Hawaii volcano update: Latest weather forecast for Big Island | World | News

Latest reports from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have shown over 360 earthquakes around the summit of Kilauea in the past 24 hours alone.  This seismic activity continues to force ash and toxic gas into the air, threatening the air quality for residents on Big Island.  Kilauea’s eruption remains steady, with explosive Fissure 8 forcing fountains of lava from its cracked surface.  The United States Geological Survey reported that: “A line of closely spaced vents at Fissure 8 are continuing to produce fountains just higher than the spatter cone around them. …

Read More

Ryanair boss flight delay moan BACKFIRES as angry customers slam airline for HYPOCRISY | UK | News

Kenny Jacobs, chief marketing officer for the Irish carrier, complained his flight from Dublin to had been delayed by nearly two hours. But after his message blaming air traffic control staff shortages and European Union policy was re-posted by the official Ryanair Twitter account, the budget airline was slammed for hypocrisy. Users were quick to point out they had suffered similar delays while flying with the Dublin-based airline and experienced poor customer service while trying to claim compensation. Mr Jacobs took to career site LinkedIn to bemoan the wait as…

Read More

Brexit news: ‘Irish hard border IS possibility’ despite Varadkar assurances | Politics | News

Brendan Howlin, leader Ireland’s Labour Party, warned a “countdown to a hard border” was already underway and demanded Mr Varadkar do more to avoid it. Mr Howlin said more needed to be done by the Irish Government to prevent a hard border between between the Republic and Northern Ireland. The 300-mile long invisible partition, which has more border crossings than across the rest of the EU combined, will become the only land barrier between the EU and the UK after Brexit. And with confusion remaining on how goods will travel…

Read More

Donald Trump hits out at Robert De Niro after Tony Awards | World | News

Donald Trump issued a furious rebuke to Robert De Niro on Twitter this evening after a whirlwind 48 hours at the North Korea summit in Singapore.  Mr Trump tweeted: “Robert De Niro, a very low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk’. “I guess he doesn’t realise the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our…

Read More

Brexit news: Tory MP blasts ‘WRECKING’ Brexit Bill amendments as she pledges to back May | Politics | News

Ms Maclean, who backed Remain during the Brexit referendum, pledged her vote and support to the Prime Minister in a crunch series of votes on her key Brexit legislations. MPs will debate and vote on amendments to the European Union Withdrawal Bill put forward by the House of Lords between June 12 and June 13. Addressing her constituents in a Twitter video, the Tory MP said: “There are a number of wrecking amendments that the House of Lords put on that Bill. “I want people in Redditch to know I will…

Read More

London news: Man stabbed outside Tesco in north Kensington – ‘blood everywhere’ | UK | News

Terrified witnesses said there was “blood everywhere” after the attack in front of a Tesco store in North Pole Road. Police and paramedics were scrambled to the scene just before 7pm after the victim, thought to be in his 20s, was “stabbed in the street”. Onlookers rushed to help with his injuries before emergency services arrived. The Metropolitan Police said the victim’s condition is not yet known. A force spokesman said: “Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and discovered a male, believed to be aged his 20s, suffering…

Read More

Brexit news: No dead is DEAD as May risks tying UK to EU forever | Politics | News

Theresa May began the day staring down the barrel of a humiliating Brexit defeat, with the Commons set to vote on a raft of exit bill amendments put forward by the House of Lords. To add to Mrs May’s headache was the shock resignation of her justice minister Dr Phillip Lee, who said he could not carry on in his role given the Government’s “wish to limit Parliament’s role”. But following last-minute talks with rebel ringleader Dominic Grieve, Mrs May this afternoon avoided defeat on a number of key amendments,…

Read More

Trump-Kim summit document: What does it say – will North Korea denuclearise? | World | News

The two leaders met in Singapore today for the summit, held in private with no one but translators present.  The meeting marks a dramatic turnaround for the two, who engaged in a war of words last year, prompting international concern.  At one stage Mr Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” and branded Mr Kim a “little rocket man,” while Mr Kim retaliated by labelling the President a “mentally deranged US dotard.” However, it seems the bridges have been rebuilt, with the men putting on a united display which saw…

Read More

Brexit latest: Tory rebel Philip Lee could be DESELECTED after quitting May’s Government | UK | News

The stunning move made while he was giving a speech at the Bright Blue think tank on human rights turned the Bracknell MP into an instant Remainer icon with pro-EU protesters holding placards with his face on outside parliament. He was applauded by Labour Remainer MPs in the chamber and praised by leading Tory rebels including Anna Soubry and health select committee chairwoman Sarah Wollaston. Remainers also claimed last night that his resignation had forced the Government to compromise on a meaningful vote potentially opening the door for Brexit to…

Read More

Brexit news: Scrap EU divorce bill and use the money to boost UK economy, report urges | Politics | News

Analysis showed that refusing to hand over the taxpayers’ cash to Brussels “would bring a significant Brexit boost” for the UK in the years after the country’s scheduled departure from the bloc. The Government could use the money saved to slash borrowing or cut taxes, the report said. David Smith, visiting professor in Business and Economic Forecasting at the University of Derby who publishes quarterly economic forecasts for the City, identified the potential benefits in a report released yesterday by the policy think tank Politeia. He argued that the economy…

Read More