World

China is getting increasingly aggressive with Taiwan — but war would be disastrous for both sides

Reuters Recent Chinese military action shows that Xi Jinping has taken a much more aggressive stance on Taiwan than his immediate predecessors. The tension between the two countries stems from the result of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. War with Ta

World

Syria and the beginning of a new Cold War

Russia and the West are transferring their increasingly hostile confrontation to Syria.

World

Rights group: Lebanon evicting Syrian refugees from towns

A leading international rights group says Syrian refugees are increasingly being evicted from towns in Lebanon without any legal basis.

World

China is obsessed with stopping jaywalkers — and is now spraying them with water

One city in China has built bollards that spray jaywalkers with water, and tell pedestrians that "Crossing is dangerous." The system also uses facial recognition technology to capture and shame wayward walkers. Facial recognition technology is being used

Business

Big Brands Struggle to Raise Prices

Unilever and Nestlé struggled to raise prices in the first quarter, illustrating how the world’s largest consumer goods companies are facing increasingly fierce competition.

World

The entire island of Puerto Rico is without power after blackout

An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid.

Finance

Forget a trade war — there's a more threatening 'bogeyman' that should have traders very scared

As trade war fears and geopolitical tensions swirl, Macquarie says investors are overlooking a major market headwind. The firm breaks down the market's true "bogeyman" and offers some trading recommendations for navigating increasingly choppy waters. Wi

Technology

This Ukrainian Mac product has a cult following — and could hint at Apple's future

Setapp is gaining steam at a time when Apple's future is increasingly in subscriptions, education and enterprise.

Europe

Our event on blockchain will feature the CryptoKitties founder

TechCrunch is poised to break through the huge noise surrounding blockchain with a new event. Zug, the Swiss Canton just outside of Zurich, has come to be known as “Crypto Valley” because it’s become a regulatory haven where startups are increas

Sport

London Marathon 2018 celebrity runners: Katie Price, Chris Evans and Gordon Ramsey take part in race for charity

Over the years celebrities have become an increasingly important part of the charity fund-raising element of the race and this year will be no different

United States

Homeless encampments increasingly affecting California train traffic

The explosion of homeless encampments alongside California railroad tracks has led to chronic delays for the state's rocketing ridership, an outbreak of accidental fires and deadly collisions, frustrating executives who call the vagrants' presence "unacc

United Kingdom

Cops become ‘increasingly concerned’ for missing 15-year-old Mia Burrows

COPS are growing “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a 15-year-old girl who has been reported missing. Mia Burrows was last night reported missing from the Consett area of Country Durham. Appealing for information, Durham Constabulary

Entertainment

'The Royals' Season 4 Spoilers: What Happens In Episode 6?

It's the Queen's birthday, which means it's time to celebrate on "The Royals." However, even a moment filled with joy though won't be without its moments of increasingly awkward drama on Season 4, Episode 6, "My News Shall Be The Fruit To That Great F

Finance

Cancer patients are increasingly being treated based on their inherited genetics — and it’s putting doctors in a difficult position

Cancer doctors are increasingly turning to genetics test to help them treat their patients with advanced forms of cancer.  But as we learn more about the genetics, we're learning that a lot of it is connected to the genes we inherit, as opposed to th

TV & Radio

Ranked – the top 12 recently cancelled Netflix original shows

Having previously fostered a reputation for giving shows time to find an audience, Netflix appears to have recently discovered a ruthless streak. Indeed, just two months after premiering on the streaming service, the nostalgic 90s coming of age drama Ever

Northern Ireland

'Worrying' drop in NI golf club membership

Despite golf being an increasingly important selling point, club membership has dropped by a third.

Politics

Boohoo, Missguided And Pretty Little Thing Have 'Airport Outfit' Sections

Dressing fortravelhas become something of a fine art. As interest in celebrity airport outfits has been charted by the likes ofVogue andWho What Wear, we find ourselves increasingly wanting to balancing the need for comfort withstyle. Never ones

World

Indonesia's Islamic Floggings Will Move Indoors Where Kids Can't See

Floggings carried out under Islamic law will no longer be held in public or be allowed to be recorded in an Indonesian province where Christians, homosexuals and unmarried couples have increasingly been whipped in front of jeering crowds.

Football

Danny Drinkwater may seek move after frustrating season at Chelsea

• £35m deadline-day signing has started five league games• Identity of new Chelsea coach may affect midfielder’s thinkingDanny Drinkwater is growing frustrated at his bit-part role at Chelsea and will consider his future at the end of the season af

World

Myanmar Court Rejects Release of Journalists Covering Rohingya Crisis

A Myanmar court refused to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists who have been held in prison since December for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, highlighting the country’s increasingly troubled shift to democracy.

Business

Private-Equity Firm Altaris to Acquire Analogic for $1.1 Billion

Private-equity firm Altaris Capital Partners has agreed to buy Analogic for about $1.1 billion, as the maker of medical-imaging and security-screening systems faces increasingly competitive markets.

Sport

Barcelona growing increasingly nervous about Samuel Umtiti as Blaugrana 'eye up £90million replacement'

Manchester United continue to be linked with a move for the Frenchman whose release clause is set at £52million

Politics

The Good Friday Agreement Was A Triumph Of Political Compromise - Now It's On Vulnerable Ground

Across Western democracies in recent years, the politics of ideology, fear, hope and feeling have dominated the debate. Parties have retreated from the centre-ground and in increasingly polarised times, conciliation and realism are missing from much of th

Celebrity

Heston Blumenthal, 51, ‘faces split from French girlfriend, 30, - just MONTHS after their baby was born'

The Michelin-starred chef is said to be increasingly distant from French estate agent Stephanie Gouveia...

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