French ‘boys’ club’ of journalists accused of bullying women online
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French ‘boys’ club’ of journalists accused of bullying women online

A clique of French journalists has been accused of bullying female colleagues via social media. Six people have been suspended for their role in the closed Facebook group Ligue du LOL, a macho online “boys’ club” that reportedly harassed female and minority ethnic journalists for years. The group, believed to have had about 30 members,…

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Democrats and Republicans in last-ditch attempt to avert shutdown – live
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Democrats and Republicans in last-ditch attempt to avert shutdown – live

Mr. Sims was a White House aide from the beginning of the administration. But it was the campaign organization that filed an arbitration claim against him last week, accusing him of violating the nondisclosure agreement he signed with it during the 2016 presidential race with the publication of his book, “Team of Vipers,” last month.…

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Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report
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Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report

Local news coverage could disappear unless the government provides direct financial support, according to an independent report on the future of the British media, which warns the industry’s collapse poses a threat to the “long-term sustainability of democracy”. Dame Frances Cairncross was appointed by the government last year to investigate ways to secure the future…

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‘Wiggly structures’ in ancient rocks could be earliest trace of moving organism
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‘Wiggly structures’ in ancient rocks could be earliest trace of moving organism

A collection of short wiggly structures discovered in ancient rocks could be the earliest fossilised traces of organisms able to move themselves, scientists say. If scientists are correct, the 2.1bn-year-old structures point to an earlier origin than generally thought for eukaryotes – cells with a membrane-bound nucleus and which make up plants, animals and fungi…

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‘Germs are not a real thing’: Fox News host says he hasn’t washed hands in 10 years
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‘Germs are not a real thing’: Fox News host says he hasn’t washed hands in 10 years

Donald Trump’s favourite TV show, Fox & Friends, has a reputation for giving airtime to conspiracy theories that benefit the White House agenda. But host Pete Hegseth may now have managed to upset the famously germaphobic president – by revealing that he has not washed his hands in a decade. The admission came as Hegseth…

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Labour has looked into 673 cases of alleged antisemitism, figures show
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Labour has looked into 673 cases of alleged antisemitism, figures show

Angry MPs have demanded further action against antisemitism after Labour revealed it has investigated 673 alleged cases and expelled 12 party members since last April. The party revealed the figures in an email to MPs, and suggested no earlier figures could be compiled because there was “no consistent and comprehensive system for recording and processing…

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