Germany coach signs new deal before World Cup
Germany coach Joachim Loew has agreed to extend his contract with the world champions to 2022, he said before the unveiling of his preliminary World Cup squad.
.Loew, whose current deal runs out in 2020, has been in charge for 12 years and in 2014 led Germany to their fourth World Cup title.
“This is a big responsibility to continue developing players,” the 58-year-old told reporters after German Football Association President Reinhard Grindel said they had agreed to extend their current deal by two more years.
“To work with the best players in Germany, then develop them and to make them better, to form a team that sets the highest goals, this is what drives and still gives me joy.”
Loew has been in charge for 160 matches, winning 106, more than any other Germany coach.
He started out as assistant to Juergen Klinsmann after only limited coaching experience in clubfootball.
Loew took over after the 2006 World Cup in Germany and..
Gender-equality pay gap in cancer funding
Research has found the men were given almost triple that of women
A report has found the men receive three times more funding for cancer research than women.
BMJ Open found that male investigators were awarded grants worth £1.8 billion while women were given £0.5 billion
On average males received grants that were 38% more than females over the 3 year period between 2010 and 2013.
Published: 15/05/2018 by Radio NewsHub
Meghan Markle's Father may not attend her wedding to Prince Harry
Reports from website say he has confirmed he won't attend.
It's looking unlikely that Meghan Markle's Father will be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.
A statement from Kensington Palace said, 'Megan and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation.'
It also said, 'this is a deeply personal moment for Meghan, just days before her wedding.'
TMZ reports that Thomas Markle told them he wouldn't be at the occasion in Windsor – it comes just 10 days after it was confirmed he'd walk his daughter down the aisle.
Published: 15/05/2018 by Radio NewsHub
Further violence feared on the Gaza border
It's comes are reports that 58 Palestinian protesters were killed yesterday by Israeli troops
Fears are growing that another day of violence in Israel may be brewing after Israeli forces shot dead Palestinian protesters yesterday following their campaigns against the US embassy being moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Palestinian officals say 58 protesters were killed and 2,700 people injured on the Gaza border with live fire, tear gas and other means used.
The Israeli military said it was responding to violence from the protesters to defend their countries border
It comes on the Palestinian day of Nakba, an annual event that remembers the displacement of Palestinians in 1948
Published: 15/05/2018 by Radio NewsHub
Several dead after Palestinian protests in Gaza
Israeli troops killed at least 25 Palestinians along the Gaza border, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier
It's on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
Protests intensified on the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding, with loudspeakers on Gaza mosques urging Palestinians to join a “Great March of Return”. Black smoke from tyres burned by demonstrators rose into the air at the border.
“Today is the big day when we will cross the fence and tell Israel and the world we will not accept being occupied forever,” said Gaza science teacher Ali, who declined to give his last name.
“Many may get martyred today, so many, but the world will hear our message. Occupation must end,” he said.
Israeli troops killed 16 Palestinians on Monday, including a 14-year-old boy and a man in a wheelchair, and some 500 protesters were injured, at least 200 by live bullets, health of..
MI5 Chief to release details of potential UK terror attacks they've foiled
Andrew Parker will also speak about security measures needed post-Brexit
Britain and the European Union must build a close security partnership after Brexit to foil Islamic State militant attacks and counter Russia's malign attempts to subvert Western democracies, the head of Britain's domestic spy agency said.
Britain, as Europe's preeminent intelligence power, is seeking a new security pact with the bloc to ensure it gets continued access to secrets from major EU countries as it seeks to clinch a broader Brexit deal.
In the first public speech outside Britain by a serving head of MI5, Andrew Parker will tell an event in Berlin hosted by Germany's BfV domestic intelligence service that Islamic State militants are plotting “devastating and more complex attacks.”
“European intelligence cooperation today is simply unrecognisable to what it looked like five years ago,” MI5 Direc..
Two Britons have been freed after their kidnapping in the Congo
A wildlife ranger was killed in the attack
Two Britons and their Congolese driver held hostage in Democratic Republic of Congo have been released, Virunga National Park said on Sunday.
Robert Jesty and Bethan Davies were abducted along with their driver on Friday while visiting Africa's oldest national park.
Park ranger Rachel Makissa Baraka, 25, was killed during the kidnapping, which took place near the village of Kibati just north of Goma.
The two freed British hostages said they were “very grateful for the excellent support” they had received.
They would not comment further, they said in a statement released by Britain's Foreign Office.
Baraka was critically injured when the vehicle the four were travelling in was attacked by armed assailants, the park said on its website.
She was transferred to a nearby hospital to receive emergency medical treatment, but died shortly afterwards of her injurie..
Chelsea miss out on Champions League as Swans go down
Chelsea were denied a place in next season's Champions League when they were well beaten 3-0 at Newcastle as Liverpool easily beat Brighton.
It left last year's champions with only Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester United to redeem a season in which they have finished a poor fifth.
Manager Antonio Conte made eight changes with the final in mind and saw an unimpressive performance.
Newcastle deservedly ended a run of four successive defeats under former Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez to earn a top-10 finish.
Dwight Gayle scored the opening goal in the first half and Spanish striker Ayoze Perez added the second and third after the break.
Conte agreed his team had looked “less determined” than Newcastle.
“At the start we lost every single ball,” he said. “To finish this way is not good. But if we didn't have this will and desire, I'm the first person to answer (for it).”
The Italian was de..
Theresa May: Trust me to get the right Brexit
Theresa May says she can be trusted to deliver Brexit, but that it could not be done without compromises on all side
It's a possible warning to cabinet ministers who are deeply split over future customs arrangements.
The divisions inside her government over the customs issue were laid bare on Tuesday when Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said proposals for a customs partnership with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc were “crazy”.
May's decision to leave the EU's customs union, which sets tariffs for goods imported into the bloc, has become one of the main flashpoints in the Brexit debate, pitting companies and pro-EU campaigners against eurosceptics in parliament.
The issue has all but stalled Brexit discussions in Brussels and politics in Britain where as pro-Brexit lawmakers have lined up to denounce what is said to be May's preferred plan.
The customs partnership would see Britain essentially..
Former cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell dies
Former Labour cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has died after a brain haemorrhage, her family said.
She had been instrumental in delivering the Olympic Games to London in 2012.
Jowell, who was 70, was diagnosed with brain cancer in May last year.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair led the tributes to Jowell, saying she had “passion, determination and simple human decency in greater measure than any person I have ever known”.
Jowell joined the government as a minister in the Department for Health after Blair's Labour Party won the 1997 election by a landslide.
Blair appointed her to the cabinet in 2001 as Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, where she headed London's successful Olympic Games bid.
Following her cancer diagnosis, Jowell campaigned for better treatment for cancer patients from Britain's state-funded health service.
Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May said: “The dignity and courage with which Dam..