NASA astronauts and officials on Wednesday said Boeing’s Starliner space capsule is ready for its uncrewed launch this week to the International Space Station, a long-delayed test mission meant to demonstrate the aerospace giant can safely fly humans in space. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule, a gumdrop-shaped astronaut pod, has experienced multiple setbacks in recent years.
The Liberal Democrat leader has claimed that Boris Johnson bears responsibility for a rotten political culture and that Tories are “dragging their feet” over rape claims against an MP. Sir Ed Davey told Sky News’s Kay Burley that the arrest of an unnamed Conservative over a series of allegations was “utterly shocking”. He said some
US President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to boost production of baby formula. The Defense Production Act is a 1950 law which allows the government to direct manufacturing production for national defence. This means that businesses supplying ingredients to formula manufacturers will have to fulfil those orders first before dealing with orders
WARNING: May contain swearing, description of drug taking and domestic violence. This feed is provided to Sky News by Court TV. Sky has no control over its content and quality. Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in the US state of Virginia, over an article she wrote for the Washington Post
In a recent interview out of Europe, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark promised some bold specs from the luxury automaker’s first battery electric vehicle. Despite describing the “brutality of acceleration” in the upcoming EV, the Bentley chief said that won’t be its main selling point. It will instead be the “effortless overtaking” from torque on demand.
Byron, UNITED STATES: The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Stations running at full capacity 14 May, 2007, in Byron, Illinois. (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images) JEFF HAYNES | AFP | Getty Images Nuclear energy pays in times of energy price fluctuations. In September, Illinois lawmakers passed a watershed clean energy law which
“Open the curtains,” Emma Eastham tells her son Alex, “shall we show them your oxygen and what we do with it?” Alex is a thriving 16-year-old who loves music, DIY and (of course, because this is Wigan) Rugby League. “I want to go to College,” he tells me, “and become a joiner.” But when he
In this article TSLA An aerial view of the Tesla Fremont Factory on May 13, 2020 in Fremont, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The S&P 500 booted electric vehicle maker Tesla from its ESG Index in an annual rebalancing. Meanwhile, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and even oil and gas multinational Exxon Mobil were included on
Early in the invasion, Russia’s 59th tank regiment dug in east of Kharkiv. Near the treeline on raised ground, they looked down on a valley of villages. From there, Ukrainians say the tanks’ guns attacked civilian vehicles and homes below. A reckoning followed as Ukrainian forces comprehensively destroyed the Russian tanks and armoured vehicles. Sky
7:00 AM ET As the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs reach the second round, it’s time to check in on the race for the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP. Keep in mind that the Conn Smythe is based on a player’s performance during the entire postseason, not just the championship round. Here’s a look at
Britain’s biggest dairy producer has admitted the price of milk will continue to increase due to sky high energy costs that have already risen by 200%. Arla Foods’ chief commercial officer Peter Giortz-Carlson told Sky News that input costs, driven higher by the war in Ukraine, will have to be passed on to customers. His
Britain’s biggest-ever lottery winners are to go public tomorrow. The winners of more than £184m in last week’s EuroMillions have so far kept quiet. They are now known to be a couple from Gloucestershire. Tuesday’s jackpot scoop made them the UK’s largest-ever National Lottery winners. And they will reveal themselves to the world tomorrow morning.
Boris Johnson’s legislative programme outlined in the Queen’s Speech has been passed by MPs – despite some suggesting it should have contained more measures to help the poorest households amid the cost of living crisis. The speech, which was read least week by the Prince of Wales, was passed by MPs in the Commons by
A former Minneapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. As part of the plea deal, Thomas Lane will have a count of aiding and abetting second-degree unintentional murder dismissed. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill has agreed to a three-year jail
Top Gun was the film that rocketed Tom Cruise to superstardom back in 1986. Now the sequel, perhaps the most highly anticipated movie in decades, is due to arrive in cinemas here next week. But the actor admits it wasn’t the easiest follow-up to make. “Taking on the sequel to Top Gun was a daunting
Unidentified flying objects or UFOs have always been a subject of mystery and intrigue for the scientific community. Yet, studying these objects has often been dismissed as a non-serious discipline or pseudoscience. However, things changed this week. For the first time in 50 years, the US Congress held an open hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena
Finland remains strident over joining NATO, as Russia offers reassurance that there’s no threat of violence from there. Allies including the United Kingdom have been supportive, while NATO member Turkey says that it is not convinced that Finland should be allowed to join. For the latest developments: https://qrcode.skynews.com/skynews/ukraineblog SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more
Ukrainian electric motorbike company Delfast has seen its electric bikes used for some vastly diverse tasks, such as breaking Guinness World Records and outfitting Mexican police. But their latest use though is perhaps the bikes’ most important mission yet: helping Ukrainian soldiers strike a David vs Goliath blow against Russia’s barbaric invasion of its country.
A customer pays for his fruit and vegetables with a ten pound sterling note, at a trader’s market stall in London on May 12, 2022. – Britain’s economy shrank in March on fallout from soaring inflation, increasing the prospect of the country falling into recession. Official first-quarter data on Thursday showed that following solid output