New York predicts first foreign visitor drop since 2008 – USA Today – USA TODAY

New York predicts first foreign visitor drop since 2008 – USA Today – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. (March 6) AP As new travel restrictions are proposed, the previous ban has already had a chilling impact on international […]

Hammond gets budget boost as OECD upgrades UK growth forecast – The Guardian

The west’s leading economic thinktank has raised its outlook for the UK this year, in a boost to Philip Hammond ahead of his budget. But the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said it still expected Britain’s economy to shift down a gear compared with last year as rising inflation hits households. The Paris-based organisation […]

UK backpacker ‘raped repeatedly’ over two months in Australia – BBC News

UK backpacker ‘raped repeatedly’ over two months in Australia – BBC News

Image copyright APN Western Star via AP Image caption Police officers found the suspect in the back of the vehicle A UK backpacker was raped, assaulted and choked during a two-month hostage ordeal in Australia, police have said. The 22-year-old woman was on a roadtrip across the Queensland outback with an ex-boyfriend, officers said. She […]

Frankie Fredericks: IAAF official quits two roles over corruption claim

Frankie Fredericks: IAAF official quits two roles over corruption claim

Frankie Fredericks carried the Olympic torch on its journey to Rio 2016 Four-time Olympic silver medallist Frankie Fredericks has stepped down from two key administrative roles after corruption claims. IAAF council member Fredericks has quit as head of the evaluation commission for the 2024 Games, having already left a taskforce helping Russia return to international […]

Satao, one of the last ‘giant tusker’ elephants, killed in Kenya

Satao, one of the last ‘giant tusker’ elephants, killed in Kenya

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the park’s elephants, photographed in 2009. It takes decades for ivory tusks to grow to “giant tusker” size A rare African elephant – one of the continent’s oldest and largest – died in a suspected poaching incident, a conservation group has said. Satao II, a 50-year-old so-called […]

Trump signs new travel ban directive

Trump signs new travel ban directive

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The White House releases an image of Mr Trump signing the new executive order President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. Iraq – which was covered in the previous seven-nation order – has been removed from the […]