Wednesday, 30 November 2016

PM: I was right to hold out on letting EU citizens stay in UK after Brexit

Theresa May says she was right not to guarantee EU citizens the right to stay in the UK after Brexit or it would have left British expats "high and dry".

Prince Alwaleed says women driving ban hurts Saudi economy

An influential Saudi prince, the billionaire investor Alwaleed bin Talal, has called on his country to lift its ban on women driving cars.

Bank governor Mark Carney warns on household debt

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has given a warning about the high level of debt in UK households.

Oil surges as Opec 'reaches production cut deal'

The price of oil has surged after reports that Opec members have agreed some details of a production cut.

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann 'faked own kidnapping' in New York

An heir to the Fiat fortune stands accused of falsely claiming he had been kidnapped by a transgender prostitute.

Gareth Southgate named new England manager as he signs four-year contract

Gareth Southgate has been appointed as England manager on a four-year deal.

Support for Scottish independence falls to LOWER level than it received in 2014 referendum

Support for Scottish independence has fallen to 44 per cent - falling below the level the Yes vote received in the 2014 referendum for the first time.

Trump says he will 'leave business' to focus on presidency

President-elect Donald Trump has announced he is to leave his business empire to focus on the presidency and avoid perceived conflicts of interest.

Turkey dormitory fire: Six held after 11 schoolgirls die

Six suspects have been arrested after 12 people - 11 schoolgirls and a teacher - died in a fire at a secondary school dormitory in southern Turkey.

Islamic State group claims Ohio State University rampage

The Islamic State group says it was behind a car and knife rampage at a US college that left 11 people injured.

National Lottery: Thousands of online accounts hacked

National Lottery operator Camelot says it believes thousands of players' online accounts have been hacked.

Canada approves Trans Mountain, Line 3 pipelines, rejects Northern Gateway

Canada will approve two major pipeline projects, but reject a third proposal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced.

Trump eyes ex-Goldman banker Steve Mnuchin for Treasury

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick former Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchin to be treasury secretary, US media suggest.

Oil price lifts on prospect of deal between OPEC ministers

Oil prices have jumped 7% on hopes that OPEC ministers will agree a deal to limit production.

Jessica Ennis-Hill set for new gold after Russian stripped of title

Retired British athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to be awarded another world championship gold medal.

Colombian Senate backs new Farc peace deal

Colombia's Senate has approved a revised peace accord with the country's largest rebel group, the Farc.

German Intelligence Agency Employee Arrested Over Islamist Statements

An employee of the German intelligence agency (BfV) has been arrested after making Islamist statements and sharing agency material, German media report.

RBS worst hit in Bank of England stress test

RBS has missed key hurdles in a Bank of England stress test, forcing it to devise new plans in case of a financial crisis.

Four men took own lives after webcam blackmail

Four men have killed themselves in the UK in the last year after becoming victims of sextortion, police say.

Ambulances 'too slow to 999 calls'

Ambulance services are struggling to reach seriously ill and injured patients quickly enough after rising demand has left the system at breaking point, a BBC investigation has found.

Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team

The football world has rallied around a Brazilian club which lost most of its players in a plane crash in Colombia.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Co-op Energy to take on GB Energy customers

Co-operative Energy will take on all 160,000 customers of collapsed firm GB Energy on their existing price tariff.

Donald Tusk says no expat deal before Article 50

The status of UK and EU expats after Brexit can be resolved only once formal negotiations have started, the European Council president has said.

Aleppo battle: UN alarm as 16,000 civilians flee government advance

Up to 16,000 civilians have been displaced by the Syrian government's advance into besieged rebel-held areas of the city of Aleppo, the UN says.

Syria conflict: US admits mistakes led to strike on state forces

The US has admitted carrying out an attack in eastern Syria that killed dozens of Syrian forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS).

Angela Merkel rejects Theresa May's advances on EU citizen 'hostages'

The German Chancellor has rejected an approach by Theresa May's team to try to settle early the thorny issue of the post-Brexit status of EU citizens in the UK and British citizens across the EU.

Tennessee wildfires threaten Dolly Parton theme park


Mandatory evacuations are under way in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after wildfires set many houses and a hotel ablaze.

Trump names Obamacare critic Tom Price to key role

US President-elect Donald Trump has picked Tom Price, a strong critic of President Obama's healthcare reforms, as his future health secretary.

FA's Greg Clarke says he cannot rule out sex abuse cover-up

The FA chairman says he doesn't know if sex abuse in football was covered up, calling it "the biggest crisis I can remember".

Man 'with axe' shot in Hull city centre

A man has been injured after shots were fired by armed police in Hull city centre.

Christmas toys for sick children stolen from St Mary's Hospital

Kind-hearted donors have come to the rescue and raised thousands of pounds to replace Christmas toys stolen from a hospital.

India v England: Haseeb Hameed & Joe Root cannot prevent defeat as hosts take 2-0 lead

Third Test, Mohali (day four):

Royal Navy warships 'kept beyond sell-by date'

Royal Navy ships are being kept in service "well beyond their sell-by-date", an independent report has said.

Government tells companies to justify executive pay rates

The government is to outline moves later to make companies justify high levels of executive pay.

Eric Bristow: Ex-darts champion loses Sky role for football sex abuse comments

Former darts world champion Eric Bristow has lost his role with Sky Sports after suggesting that football abuse victims are not "proper men".

Haiti presidential election 'won by Jovenel Moise'

Businessman Jovenel Moise has won Haiti's presidential election in the first round, preliminary results show.

Ex-Tesco boss Philip Clarke will not face charges over accounting scandal, lawyer says

Former Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke will not face charges over the accounting scandal at the supermarket, his lawyer has said.

Ohio attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan was 'Somali refugee'

A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali descent and a student on campus, say US officials.

Ofcom orders BT 'separation' from Openreach network

Telecoms regulator Ofcom is to order a legal separation between BT and its Openreach network but stopped short of demanding a full break-up.

Fisherman seriously injured by shark he had caught himself

A fisherman has been seriously injured after he was bitten by a shark he had caught off the Australian coast.

Samsung Electronics considers splitting firm in two

Samsung Electronics has confirmed it is considering dividing the company into two separate firms.

South Korea's President Park 'willing to resign'

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has said she has asked parliament to help her find a way to stand down.

Plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

An emergency has been declared in Colombia after a plane carrying members of a Brazilian football team crashed with 81 people on board.

Monday, 28 November 2016

European president Jean-Claude pleads with EU leaders not to hold 'in-out' referendums

Jean-Claude Juncker has urged EU leaders not to hold referendums on their membership of the bloc because he fears their voters will also choose to leave.

Iranian vessel points weapon at US helicopter

An Iranian vessel pointed its weapon at a US Navy helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz at the weekend, it has been revealed.

Germany will return 100,000 asylum seekers to their home countries, Angela Merkel says

Germany is planning to return 100,000 rejected asylum seekers to their home countries after Angela Merkel admitted: 'It cannot be that all young people from Afghanistan come here'.

RCAF pilot killed in CF-18 crash near Cold Lake, Alberta

A CF-188 Hornet fighter jet has crashed near Cold Lake, Alberta, killing the pilot.

Boeing tax break ruled unlawful by WTO

The US has been given 90 days to drop a special tax exemption for the giant aerospace company Boeing because it amounts to an unlawful subsidy.

Justin Trudeau will not attend Fidel Castro's funeral

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend Fidel Castro's funeral in Cuba.

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager charged with improper conduct by FA

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for kicking a bottle in frustration during the 1-1 draw against West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday.