Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Dixons Carphone apologised to all its customers after revealing 2017 data breach

Dixons Carphone apologised to all of its customers after revealing that a 2017 data breach affected personal data held in an additional 8.8 million customer records.

British Gas owner Centrica hints at further price rise over wholesale energy costs

British Gas owner Centrica has not ruled out another price hike, a little more than two months after four million customers were hit by the last rise.

Financial Conduct Authority defends decision not to act over RBS small firms scandal

The Financial Conduct Authority has defended its decision not to take punitive action against the Royal Bank of Scotland over the bank's treatment of small businesses by its global restructuring group.

19-year-old jailed for 17 years for killing nurse caught in acid attack crossfire

A 19-year-old man has been jailed for 17 years over the death of a woman who suffered burns as he threatened another man with a bottle of sulphuric acid.

Uber will stop developing self-driving trucks

Uber has said it will stop developing self-driving trucks to focus its autonomous technology solely on cars.

UK car production hit by "perfect storm of events"

The number of cars made in the UK fell last month after domestic demand plunged due to what the industry body called a "perfect storm of events".

US set to spend $113m investment in Asia

The US is set to spend $113m on digital economy, energy and infrastructure in Asia, a move seen as an attempt to counter China's growing influence.

Düsseldorf neo-Nazi attack: Defendant acquitted of bomb blast

A man accused of bombing a Düsseldorf train station in July 2000, targeting Jewish immigrants, has been acquitted.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Lidl plans to develop 3,000 homes to cement planning permission for stores

Lidl is planning to develop 3,000 homes as a sweetener to local councils as it pursues planning permission to build more stores.

Man at the forefront of China's internet czar Lu Wei charged with accepting bribes

The man at the forefront of Chinese internet policy for years has been charged with accepting bribes while in office, state media have reported.

Almost four million people who live in Indian border state of Assam risk losing citizenship

Almost four million people who live in the Indian border state of Assam have been excluded from a list of the country's citizens.

Relatives of 239 people left frustrated as report into missing MH370 reveals 'nothing new'

Relatives of the 239 people on-board Malaysia Airlines flight 370 have expressed frustration that a new report into its disappearance has revealed “nothing new".

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas becomes first Welshman to win Tour de France

Team Sky's Geraint Thomas has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Welshman - and third Briton - to triumph in the race.

Voter turnout high in Zimbabwe's first general election, officials say

Voter turnout is high in Zimbabwe's first general election since long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted, officials say.

BT loses TV rights for 'ultimate fighting' and NBA basketball

BT is understood to have lost the rights to broadcast NBA basketball and UFC ultimate fighting after walking away from a bidding contest.

Northern rail cancelled services resume after timetable chaos

Services scrapped after a timetable shake-up at Northern rail have begun running again, but passengers have faced more cancellations.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Four-hour delays at Eurotunnel due to 'extreme weather'conditions

Passengers are experiencing four-hour delays at Eurotunnel because of "extreme" weather conditions.

Shareholders approve Fox Walt Disney deal

Shareholders have signed off on Walt Disney's plan to buy the film and television assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox for $71bn (£54bn).

US television network CBS investigates report of 'misconduct' by its top executive Les Moonves

US television network CBS says it is investigating reports detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by its top executive Les Moonves.

Monster northern California blaze kills two firefighters

A monster wildfire is raging out of control in northern California after killing two firefighters.

Taliban militants holds first direct talks with US over future peace talks

Taliban militants say they have held their first direct talks with a US official about future peace negotiations aimed at ending America's longest war.

Friday, 27 July 2018

US economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly four years in the second quarter

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly four years in the second quarter, expanding at an annualised rate of 4.1%, official figures show.

Shares in Twitter fallen close to 20% after messaging platform reported fall in active users

Shares in Twitter have fallen close to 20% after the messaging platform reported a fall in active users.

Papa John's founder and former chairman sues pizza chain

The founder and former chairman of Papa John's has taken the company to court seeking access to documents related to his exit from the pizza chain.

British oil and gas giant BP is buying $10.5bn of US shale assets

British oil and gas giant BP is buying $10.5bn (£8bn) of US shale assets as the higher oil price makes new extraction techniques more attractive again.

