Friday, 26 May 2017

Pigeon 'caught with backpack of drugs'



Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports.

Anger as Jeremy Corbyn links foreign policy to UK terror attacks



Jeremy Corbyn has faced a barrage of criticism after he used the resumption of campaigning in the wake of the Manchester bombing to blame UK foreign policy for terror attacks.

Raided barbershop visited by Salman Abedi 'shut down day after bombing'



Police have raided businesses and homes as they race to shut down Salman Abedi's suspected terror network.

Frankie & Benny's owner sees shares jump



Shares in the owner of Frankie & Benny's restaurants have jumped 10% after it said the rate of decline in its sales had slowed.

Call to raise retirement age to at least 70



The retirement age should rise to at least 70 in rich countries by 2050 as life expectancy rises above 100, according to a new report.

Egypt bus shooting: At least 26 dead after attack on Coptic Christians



At least 26 people, including children, have been killed by masked gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Contactless payment fraud soars to £7m



The amount of money stolen from contactless bank cards and mobile devices has soared, it has emerged.

Manchester attack: Police make tenth arrest



Police have arrested a man in the Moss Side area of Manchester in connection with Monday's attack at the city's Arena venue that killed 22 people.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid striker faces possible tax fraud charges



Cristiano Ronaldo is facing possible charges of tax fraud in Spain.

Oil price falls despite deal to extend output cut



The price of oil has fallen by about 5%, despite oil-producing nations agreeing to extend production cuts for a further nine months.

Prehistoric sea monster the size of a bus discovered in Russia



Scientists have identified a "highly unusual" new species of extinct sea-dwelling reptile in Russia.

Manchester attack: UK resumes US intelligence sharing after leak row



British police have resumed intelligence-sharing ties with US law enforcement after they were temporarily stopped in a row over leaks about the Manchester bombing investigation.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

PM to urge action over online extremist content after Manchester attack



Theresa May is to call on world leaders to step up pressure on internet companies to rid the web of extremist material in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

President Trump tells Nato allies to pay up at Brussels talks



US President Donald Trump has told his Nato allies in Brussels that all members of the alliance must pay their fair share of defence spending.

Former Greek PM Lucas Papademos hurt in Athens car bomb



Greece's former prime minister Lucas Papademos has been hurt by an explosive device hidden in an envelope, according to police.

Sears and Best Buy surge on Wall Street



Shares in Sears and Best Buy both enjoyed double digit gains after the companies brought some rare good news for the US retail sector.

Manchester attack: President Trump condemns media leaks



US President Donald Trump has said leaks of the investigation into the Manchester attack to the US media are "deeply troubling".

Petrofac executive suspended amid fraud probe



Shares in Petrofac have dived almost 30% after the oilfield services firm suspended its chief operating officer Marwan Chedid amid a fraud inquiry.

UK car production falls by almost a fifth in April



The production of cars in the UK fell by almost a fifth in April compared to the same month of 2016, with the timing of Easter blamed for the drop.

Halfords takes £14m hit from pound fall but hopes for staycation boost



The slump in sterling has thrown a spanner in the works for Halfords as it dragged annual profits lower - but the business hopes to take advantage by harnessing a rise in staycations.

Revamped Nokia 3310 mobile phone goes on sale in the UK



A retro revamp of Nokia's famous 3310 handset has gone on sale today, retailing for around £50.

Trump Nato summit: 'Tough' talks ahead over military spending



US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team is describing as "tough" talks with other members of the Nato military alliance.

Fever-Tree founder toasts £73m share sale



One of the co-founders of upmarket mixer drinks maker Fever-Tree has netted £73m after selling a 3.9% stake in the company.

The Queen condemns 'very wicked' Manchester concert attack



The Queen has described the bombing in Manchester as "very wicked" as she visited victims being treated in hospital.

Police stop sharing Manchester attack intelligence with US after leaks



Police will stop sharing details of the Manchester attack with the US until assurances are given that there will be no more leaks, officials have told Sky News.