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Michael Cohen: 'I knew what I was doing was wrong'
President Donald Trump's former attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen admitted that he knew what he was "doing was wrong" when he arranged payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump and that Trump was "very conc…
Timon of Athens review – Kathryn Hunter lays waste to wealth-worship
The Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon A searing central performance flips the gender dynamics as Shakespeare’s study of greed gets a ravishing revival Shakespeare’s embittered satire, notoriously, shows the world as a men’s club. Simon Godwin’s production overturns t…
Royal Family: Christmas card images by Harry, Meghan, William and Kate
A new wedding picture of Harry and Meghan and a family snap of the Cambridges are on the cards.
AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: Awkwafina
Awkwafina became a household name with memorable roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8,” and isn’t slowing down. (Dec. 14)
Ranking the 2018-19 college football bowl games by their watchability and intrigue
Forty bowls in little more than three weeks, Dec. 15 through the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 7. We rank them all for you.
'Fans using political atmosphere to cover racism'
Some football fans are using the "political atmosphere as a cover for their own racism and prejudice", says anti-discrimination group Fare.
Men chanted sectarian abuse on Edinburgh to Dundee train
Police appeal for information after a group of men shout anti-Catholic comments on a train to Dundee.
Superstars Hogging BILLBOARD Hot 100...
The music chart is dominated nowadays by big names in a way that it wasn’t in years past.
Sam Cosgrove: Aberdeen win appeal against 'diving' yellow card
Aberdeen have the yellow card shown to Sam Cosgrove for simulation in Tuesday's win over Livingston rescinded on appeal.
This newsletter will absolutely not mention Brexit*
The Upside weekly report does, however, look at ideas for making the EU more lovable again *apart from in the headline Riots in Paris, turmoil in Westminster, death in Strasbourg, stasis in Katowice at climate talks: some weeks, optimism can seem thin and rem…
Sondra Locke's most memorable film performances – video
Sondra Locke, the American actor who was nominated for an Oscar for her first film, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, has died. Locke was best known for the six films she made with her one-time partner, Clint Eastwood, whom she dated for 13 years Sondra Locke, ac…
Ancient life may be easier to find on Mars
When the US space agency's next rover gets to Mars in 2021, it will seek evidence of ancient life.
World’s first lab-grown steak revealed – but the taste needs work
Nascent industry aims to reduce environmental impact of beef production The first steak grown from cells in the lab and not requiring the slaughter of a cow has been produced in Israel. The meat is not the finished article: the prototype costs $50 for a small…
No room for a Christmas miracle: Donald Trump is cancelling White House party for press
For one night a year, we saw each other not as a member of the press or a White House aide, but as a daughter, a grandson, a brother, an uncle, a mom.
Donald Trump knew hush money was wrong, says Cohen
US president’s former lawyer says Trump directed him to pay money to two women Donald Trump knew he was doing wrong when he directed hush money to be paid to two women during the 2016 election, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has said in a television…
Glad to be grey: how women changed the debate on hair colour
Only a few years ago, the Duchess of Cambridge was pilloried for showing grey roots, but now models both young and old are incorporating the hair colour into modern style The days when women are encouraged to cover up their grey hair until they are deemed old…
Eighteen months after the Grenfell Tower fire, lives are still at risk | Seraphima Kennedy
Where is justice? The inquiry is yet to make a single recommendation and delay only adds to the trauma When the six-month anniversary of the fire at Grenfell Tower took place at St Paul’s, one year ago today, it followed two days of procedural hearings at the…
Egypt arrests two people accused of helping stage naked photoshoot on pyramid
Officials question authenticity of photo and describe it as ‘violation of public morality’ Egypt has reportedly arrested two people accused of helping a Danish photographer stage a naked photoshoot on top of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Photographer Andreas Hvi…