Lightning strikes damaged signalling cause rail chaos across East Coast

Rail services on the East Coast mainline and across Yorkshire have been disrupted after lightning strikes damaged signalling.

'Gluten-free' Quorn veggie burgers containing gluten recalled

More than 6,000 packs of gluten-free veggie burgers have been recalled by Quorn Foods over fears they contain gluten.

Amazon's quarterly profits break $2bn barrier for first time

Amazon's profits trounced estimates as the retail giant reported a 12-fold increase in net income of $2.5bn (£1.9bn) for the second quarter.

'Serious indications' deadly Greece wildfire was arson, authorities say

There are "serious indications" a wildfire near Athens that has killed more than 80 people was arson, authorities say.

North Korea returns the remains of US servicemen killed during Korean War

North Korea has returned the remains of what are believed to be US servicemen killed during the Korean War.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Brexit: Michel Barnier rules out key UK customs proposal

The EU's chief negotiator has ruled out allowing the UK to collect customs duties on its behalf, a key UK proposal for post-Brexit trade.

Airbus shares soar on higher profits more than doubled in the second quarter

Profits at Airbus, Europe's largest aerospace company, more than doubled in the second quarter despite a slow start to 2018.

Leaders of the Brics back 'open world economy' that benefits all nations

The leaders of the Brics emerging economies have signed a declaration stressing the importance of an "open world economy", in which all countries benefit from globalisation.

Sky pan-European satellite broadcaster profits up as the battle over ownership continues

Sky, the pan-European satellite broadcaster at the centre of a takeover battle, has seen profits rise as it attracted new subscribers.

Facebook shares opened sharply lower on Thursday after growth warning

Facebook shares opened sharply lower on Thursday, after the social media network warned investors of slowing revenue gains and increased spending.

BBC agrees to pay Sir Cliff Richard £850,000 towards legal costs

The BBC has agreed to pay Sir Cliff Richard £850,000 towards his legal costs within 14 days, following his privacy case against the corporation.

Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan's election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals

Former cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan's election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals.

UFC fighter Conor McGregor avoids jail with guilty plea

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time.

President Trump and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker pull back from all-out trade war

The US and EU have agreed to avoid an all-out trade war and work to lower tariffs, in talks that US President Donald Trump hailed as "a very strong understanding".

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

No break for Kit Kat in four-finger trademark battle

After nearly a decade of trying to trademark its four-finger Kit Kat shape in the UK, Nestle has not been given a break.

Woman in 'loveless' marriage denied divorce by court

A wife who says she is trapped in a "loveless" marriage must stay with her husband because he will not divorce her, a court has ruled.

Warring leaders of South Sudan sign power-sharing deal to end five-year civil war

The warring leaders of South Sudan have signed a power-sharing agreement in their latest bid to end a brutal five-year civil war.

Greece wildfires: Anti-terror police investigate after 'armageddon' blazes near Athens

At least 80 people are now confirmed to have died in wildfires that have ripped though Greece, as anti-terror police investigate whether one blaze may have been started deliberately.

Former Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne dies from complications after surgery

Former Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne, one the auto industry's most respected leaders, has died following complications after surgery on his shoulder.

Pakistan election: At least 31 killed on voting day

Pakistan has been hit by violence on the day of its general elections - with at least 31 dead in the worst attack.

American Airlines, Delta and Cathay Pacific bow to China Taiwan pressure

American Airlines, Delta and Cathay Pacific have become the latest carriers to change how they refer to Taiwan online, bowing to pressure from China.

Ryanair fleet cuts from 30 to 24 planes put 300 jobs at risk

Ryanair has announced it is cutting its Dublin-based fleet from 30 to 24 planes for the winter 2018 season, putting 300 jobs at risk.

Financial Conduct Authority suggests 'basic savings rate' to boost returns

Banks could be forced to set a minimum interest rate on their savings accounts, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has suggested.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Prime minister Theresa May takes personal charge of Brexit talks

Theresa May is taking personal control of Brexit talks with the EU, with Dominic Raab deputising for her.

Israel's prime minister rebukes Turkey's Erdogan over 'Hitler' comparison

Israel's prime minister has angrily rebuffed comments by the Turkish president who called Israel the "most fascist, racist state" in the world.