Emily Maitlis will deliver this year's flagship lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival - her first major address since leaving the BBC earlier this year. The award-winning journalist - who grabbed headlines around the world with her exclusive Prince Andrew interview in 2019 - will speak about the complex world of modern journalism and the challenges of holding power to account. Sky News is the official broadcast partner of this year's Edinburgh TV Festival, and will bring exclusive coverage on mobile, TV and podcast over the three-day event. The festival will be a fully in-person event this year, after several years online due to the pandemic. The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture - named in honour of the writer, producer and director who died in 1974 - is the centrepiece of the festival, and this year will be exclusively streamed on Sky News. Advertisement The flagship address - which has taken place since 1976 - has previously been used as a … [Read more...] about Emily Maitlis to deliver the Edinburgh TV Festival 2022 MacTaggart Lecture
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Published 20 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing When the Taliban took power in Afghanistan last August, the lives of many residents were transformed. Over the past year, tens of thousands of Afghans have been evacuated out of the country, most girls' secondary schools have been ordered to close and poverty is rising. But for the first time in more than four decades the country is also no longer engulfed in violence, while previously rampant corruption has been significantly reduced. BBC correspondent Secunder Kermani was in Afghanistan during the takeover, and has been back to catch up with those he met last year. The Taliban sniper getting used to a new life As the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan last summer, capturing territory from the Afghan government as foreign forces prepared to withdraw, we met Ainudeen, a hardened Taliban fighter, in the northern district of … [Read more...] about Afghanistan: The Taliban sniper now working behind a desk
Cameron Smith savours ‘awesome’ Open win and sidesteps LIV Golf questions SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Rory McIlroy is set to return to the scene of his Open Championship heartbreak next month, after his entry alongside his dad into the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was confirmed. McIlroy came agonisingly close to winning his fifth major crown at St Andrews in July but just missed out. Related articles McIlroy confident after Open as Smith refuses to rule out LIV switch McIlroy and Smith LIV Golf views re-emerge before Trump course event Instead it was Australian star Cameron Smith who took the Claret Jug at the home of golf, after he carded an eight-under-par 64 to trump overnight leaders … [Read more...] about Rory McIlroy returns to scene of Open heartbreak with dad as St Andrews announcement made
Graeme Souness has slammed Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, claiming he does not have the right mentality to play for the Premier League giants and cannot be relied upon by Erik ten Hag. Martial looked set to start United’s Premier League opener against Brighton on Sunday before pulling up with a muscular injury in training . The Frenchman spent the second-half of last season on loan at Sevilla and that temporary move appeared to pave the way for Martial’s permanent departure from Old Trafford. But Martial impressed Ten Hag in pre-season and the Dutch boss was reportedly planning to start him up top for United against Brighton before the injury setback. Souness is surprised by Ten Hag’s verdict on Martial as the former Liverpool defender does not believe the 26-year-old has the right mindset to flourish for a club like Manchester United. The Sky Sports pundit even compared Martial with ex-United midfielder Paul Pogba and says they are both … [Read more...] about Graeme Souness slams Manchester United star Anthony Martial: ‘You can’t rely on him – he’s dodgy like Paul Pogba’
MARTIN Lewis has today urged the government to take action to tackle the cost of living crisis as households are warned of £4,000 energy bills. The consumer champion has warned of extortionate hikes to energy bills in October on Radio 4's Today programme . Martin said: "Under the October price cap, prices will rise by 77% -meaning those on typical use will see their bill hit £3,500. "Hikes like this will throw households into desperate situations." Martin said the political fallout following Boris Johnson's resignation isn't helping the situation. He said: "We have a zombie government that can't make any big decisions." READ MORE IN MONEY ACT FAST Martin Lewis urges everyone to do vital check before energy bills rise again EXTRA CASH Full list of people on benefits getting £650 cost of living payment TODAY Households are grappling a crippling cost of living crisis - millions are paying out £2,300 more … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis urges ‘zombie government’ to cut energy bills NOW – all the help you can get
FBI DIRECTOR Christopher Wray approved an investigation into former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8, 2022. Wray was nominated by former President Donald Trump to take over the FBI director position in 2017. Who is FBI Director Christopher A Wray? Christopher Wray is an American lawyer, who has served as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 2017. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1989 and earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992. He began his career in law enforcement in 1997 and was the assistant US attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. While in his position, he covered federal criminal cases, including public corruption, gun trafficking, drug offenses, and financial fraud. READ MORE ON DONALD TRUMP WHERE'S DONNY? Find out where Donald Trump is today He served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division in George W Bush's … [Read more...] about Who is FBI Director Christopher A Wray?
Update: On Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, the FBI executed a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. Sources tell CBS News the search was related to a Justice Department investigation into Trump's handling of presidential records. In the story below, first published on Feb. 10, 2022, shortly after the National Archives referred the matter to the Justice Department, legal experts told CBS News that Trump could face consequences for violating the Presidential Records Act or criminal statutes governing the handling of classified material. Washington — Former President Donald Trump's alleged improper handling of White House records while he was in office and after he decamped to Florida has prompted fresh scrutiny over whether he flouted federal law and, if he did, whether he can be held accountable for doing so. The law governing the records-keeping responsibilities of presidents is the Presidential Records Act , which was … [Read more...] about The consequences Trump could face for mishandling White House records