Physics ‘invented by men’? Scientist faces backlash after ‘highly offensive’ talk on gender bias

A senior scientist at Pisa University has sparked anger following a talk he gave on the role of women in physics at Cern, the European nuclear research centre, in which he said that physics was “invented and built by men”. Responding to the backlash, Cern released a statement which said the talk given by Prof […]

‘Our hands are not tied’ anymore: White House approves offensive US cyber strategy

US President Donald Trump has signed off on a new cyber strategy – the first such document in 15 years – outlining defensive priorities and threatening offensive action against foreign hackers. “Today the president signed a national cyber strategy, the first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years,” National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters […]

Taliban captures 8 police security posts in northern Afghanistan amid insurgents' offensive – report

Taliban militants have captured eight police security posts in northern Afghanistan amid an insurgents’ offensive that continues in the conflict-ridden country, local media report. The clashes in Sari-Pul province started on Sunday night, local officials confirmed to TOLOnews, adding that the militants had attacked the area from three directions. “If the government does not send […]

France ‘ready to strike’ Syria if chemical weapons used during Idlib offensive – army chief

France’s top military chief has said Paris is ready to bomb Syria if chemical weapons are used during the Syrian government’s retaking of Idlib province. It comes a week after Russia warned the US of a pending false flag attack. “We are ready to strike if chemical weapons were used again,” Armed Forces Chief Francois […]

France is sending a warning to Syria over a looming offensive against the war-torn country’s last rebel holdouts

Reuters PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top military official said on Thursday his forces were prepared to carry out strikes on Syrian targets if chemical weapons were used in an expected government offensive to retake the northern province of Idlib. Russia, an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, resumed air strikes against insurgents in Idlib on Tuesday […]

‘Deeply unhappy’ Sarah Ferguson continues public charm offensive after royal wedding snub

Sarah Ferguson, the ex wife of Prince Andrew, 58, visited Huddersfield yesterday. The Duchess of York seemed in good spirits despite reports she is “deeply unhappy” about matters related to royal wedding invitations. On Monday last week it was reported that Fergie, the mother of Prince Harry’s cousins, Princess Eugenie, 28, and Princess Beatrice, 29, […]

Eurovision 2018: Fans blast ‘offensive’ mocking of Sir David Attenborough 'I'm shocked'

Portugal were hosting tonight’s Eurovision semi-final and wanted to stress their importance in the world with a “funny sketch” explaining who they were. However, they decided to take off Planet Earth with their own Planet Portugal sketch. The show’s presenter said: “We have waited over five decades to finally host the Eurovision song contest in […]

‘Highly likely’ motto: West goes on offensive against Russia for Skripal poisoning

While the probe into the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal is still ongoing and no tangible results have been presented, the West seems desperate to put all the blame on Russia. And the arguments have become increasingly notable. It all started when the British Prime Minister Theresa May said that it was “highly likely that […]

Senior British diplomat working at firm behind Saudi PR offensive

A UK diplomat is working for the firm behind a multimillion pound Saudi PR drive while still employed by the Foreign Office, it has been revealed. It comes as Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince prepares for his trip to Britain. Jolyon Welsh, whose Foreign Office roles have included deputy head of Middle East, was given […]

US Jewish group removes offensive ‘Polish Holocaust’ video

A US-based Jewish group has removed its “Polish Holocaust” YouTube video, which criticized a new Polish law criminalizing suggestions that Poland was complicit in Nazi war crimes, following a backlash from Poles. The prominent Boston-based Jewish-American Ruderman Family Foundation uploaded the video on Wednesday, using the controversial term “Polish Holocaust” to protest what they called […]