Prime ministers, presidents, and chancellors from across Europe are to dine in Brussels on Tuesday evening, and digest the verdict from their respective disenchanted voters. Many will arrive as walking wounded, their credibility battered, their reputations bruised, their policies discredited. The president of France, François Hollande, led his Socialist party to a historic defeat on Sunday at the hands of the Front National, a party rooted in racism and antisemitism. David Cameron, a prime minister perhaps leading his country to breakup and then to exit from the European Union, arrives as the only Tory leader to take his party to third place in a national election. Antonis Samaras, Greece's conservative leader, comes to Brussels beaten by the young left-wing firebrand Alexis Tsipras and his anti-austerity Syriza movement. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the "selfie" prime minister of Denmark who has been tipped for a top EU job, saw her centre-left government badly hit by the nationalist … [Read more...] about What next for Europe’s battered post-election political leaders?
Sebastian was talking about starting a family with his would-be bride Jermimah from the day they met at school at 17, and she will not let his premature death prevent her fulfilling those plans. Sebastian was so eager to start a family that he built their dream home with enough bedrooms to house a growing family. The couple, who married in 2015, were planning on trying for a baby in 2020 and Jermimah, 27, visited doctors and even a a naturopath to make sure her body was ready. But on Wednesday last week, August 14, Sebastian took his own life. His actions left Jermimah and their families in complete shock, but through the grief Jermimah acted swiftly to ensure their plans for a family did not die with him. Sebastian was talking about starting a family with his would-be bride Jermimah (both pictured) the day they met, as school children at 17 At 10.30pm on night of his death, a heartbroken Jermimah was in the New South Wales Supreme Court seeking a direction to have sperm … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Heartbroken widow wins the right to collect her husband’s sperm just HOURS after he took his own life at 27 – and now she plans to have his baby
Seventy years after the nuclear age began, no country has built a place to safely store its waste, a report published this week warns, raising concerns for governments mulling nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels. More than 60,000 tons of highly radioactive waste in the form of spent nuclear fuel rods are stored in interim sites across Europe, according to the World Nuclear Waste Report, some in old facilities that are running out of capacity and are expected to be used for decades longer than planned. Finland is the only country building a permanent repository underground for nuclear waste that emits large amounts of radiation for tens of thousands of years, according to the report published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation — which is affiliated with the German Green party. "We are talking about time frames that are beyond the human scale of what we can think of," said Arne Jungjohann, political scientist and lead editor of the report. "We still don't know … [Read more...] about What happens to nuclear waste from power plants?
Michael Jackson's children, Prince, 22, Paris, 21, and Blanket, 17, are said to be out to expose the singer's sex abusers. According to Page Six, the Thriller singer's kids are preparing a lawsuit for fraud, emotional distress, slander and misrepresentation against Wade Robson and James Safechuck. They're looking to discover whether they were paid to take part in the Leaving Neverland documentary. A source close to the family told the publication that their legal action is not motivated by money, but instead purely in the hope of gaining an "apology" from both Robson and Safechuck. As part of the investigation, the siblings will be looking into Robson's child abuse and healing charity, which was set up under the name Robson Family Fund ahead of the documentary's release. The Blast reports that Robson and his wife Amanda's motives were originally questioned by critics, as they didn't make clear where the donations would be going. They later changed the name to Robson Child Abuse … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson’s kids ‘secretly preparing FRAUD lawsuit’ against Robson and Safechuck
The Australian arm of the global mining giant Glencore has been involved in cross-currency swaps of up to $25bn of a type under specific investigation by the Australian tax office, the Paradise Papers reveal. Glencore, the world’s largest mining company by revenue, has attracted significant controversy since its entry into the Australian market in the mid-1990s over its tax strategies, degradation of sacred Indigenous lands, and black lung and lead blood poisoning among its workforce and their families. Its massive global network of subsidiaries and related companies has been revealed by the release of the Paradise Papers, a cache of more than 13m documents including files from the premier offshore law firm Appleby. Glencore is one of Appleby’s largest clients. The material in the Paradise Papers comes from two offshore service providers and the company registries of 19 tax havens, and was obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared by the … [Read more...] about Glencore’s Australian arm moved billions through Bermuda