Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Japanese carmaker Toyota to build next generation of Auris in UK

Toyota has said it will build the next generation of its Auris hatchback at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire.

Prime Minister Theresa May says "no UK prime minister could agree to EU demands'

An EU proposal for the Northern Ireland border threatens the "constitutional integrity" of the United Kingdom, Theresa May has said.

Electricals retailer Maplin enters administration with 2,500 jobs at risk

Electricals retailer Maplin has collapsed into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk.

China censors Winnie the Pooh social media posts amid Xi Jinping criticism

China has launched a social media crackdown after criticism of President Xi Jinping's plan to remain in office indefinitely was revealed.

North Korea 'providing materials for Syria chemical weapons'

North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used to make chemical weapons, a UN report says.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson promises to release 'hard' Northern Ireland border letter

Boris Johnson has defended a letter he wrote warning of a harder border on the island of Ireland after Brexit as "very positive", pledging to publish it himself.

North Korean leaders 'used fake Brazilian passports to apply for visas' to visit countries in the West

Kim Jong Un and his father Kim Jong Il - who died in 2011 - used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports to apply for visas to visit countries in the West in the 1990s, according to five senior European security sources.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico offers €1m reward in appeal over slain investigative journalist

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has offered a one million euro ($1.2m) reward for anyone who comes forward with information about the murder of an investigative journalist.

European Union suggests 'common area' across Northern Ireland border

The EU has proposed a "common regulatory area" on the island of Ireland if solutions cannot be found for the post-Brexit border.

Toys R Us UK goes into administration, putting 3,000 jobs at risk

Toys R Us has gone into administration, putting 3,000 UK jobs at risk.

UK weather: Met Office issued red warning for extreme weather in Scotland


The Met Office has issued a red warning for extreme weather in Scotland, as a second day of heavy snow causes major disruption across swathes of the UK.

Chinese video streaming service iQiyi to list on US stock market

Chinese video streaming service iQiyi - often called China's Netflix - has filed to be listed on the US stock market.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Walt Disney plans €2bn expansion at Disneyland Paris

Walt Disney plans to invest 2bn euros (£1.8bn) in Disneyland Paris, expanding the park with a lake and new areas devoted to hit films such as Frozen and Star Wars.

Diesel vehicles ban approved for German cities to cut pollution

German cities will be allowed to ban older diesel vehicles from some areas following a landmark court ruling.

President Donald Trump reaches informal Air Force One deal with Boeing

President Donald Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing to provide two Air Force One planes for $3.9bn (£2.8bn), the White House has said.

Ryanair to close its base at Glasgow Airport

Ryanair is to close its base at Glasgow Airport, warning that 300 jobs could go as a result.

New credit card firms rules 'to save customers up to £1.3bn' annually

Credit card firms are to face a new set of rules aimed at helping those in, or at risk of being in, persistent debt - though they will not have to comply until September.

US tourist arrested in Japan after woman's severed head found in suitcase

A US tourist has been arrested in Japan after police discovered the dismembered body parts of a missing woman in locations in two cities.

Aston Martin roars back into the black with £87m profit

Aston Martin, James Bond's car maker of choice, sold just over 5,000 vehicles last year, allowing the firm to post its first annual profit since 2010.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Heavy snow cancels trains and flights as heavy snow sweeps across Britain

Hundreds of train services and dozens of flights have been cancelled as heavy snow sweeps across Britain, with warnings of more freezing weather on the way.

Ex-footballers jailed for scamming schools out of £5m

Paul Sugrue (Left) and Mark Aizlewood (Right)

A former Wales international who totted up more than 500 Football League appearances has been jailed for his role in a "shameful" multi-million pound scam targeting schools and colleges.

Starbucks to charge 5p for disposable coffee cups in 35 London stores

Starbucks have started charging 5p for disposable coffee cups in 35 London stores as part of a three-month trial.

Ryanair pilot group demands chief executive Michael O'Leary quits the airline

A group representing Ryanair pilots has called on chief executive Michael O'Leary to quit, claiming it is "inevitable" the airline is facing more costly cancellations.

