Saturday, 31 March 2018

Happy Easter!


Wishing You All A Blessed And Happy Easter.

US state department may tie social media to visa applications



The Trump administration has said it wants to start collecting the social media history of nearly everyone seeking a visa to enter the US.

Spy poisoning: Russia told Britain more than 50 of its diplomats will have to leave



Russia has told Britain a total of more than 50 of its diplomats will have to leave, amid a deepening row over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK.

Islamic State 'Beatles' duo complain revoking their UK citizenship denies them a fair trial


 
Two Britons accused of being Islamic State members have complained they will not get a fair trial because the UK government has stripped them of their citizenship.

North Korea sanctions: UN Security Council has blacklisted 27 ships, 21 shipping companies



The UN Security Council has blacklisted 27 ships, 21 shipping companies and one individual for aiding North Korea in its effort to evade sanctions.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Passengers at Stansted Airport evacuated after a bus caught fire outside building



Passengers at Stansted Airport were evacuated from the terminal after a bus caught fire outside the building.

Motorway petrol prices 'exploitative', says transport secretary Chris Grayling



The transport secretary has called for an investigation into "exploitative" motorway fuel prices.

Spy poisoning: Russia escalates spy row with new expulsions of officials from 23 other countries



Russia has announced further measures against UK diplomats while at the same time declaring tit-for-tat expulsions of officials from 23 other countries.

iQiyi : China's Netflix - made a rocky US stock market debut



Chinese video streaming service iQiyi - often called China's Netflix - made a rocky US stock market debut as it launched on the Nasdaq.

France offers to mediate in conflict in northern Syria between Turkey and Kurds



France has offered to mediate in the conflict in northern Syria, where Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish fighters in January.

Brazil police arrested lawyer José Yunes, President Michel Temer's ally in graft probe



Police in Brazil have arrested lawyer José Yunes, who is a close friend and ex-advisor to President Michel Temer.

Russia state of emergency as toxic dump fumes hit town of Volokolamsk, north-west of Moscow



Russian officials say a state of emergency will be declared in the town of Volokolamsk, north-west of Moscow, where thousands have protested over toxic fumes from a landfill site.

Nerve agent attack: Condition of spy's daughter Yulia Skripal 'improving rapidly'



The daughter of the Russian spy targeted in the Salisbury nerve agent attack is understood to be eating and drinking in hospital.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Barclays agrees to pay $2bn to settle US fraud case




Barclays has agreed to pay $2bn (£1.4bn) to settle a lawsuit brought by the US government over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

Ex French president Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over corruption allegations



Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will face trial over charges of corruption and misuse of influence, France's financial prosecutor says.

French police detain man who 'shouted Arabic insults' before 'driving at soldiers'who were jogging near army base



French police have detained a man accused of trying to run over several soldiers who were jogging near an army base.

BP boss Bob Dudley takes £3m hit, but pay package rises 13% to £9.5m



It has emerged that BP boss Bob Dudley gave up some pay rewards as part of a reduction to his package last year - though the total still rose 13% to £9.5m.

Plane 'runs over man's foot' at Gatwick Airport



A baggage handler has been seriously injured after a plane reportedly ran over his foot at Gatwick Airport.

Fire at a police station in Venezuelan city of Valencia, left 68 people dead, government officials say



A fire at a police station in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, in Carabobo state, has left 68 people dead, government officials say.

Australian ball-tampering: Darren Lehmann to quit as head coach of Australia



Darren Lehmann is to quit as head coach of Australia at the end of the current Test series against South Africa.

Decision day for Britain's biggest engineering group GKN as shareholders vote on its future



By one o'clock this afternoon the fate of Britain's biggest engineering group, GKN will be decided.

UK hopes to roll over 40 trade arrangements with 70 countries in place by end of Brexit, says Liam Fox



The UK hopes to have 40 trade arrangements with 70 countries in place by the end of the Brexit transition period in 2020, the international trade secretary has said.

Renault shares leap after Nissan merger report



Shares in Renault hit levels not seen for more than a decade on Thursday following a report the French brand is to merge with Nissan.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Bank of England gives European banks extra time to prepare for Brexit



The Bank of England has reassured European banks operating in the UK that they will have more time to prepare for Brexit now that the UK and Europe have agreed a transition period.

