Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy 'arrested'

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:27
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is being held in police custody over campaign financing, according to reports.

Trump plans death penalty for drug traffickers

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:11
Donald Trump has called for drug traffickers to be given the death penalty, declaring: "This isn't about nice anymore."

Last male northern white rhino is put down

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:54
The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya, keepers have confirmed.

Briton posted 'pornographic' photos in Cambodia

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:19
A British man arrested at a Cambodian pool party has been convicted of posting "pornographic" photos.

Abbas calls US ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog'

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 22:13
The Palestinian president has called the US ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" in an attack on Donald Trump's policies.

Father of UK woman killed in Syria 'desolate'

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:25
The grieving father of a young woman killed by a Turkish airstrike in Syria has told Sky News how proud he is of his "principled" daughter.

Viagra could cut risk of bowel and colon cancer

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:54
Drugs designed to address erectile dysfunction could also significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancers, new research suggests.

Litvinenko's wife misses mother she cannot see

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:26
The wife of Alexander Litvinenko has told Sky News she is devastated she cannot return to Russia to see her family over fears for her safety.

Breakthrough Brexit transition deal revealed

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:10
A "significant step" has been made in Brexit negotiations after a breakthrough deal was reached on the transition period.

YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI to fight in UK

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:08
YouTuber Logan Paul, who caused outrage when he posted a video showing the body of a suicide victim, is to fight fellow vlogger KSI at Manchester Arena in August.

Putin calls for political unity in fourth term

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:05
Vladimir Putin has called for political unity as he starts his fourth term as president of Russia.

Glee star's outrage over 'abused dog' on film set

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:18
A dog was whipped "into a frenzy" and thrown into an icy river in a locked cage for a scene in a film, a whistleblower has claimed.

British woman killed fighting with Kurds in Syria

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00
A British woman has been killed fighting alongside Kurdish armed forces in northern Syria.

Family buys £16m 'paradise' island for 'own use'

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:13
A Spanish island described as an "unspoiled paradise" and which boasts a 13-bedroom house, chapel and watchtower, has been bought by a family from Luxembourg for €18m (£16m) "for their own use".

Boy shoots sister in row over game controller

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:33
A nine-year-old boy has shot his sister in the back of the head in an argument over a video game controller.

Dozens of homes ruined in Australia's bushfires

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:53
Dozens of homes have been destroyed by fire in Australia's southeast, although there have been no reports of injuries.

Cirque du Soleil performer falls to his death

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:48
A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling onto a stage at a weekend show in Florida.

Briton falls to his death from balcony in Majorca

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 22:12
A British man has died in Majorca after falling from a fifth-floor balcony, according to reports.

Putin: 'Nonsense' that Russia behind spy poisoning

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:37
Vladimir Putin has dismissed accusations Russia was behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal as "nonsense".

Putin wins election with landslide vote - exit poll

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:09
Exit polls suggest Vladimir Putin has won a fourth term with more than 70% of the vote, keeping him as Russia's president for six more years.

Trump rages tweet war over Russia investigation

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 18:09
Donald Trump has unleashed another Twitter attack on the investigation into whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russia.

North Korean rockets 'can reach central Europe'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 15:20
North Korean rockets fitted with nuclear weapons can now reach Germany and central Europe, a security official has reportedly warned.

Inducements tempt Russian voters to the polls

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 13:39
It is not a presidential election in the conventional sense.

Turkey 'seizes' Syrian town of Afrin from Kurds

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:22
Turkey's president says his forces and Syrian opposition fighters have seized control of the town of Afrin from Kurdish militants.

Britain and allies plan next steps against Russia

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:14
The Government is preparing further moves against Russia following a day of tit-for-tat action over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. 

This is the secret of Vladimir Putin's appeal to Russians

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:06
Before there was a nerve agent attack on the streets of Salisbury, Vladimir Putin stood before his people and promised to improve their lot.