Sales at Primark took hit by warm autumn weather

Sales at Primark took a hit in autumn following a spell of warmer than usual weather, but the fashion chain expects profit growth to pick up this year.

Apple loses legal battle with French tax activists from demonstrating in its main Paris store

Apple has lost a legal attempt to ban French protestors from demonstrating in its main Paris store.

Germany says it will remain 'watchful' after Geely buys $9bn stake in Daimler

Germany says it will remain "watchful" of Chinese carmaker Geely after it became the biggest investor in Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler.

Slovakia shocked by killing of journalist and partner

A Slovak investigative journalist and his partner have been murdered in a suspected assassination linked to the journalist's work.

Saudi Arabia for the first time allows women to join military

Saudi Arabia has for the first time opened applications for women to join its military.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin orders Eastern Ghouta 'humanitarian pause'

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily humanitarian pause in fighting in the Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria.

Leicester explosion: Five people confirmed dead at a shop in Leicester

Five people have died in an explosion at a shop in Leicester.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

President Donald Trump's tax reform gives Warren Buffet conglomerate $29bn boost

US billionaire Warren Buffet says his conglomerate has received a profit boost of $29bn (£20bn) as a result of President Donald Trump's tax reforms, he says.

Prominent Syrian-Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim arrested in Prague

A prominent Syrian-Kurdish leader has been arrested in the Czech capital Prague on a warrant issued by Turkey.

Premier League considers new anti-terror barriers at their grounds

Colombia extradites Washington Prado Álava top drug suspect to US

A man accused of smuggling more than 250 tonnes of cocaine over the past decade has been extradited to the US from Colombia.

North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says South Korea

North Korea is willing to hold talks with the US, South Korea says.

Air strikes by Syrian government on a rebel-held resume hours after UN approves ceasefire

Air strikes by the Syrian government on a rebel-held enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Friday.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Billy Morgan wins snowboarding bronze medal in Pyeongchang

Billy Morgan won bronze in the men's snowboarding big air to secure Great Britain their highest medal tally in Winter Olympics history.

UK ticket holder wins £78m after matching all seven numbers in Friday night's Euromillions draw

A UK ticket holder has won nearly £78m after matching all seven numbers in Friday night's Euromillions draw.

International Committee of Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says 21 members of staff have left their jobs for sexual misconduct in the last three years.

EU leaders debate financial impact of UK's departure

EU leaders have agreed to spend more on common defence and security policy in their next long-term budget, European Council President Donald Tusk says.

Police arrested employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer in Kuwait

Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Persimmon chief's executive bonus cut by £25m

The bonus payout to the chief executive of Persimmon will be cut by £25m following fierce criticism over excessive rewards.

Japanese airbag maker Takata reaches settlement in US

The US arm of Japanese manufacturer Takata has reached a settlement with 44 US state attorneys-general into claims it concealed dangerous defects in its exploding airbags.

One of UK's oldest insurance companies Standard Life Aberdeen sells insurance business for over £3bn

One of the UK's oldest insurance companies is to be sold for £3.24bn.

China seizes control of insurance and financial giant Anbang

Beijing has cracked down on insurance and financial giant Anbang, taking control of the conglomerate and prosecuting the firm's head.

Argentina's security ministry foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot

Argentina's security ministry says it has foiled a plot to use the Russian embassy's diplomatic courier service to smuggle cocaine to Europe.

Winter Olympics: Alina Zagitova wins gold in women's single figure skating

Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova won the first gold for the Olympic athletes from Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women's single figure skating.

Royal Bank of Scotland reports first profit in 10 years

Royal Bank of Scotland has returned to profit for the first time in a decade as it continues its recovery.

Armed officer assigned to Florida school 'did not confront killer', local sheriff says

An armed officer assigned to the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says.

Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce quits over claims of affair with ex-aide

Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce says he is quitting amid claims of sexual harassment and an affair with a former aide.