Inside Donald Trump’s Oddly Timed Hotel Opening – Travel+Leisure

From a stage constructed on the far end of the ornate presidential ballroom of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump and his family officially opened the luxury hotel on Wednesday, nearly a month after it began welcoming guests. The businessman and Republican presidential nominee called the building the “most coveted […]

UK’s national sperm bank stops recruiting donors – BBC News

UK’s national sperm bank stops recruiting donors – BBC News

Image copyright Thinkstock The UK’s first national sperm bank has stopped recruiting donors less than two years after its launch, it has emerged. The National Sperm Bank said it was unable to fund further donor recruitment, having successfully only taken on seven men. It was set up in October 2014 with a government grant to […]

UK economy grows 0.5% in three months after Brexit vote – BBC News

Media captionPhillip Hammond described the UK economy as “resilient” The UK’s service sector helped the economy to grow faster than expected in the three months after the Brexit vote, official figures have indicated. The economy expanded by 0.5% in the July-to-September period, according to the Office for National Statistics. That was slower than the 0.7% […]

Sharp drop in EU student applications to UK universities – BBC News

Sharp drop in EU student applications to UK universities – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption European students could have been put off applying to UK universities by uncertainties over funding Numbers of EU students applying for the most competitive UK university courses have dropped sharply, new figures show. The deadline for medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and Oxbridge passed on October 15 with EU applications […]

Nissan opts to build new model in UK after May pledges Brexit support – Reuters UK

LONDON/PARIS Japanese carmaker Nissan (7201.T) will build its new Qashqai model in Britain despite the vote to quit the EU, giving Prime Minister Theresa May her most important corporate endorsement since the Brexit referendum in June. The decision to build the new model at Britain’s largest car plant, rather than elsewhere in Europe, was won […]

UK deploys hundreds of troops and aircraft to eastern Europe – The Guardian

The UK is deploying hundreds of troops, as well as aircraft and armour to eastern Europe as part of the biggest build-up of Nato forces in the region since the cold war. The deployment is taking place during growing tensions over a series of high-profile Russian military manoeuvres. RAF Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby will […]

DR Congo arrests Rwandan FDLR rebel commander

DR Congo arrests Rwandan FDLR rebel commander

Image copyright AFP Image caption Around 800,000 people were killed during the 1994 genocide A Rwandan Hutu rebel commander wanted for atrocities committed on Congolese soil has been arrested in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Habyarimana Mucebo, a senior member of the Rwandan FDLR rebel group, was captured in Rutshuru, north-eastern DR Congo. Members of […]

Migrant crisis: Almost 100 missing in Libya sinking

Migrant crisis: Almost 100 missing in Libya sinking

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smugglers are using flimsier boats and putting more people on them, the UN says Almost 100 migrants are missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, the country’s navy says. The boat, reportedly carrying 126 people mostly from African nations, left Garabulli, east of the capital Tripoli, early on […]

South Sudan: 145 child soldiers released – Unicef

South Sudan: 145 child soldiers released – Unicef

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 16,000 children are still in “armed groups” Some 145 child soldiers fighting for two rebel groups in South Sudan have been released, Unicef has announced. The children were recruited by the Cobra Faction and the SPLA In Opposition, two armed groups which have been fighting the government. They […]

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ethiopia deployed its troops to Somalia to strengthen the weak UN-backed government Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU’s recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is […]