‘Future city’ to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Quayside area of Toronto has development potential Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto. It aims to turn a waterfront area into a working laboratory for a range of “smart” technology. It is likely to feature fast wi-fi availability, […]

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by federal judge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman (middle) travelling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport arrives in Los Angeles, California US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban […]

Trump’s latest travel ban order blocked

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman (middle) travelling from Jordan on a Yemeni passport arrives in Los Angeles, California US President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose travel restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the US has suffered a court defeat. A federal judge slapped a temporary restraining order on the open-ended ban […]

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress ‘felt powerless’

Image copyright Getty Images Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on the popular HBO show, has accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Hollywood mogul was “furious” after she resisted his sexual advances, she details in a series of Twitter posts. The British actress joins a list of over 40 […]

Controversial Trump drug czar pick dropped

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says his drug czar nominee has withdrawn, after he reportedly helped neuter government attempts to tackle the opioid crisis. Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a federal agency of the ability to freeze suspicious painkiller shipments. Opioid addiction has been described as America’s […]

Senator John McCain lambasts ‘spurious nationalism’

Image copyright Reuters US Senator John McCain has pilloried “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in an impassioned speech seen as an attack on President Donald Trump. The Arizona senator warned against the US surrendering its leadership in the international community. Mr McCain – who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July – spoke in Philadelphia as he […]

Reese Witherspoon says she was assaulted by a director at 16

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reese Witherspoon said it had been “a hard week for women in Hollywood” Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has said she was assaulted by an unnamed film director when she was 16. In a speech at an Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday, the Legally Blonde and Walk the […]

Florida declares emergency before white nationalist speech

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spencer and his allies clashed with police in Charlottesville The governor of Florida has issued a state of emergency because a white nationalist is due to speak at a university campus this week. Richard Spencer – a figure in the racist “alt-right” movement – is due to speak at […]