Saturday, 19 May 2018

Chelsea win FA Cup with 1-0 victory over Manchester United



Chelsea have won their eighth FA Cup after a 1-0 victory over a Manchester United side managed by their former boss Jose Mourinho.

Motorists are paying the highest fuel prices for three-and-a-half years



Motorists are paying the highest fuel prices for three-and-a-half years prompting many to cut back on car use or other spending, according to figures from the AA.

BMW to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK over problems with battery connector



BMW is to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK over problems with a battery connector.

Boris Johnson to make first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years



Boris Johnson is to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years.

Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan married at Windsor



Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become husband and wife, following a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Over 100 people die in Cuba plane crash, reports say



More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say.

Millions of British drivers will be able to carry on using existing insurance policies in the EU after Brexit



Millions of British drivers will be able to carry on using existing insurance policies in the EU after Brexit without the need for additional paperwork, the Government has confirmed.

Kilauea volcano: Hawaiians warned of 'powerful' eruptions within hours



Hawaiians have been given face masks and told to take shelter after scientists warned the Kilauea volcano, which has destroyed homes, could become more violent within hours.

Santa Fe High School: 10 people dead and another 10 injured in shooting



Ten people have been killed and 10 others are injured after a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, says the state governor.

Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at royal wedding



Prince Charles is to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at the royal wedding, Kensington Palace has announced.

Sainsbury's-Asda merger investigated by Competition and Markets Authority



Britain's competition regulator has confirmed it is investigating the planned merger between Sainsbury's and Asda.

U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA's first female director



The U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s choice for CIA Director Gina Haspel Thursday after months of rigorous debate from lawmakers.

Malaysia police seize cash and luxury goods in ex-PM Najib Razak raids



Police in Malaysia say they have seized hundreds of boxes of luxury items and handbags full of foreign currency from properties linked to ex-PM Najib Razak.

China drops sanctions probe into US sorghum imports, as two sides discuss ways of easing trade tensions



China says it is dropping an anti-dumping probe into sorghum imports from the US, as the two sides discuss ways of easing trade tensions.

Commons Speaker John Bercow facing new outburst claims



Commons Speaker John Bercow has acknowledged that "strong and differing views were expressed" in the House of Commons, after claims he called a cabinet minister "a stupid woman".

PayPal bought iZettle, Swedish mobile payments company for $2.2bn



PayPal has bought iZettle, a Swedish mobile payments company that sells a card-reader aimed at small businesses, for $2.2bn (£1.6bn).

Thursday, 17 May 2018

FTSE 100 defies gloom to strike new record high



The FTSE 100 has registered a new record high - signalling some cheer for UK pension funds as the economy stagnates.

Oil tops $80 a barrel for the first time in three-and-a-half years



The oil price has climbed above $80 a barrel for the first time in three-and-a-half years amid simmering global tensions over Iran.

Shares in online grocer Ocado rise 44% on news of Kroger tech deal



Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 44% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger.

US media company CBS loses initial battle with shareholder



The US media company CBS has lost an initial court battle amid a dispute with one of its biggest shareholders over control of the company.

French energy giant Total set to pull out of Iran gas deal without sanctions waiver



French energy giant Total is preparing to pull out of a billion dollar gas project in Iran in the face of renewed US sanctions.

Manchester United quarterly sales up by 8.1% to £137.5m from £127.2m a year before



Manchester United has seen its third quarter revenues rise by 8.1% to £137.5m, from £127.2m a year before.

Ministers signed off on "backstop" that would see UK match EU tariffs after 2020



A new customs proposal hoping to prevent a hard border in Ireland after Brexit has been agreed by cabinet.

Political prisoners held in one of Venezuela's most notorious prisons 'revolt'



Relatives of political prisoners held in one of Venezuela's most notorious prisons say the inmates have staged an uprising.

Hawaii Mount Kilauea: Explosive eruption at volcano



An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sent ash 30,000ft (9,100km) into the sky.