Shire shares jump after Takeda confirms bid interest




Takeda, Japan's largest drugs firm by sales, has said it is considering a possible offer for the UK's Shire.

Mustard maker Colman's Norwich factory closure in 2019 confirmed



Mustard maker Colman's has confirmed it will close its base in Norwich, where the condiment has been produced for 160 years.

General Sir Nicholas Carter named UK's new Chief of Defence Staff



General Sir Nicholas Carter is to become the UK's new Chief of the Defence Staff - making him Britain's most senior military officer.

Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed in England



People in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste.

TOM Vehicle rental firm collapses with loss of 428 jobs



More than 400 workers are to lose their jobs after a vehicle hire firm collapsed.

Kim Jong-un was in Beijing, China and North Korea confirm



After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un did pay a visit to Beijing.

Google will pay nearly £50m in tax to Treasury this year



Google will pay nearly £50m in tax to the Treasury this year.

Captain Steve Smith and vice-skipper David Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia over ball-tampering



Captain Steve Smith and vice-skipper David Warner have been banned for a year by Cricket Australia over their recent ball-tampering in South Africa.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Nato expels seven Russian diplomats in response to nerve agent attack in UK



Nato is expelling seven Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in the UK.

Police inspector Darren McKie jailed for 19 years over the murder of his wife Leanne



Police inspector Darren McKie has been jailed for at least 19 years for the murder of his wife Leanne.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says 'We can't find Russian spies to expel'



New Zealand has said it wants to join the chorus of voices against Vladimir Putin by removing Russian spies - but it can't find any to kick out.

South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela's golden hand casts sell for $10m in bitcoin



Gold castings of the hands of South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela have been sold for $10m (£7m) in bitcoin.

Swedish fashion giant H&M sees discounting as sales drop



Swedish fashion giant H&M - the world's second-biggest clothing chain - has posted a 61% profit fall for the three months to February amid weak sales.

Energy firm banned from taking on new customers until it starts to clear backlog of complaints



Energy firm Iresa has been banned from accepting new customers until it starts to clear a backlog of complaints.

Asia markets follow US shares up as trade war fears ease



Asian markets followed Wall Street's lead and rose sharply on Tuesday, as hopes grew that a trade war between the US and China could be averted.

Pharmaceuticals giant GSK may sell Horlicks to fund Novartis deal



Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline is to take full control of a joint venture which owns Sensodyne toothpaste, Panadol headache tablets and Nicotinell patches.

Uber Technologies seeks Dutch payments licence in drive to diversify



Uber Technologies has submitted an application for a European payments processing licence as it seeks to accelerate its diversification into a broad range of consumer-facing services.

Tabasco sauce habitat 'under threat' from rising tide



Tabasco sauce as we know it could be slowly vanishing from our dinner tables as rising coastlines have a dramatic effect on its habitat.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe



The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK.

Saudi forces shot down seven missiles launched into Saudi territory by Houthi rebels in Yemen



Saudi forces say they have shot down seven missiles launched into Saudi territory by Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Malaysia's government proposed 10 year-jail terms for 'fake news'



Malaysia's government has proposed new legislation to combat "fake news", with offenders facing up to 10 years in prison.

Uber sells South East Asia ride-share and food delivery businesses to rival Grab



Uber is selling its South East Asia ride-share and food delivery businesses to regional rival Grab.

Arrests after hackers make ATMs across Europe dispense cash



A cybercrime mastermind who remotely instructed ATMs across Europe to dispense cash to waiting gang members has been arrested.

Royal Mail : First and second-class stamp prices rise



The 2p price rise in the cost of first and second class stamps has now taken effect.

France attack: Redouane Lakdim's girlfriend 'known to security services'



The girlfriend of the man who carried out last week's attack in south-west France was known to the security services, local media report.

Russia Kemerovo fire: Shopping centre no alarm and exits were blocked



Russian investigators and witnesses say there was no alarm and exits were blocked when a fire engulfed a shopping and entertainment mall in Siberia, killing at least 64 people.

More than 50 injured in protests over arrest of Catalan president in Germany



Protests have erupted in Barcelona following the arrest in Germany of Catalan president Carles Puigdemont.