Thursday, 31 May 2018

Italy's populist parties say "all the conditions have been met" for a political government



Italy's populist leaders say "all the conditions have been met" for a political government.

Deloitte and former Autonomy finance chiefs facing disciplinary action from the accountancy watchdog



Former finance chiefs of Autonomy and Deloitte are facing disciplinary action from the accountancy watchdog seven years after it was sold for $11bn (£7.4bn).

Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich put stadium plans on hold after visa delay



Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has put the club's stadium plans on hold after delays to the renewal of his UK visa.

FirstGroup chief executive Tim O'Toole stepped down with "immediate effect" after £327m loss



FirstGroup chief executive Tim O'Toole has stepped down with "immediate effect" after the bus and train operator reported a huge full-year loss.

President Trump pardons writer Dinesh D'Souza



President Donald Trump has issued a pardon to conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted in 2014 of violating campaign finance laws.

Denmark passes law banning veils such as burqa or niqab



Denmark is banning garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the burqa or niqab.

Zinedine Zidane quits as Real Madrid boss days after Champions League win



Zinedine Zidane has quit as Real Madrid boss five days after guiding them to a third Champions League title in a row.

Uganda's parliament imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax 'to stop gossip'



Uganda's parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms.

Frank Lampard confirmed as the new manager of Derby County



Frank Lampard has been confirmed as the new manager of Derby County, signing a three-year deal with the Championship club.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

M&S avoids relegation from FTSE 100 as online grocery retailer Ocado moves up



M&S has avoided relegation from the FTSE 100 as online grocery retailer Ocado moves into the elite group, it has been confirmed.

Belgium police attacker 'killed someone day before', officials say



A gunman who shot dead two police officers and a civilian in Belgium had killed another person the day before, officials have said.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah gives Egypt hope for World Cup with news over injury



Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will be fit to play some part in Egypt's World Cup campaign, his country says.

Pilot dies as helicopter crashes into field in North Yorkshire



A pilot has died after a helicopter crashed into a field in North Yorkshire.

Pair face jail after claiming £125,000 by posing as Grenfell Towers victims



A man and a woman who received £125,000 after falsely claiming they lived in Grenfell Tower have pleaded guilty to fraud.

Royal Bank of Scotland to press ahead with branch closures



The board of Royal Bank of Scotland has refused to yield to demands for a halt to branch closures.

leading fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan jailed for fraud



A leading fashion designer, who made history at New York Fashion Week by having all her models wear headscarves, has been jailed for 18 years for fraud.

'Dead' journalist and Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko alive after murder plot foiled



Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko, who was reported to have been shot dead on Wednesday, has strolled into a news conference where he declared "I'm still alive".

Tony the Tiger, Milky Bar Kid and the Honey Monster could be banned



Tony the Tiger, the Milky Bar Kid and the Honey Monster should be banned from promoting sugary snacks, MPs have said.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

US Department of Justice clears Bayer's £45bn deal to buy Monsanto



The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved Bayer's deal to buy rival Monsanto on condition it sells almost £7bn in assets.

Pret A Manger - the UK-based staff to get £1,000 each when sandwich chain is sold to Krispy Kreme owner for £1.5bn



Pret A Manger - the UK-based sandwich shop chain - is to be sold to the German-controlled company behind Krispy Kreme doughnuts for £1.5bn.

Football Association backs England striker Raheem Sterling over 'unacceptable' gun tattoo



The Football Association has defended England forward Raheem Sterling after his new M16 assault rifle tattoo was criticised by an anti-gun campaigner.

Dixons Carphone to close 92 stores as profits slide



Shares in Dixons Carphone have closed 20.7% down after it warned of a sharp fall in profits this year.

Sir Martin Sorrell set for comeback with new advertising venture



Sir Martin Sorrell is set for a return to the London stock market just weeks after leaving advertising giant WPP.

Fears over Italy's political upheaval spread to Wall Street after Europe's financial markets closed lower



Fears over Italy's political upheaval spread to Wall Street after Europe's financial markets closed lower.

Prisoner kills two female officers after stealing their weapons in Belgian city of Liege



A man has shot dead two female police officers after stealing their weapons in the Belgian city of Liege.

