Saturday, 17 March 2018

More flights cancelled as new cold snap hits UK

Snow has fallen across many parts of the UK as a new cold snap begins to grip the country.

China's President Xi Jinping reappointed with no term limits

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been reappointed with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

About 65,000 Slovaks Protest After Prime Minister Robert Fico Resignation Fails to Appease

About 65,000 people have attended anti-government protests held in Slovakia for the third consecutive week.

Russia expels 23 British diplomats after Salisbury poisoning attack

British ambassador to Moscow Laurie Bristow

Russia is kicking out 23 British diplomats - many believed to be intelligence officers - as the row intensifies over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has been fired two days before his scheduled retirement.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Iraq helicopter crash leaves seven American military personnel dead

Seven American military personnel have died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, the US Defence Department says.

France judge seeks arrest of Saudi king's daughter

A French judge has issued an arrest warrant for Princess Hassa bint Salman, the daughter of the Saudi king.

North Korea's foreign minister in surprise Sweden visit

North Korea's foreign minister has attended talks in Stockholm with Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, ahead of a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Jacob Zuma faces 783 separate counts of money laundering, fraud, and racketeering

South Africa's former President, Jacob Zuma, is to face prosecution for 18 charges of corruption, the director of public prosecutions has confirmed.

Iraqi teenager found guilty of 2017's Parsons Green Tube bombing

A teenager who showed warning signs to authorities that he could carry out a terrorist attack has been found guilty of 2017's Parsons Green Tube bombing.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden pockets £7.8m in 11% pay rise

Royal Dutch Shell's chief executive, Ben van Beurden, took home almost £8m in pay and other awards last year - a rise of 11% on 2016.

Research by NASA on identical twins prove space travel changes your genes

Research by NASA on identical twins has revealed that being in space changes human genes.

US sanctions 19 Russians over election meddling

The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians, accusing them of interference in the 2016 US election and alleged cyber-attacks.

Mossack Fonseca - Panama Papers firm to close after 'cyberattack'

Mossack Fonseca, the firm at the root of the Panama Papers scandal, is to cease operations following the fallout from the data breach.

Financial crisis rules for banks in the wake of 2008 eased by US Senate

The US Senate has passed a bill to roll back banking regulations put in place in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Prime minister Theresa May visits Salisbury after 'brazen' spy attack

Theresa May has visited Salisbury after the "brazen" nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter.

MPs and lawyers call for unpaid shifts to be illegal

Some MPs and lawyers have called for a blanket ban on unpaid shift work.

Theranos founder charged with $700m fraud

The founder of a US start-up that promised to revolutionise blood testing has agreed to settle charges that she raised over $700m (£500m) fraudulently.

Downing Street drops penny-pinching plan, prime minister's spokesman say

Downing Street has backed away from a plan to scrap copper coins.

Airbus warns over engineering giant GKN takeover bid

Airbus has warned it would be "practically impossible" to give new business to engineering giant GKN if it was bought by turnaround specialist Melrose.

Moscow 'will expel British diplomats soon', foreign minister says

Russia will expel UK diplomats "soon", its foreign minister has said, in response to the expulsion of 23 of its diplomats by Britain.

MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing £20bn a year

MPs have demanded an end to the UK's "poisonous air" in an unprecedented report from four Commons committees.

Unilever maker of Marmite and Dove soap goes Dutch for HQ as London loses out

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever, maker of Marmite and Dove soap, has chosen Rotterdam over London for its headquarters.

Afghan toddler named after US President Trump

Growing up in Kabul might seem like a tough enough prospect these days - but spare a thought for the toddler named Donald Trump.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018