Russia talking with U.S on assigning blame for Syria gas attack

RUSSIA – Russia said it has made some suggestions on how blame could be determined for chemical weapons attacks in war-torn Syria and will discuss the issue on Friday with…

IMF chief Christine Lagarde: Greece must pay up

GREECE – The head of the International Monetary Fund said Greece couldn’t delay paying its debt after a crucial meeting of Eurozone finance ministers ended without a rescue deal being…

Antigua: new luxury holiday homes and a beach for every day of the year

LONDON – Every Caribbean island claims its own virtues. Barbados has old-school elegance, the Bahamas boasts a sophisticated infrastructure and St Lucia has its steep and beautiful rainforest. Top of…

Greece ‘cannot afford IMF repayment’ in June

Greece cannot make a repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due on 5 June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says. “The four installments for…

Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko talks of ‘real war’ with Russia

Ukraine’s president has told the BBC his country is now in a “real war” with Russia – and that Ukrainians should prepare for a Russian offensive. President Petro Poroshenko told…

Stepping Hill killer nurse Victorino Chua jailed for life

LONDON – Killer nurse Victorino Chua has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years for murdering and poisoning patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. Filipino…

Huge black smoke cloud visible for miles after blaze at Sainsbury’s depot

LONDON – Dozens of firefighters have brought a major fire at a Sainsbury’s warehouse under control after a towering cloud of black smoke was seen for miles. Some 70 firefighters…

Nigel Farage to remain as Ukip leader after resignation rejecte

LONDON – Nigel Farage will remain as leader of Ukip, the party has announced. Mr Farage’s resigned as leader after his bid to become an MP for Thanet South failed.…

David Miliband criticises brother’s election approach

Ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband has criticised his brother Ed’s leadership of the Labour Party, saying voters “did not want what was being offered.” He told the BBC the leadership had…

SNP on course for historic landslide

Labour heavyweights, including the party’s leader in Scotland, lose their seats as the nationalists make unprecedented gains. Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has declared her party’s stunning election success…