing to a younger generation, with the last Castro leaving office and ending a 60-year family monopoly, but there is little other change as power remains firmly with the Communist Party. At a four-day party congress starting Friday, 89-year-old Raul Castro will relinquish the country’s most powerful position – that of party … Read more

BAFTA 2021 Film Awards: Prince Philip remembered as first Academy president in tribute

SUPPORTING ACTRESS  NIAMH ALGAR Calm With Horses KOSAR ALI Rocks MARIA BAKALOVA Borat Subsequent Moviefilm DOMINIQUE FISHBACK Judas and the Black Messiah ASHLEY MADEKWE County Lines YUH-JUNG YOUN Minari – WINNER SUPPORTING ACTOR  DANIEL KALUUYA Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER BARRY KEOGHAN Calm With Horses ALAN KIM Minari LESLIE ODOM JR. One Night … Read more

BAFTA president Prince William pulls out of virtual awards following the death of Prince Philip

The Duke of Cambridge has withdrawn from this weekend’s BAFTA awards coverage following the death of his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh. This year’s film awards will be handed out over two nights in largely virtual ceremonies, with presenters attending London‘s Royal Albert Hall in person for Sunday’s broadcast. Prince William, who is president of … Read more

Obama takes to the golf course in Washington – with 44th president zooming in personalized buggy 

Barack Obama was spotted playing golf in Washington DC on Tuesday, with the 44th president driving a personalized 44 golf buggy. Obama, 59, looked focused as he took to the greens in an Under Armor golf shirt, sunglasses and golf cap. Like Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before him, Obama as … Read more

PIERS MORGAN: President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan is a reckless tax-hiking gamble

I once watched a guy run down a tourist beach in Spain throwing money away. He literally sprinted over the sand, cackling dementedly as he chucked large wads of bank notes into the air and shouted at everyone to ‘TAKE MY CASH!!’ It seemed like the most wondrously generous thing imaginable and gleeful holidaymakers sprang … Read more

Biden pledges his support for Ukraine in first call with President Zelensky

President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time as president Friday, amid escalating tensions with Russia.  ‘President Biden affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea,’ the White House’s readout said.   Politico first reported the leaders … Read more

President insists no one earning under $400,000 will see a tax increase

President Joe Biden confirmed that he would only target the country’s wealthiest to pay for $2 trillion in infrastructure investments during a speech Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he debuted the plan.   ‘No one making under $400,000 will see their federal taxes go up, period,’ Biden said, reiterating a campaign promise and creating his own … Read more

‘Greedy’ brother of Honduran president is sentenced to life in prison on drug charges

The brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison by a New York federal court on Tuesday. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Laroche exposed Juan Antonio ‘Tony’ Hernández in the trial as the nucleus in one of the world’s largest and most violent drug conspiracies.  The former Honduran congressman was sentenced … Read more

Meghan Markle ‘likely’ to run for US president but is ‘sensitive’ to criticism, biographer claims

Meghan Markle is ‘likely’ to launch a US presidential campaign but would ‘struggle’ with the barrage of criticism levelled at politicians because she is ‘sensitive’, her biographer has claimed. Acid-penned Tom Bower, who has reportedly agreed a six figure sum to tell the pregnant Duchess’s story, said she would need to learn to ‘take the heat’ … Read more