Why Trump belittles ‘Mini Mike’ Bloomberg about his height

US president likes height-shaming enemies, particularly those shorter than him Experts say tall people have an advantage in politics – and other walks of life as well When Donald Trump literally belittles his perceived enemies – by mocking their stature…

EU to urge caution on use of facial recognition

The bloc is set to make a major announcement this week on the topic, setting rules on use of artificial intelligence The EU Commission’s executive vice-president on digital policy, Margrethe Vestager, said she feared what was going on in Hong…

European leaders in ‘frank’ talks with Balkan nations over EU membership

Germany has led efforts to get the accession process back on track after talks were delayed European Council president Charles Michel on Sunday met with leaders of the six Western Balkan nations seeking to join the EU, for ‘frank’ talks…

14 children among 22 murdered in brutal Cameroon massacre

A pregnant woman was also believed to be among the slain in the village of Ntumbo Separatists in the region have been fighting the central government for three years A massacre in an anglophone region of Cameroon left up to…

German far-right extremists planned Christchurch-style mosque attacks

They planned to imitate the attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand in which 51 people were killed at two mosques Investigators learned about the plot from someone who had infiltrated the group Members of a far-right group arrested in Germany…

Trump’s re-election campaign goes pedal to the metal at Daytona 500

The president grabbed the attention of the sold-out racetrack with an Air Force One fly-by It wasn’t a campaign event, but this year’s Daytona 500 race had many of the trappings of a MAGA rally with spectators in red hats,…

Fellow US Democrats round on Michael Bloomberg

The former New York mayor has faced increasingly sharp criticism, much of it over past positions and crude comments Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has edged to the front in the two first states Democratic presidential candidates sharpened their attacks on…

Man dies as Storm Dennis slams into UK, power cuts hit France

Britain’s government weather agency also issued a rare red warning for south Wales, saying there was ‘danger to life’ A record 594 flood warnings and alerts were in place on Sunday A man died after falling into a river on…

Princess Cruises outlines plan for end of coronavirus quarantine

Work underway to repatriate some 400 American passengers on board the ship The evacuation comes days before the required two-week quarantine is supposed to end on February 19 The United States will evacuate American passengers under quarantine due to coronavirus…

Warring parties in Yemen agree on major prisoner swap

According to the UN, it could be the ‘first official large-scale’ exchange of its kind since the beginning of the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest country Sunday’s statement came after seven days of meetings between the two sides in…