Kenneth Branagh becomes Boris Johnson in first trailer for This England (7)
new Laurence Sleator Wednesday May 18 2022, 2.20pm , The Times Sir Kenneth Branagh as a spitting image of Boris Johnson PHIL FISK/SKY UK/PA Laurence Sleator Wednesday May 18 2022, 2.20pm , The Times A new clip of Sir Kenneth Branagh playing Boris Johnson has been released from an upcoming Sky Atlantic drama documenting the prime minister's handling of coronavirus. This England, which is broadcast later this year, chronicles the events of
EXPLAINER: What's behind difficult Taiwan-China relations? (8)
The Associated Press May 18, 2022, 5:37 AM TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - U.S. authorities say the gunman behind an attack on a church in southern California in which one person was killed and five injured was motivated by a hatred for Taiwan. Although born in Taiwan, David Chou nurtured a resentment toward the Taiwanese and reportedly had ties to a China-backed organization dedicated to furthering Beijing's goal of annexing the self-governing island, by force if necessary.
Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape and banned from Commons (7)
MP arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, sexual assault, rape, abuse of position of trust and misconduct Rowena Mason Tue 17 May 2022 17.57 BST A Tory MP has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences, with the party banning him from attending the House of Commons. A Conservative Whips' Office spokesperson said the MP would be asked not to come to parliament.
Michael Fabricant criticised for 'grotesque' tweet about rape arrest MP (5)
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has been accused of treating the arrest of a Tory colleague on allegations of rape and sexual assault offences as a "laughing matter". By Sam Blewett Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 12:44 pm The long-standing MP tweeted that he and other Tories would be attending Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday to prove they are not the unidentified man told to stay away from Parliament.
Forest to play Huddersfield for place in the Premier League (12)
May 17, 2022Updated: May 17, 2022 4:53 p.m. This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 1of5Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Brice Samba saves a penalty kick by Sheffield United's Oliver Norwood during a shootout in a Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final, second leg soccer match at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, Tuesday May 17, 2022.
World in no better place to fight pandemics than before COVID: Review Panel (5)
ReutersLast Updated: May 18, 2022, 04:46 PM IST Share Synopsis A lack of progress on reforms such as World Health Organization funding and international health regulations means the world is as vulnerable as ever, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response said in its report. The report authors, led by former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark and former president of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, acknowledged some
Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person? (4)
by: MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press Posted: May 18, 2022 / 10:37 AM CDT Updated: May 18, 2022 / 11:08 AM CDT by: MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press Posted: May 18, 2022 / 10:37 AM CDT Updated: May 18, 2022 / 11:08 AM CDT SHARE ALBANY, N.Y.
Michelle O'Neill calls for clarity on criteria for calling Irish unity poll (3)
Ireland's deputy premier Leo Varadkar has suggested a role for the Stormont Assembly in determining whether to hold a future referendum. David Young Wednesday 18 May 2022 14:37 Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill leaving Government Buildings in Dublin after meeting Irish premier Micheal Martin.
UK inflation rockets to 40-year peak, sparking calls for action (3)
AFP . Published: 3:33 PM, May 18, 2022 London: Britain's inflation rate has surged to a 40-year high on soaring energy costs, official data showed Wednesday, sparking calls for an emergency government budget to combat a worsening cost-of-living crisis. Annual inflation soared to 9.0 percent in April from 7.0 percent in March, the Office for National Statistics said, delivering another heavy blow to
World remains unprepared to face new pandemics (3)
Global reform efforts to better ward off new pandemic threats have been slow and fragmented, leaving the world as unprepared as when COVID-19 first surfaced, a report warned Wednesday. A year ago, an independent expert panel presented a damning report to the World Health Organisation's main annual assembly complaining that poor coordination and bad decisions had allowed the COVID pandemic to swell to such a catastrophic scale.