Trump tweeted a design for ‘steel slats’ along the border with spikes on top — and called it ‘totally effective while at the same time beautiful’

Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted what he said was a design for a “Steel Slat Barrier” for the border, calling it “totally effective while at the same time beautiful!” The design appears to feature metal spikes at the top. In the last two days, Trump has been demanding that Congress approve […]

US water suppliers cover up spikes in hormone-disrupting herbicide contamination, report claims

Taking advantage of regulatory loopholes, US water suppliers may be concealing alarmingly high concentrations of toxic herbicides in Americans’ drinking water, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. The report found more than 30 million Americans’ drinking water is contaminated with atrazine, a known endocrine and reproductive disruptor linked to increased risk […]

Type 2 diabetes: 10 dos and don’ts to avoid blood sugar spikes over Christmas

TYPE 2 diabetes can be harder to control over the Christmas period, when diaries are packed with parties and events, and it’s easy to be tempted into over-indulging in festive treats. Follow these 10 dos and don’ts to control your blood sugar levels during the festive season.

Type 2 diabetes: Six things you must look for on food labels to avoid blood sugar spikes

TYPE 2 DIABETES is a common condition in the UK that causes a person’s blood sugar to spike. If left untreated serious complications can occur. But one way to control the condition is to include the right foods in your diet. There are six things you should always look for on food labels.

Oil spikes after US production hits record 11 million barrels per day

Reuters/Jim Urquhart Oil rose as much as 1% on Wednesday. US production rose to a record high and stockpiles jumped unexpectedly. Watch oil trade in real time here. Oil prices rose Wednesday after data showed record US crude production and an unexpected build of supplies last week. West Texas Intermediate was up 0.3% to $ […]

Stocks plunge, gold spikes after Trump taunts Russia with missile strikes in Syria

The top three American indices – S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite – have all declined on pre-market trading following the escalation of tensions between nuclear superpowers Russia and the US. All three indices were losing over one percent before the opening bell in New York. Futures dropped significantly after US President […]

Adoption spikes in Russian village as local school faces closure

A Russian village of fewer than 300 people has one school, which has too few students to stay open. The school and an orphanage have struck a deal, in which local residents have started to adopt children from a neighboring hamlet. Read more While the school in the Khotochu village in Sakha Republic has been […]

Usain Bolt net worth: How much is Bolt worth after hanging up his running spikes?

Usain Bolt is the one of the most famous sportsmen of all time. The eight-time gold medal Olympian is a true sporting legend and one of the most popular figures of the generation. He achievements on the track have made him Mr Athletics as the best 100 and 200m sprinter at three separate Olympics. So […]