Monday, 18 December 2017

China tells web giants they must accept limits to access

Web giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter would be welcome to operate in China if they adhered to Beijing's strict censorship and surveillance laws, regulators have said.

South Africa's ruling African National Congress picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

Cyril Ramaphosa has been chosen to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the leader of South Africa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC).

RAF Mildenhall: Shots fired at US Air Force base in Suffolk

A man has been arrested after trying to drive through a checkpoint at a base used by the US Air Force in Suffolk.

ESPN president John Skipper resigns citing problem with substance addiction

ESPN president John Skipper has announced his resignation, citing a problem with substance addiction.

Ukraine crisis: Russian truce monitors to leave

Russia is to withdraw its military officers from a joint Russia-Ukraine centre monitoring a fragile truce in the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.

Ikea's tax affairs to be investigated by the European Commission

The European Commission is to open an in-depth investigation into Ikea's corporate tax structure.

Six die as train derails on highway bridge and hits cars in Washington state, US official says

A total of six people have died after a train derailed while crossing a highway bridge in Washington state.

Mobile phone and broadband services need 'radical improvement', says head of the National Infrastructure Commission

The head of the National Infrastructure Commission has called for urgent action to tackle poor mobile phone coverage.

Colman's mustard: Decision on Norwich site in new year

A decision on whether mustard manufacturer Colman's is to remain in Norwich will be announced in the new year, its owner Unilever has said.

Sri Lanka appeals to Russia President Vladimir Putin to lift a ban on Ceylon tea

Sri Lanka is making a special appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove a ban on Ceylon tea.

Bitcoin trading starts on the huge Chicago Mercantile Exchange financial futures market

Bitcoin has moved another step towards mainstream investing with the start of trading on the huge Chicago Mercantile Exchange financial futures market.

Australia's players celebrate after reclaiming the Ashes in the third test

Australia have regained the Ashes after beating England to go 3-0 up in the five-match series in Perth.

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).