Trump’s US-Mexico NAFTA deal is already taking heat for failing to include Canada

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday it intends to enter a bilateral trade deal with Mexico — and Canada can join later. Talks between US and Canadian officials broke down on Friday, in part due to leaked Trump comments saying the US doesn’t intend to compromise. More negotiations between Canada and […]

And failing that, enjoy a box set

You can watch a “new” range of classic drama box sets that are now available on the BBC’s iPlayer. They include such memorable dramas as Pride And Prejudice and the original 1990 version of House Of Cards. Regarded by many as the definitive on-screen version of the beloved Jane Austen novel, the 1995 adaptation of […]

UK heatwave WARNING: Failing to do this in hot weather could result in piles

THE UK heatwave has been predicted to continue over the next fortnight, according to the BBC’s weather team. Although sunshine and hot temperatures are at the top of many people’s agenda, a heatwave can trigger a host of health problems. One of the main risks posed by a heatwave is dehydration, and a common problem […]

The latest hunt for MH370 is over — here’s what searchers said about failing to find the plane

Ocean Infinity Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people aboard, after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. At the start of 2018, US-based technology company Ocean Infinity, began a search for the plane on behalf of the Malaysian government. The company’s underwater drones scanned nearly as much of the ocean floor […]

‘White privilege’ is failing NHS BAME workers, say top chief executives

The NHS has been accused of being wrought with “white privilege” by one of its chief executives. Sarah-Jane Marsh has decided she will no longer sit on any interview panel that fails to ensure appropriate BAME representation. BAME staff account for 18 percent of the 1.2-million-strong NHS workforce. While 27 percent occupy lower-paid roles, only […]

Mysterious ticks from Asia that can carry a deadly virus and drain cattle of their blood are now in the US — and efforts to kill them are failing

Shutterstock/MR.AUKID PHUMSIRICHA Last November, an Icelandic sheep in New Jersey was found to be covered by Haemaphysalis longicornis or East Asian longhorned ticks. These ticks can carry a deadly virus known as SFTS and may also be able to transmit Lyme Disease and other pathogens. The ticks survived the winter and have survived efforts to […]

Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in ‘failing health’ and won’t seek additional medical treatment

AP A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment. Bush, 92, is battling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart failure and has been hospitalized several times over the last year.  The spokesman said Bush is “surrounded by a family she adores” and appreciates the messages […]

Terror list in 2014, French citizen in 2015? Twitter blames Paris for failing to stop Trebes gunman

France’s Twittersphere is mourning the death of the officer who swapped himself for hostages during the supermarket siege, speculating that the tragedy might have been avoided if authorities had monitored suspected extremists. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame volunteered to take the place of hostages to save the lives of people inside a supermarket in the town of […]