Saturday, 30 June 2018

Argentina heading home as World Cup last 16 starts with bang


France are the first team in to the World Cup quarter-finals after a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina which sends Lionel Messi home.

Migrant crisis: Italy Interior Minister Matteo Salvini closes ports to non-governmental organisations boats

Migrants saved by boats run by non-governmental organisations will not be allowed into Italy, rightwing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says.

World Cup warning over fake football kits

Football fans are being warned about the risk of inadvertently spending big money on fake kits and counterfeit memorabilia as fraudsters seek to take advantage of World Cup fever.

Four dead and a teenage girl in critical condition following car crash with Uber in Leeds

Four men have died and a teenage girl is in a critical condition following a car crash in Leeds.

Nike shares fly as sales momentum mounts in the most recent quarter

Nike is back in fashion in North America with a 3% rise in sales in the most recent quarter, propelling shares to a record high on Friday.

Owners of Nissan's new electric Leaf claim they were misled about the car

Owners of Nissan's new electric Leaf say they were given misleading information about the car before buying it.

Unions welcomed a merger between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp

Unions have welcomed a merger between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp which will create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker.

Belgian boy heads off to university aged 8

A Belgian boy has graduated secondary school aged eight after completing six years' study in just a year and a half.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Carbon dioxide shortage hit supermarket food choice

The carbon dioxide shortage will start affecting some supplies to supermarkets this weekend, the Food and Drink Federation has warned.

Debate over cash machines fee cut prompts fresh row

Debate over the future of ATMs in the UK has intensified ahead of a cut in the fee operators receive from banks.

UK's economic growth revised up for the first quarter of the year

The UK's economic growth has been revised up for the first quarter of the year after construction data was found to be stronger than earlier estimates.

Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp are close to agreeing terms on a merger

Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp are close to agreeing terms on a merger that will create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker, after Arcelor Mittal.

Accountancy giant PwC hangs up on landlines in mobile move

Accountancy giant PwC is doing away with landlines at office desks, with all staff expected to only use mobiles by the end of the summer.

EU leaders plan closed migrant centres after marathon talks at leaders summit in Brussels

Closed migrant centres are to be set up in EU states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a leaders summit in Brussels.

Capital Gazette shooting: Staff publish Friday edition after a gunman killed five people and injured two more

Staff at a Maryland newspaper have published a Friday edition after a gunman killed five people and injured two more at the paper's office.

British defence giant BAE Systems wins multi-billion pound Australian warship contract

British defence giant BAE Systems has won a multi-billion pound contract from the Australian government to build nine new warships, marking a significant victory for British military exports.

Chinese government eases some foreign investment rules

The Chinese government has eased rules that limit foreign investment in the country's banks, car industry and agriculture.

Hillsborough disaster match commander David Duckenfield will go on trial

The match commander on the day of the Hillsborough disaster David Duckenfield will face trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 football supporters, a judge has ruled.

Deutsche Bank's US arm fails Fed's stress test

Deutsche Bank's US division has failed the second round of the Federal Reserve's annual two-stage stress tests, designed to assess how well the sector could withstand another financial crisis.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Oil giant BP buys UK's largest car charging firm Chargemaster

Oil giant BP is buying the UK's largest electric charging network, Chargemaster, for £130m.

Ticketmaster 'warned of hack attack in April by Monzo'

Ticketmaster was warned in April that it had been the victim of a hack attack, digital bank Monzo has claimed.

Parts of Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building in danger of 'sudden collapse'

Parts of the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building are to be dismantled after it was ravaged by fire earlier this month.

Duke of Cambridge visits Jerusalem's most sacred religious sites

The Duke of Cambridge has visited Jerusalem's most sacred religious sites and his great-grandmother's grave on the final day of his official tour.

British Airways' owner IAG expands budget airline Level to short-haul routes

British Airways' owner IAG is expanding its low-cost long-haul airline Level further by launching short-haul routes from a base in Austria.

World Cup 2018: England fans flock to Russian city of Kaliningrad for group decider against Belgium

England have been urged to keep their World Cup momentum going as millions of fans prepare to watch their group decider against Belgium.

