Paul Brennan

Paul Brennan

Health

CancerSEEK to detect cancer with a blood test

Scientists in the US have developed a universal blood test capable of detecting eight different types of cancer.

CancerSEEK to detect cancer with a blood test

Europe

Serbia denounces ‘terrorist’ killing of Kosovo Serb politician

Serbia's president described the killing of Oliver Ivanovic as an "act of terrorism", and a meeting in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia was abruptly called off when news of the shooting emerged.

Serbia denounces ‘terrorist’ killing of Kosovo Serb politician

Europe

UK construction giant collapses

Tens of thousands of jobs are at risk with the collapse of the UK construction and services giant, Carillion.

UK construction giant collapses

Catalonia

Catalonia elections: how will the silent majority vote?

Catalonia's regional elections have started, with strong turnout and many people expressing their hope that it will lead to stability. It remains to be seen whether the resulting parliament will be secessionist or unionist.

Catalonia elections: how will the silent majority vote?

Austria

Austria's Peoples Party and far-right make coalition deal

Austria's president says his country won't lurch to the right, despite the announcement of a new government featuring the far-right Freedom Party.

Austria's Peoples Party and far-right make coalition deal

Europe

Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

An explosion at one of Europe's main gas distribution hubs has reduced Italy's energy supply by 30 percent.

Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

Africa

How Mugabe managed to remain in power for 37 years

Robert Mugabe made a career of outmanoeuvring political rivals, but his last efforts made against his former lieutenant Emmerson Mnangagwa led to his downfall.

How Mugabe managed to remain in power for 37 years

Europe

Racial inequalities endemic in all society sectors says UK report

A report from the British government has found deep-seated inequalities in all sectors of UK society.

Racial inequalities endemic in all society sectors says UK report

Racism

UK race relations: Major report on inequality to be published

A long-awaited report on inequality in the UK will be unveiled later on Tuesday by the British government.

UK race relations: Major report on inequality to be published

Europe

Police set checkpoints at France-Italy border as refugees arrive

Record number of refugee arrivals in southern Europe is putting pressure on the border between France and Italy.

Police set checkpoints at France-Italy border as refugees arrive

Europe

Thousands evacuated as France struggles to battle wildfires

More than 12,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in France after properties were at risk of being damaged by raging wildfires.

Thousands evacuated as France struggles to battle wildfires

Europe

UK: Theresa May vows to support 'gig economy' workers

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to tackle issues within the so-called "gig economy". But is her own job safe?

UK: Theresa May vows to support 'gig economy' workers