Monday, 20 August 2018

Luxury handbag maker Mulberry shares plunge 30% after it warns House of Fraser collapse will hit profits

Luxury handbag maker Mulberry has issued a profit warning after the collapse of House of Fraser into administration, shortly before it was bought by Sports Direct.

Drinks and snacks giant PepsiCo buys fizzy drinks maker SodaStream for £2.5bn

Drinks and snacks giant PepsiCo has bought Israel's fizzy drink maker SodaStream for $3.2bn (£2.5bn).

KPMG fined £2m by the accountancy watchdog as it admits misconduct on Ted Baker audit

KPMG has been fined £2m by the accountancy watchdog for misconduct over its audits of fashion retailer Ted Baker.

Uber rival Ola launches taxi app in South Wales

Indian ride-hailing business Ola has launched in the UK, with users in South Wales now able to use it to hire transport.

London-based luxury fashion site Farfetch seeks New York share float

Farfetch, a London-based luxury fashion website, has filed plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange. 

Apple store in Amsterdam evacuated and three staff treated 'after iPad explodes', according to reports

An Apple store in the Netherlands was evacuated after an iPad battery exploded and released noxious fumes into the air, according to reports.

At least 14 dead in Brazil after military raids on Rio de Janeiro drug gangs

India authorities asks UK to extradite billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi jeweller over '£1.3bn fraud'

Indian authorities are asking Britain to extradite billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is allegedly at the centre of a £1.3bn bank fraud.

Measles warning to holidaymakers after cases in Europe hit eight-year high, according to the World Health Organization

Holidaymakers are being reminded to ensure they are vaccinated against measles after European cases soared to an eight-year high.

Whiteboards used as Gatwick flight information screens fail

Staff at Gatwick Airport have had to write information about flight departures on whiteboards after a technical issue means screens have failed.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Disease outbreaks feared as thousands trapped by Kerala flood, Aid workers say

Aid workers have said they fear outbreaks of disease as thousands of people remain stranded after Kerala's worst flooding in a century.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed new law that tightens controls over the internet

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet.

Most Wanted: Scottish man James Ward is hunted by FBI

The FBI has listed a Scottish man as one of its "most wanted" for his involvement in a precious metals fraud scheme.

EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus extradites suspect Seif al-Din Mustafa

An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane and diverted it to Cyprus has been deported to his home country after a two-year extradition battle.

Standard Chartered bank executive warning over Brexit staff moves

A Standard Chartered bank executive says tough demands by EU regulators could mean more jobs being moved from the UK overseas than currently thought.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake, officials say

A Muslim couple have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex during their interview, officials say.

Former MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Jim Sheridan suspended by the Labour Party

The former MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Jim Sheridan has been suspended by the Labour Party.

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, dies at 80

Kofi Annan, the only black African to become UN secretary-general, has died.

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Fighter jets to land on new aircraft carrier

The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is to set sail to the US where fighter jets will land on its flight deck for the first time.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Electric carmaker's founder Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

Elon Musk has attempted to explain his controversial tweet about taking Tesla private, saying he was "not on weed" at the time.

Google staff protest over China search engine plans

Google's plans to re-enter China with a search engine are at an "exploratory" stage, Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai has said, as he tried to soothe anger among employees.

Firm controlling Genoa bridge 'must pay to rebuild it' at firm's own expense , says Italian government

The Italian government has demanded that the company in control of the collapsed Genoa bridge rebuild it at the firm's own expense.

Former cricket star Imran Khan confirmed as Pakistan prime minister

Former cricket star Imran Khan has been elected prime minister of Pakistan in a vote at the country's National Assembly.

Yazidi teenager sold into slavery - 'I met my IS captor on a German street'

A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street.

324 dead and thousands homeless as worst flooding in 100 years hits Kerala in India

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands left homeless after the worst floods in a century hit Kerala in India.