Apple and Samsung finally settled seven-year-long patent dispute

Apple and Samsung have finally settled a seven-year-long patent dispute, bringing to an end the long-running battle over the design of their rival smartphones.

Queen will not attend anniversary service this morning as she is feeling unwell

The Queen will not attend an anniversary service this morning at St Paul's Cathedral as she is feeling unwell.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Military called in to tackle fire near Saddleworth Moor

The military has been called in to help battle a huge moorlands fire which has been raging for three days.

Police seize £200m including cash, jewellery and handbags linked to Malaysia's former prime minister

Police raids linked to Malaysia's former prime minister have uncovered cash, jewellery, luxury handbags and other items worth up to £206m.

Argentina legend Diego Maradona 'fine' after being seen by doctor during World Cup match

Argentina legend Diego Maradona said he was "fine" after being seen by a doctor during the team's World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday.

Prince William and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands in West Bank

Prince William has spoken of his hopes for a "lasting peace" in the Middle East as he met Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.

UK wins bid for Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to attribute blame for chemical weapons attacks

The UK has been successful with its bid for the international chemical weapons watchdog to be able to apportion blame for attacks.

John Lewis Partnership to close four Waitrose convenience shops and a supermarket after issuing profit warning

John Lewis Partnership is to close four Waitrose convenience shops and a supermarket after issuing a profit warning.

World Cup holders Germany crash out of World Cup after losing 2-0 to South Korea

World Cup holders Germany have crashed out of this year's tournament after losing 2-0 against South Korea in their final group game.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Israel president asks Prince William to take 'message of peace' to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Israel's president has called on Prince William to take with him "a message of peace" when he meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

At least one person arrested over 'murder' of British couple Charlie and Gayle Anderson in Jamaica

At least one person has been arrested over the murder of a British couple who were living in Jamaica.

Uber granted 15-month licence to operate in London by court

Uber has been granted a 15-month licence to operate in London in a decision which reverses a block placed on its service last year.

President Trump lauds 'tremendous' Supreme Court travel ban ruling

US President Donald Trump has hailed a Supreme Court ruling upholding his travel ban which covers people from several Muslim-majority countries.

Westminster knifeman found guilty of preparing terror attack

A north London plumber, who spent years making bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan, came within yards of launching a deadly knife attack on Downing Street.

Chief executive of shoe manufacturer Clarks quits after conduct investigation

The chief executive of shoe manufacturer Clarks has resigned after an inquiry into complaints surrounding his conduct.

Heathrow Airport third runway overwhelmingly backed by MPs in Commons vote

MPs have overwhelmingly backed the government's £14bn proposal to expand Heathrow Airport with a third runway.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Energy giant E.On announces 4.8% dual fuel price rise

Energy giant E.On has said its standard tariff prices will rise by an average of 4.8% for those customers who take both gas and electricity.

British Airways owner IAG in dogfight with Lufthansa for Norwegian Air

Shares in Norwegian Air soared almost 10% after the boss of Lufthansa said the German carrier was interested in making a bid for the low-cost airline. 

Poundworld axed 98 jobs from its head office as administrators struggle to find buyer

Poundworld has axed 98 jobs from its head office as administrators struggle to find a buyer for the discount retailer.

Australian court fined Apple A$9m for misleading customers in Australia

An Australian court has fined Apple A$9m (£5m;$6.5m) for refusing to fix iPhones and iPads that had been serviced by third parties.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begins two-day visit to China following denuclearisation summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is beginning a two-day visit to China, following his summit with Donald Trump in Singapore last week.

Three dead and three wounded in Sweden shooting in the Swedish city of Malmo

Three people have died and three are injured in a shooting in the Swedish city of Malmo.

New undertakings by 21st Century Fox in Sky takeover bid

Sky News has received a 15-year funding commitment from entertainment giant Disney in the latest twist in the takeover battle for its parent company Sky.

Britain will be forced to leave European Arrest Warrant deal after Brexit, EU's chief negotiator says

Britain will be forced to leave the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) deal after Brexit, the EU's chief negotiator has said.

Monday, 18 June 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership under threat over migrant policy

Angela Merkel's leadership is under threat after her alliance partner gave her two weeks to agree to turn away refugees at Germany's borders.