Friday, 17 November 2017

Chris Coleman leaves Wales role for Sunderland job

Chris Coleman has left his job as Wales manager to take over at Championship club Sunderland.

UK offers help as Argentinian military submarine ARA San Juan goes missing at sea

An Argentinian military submarine with 44 crew members on board has gone missing at sea.

Four dead after plane and helicopter collide in mid-air

Four people have died following a mid-air collision involving a small plane and a helicopter in Buckinghamshire.

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi electric truck

Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road.

More than six million people have their credit card limits extended without consent, study warns

More than six million people have had their credit card limits increased without their consent in the last year, research from Citizens Advice suggests.

Ex-wife of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to pay back €60m in alimony

An ex-wife of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to pay him back €60m ($70m; £53m) in alimony after a court ruled that she did not need the money.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country's army took over on Wednesday.

Norway's state fund 'needs to drop oil and gas investments'

Norway's government has been told its state-run fund should drop its investments in oil and gas stocks.

Fire rips through Cameroon main parliament building

The main parliament building in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé has been badly damaged by fire which ripped through four floors.

Singapore suspends all trade ties with North Korea

Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the UN and US seek ever tougher measures against the state.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

German industrial group Siemens to cut 6,900 jobs worldwide

German industrial group Siemens has announced plans to cut around 6,900 jobs worldwide mostly in its fossil fuels division.

US senator Al Franken caught on camera groping radio host

US Senator Al Franken has responded to a woman's allegations that he groped her as she slept and "forcibly" kissed her in a rehearsal for a comedy skit.

Robert Mugabe pictured for first time since 'coup'

Robert Mugabe has been pictured for the first time since he was put under house arrest in an apparent military coup in Zimbabwe.

UK supermarket chain Asda sales continue to increase

UK supermarket chain Asda has reported a rise in sales for the second quarter in a row, although the rate of the increase slowed.

Engineering giant GKN new chief leaves before starting role

Engineering giant GKN has said its new chief executive is to leave the company before even taking up the role.

Manchester Utd revenues grow by 17.3% to £141m thanks to TV and match-day income

Manchester United has announced that total revenues for the three months to October grew by 17.3% to £141m.

Virgin West Coast rail workers to strike over pay

RMT members on working on Virgin West Coast have voted 9-1 to take action, including strike action, over pay.

US athletes caught shoplifting in China thanked President Donald Trump

Three US athletes caught shoplifting in China have thanked President Donald Trump for helping free them after he wondered if they would be grateful.

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski denies Odebrecht bribe allegations

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has denied receiving any campaign donations or bribes from the Brazilian construction giant, Odebrecht.

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods killed 15

Rescue teams in central Greece are searching for at least six people who are missing after flash floods that killed 15 people.

Wada: Russia remains non-compliant with code

Russia's hopes of competing at the Winter Olympics in February have suffered a setback, with the World Anti-Doping Agency saying the country remains non-compliant with its code.

'Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old painting of Christ sells for record $450M

A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m).

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

US leads world in oil and gas production, IEA says

International energy markets are set for "major upheaval" as the US cements its status as the world's largest oil and gas producer, while China overtakes it as the biggest oil consumer.

HSBC to pay €300m to French authorities to settle tax investigation

HSBC has agreed to pay €300m ($353m; £266m) to French authorities to settle a long-running investigation into tax evasion by French clients.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson 'keen' to take Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband to Iran

Boris Johnson is "keen" for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband to accompany him to Iran as the UK ups its attempts to secure her release, Richard Ratcliffe has said.