Investigation launched into Facebook data breach

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:06
The Information Commissioner's Office is to investigate a possible data breach affecting more than 50 million Facebook users.

Royals and Jedi go green for St Patrick's Day

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:57
Whether you're Irish, British, royalty or even the last Jedi in the galaxy, St Patrick's Day is a chance to celebrate.

Celebrity 'snake whisperer' dies after cobra bite

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:23
A Malaysian firefighter dubbed the "snake whisperer" because of his skill in handling deadly snakes has died after being bitten by a cobra.

Spy row: What next for Britain and Russia?

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:00
There's been a lot of what you might call "huffing and puffing" on both sides. But Russia will likely now hope this whole thing blows over.

Bodies of 14 people found after boat sinks

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:56
The bodies of 14 people have been recovered after a suspected migrant smuggling boat sank off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean.

China President reappointed with no term limits

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:42
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been reappointed with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

No longer on the rocks: Irish whiskey booming

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 01:08
Bushmills whiskey has a long history, originally granted its license in 1608, just as settlers arrived in North America and as King James I was on the throne.

Russian diplomat: 'We did not make novichok'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:20
One of Russia's most senior diplomats has told Sky News his country has never possessed a nerve agent with the codename "novichok" and has destroyed all its chemical weapons.

Thousands flee as dozens killed in Syria air strikes

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:23
Thousands of Syrians have fled two major assaults which have seen dozens of people killed at opposite ends of the war-torn country.

Eight injured as out-of-control ski lift crashes

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:06
Eight people have been injured in a ski lift accident which saw skiers hurled from their seats.

Fugitive Russian who died in London 'was murdered'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:16
British counter-terror police have launched a murder investigation into the death of Russian Nikolai Glushkov in London.

Russia launches murder probe into London death

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:16
Moscow has opened a "murder" investigation into the death of Russian Nikolai Glushkov in London.

Ex-president Zuma to be charged with corruption

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:47
South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma will be charged with corruption over a massive arms deal in the 1990s.

North Korea 'tests completed nuclear reactor'

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:03
North Korea has begun testing a nuclear reactor that could be used to produce weapons-grade plutonium, according to intelligence analysts.

Facebook 'very sorry' for child abuse search glitch

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:37
Facebook has apologised after a glitch in its search function suggested that users might be interested in child sexual abuse videos.

'Cyborg' fined after implanting travel chip under skin

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:00
A self-declared "cyborg" has been fined after he was unable to produce his travel card on request - because it had been implanted in his hand.

'Superman' confirms retirement at age 89

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:30
Li Ka-shing, the Hong Kong businessman dubbed 'Superman', has confirmed he will retire in May ahead of his 90th birthday.

JFK gives final speech - 55 years after his death

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:04
A speech John F Kennedy was due to deliver in Dallas on the day of his assassination has been recreated with recordings of his voice.

N Korea's Sweden visit fuels rumours over Trump talks

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:48
North Korea's foreign minister has travelled to Sweden, fuelling speculation that Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un could take place in the country.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe: My errors weren't that bad

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:55
Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has said his country must "undo" the "coup d'etat" that saw him ousted from power late last year.

Former Georgia president: West should fear Putin

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:24
One of President Putin's longest standing opponents has told Sky News that the Salisbury attack was the consequence of Western indifference to an ever-evolving threat from Russia and that the UK was targeted because it is perceived as weak. 

Cars trapped after bridge collapses in Florida

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:22
A pedestrian bridge has collapsed in Florida leaving several cars trapped.

Dog flight deaths: Bid to ban animals from lockers

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 19:13
Airlines could be explicitly banned from placing animals in overhead lockers on planes in legislation proposed after the death of a puppy.

Rihanna: Snapchat 'joked' about domestic violence

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:44
Rihanna has slammed Snapchat for "intentionally" shaming victims of domestic violence.

