Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Kim Wall: Swedish reporter's headless torso weighed down with metal

The torso of a Swedish journalist found on a beach off Copenhagen was intentionally weighed down, Danish police have said.

Wayne Rooney retires from England duty after rejecting Three Lions recall

England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after rejecting a
Three Lions recall.

Grenfell Tower: Tenant Management Organisation to lose role in wake of tragic fire

Theresa May has told residents those responsible for Grenfell Tower's management will be stripped of their roles in the wake of the tragic fire.

ESPN reassigns sports commentator Robert Lee over 'name coincidence'

ESPN has removed a sports commentator from covering an American football game in Charlottesville because he has the same name as Civil War General Robert E Lee.

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi quantitative easing has made economies more resilient

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has said unconventional policies like quantitative easing (QE) have been a success both sides of the Atlantic.

Corporate giants Walmart and Google to offer voice-enabled shopping

Corporate giants Walmart and Google are teaming up to enter the voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.

US Navy commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin sacked after fatal USS John S McCain collision

The commander of a US Navy fleet has been dismissed in the wake of a fatal collision between a warship and an oil tanker off Singapore.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Google's new mobile OS named Android Oreo

The new version of the Android mobile operating system has been called Oreo as Google continued its tradition of naming releases after confectionery.

Shares in Provident Financial plunge on new profit warning

Shares in Provident Financial lost two thirds of their value on Tuesday after the doorstep lender issued its second profit warning in three months.

Ford eyes deal with Chinese electric carmaker

Ford has said it is in discussions with a Chinese company to create a new line of electric vehicles for the world's biggest market.

Government runs July budget surplus for first time in 15 years

The government recorded a budget surplus last month for the first time since 2002 as more money came in from self-employed tax receipts.

Lidl overtakes Waitrose to become UK's seventh biggest grocer

Lidl has beaten Waitrose to become the UK's seventh largest supermarket chain, according to latest grocery market share figures.

Ford announces £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars

Ford is the latest car company to launch an incentive for UK consumers to trade in cars over seven years old, by offering £2,000 off some new models.

HM Revenue and Customs to offer compensation for childcare site issues

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has begun a compensation scheme for parents unable to apply for government-funded childcare schemes due to IT glitches.

Barcelona sue former player Neymar over world record transfer to Paris St-Germain

Barcelona are suing former player Neymar for 8.5m euros (£7.8m) over his world record move to Paris St-Germain.

Mining giant BHP Billiton to sell US shale business

Mining giant BHP Billiton will sell its US shale assets after pressure from shareholders to offload the underperforming business.

Dominic Chappell to be prosecuted by Pensions Regulator over BHS collapse

The Pensions Regulator is to prosecute Dominic Chappell, the former boss of retail chain BHS.

China relaunches world’s fastest commercial bullet train

China's fleet of high-speed trains is set once again to become the world's fastest.

Barcelona attack: Suspect says bigger attack was planned, say judicial sources

The four suspects in court were (L-R) Mohammed Aalla, Mohamed Houli Chemlal, Sahal al-Karib and Driss Oukabir

One of the alleged Barcelona attack plotters has admitted a bigger attack was planned, say judicial sources.

Afghanistan hails President Trump support in 'joint struggle'

The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump's decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban.

US Navy collision: Human remains found in hunt for missing sailors

Human remains have been found in the hunt for 10 US sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, the navy says.

Seven-month-old baby rescued from Italy quake rubble as search for survivors continues

A baby has been pulled alive from the rubble of a house after an earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Debit and credit card use accelerates, according to UK Finance

UK consumers increasingly turned to plastic in the spring and early summer, with figures showing a rise in the use of credit, debit and charge cards.

Volkswagen to relaunch Kombi van as electric vehicle

Volkswagen plans to make a new electric van inspired by the one that spawned its much-loved camper.

FTSE chief executives' median pay 'down almost 20%', according to accountancy firm Deloitte

The median pay for chief executives of FTSE 100 companies has fallen by almost 20% over the past year, according to accountancy firm Deloitte.