Japan asks U.S. to abolish extra steel and aluminium tariffs

Japan’s trade minister Koichi Hagiuda has asked the United States to abolish extra tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Japan in a meeting with Washington’s trade representative, the ministry said on Thursday. In the online meeting with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai, Hagiuda asked for a resolution to the tariffs issue on […]

AOC calls Facebook a ‘cancer to democracy’ after Meta rebrand

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called Facebook a “cancer to democracy” in a tweet on Thursday shortly after the company announced that it was changing its corporate name to Meta to better represent its focus on building the metaverse. “Meta as in “we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine […]

Salisbury train crash sparks four days of railway chaos after derailment injures 13

A major train crash in Salisbury which has left several people injured has caused travel disruption that is expected to last four days. The collision between two trains happened at Fisherton Tunnel, close to London Road in Salisbury, at around 7pm on Sunday. Thirteen casualties were treated at Salisbury District Hospital and three remain in […]

Zane Gonzalez is the NFC special teams player of the week

The Panthers broke their four-game losing streak with a victory over the Falcons and kicker Zane Gonzalez was a key factor in the win. Now he’s been named NFC special teams player of the week for his performance. Gonzalez hit all four of his field-goal attempts in the 19-13 game, including a 57-yarder just before […]

Randy Bullock is the AFC special teams player of the week

The Titans outlasted the Colts in overtime for a 34-31 win in Week Eight and the man responsible for the winning points has been honored by the NFL. Kicker Randy Bullock delivered a 44-yard field goal after Colts quarterback Carson Wentz threw an interception in overtime and the Titans improved to 6-2 on the season. […]

Novartis cuts uneasy 20-year ties to Roche with $20.7 bln voting stake sale

Novartis AG (NOVN.S) said on Thursday it would sell its nearly one-third voting stake in Roche (ROG.S) back to its cross-town rival for $20.7 billion, disentangling the two pharma companies that had been linked by the investment for two decades. The deal extricates Roche from ownership ties to a major competitor with strategic vetoing power, […]

Real-life Rapunzel, 6, with waist-length hair has to have it cut every six weeks

A six-year-old girl has beautiful blonde hair stretching past her waist, thanks to her mum cutting it every six weeks without fail. Noelle Hardie-Gleed, six, gets her trims from her hairdresser mum, Laura, 35, and her long locks mean she could be easily mistaken as the fairytale character Rapunzel. Laura, from Reading, Berkshire, is sure […]