UK growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2018 as Brexit anxiety weighed on consumers and firms, official figures published on Monday showed.
UK economic growth expected to halve in final quarter of 2018
GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) — an academic qualification — should be scrapped and A-levels — a subject-based qualification — should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects in England, said Robert Halfon, the chairman of the Education Select Committee.
Senior British MP: Pointless GCSEs should be scrapped
More than half of the local authorities in England have cut their budgets for alcohol and drug treatment, even though admissions to hospital for problems related to addiction are soaring, said MPs.
UK hospital admissions for addiction soar as treatment budgets fall
The new methane-fueled Raptor engine developed by US SpaceX aerospace company for its Starship interplanetary craft has outperformed the Russian RD-180 rocket engine in terms of pressure level in the combustion chamber, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Monday.
Musk: Raptor engine beats Russian RD-180 record
NASA's Johnson Space Center invited Russian scientists to jointly develop a system of forecasting radiation hazards during solar flares to protect crew of US space agency’s prospective lunar-orbit space station Gateway, Mikhail Panasyuk, the head of the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics at Lomonosov Moscow State University, said.
Researcher: US space agency invited Russia to develop radiation alert system
Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand.
Meet Ai-Da the robot artist
Violent clashes broke out between police and anarchists in Turin on Saturday, after they were evicted from an occupied school.
Italy: Turin anarchists clash with police
Yellow Vest demonstrators have marched through the streets of the French capital, Paris, and other cities on the 13th weekend of rallies against political elite and the economic policies of President Emmanuel Macron.
Yellow Vest protester loses hand during Paris march
Yellow Vest demonstrators have marched through the streets of the French capital, Paris, and other cities on the 13th weekend of rallies against political elite and the economic policies of President Emmanuel Macron.
Yellow Vest protester loses hand during Paris march
A new report has shown that British government authorities have been insisting on detaining asylum seekers who have been designated as “vulnerable and at risk” despite warnings that such policy could increase self-harm and suicide among the migrants.
6 percent of vulnerable migrants released from UK detention: Report

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