Arrest warrant for Saudi princess following assault

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:36
An arrest warrant for the sister of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince has been issued in France amid allegations she ordered her bodyguard to beat up a decorator.

Tons of gold fall from the sky as plane malfunctions

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:32
Tons of gold have fallen out of the sky in Russia after a cargo plane malfunctioned in mid-air.

US enacts fresh sanctions against Russia

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:37
The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

Children give us reason to stand up again - Syrian aid worker

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:19
Thousands managed to escape the Syrian rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, as regime forces advanced further into an area which has been described as "hell on earth".

Panama Papers firm to close after 'cyberattack'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:16
Mossack Fonseca, the firm at the root of the Panama Papers scandal, is to cease operations following the fallout from the data breach.

How platypus milk could solve the antibiotics crisis

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:23
Platypus milk might be the antidote humanity needs to deal with antibiotic-resistant germs and diseases, according to new research.

Pregnant YouTuber jailed for killing partner in stunt

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:24
A pregnant woman who shot dead her boyfriend in a botched YouTube stunt has been jailed for six months.

Marmite-maker scraps UK HQ for Dutch shift

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:36
Unilever, the maker of top consumer brands including Marmite and Persil, is to abandon the UK as its headquarters as part of a major shake-up of the group.

Microplastics 'found in nearly all bottled water'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 04:22
Tests on some of the world's leading brands of bottled water have found most contain tiny pieces of plastic.

Twins prove space travel changes your genes

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 04:17
Research by NASA on identical twins has revealed that being in space changes human genes.

Afghan toddler named after US President Trump

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 02:56
Growing up in Kabul might seem like a tough enough prospect these days - but spare a thought for the toddler named Donald Trump.

'Please hurry': Florida victims plead in 911 calls

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:23
Recordings have been released of phone calls made by terrified students and teachers as a gunman massacred their classmates.

Brits travelling to Russia 'should remain vigilant'

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 17:45
Those from the UK travelling to Russia have been warned they could face "anti-British sentiment or harassment" amid the growing tension between the two countries.

Irish music giant Liam O'Flynn dies aged 72

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 16:44
Irish music giant Liam O'Flynn, who helped form influential folk band Planxty, has died aged 72.

Merkel starts fourth term as German Chancellor

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:18
Angela Merkel has finally begun her fourth term as Chancellor after almost six months of political deadlock in Germany.

Scientists find all galaxies rotate like clockwork

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 09:52
Astronomers have discovered that all galaxies, regardless of their size, rotate once every billion years.

Donald Trump's extraordinary last 24 hours

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:00
No President has ever fired a Secretary of State via social media before - but it was still possibly not the most significant moment in Donald Trump's last 24 hours.

Diplomat: US Dems must get their s*** together

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 03:23
A New Zealand diplomat has been criticised after saying that the US Democratic Party should get its "s*** together".

Trump: California 'begging' for see-through border wall

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:19
Donald Trump claimed California is "begging" for a see-through border wall with Mexico during a trip to view prototypes in San Diego.

RT under review by Ofcom amid Russia investigation

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:58
The British broadcasting regulator has placed Russian-funded television station RT on notice following a chemical weapon attack in the UK.

Mike Pompeo: Who is new US Secretary of State?

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:36
The man set to become the new US Secretary of State is a conservative hardliner who has grown close to Donald Trump during a meteoric career.

Rex Tillerson replaced as US Secretary of State

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 13:44
Donald Trump has replaced Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State.

UK will 'regret' leaving EU, warns Juncker

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:01
The UK will "regret" its decision to leave the European Union, Brussels' top official has warned.

Charles Manson grandson wins battle over body

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:29
The grandson of cult leader Charles Manson has won a four-month court battle over the rights to his body.

Moscow mocks UK Govt over poisoning allegations

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:11
The Russian foreign ministry has mocked allegations of its involvement in a chemical weapon attack in the UK which seriously harmed three people.

