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Hinkley nuclear plant faces fresh delay after EDF approves investment

Financial Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The plan to build an £18bn nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point was hit with a last-gasp delay on Thursday night as the government decided to hold a new review hours after EDF, the project's French developer, gave it the go-ahead.
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Jeremy Corbyn fights off court challenge over Labour leadership ballot

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jeremy Corbyn has seen off a legal challenge that tried to force him off the Labour leadership ballot, but the party is facing fresh criticism over its decision to announce the winner on the same day as its main annual event for women.
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Angela Merkel defends Germany's refugee policy after attacks

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Angela Merkel has delivered a staunch defence of her open-door policy towards refugees, insisting she feels no guilt over a series of violent attacks in Germany and was right to allow hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees to arrive last summer.
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Clinton's challenge: counter Trump, earn voter respect

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Hillary Clinton faces the test of a lifetime Thursday as she accepts the Democratic White House nomination in a defining speech aimed at prizing voters away from Donald Trump -- and convincing America to entrust her with the world's biggest job.
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US diplomatic strategy on South China Sea appears to founder

Daily Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - In the lead-up to an international court ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea this month, United States officials talked about rallying a coalition to impose "terrible" costs to Beijing's international ...
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US 'Declared War' Blacklisting Kim Jong-Un

Sky News - ‎4 hours ago‎
North Korea has claimed the US "crossed the red line" in taking action against its leader over human rights abuses. 18:35, UK, Thursday 28 July 2016.
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Leading Syrian Rebel Group Says It Severs Al Qaeda Ties

Wall Street Journal - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The leader of al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Nusra Front on Thursday said his rebel group had severed ties with the international terrorist organization in a bid to stop Russian and U.S.
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Theresa May reassures 800000 Poles living in UK over Brexit and condemns 'shameful' post-referendum attacks

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎3 hours ago‎
Theresa May has told nearly 800,000 Poles living in the UK that she “wants and expects” them to remain in the country after Brexit and condemned “shameful” post-referendum attacks during a visit to Poland.
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Named person 'will still be introduced'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Scottish government still intends to introduce its named person scheme despite a Supreme Court ruling. The controversial proposals would appoint a single person - usually a teacher or health visitor - to look out for the welfare of every child.
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MP Jess Phillips forced to call in locksmith after death threats and twitter abuse

Birmingham Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Outspoken Birmingham MP Jess Phillips has drastically beefed up security at her home after receiving horrific death threats. Sick internet trolls targeted the Yardley Labour member, sending her pictures of a woman impaled by a spear - with her face ...
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IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro, apologises for the immolation of Greece

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The International Monetary Fund's top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed to grasp an ...
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The Brexit reckoning: UK plc reports

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Companies hit by Brexit include Countrywide, Rolls Royce and Lloyds Banking Group. But Merlin Entertainment, Sky and Just Eat have fared much better.
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Shell disappoints market with 72% fall in quarterly profit

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Royal Dutch Shell has disappointed investors with a 72 per cent fall in quarterly profit that it blamed on weak oil prices and costs related to its $54 billion takeover of BG Group, showing how much strain it faces after the bumper deal.
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PetNet smart pet feeders break, leaving pets without food

The Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Petnet Smartfeeder, a $149 internet-connected pet food machine, has suffered server issues causing pets to go hungry as scheduled meals have failed to dispense and manual feeding from the corresponding iOS app didn't work for some users.
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Pokémon Go needs a chat function, and fast

Fusion - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ethan Chiel is a reporter for Fusion, writing mostly about the internet and technology. You can (and should) email him at ethan.chiel@fusion.
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How can I remove a ransomware infection?

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Kevin's laptop has been hijacked by ransomware. He has no files worth paying for, but he wants to keep using his PC. There are many different types of ransomware, and they work in different ways.
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The Commune review: the high cost of 1970s free love

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎5 hours ago‎
Director: Thomas Vinterberg. Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Fares Fares, Julie Agnete Vang, Lars Ranthe, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Mads Reuther, Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen, Magnus Millang, Anne Gry Henningsen.
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Western reboot Magnificent Seven to close Venice Film Festival

BT.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
The film stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt and will close the festival in September. 0. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share.
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Where to get your Harry Potter on this weekend

The Boston Globe - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Good news for wizards and muggles alike. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a two-part play based on a new story by J.K. Rowling, is set to be released Sunday at midnight, and Boston-area businesses are gearing up to celebrate.
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What if England hadn't won the 1966 World Cup? – video

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Imagine if England had lost the 1966 World Cup final, and Germany had the bragging rights. Imagine all of the different consequences that would have caused.
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F1 split after Bernie Ecclestone vetoes Halo safety device

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel practises before the British Grand Prix with a car sporting the Halo head protection system. Photograph: David Davies/PA.
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Sister Act contributes to early Asian dominance in Women's British Open

Herald Scotland - ‎1 hour ago‎
Flying high: Korea's Mirim Lee and her caddy work out how they are going to continue to soar clear of the field at the RICOH Women's British Open (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images).
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Studying Heart Disease In Astronauts Yields Clues But Not Conclusive Evidence

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Out of the Many astonauts who died most died from problems with their heart or blood vessels. When James Irwin suffered his first heart attack at age 43 - just two years after walking on the moon - NASA doctors dismissed any connection with his trip to ...
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What this orangutan's grunts mean for humans

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
At first glance, this video of an orangutan imitating a trainer's grunts may not seem incredibly significant. But primate researchers say Rocky, the 11-year-old orangutan in the video, could fundamentally alter how we think about spoken language.
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Watch the amazing moment the Sun spits out its biggest solar flare of the year so far

Mirror.co.uk - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The Sun has fired off the biggest solar flare of the year during an active weekend that saw three eruptions from the star's surface.
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Newport graduate died from a blood clot caused by the Pill due to misdiagnosis

Daily Mail - ‎4 hours ago‎
An otherwise fit and healthy young woman who died from an untreated blood clot caused by taking the contraceptive pill would have survived if her GP had not missed her symptoms, a coroner ruled today.
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Scots researchers hail potential Alzheimer's drug

Scotsman - ‎3 hours ago‎
A leading Scots scientist has defended controversial claims that an experimental drug could slow progression for Alzheimer's disease, saying it has been backed in an upcoming study.
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Popular supermarket dips contain as much salt as FOUR packets of crisps

Daily Mail - ‎21 hours ago‎
Many popular supermarket dips contain more salt than four packets of crisps, alarming new research warns. Widely regarded as a healthy snack, the report shows many savoury dips are highly calorific and laden with salt and fat.

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