Sunday, 17 December 2017

Multi-vehicle crash leaves six dead in Birmingham

Six people have been killed in a "horrific" crash in Birmingham.

California wildfires : Santa Barbara evacuated

Thousands of California residents have fled their homes as the third-largest wildfire in the state's history rages on.

South Korean-born Sydney man charged with acting as an agent for North Korea

A South Korean-born Sydney man has been charged with acting as an agent for North Korea in Australia.

Ten-year-old boy to get bionic hand for Christmas

A 10-year-old boy has told Sky News he will emulate his Star Wars hero when he's given a bionic hand for Christmas.

Saudi women will be allowed to drive trucks and motorbikes when new rules are introduced next June

Women in Saudi Arabia will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles as well as cars when new rules are introduced next June.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Argentina fires head of navy a month after submarine vanished with 44 crew members

Argentina has fired the head of its navy a month after one of its submarines vanished with 44 crew members on board.

Nine-year-old boy locked in safe during game of hide and seek at his grandfather's home in Berlin

Strong earthquake strikes Indonesia's main island of Java, killing three people

At least three people have been killed after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Java.

Deaths of Canada billionaire Barry Sherman and wife 'suspicious', police says

A Canadian billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in Toronto in circumstances that police described as "suspicious".

Brazil's football president Marco Polo del Nero is suspended by Fifa

Brazil's football federation president has been suspended for 90 days while he is under a Fifa ethics investigation.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Vodafone offers thousands of customers early contract exit

Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK's communications regulator raised concerns over new charges.

Dutch Police shoot man with knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

Dutch police have shot a man wielding a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

Unilever sells margarine and spreads business to KKR for £6bn

Unilever has agreed to sell its margarine and spreads business, which include Flora and ProActiv, to private equity giant KKR for €6.8bn ($8bn, £6bn).

EU leaders agree to move Brexit talks to second phase

EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase but called for "further clarity" from the UK about its future intentions.

Ryanair offers to recognise pilots' unions in bid to avert Christmas strikes

Ryanair has offered to recognise pilots' unions in an attempt to avert Christmas strikes in a "significant change" from its long-standing position.

European planemaker Airbus chief Tom Enders to leave after power struggle

European planemaker Airbus has unveiled a shake-up of its top management team.

California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages, Fire chief Ken Pimlott says

A California firefighter has been killed by a wildfire burning across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Russian ex-minister Alexei Ulyukayev gets eight years for bribery

A Moscow court has sentenced Russia's former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in a labour camp for bribery.

Sonia Gandhi retires as India Congress party president, the party confirmed

The leader of India's main opposition Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, has retired from her post, the party confirmed on Thursday.

US woman used bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to move cash to Islamic State, police say

A New York woman has been accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money to help the so-called Islamic State.

Virgin Trains West Coast begins a 24-hour walkout

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast have begun a 24-hour walkout - bringing disruption to some services.

EU leaders set to move talks on to next stage phase of Brexit negotiations later

EU leaders are expected to formally agree to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations later.

Sky and BT sign deal to sell their channels on each other's platforms

Sky and BT have signed a deal to sell their channels on each other's platforms.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

European Central Bank keeps eurozone interest rates unchanged

The European Central Bank has kept its interest rates and economic stimulus programme unchanged, with attention now switching to its latest forecasts for clues to future policy direction.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to cut 14,000 jobs worldwide

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has announced a restructuring plan that will see it cut 14,000 jobs worldwide, or 25% of its total workforce.