Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Sainsbury's-Asda £15bn deal faces investigation

 
 
The £15bn merger between supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is to be subjected to an in-depth competition investigation, it has been announced.

EU's competition chief wants 'full picture' on Amazon data use



The EU's competition chief says she is looking into Amazon's use of data from sellers on its site amid concerns that it might harness it to boost its own retail sales.

Tesco's new discount chain Jack's takes on Aldi and Lidl



Tesco has unveiled its new discount chain called Jack's that aims to tackle the rising threat posed by German rivals Aldi and Lidl.

Chief executive of Danske Bank quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal



The chief executive of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian operation.

Storm Ali: Two killed as severe winds lash British Isles



Two people have died after Storm Ali swept across parts of the British Isles, bringing winds of up to 100mph.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam freed from jail



A court has ordered the release of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter two months after they were jailed for corruption.

Fashion and homeware retailer Orla Kiely ceases trading on cash crunch



Fashion and homeware retailer Orla Kiely has closed its retail stores and website, becoming the latest victim of the difficult retail landscape.

Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May tells EU 'don't demand the unacceptable'



Theresa May says the EU must "evolve" its stance on the Irish border as she prepares to make the case for her Brexit plans to other European leaders.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Car giant BMW will shut its main British manufacturing factory immediately after Brexit day



The Mini factory in Oxford will shut down for a month after Brexit at the end of March to minimise disruption in case of a no-deal outcome.

Tesla provides documents in US Department of Justice probe



Tesla says it is cooperating with the US Department of Justice following boss Elon Musk's tweets about de-listing.

Italian sports carmaker Ferrari to launch 15 new models by 2022



Italian sports carmaker Ferrari has said it will launch 15 new models by 2022, as it embarks on a new five-year strategy under a new boss.

One dead and 11 hurt after scaffolding collapsed at Ritz Hotel in Madrid



One person has died and 11 are injured after scaffolding collapsed at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid, where building work has been under way.

Leaders of Russia and Israel defuse tension after Russian plane was shot down



The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid.

Germany's domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen forced out



Germany's domestic intelligence chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, has been told to quit and move to a senior post at the interior ministry.

Number of high-skilled migrants coming to UK should be scrapped



The cap on the number of high-skilled migrants coming to the UK should be scrapped, according to a key report commissioned by the government ahead of Brexit.

Monday, 17 September 2018

About 1,000 workers at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant put on three-day week until Christmas



About 1,000 workers at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham will move from a five-day to a three-day week from October until Christmas.

Teodorin Obiang: '$16m seized' from Equatorial Guinea leader's son, local media report



Authorities in Brazil have seized more than $16m (£12m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying Teodorin Nguema Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, local media report.

Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani 'gives Boeing 747 private jet to Turkey'



Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it has been given a jet worth around $500m (£380m) by Qatar's emir.

Russia and Turkey agree on safe zone in Syria's Idlib



Vladimir Putin has said the Syrian government will allow a demilitarised zone around the final rebel stronghold of Idlib.

Son-in-law of murdered Monaco billionaire Helene Pastor goes on trial



The son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire has gone on trial in a case prosecutors say has the hallmarks of a crime thriller.

Westminster inquest: MP told to stop giving CPR to stabbed PC



An MP who fought to save the life of PC Keith Palmer during last year's Westminster terror attack has told an inquest how a doctor ordered him to stop giving CPR.

The European Central Bank unveils new €100 and €200 banknotes



The design for the new €100 and €200 bank notes has been unveiled, ahead of entering circulation in May next year.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather announces rematch with Manny Pacquiao in 'nine-figure payday'



Floyd Mayweather has said he is coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

Typhoon Mangkhut: 14 killed as storm batters Philippines, presidential adviser says



Some 14 people have been killed in a massive storm which brought destruction to the northern Philippines, a presidential adviser says.

Turkish court convicts Joe Robinson former UK soldier, his mother says



A former soldier with the British army who fought for Kurdish forces against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria has been given a prison sentence in Turkey, his mother says.