Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Body Shop bought by Brazil's Natura



Brazilian cosmetics group Natura has confirmed it is buying UK cosmetics chain The Body Shop.

Debenhams shares slip as sales dip



Shares in department store chain Debenhams slid 2.8% after it reported falling sales amid "volatile trading".

Scottish independence referendum vote on hold - Sturgeon



Nicola Sturgeon has said there will not be another Scottish independence referendum until "the terms of Brexit are clearer".

Carpetright and Debenhams hit by tough trading



Retailers Carpetright and Debenhams have become the latest to fall victim to the tough consumer environment as earnings and sales struggled.

Singhsbury's becomes Morrisinghs after Sainsbury's threatens legal action



A convenience store called Singhsbury's has changed its name after being threatened with legal action... to Morrisinghs.

UK to leave single market by March 2019, David Davis suggests



The UK will be out of the customs union and single market after March 2019, David Davis has suggested.

'Powerful' cyberattack hits European firms



A "powerful" cyberattack has hit banks, government IT systems and energy firms in Europe and India.

Banks ordered to build up billions in reserves to guard against shock



The Bank of England will tell the UK's banking sector to store up billions of pounds as a cushion against future shocks to the financial system.

Google fined record £2bn over shopping service



Google has been ordered to pay a record fine of £2.1bn (€2.42bn) for abusing its dominance as a search engine to boost its shopping comparison service.

Three CNN journalists resign after an anti-Trump aide story the network retracted



Three journalists have resigned from CNN after the US news network retracted an article alleging a Trump aide was under investigation by Congress.

Builders' merchant Travis Perkins makes room for Chambers



The builders' merchant Travis Perkins will this week name the former head of British technology superstar ARM Holdings as its next chairman.

Assad regime 'preparing chemical weapons attack', White House says



Syrian President Bashar al Assad appears to be preparing a fresh chemical weapons attack, the US has claimed.

America's Cup: New Zealand beat Team USA to win title



New Zealand beat defending champions Team USA to win the 35th America's Cup with a 7-1 series victory.

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli fraud trial opens in New York



Former pharmaceutical chief executive Martin Shkreli has gone on trial in New York charged with fraud.

World Cup 2022: Claims of corruption in Qatar bid published in Germany



Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid have been published in the German media.

Brazil's Michel Temer charged with corruption



Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with accepting bribes by the country's chief prosecutor.

Colombia's Farc has completed disarmament, UN says



Farc rebels in Colombia have handed over all of their personal weapons, completing the transfer of arms a day ahead of a revised schedule, United Nations monitors in Colombia say.

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK



A former supporter of France's far-right National Front party (FN) has gone on trial for helping a man she met in the Calais migrant camp cross the border to Britain.

China 'asks India to withdraw troops' from Nathu La pass



China has accused India of incursion into its territory between Sikkim and Tibet, in a dispute which has raised tensions between the countries.

Johnny Depp may face perjury charges over 'war on terrier', warns Australian deputy PM



Australia's deputy prime minister has warned Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in the "terriergate" saga.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Philando Castile: Family of black man shot dead by police get $3m payout



The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist shot dead by a police officer in the US last year, has been given a $3m settlement.

EU citizens must bring family over before Brexit or face tougher immigration



Theresa May has told EU citizens they must bring family members over to Britain before Brexit or face tougher immigration rules, in a move that will dismay her European counterparts.

Salvador Dali to be dug up for paternity test after court ruling



The remains of Salvador Dali are to be exhumed to establish if he is the father of a woman who claims her mother had an affair with the surrealist artist.

Vatican expressed "grave concerns" over bishop detained in China



The Vatican has expressed "grave concerns" for one of its bishops who was detained after being "forcibly removed" from his diocese in China.

Berlusconi hails Italy poll revival as Renzi loses ground



Italy's centre-right ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is celebrating local election success in an alliance with two right-wing parties.