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich can enter UK on visitor visa but cannot work, PM says



Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich can enter Britain on a visitor visa after gaining Israeli citizenship, Theresa May's spokesperson has said.

Israel strikes Gaza after heaviest mortar barrage in years



Israel has attacked militant sites in Gaza after coming under the heaviest barrage of mortar and rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave in years.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Treatment centre for cryptocurrency addicts opens in the Scottish Borders



A treatment centre is opening in the Scottish Borders to treat people who are addicted to trading cryptocurrencies.

England cricketers 'emphatically deny' match fixing claims, the England and Wales Cricket Board says



England cricketers "emphatically deny" allegations that any of them tried to fix matches, the England and Wales Cricket Board has said.

Malian 'spiderman' Mamoudou Gassama hero to get French citizenship after saving child from fourth floor balcony



A Malian man hailed a hero after saving a child dangling from a fourth floor balcony in Paris will be granted French citizenship.

Former International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli asked to be Italy's new prime minister



A former International Monetary Fund official has been asked to be Italy's new prime minister amid outrage from the country's populist parties.

Food and farming sector makes post-Brexit demands



The food and farming industry wants assurances from the government that it will still be able to recruit enough staff from the EU after Brexit.

UK engineering firm Smiths Group starts merger talks with US rival



UK engineering firm Smiths Group has begun talks with the US company ICU Medical about merging the two firms' healthcare operations.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Nicaragua unrest: Thousands of protesters join renewed anti-government rallies



Thousands of protesters have marched in the Nicaraguan capital Managua and other cities to demand the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo.

Joshua Holt case: US sanctions 'to stay' despite the release of a US prisoner and his wife on Saturday



US Vice-President Mike Pence says sanctions will remain on Venezuela despite the release of a US prisoner and his wife on Saturday.

Flights are delayed at Stansted Airport after lightning hit aircraft fuelling system, leaving planes unable to refuel



Flights are delayed at Stansted Airport after lightning hit the aircraft fuelling system, leaving planes unable to refuel.

Real Madrid 3 -1 Liverpool: Gareth Bale scores stunning goal in Champions League final




Gareth Bale came off the bench and scored a spectacular bicycle kick on the biggest stage as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win their third successive Champions League title.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Big Six energy giant SSE loses 430,000 customers



Energy giant SSE lost 430,000 customers last year as competition intensified and it prepares to merge its retail business with npower.

Michel Platini wants to return to football after 'nightmare' investigation into possible financial wrongdoing



Michel Platini has vowed to return to football after Swiss prosecutors said no evidence has been found "so far" in their investigation into possible financial wrongdoing.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace at surprise summit



North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the second time in a month - with the pair sharing an embrace.

Champions League final 2018: Real Madrid vs Liverpool



The kings of European soccer will be crowned Saturday as upstart Liverpool looks to dethrone defending champ Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final to be played in Kiev, Ukraine.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Homebase sold for £1 as DIY disaster ends for Wesfarmers



The Australian owner of Homebase has sold the DIY chain for £1, ending its disastrous foray into the UK.

Food packaging giant Tetra Pak says plastic straws are vital



Food packaging giant Tetra Pak has said plastic straws serve a "vital" function in cartons and should not be banned.

Police find $28m cash and luxury Hermes bags in raids linked to Malaysia ex-PM Najib



Malaysian police say they found $28.6m (£21.3m) in cash stuffed in bags during a search of several apartments linked to ousted leader Najib Razak.

Mississauga restaurant bomb: Canada police hunt two suspects



Canadian police have launched a huge manhunt for two suspects who set off a homemade bomb at a restaurant in a Toronto suburb.

Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp accused of breaking GDPR laws



Complaints have been filed against Facebook, Google, Instagram and WhatsApp within hours of the new GDPR data protection law taking effect.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million US vehicles over a defect



Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million US vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control.

France detained two former foreign intelligence agents on suspicion of spying for China, French media report



France has detained two former foreign intelligence agents on suspicion of spying for China, French media report.

Caribbean island of Barbados elects Mia Mottley as first woman prime minister



The Caribbean island of Barbados has elected its first woman prime minister since gaining independence from Britain in 1966.

Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest



Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers.