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EU commissioner Oettinger apologises for China speech

EU commissioner Oettinger apologises for China speech

Image copyright EPA Image caption It is not clear whether Mr Oettinger will also become a Commission vice-president The EU’s Digital Economy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has formally apologised for making derogatory remarks about Chinese officials. “I would like to apologise for any remark that was not as respectful as it should have been,” he said […]

Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

Image copyright lupinetravel.co.uk Image caption Evan Shay and Morgan Ruig visit North Korea’s Mansudae Grand Monument Two Australian men managed to bluff their way into an 18-hole international tournament in North Korea by posing as world-class golfers. Morgan Ruig and Evan Shay, both 28, were on a polo trip in Beijing when they heard about […]

Polluted Delhi has ‘become a gas chamber’

Polluted Delhi has ‘become a gas chamber’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian Meteorological Department said Wednesday recorded the worst smog and visibility in 17 years in Delhi Air pollution has reached hazardous levels in the Indian capital, Delhi, after many firecrackers were set off to celebrate the festival of Diwali at the weekend. People celebrated the festival on Sunday […]

Sydney police arrest two in anti-terror raid

Sydney police arrest two in anti-terror raid

Image copyright ABC News Image caption A house in the Sydney suburb of Merrylands which was raided by police Two men have been arrested in Sydney on suspicion of breaking Australian laws on involvement in foreign conflicts. Counter terrorism police raided several homes across the city on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation. Memhet […]

Zayn Malik: Anxiety is ‘seen as weakness’

>Zayn Malik: Anxiety is ‘seen as weakness’

Kunis felt ‘objectified’ by producer

>Kunis felt ‘objectified’ by producer

What Shadows: Critics hail ‘provocative’ Enoch Powell play

>What Shadows: Critics hail ‘provocative’ Enoch Powell play

Alfonso Cuaron film crew clash with Mexican officials

>Alfonso Cuaron film crew clash with Mexican officials

US actor Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship by Putin

>US actor Steven Seagal given Russian citizenship by Putin

UN review says carbon plans fall well short of climate goals

UN review says carbon plans fall well short of climate goals

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report warns that extreme weather events like droughts will become more common unless stronger action is taken to cut emissions A UN review of national plans to cut carbon says they are well short of the levels needed to keep the rise in global temperatures under 2C. The […]