Tuesday, 20 February 2018

'Secret' report into Royal Bank of Scotland published

After months of wrangling, MPs have released a report by the financial regulator which said a unit of RBS mistreated thousands of small firms.

Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers.

Dutch government activate 'hard Brexit' plan and blame 'a lack of clarity' from the UK

The Dutch government has linked its decision to activate what it refers to as a "hard Brexit" plan for customs to "divisions within the British Conservative Party" and a "remaining lack of clarity" from the UK.

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn in 2017

HSBC has posted a pre-tax profit of $17.2bn (£12.3bn) in 2017, saying its focus on Asia was driving growth.

KFC says some of the outlets are starting to reopen

KFC says some of the outlets which had to close when delivery problems meant they ran out of chicken have reopened.

Asda reported sales rise on strong Christmas

Asda has reported rising sales in the final months of last year and said it had a strong Christmas trading period.

US and UK talk about fate of Allexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, home secretary says

The US and UK are in talks about what to do with two men from west London who were detained in Syria last month on suspicion of terrorist activity, the home secretary has said.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Premier League football club Arsenal and Emirates airline in £200m shirt sponsorship extension

Premier League football club Arsenal and airline Emirates have signed a five-year extension to their long-running shirt sponsorship deal.

Investigations launched after 'drone made helicopter crash'

Investigations have been launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone.

KFC closures as chain runs out of chicken

KFC has had to shut most of its restaurants across the UK and Ireland after "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor meant it ran out of chicken.

Latvian central bank boss Ilmars Rimsevics released on bail

The head of Latvia's central bank has been released from police custody on bail as investigators seek to determine whether or not he solicited a bribe.

Meat supplier Russell Hume falls into administration with 266 jobs lost

A meat supplier being investigated by the Food Standards Agency has fallen into administration with the loss of almost 270 jobs.

Prime minister Theresa May rules out scrapping tuition fees

The prime minister has called for better value for students in England, but has ruled out completely scrapping tuition fees.

Indian bank branch at centre of $1.8bn fraud is closed by Indian federal police

Indian federal police have sealed off the south Mumbai branch of a bank at the centre of the biggest loan fraud in the country's history.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Netanyahu holds up drone piece and warns Iran: ''Do not test Israel's resolve''

Israel's prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the "greatest threat to our world".

Russian athlete suspected of failing doping test at 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

A Russian athlete is suspected of failing a doping test at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, according to Russian news agency Tass.

Latvian central bank boss Ilmars Rimsevics detained by anti-corruption force

The head of Latvia's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, has been detained by the country's anti-corruption agency.

66 people on board feared dead as Aseman Airlines flight from Tehran to Yasuj crashes in fog

Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zagros mountains in Iran.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold retained her skeleton title

Lizzy Yarnold retained her skeleton title and Laura Deas claimed bronze on Great Britain's most successful day at a Winter Olympics.

Prime minister Theresa May says new security deal should be effective by next year

Theresa May has called for a new "deep and special partnership" to ensure the UK and EU can continue to work together on security after Brexit.

7.2-magnitude earthquake hit south-western Mexico

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away.

Energy watchdog Ofgem to investigate Nottinghamshire energy firm Iresa

The energy watchdog, Ofgem, has launched an investigation into a gas and electricity supplier over its treatment of customers.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to become oldest world number one in tennis history

Roger Federer says becoming the oldest world number one in tennis history - 14 years after he first topped the rankings - is a "dream come true".

German chancellor Angela Merkel 'curious not frustrated' after Theresa May meeting

Angela Merkel has said she is "not frustrated" by the Brexit process but is "curious" to know more about the UK's aims after meeting Theresa May.

Tesco's Cardiff call centre closes with loss of 1,100 jobs

Tesco's Cardiff call centre will close on Friday with 1,100 jobs lost.