Friday, April 20, 2018

Portuguese children crowdfund European climate change case to sue 47 countries

Plaintiffs - between 5 and 14 years old - were directly affected by worst forest fires in Portuguese history. Portuguese children afflicted by forest fires...

Ryanair extends Aberdeen schedule with new Faro flight

Ryanair is extending its Aberdeen summer 2018 schedule with a new route to Faro. The new departure is in addition to the low-cost carrier’s two...

Hong Kong votes to ban ivory sales one month after China embargo comes into...

Hong Kong has voted to ban the trade of ivory in a landmark decision after years of campaigning. Politicians voted in favour of amending an...

EU gives British environment minister dressing-down over toxic air pollution

A Government minister has received an in-person dressing down from Brussels over the UK repeatedly breaking the law by failing to crack down on...

Monkeys cloned in world first, scientists reveal

Whole labs full of genetically identical macaques can now be created – prompting fears about the ramifications of humans being replicated. Two monkeys are the first...

Ugandan president declares his love for Donald Trump in spite of ‘s***hole countries’ remarks

Uganda‘s president has declared his “love” for Donald Trump despite recent alleged remarks describing Haiti, El Salvador and other African nations as “s***hole countries”. Mr...

Businesses perform better when they have greater ethnic and gender diversity, study reveals

Least diverse companies, in both gender and ethnic terms, 29 per cent more likely to be less profitable, study shows. A business is likely to perform...

McDonald’s aims for fully sustainable packaging by 2025

McDonald’s has vowed to ensure all of its packaging is made from renewable, recycled or certified materials by 2025. The restaurant chain will aim for...

China has built the world’s largest air purifier and it cleans 10 million cubic...

China has reportedly built the biggest air purification tower in the world, standing at 100 metres (328 feet). This is particularly good news as China...

EU wants to spend €1bn on supercomputers

Commission says Europe is lagging behind, with no machines in the world's top 10. The European Union is planning to spend one billion euros on...

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Ryanair reveals gender pay gap 67% between men and women

A report published by Ryanair has revealed a 67 per cent pay gap between male and female employees. Ryanair has 554 UK pilots, 586 UK...

JD shows up rival Sports Direct with US deal

The sportswear chain is buying up an American retailer - Finish Line - in which Sports Direct had built up a stake. The main reason...

Matt LeBlanc discusses walking into the ‘media s***storm’ that was Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc has spoken candidly about joining Top Gear following the departure of presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. “I didn’t realise I’d...