Saturday, 27 October 2018

Michael D Higgins wins Irish presidency by landslide

Michael D Higgins will serve a second term as Ireland's president after a landslide election win.

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle 'seriously ill in hospital'

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has fallen ill and been taken to hospital after preparing to appear on television.

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia to try suspects, foreign minister says

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia.

Los Angeles Dodgers win longest game in World Series history, beating Boston Red Sox

Max Muncy sparked delirium among Los Angeles Dodgers fans after hitting the decisive home run in the longest game in World Series history on Friday.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Barclays will not face court trial over crisis fundraising


Barclays has been spared a court trial over its emergency fundraising during the global financial crisis.

US economy grew at annualised rate of 3.5% in third quarter of the year

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of the year, official figures have shown.

A High Court makes '£15bn pension ruling'

A High Court ruling on gender equalisation of pension payouts could have an estimated £15bn effect on major pension schemes.

Crossrail delay: £350m loan for London route announced by government

A £350m bailout of the delayed Crossrail project has been announced by the government.

Supermarket giant Asda considering up to 2,500 job cuts

Supermarket giant Asda is to begin consultations with staff on changes that could mean up to 2,500 job cuts.

Shares on Wall Street ends higher in rebound

Shares on Wall Street have closed higher, rebounding after a bruising trading session on Wednesday.

British Airways owner IAG says 185,000 more customers may have been hacked in cyber attack

British Airways owner IAG has said 185,000 further customers may have had their personal details compromised during a cyber attack.

BT calls on Worldpay's Philip Jansen to be next chief executive

BT's new chief executive has been confirmed as Philip Jansen - the current boss of payment services firm Worldpay.

Four million millennials can get new railcard, says rail industry

The new 26-30 railcard will go on sale before the end of the year - and this time it will be available to all four million eligible passengers, the rail industry has announced.

Eighteen dead and several others missing after flood hits school trip in Jordan's Dead Sea area

At least 18 people have died and several others are missing after flooding hit a school trip in Jordan's Dead Sea area.

Topshop owner Sir Philip Green denies 'unlawful sexual or racist behaviour'

Tesla delivers 'historic' $311m profit

Tesla has reported a quarterly profit for just the third time in its 15-year history.

WPP shares dive 14% as growth slows

Shares in WPP have closed down nearly 14% after the advertising giant warned that growth in the business is slowing.

Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment claims

Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016.

Ireland presidential election: Voters set for polling day

Polls will open in the Republic of Ireland later on Friday as voters elect their president.

Portrait by AI program sells for $432,000

An artwork created by an artificially intelligent program has been sold at auction for $432,000 (£337,000).

Desirée Mariottini killing: Three migrants held in Italy over girl's death

Three migrants from Senegal and Nigeria have been arrested by police investigating the rape and killing of a girl whose death has been seized upon by the populist right.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Debenhams 'seeks to close 50 of its 166 stores in survival bid

Debenhams is understood to be seeking to close 50 of its 166 stores in a radical overhaul as it prepares to reveal a record £500m loss.

Prime Minister Theresa May 'not going anywhere' after showdown with Tory MPs

Theresa May has faced down her critics at a crunch meeting of Tory MPs, with one saying the prime minister is "not going anywhere".

Man arrested in London after police officers stabbed in the head with screwdriver

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver.

Apple and Samsung fined by Italian authorities over "planned obsolescence" in smartphones

Apple and Samsung have been fined millions of euros each by Italian authorities over "planned obsolescence" in smartphones.