OECD warns of trade war threat to rebound

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:04
An improved outlook for world economic growth will be placed at severe risk if a trade war results from US metal tariffs, a report has warned.

Trump blocks $117bn takeover of US tech firm

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 06:49
Donald Trump has exercised rarely-used powers to block the hostile takeover of mobile chipmaker Qualcomm by Singapore-based rival Broadcom.

Firefighter, journalist among helicopter victims

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 00:39
A firefighter, journalist and Argentinian tourist were among five people killed when a helicopter went down in a New York City river.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' dies at age of 96

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:31
A man known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has died at the age of 96 - shortly before he was due to begin a four-year prison sentence.

Police probe third bombing in Texas as teen dies

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 20:37
Three package bombings which have killed two people in 10 days are believed to be linked, say police in Texas.

Body of missing boy, 8, found in car in Spain

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:36
The body of an eight-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly two weeks has been found in his father's partner's car, police in Spain have said.

Is Apple planning to sell crumb-proof keyboards?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:13
Crumb-proof keyboards may be on the horizon after Apple filed a patent for new designs.

Heiress killed in plane crash after hen weekend

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:55
A Turkish heiress and bride-to-be has been killed in a plane crash alongside her friends as they returned from her bachelorette weekend.

Flood-hit region faces 'crocodile invasion'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 15:05
Queensland authorities have warned that crocodiles and snakes could turn up in "unexpected areas" after four days of torrential rain broke river banks, covered fields and cut off towns.

French fashion designer Givenchy dies aged 91

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 14:14
French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has died aged 91.

Football match halted as owner takes gun on pitch

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:04
Police are hunting for a football club owner who allegedly marched on to the pitch while carrying a gun.

EU to stand up to 'bullies' in Trump trade row

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:15
The European Union has vowed to stand up to protectionist "bullies" as Donald Trump prepares to impose trade tariffs on many metal products.

Plane 'crashes into football pitch' in Nepal

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:55
A plane has crashed at an airport and veered off the runway into a nearby football pitch, according to Nepalese media.

Country star collapses on stage in Ireland

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:41
Country music star Tim McGraw has collapsed on stage during a show at the Country to Country festival in Ireland.

British-Iranian jailed for spying in Iran

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 04:51
A British-Iranian national has been jailed for six years on spying charges, according to reports in Iran.

Knifeman killed at Iran diplomat's Vienna home

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 04:08
A man armed with a knife has been shot dead outside the Iranian Ambassador's home in Vienna.

Pilot survives as 5 die in New York helicopter crash

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 00:41
All five passengers on a helicopter have been killed after it crashed into the East River off Manhattan.

Commonwealth could discuss Queen's successor

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 23:55
The Secretary General of the Commonwealth has described next month's Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) as a "wonderful opportunity" for leaders to "talk about anything they wish to", following reports they may discuss the delicate subject of who will succeed the Queen as their head.

Lightning strike kills 16 at Rwanda church

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 21:06
At least 16 people have died after a church in southern Rwanda was hit by lightning.

It's the web's 29th birthday! The milestones

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 21:05
Happy birthday to the World Wide Web!

US to give 'no concessions' during N Korea talks

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 19:01
The US will not be making any concessions to North Korea during forthcoming nuclear talks, according to the CIA's director.

11 die as plane crashes in remote mountains

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 18:31
A Turkish private jet has crashed in a remote part of Iran's Zagros mountains, killing all 11 people on board.

Le Pen tries to detoxify party with name change

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 17:19
National Front leader Marine Le Pen has suggested her party change its name to National Rally in an attempt to detoxify its image.

China scraps time limit on presidential rule

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 09:18
China has abolished the limit on how long its leader can serve, meaning President Xi could now rule the country indefinitely.

Bono 'furious' over charity abuse and bullying claims

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 09:10
U2 singer Bono has apologised following claims that workers at a charity he co-founded suffered bullying and abuse.