Sunday, 30 September 2018

Europe's golfers reclaims Ryder Cup after beating US in France

Europe's golfers have won back the Ryder Cup after beating the US team 17.5-10.5 at the Golf National course near Paris.

Fears thousands may have died in Indonesia earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

There are fears thousands may have been killed by an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia after the disaster's death toll rose to 832.

Elon Musk to step down as Tesla chairman over tweets about taking Tesla private

Elon Musk must step down as Tesla chair and pay a fine after reaching a deal with US regulators over tweets he posted about taking the firm private.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

A F-35B fighter jet: Programme suffers first crash

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme.

Indonesia tsunami: Strong aftershocks rock Palu day after disaster

Strong aftershocks have continued to hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where a major quake and tsunami killed at least 384 people and injured 500.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Facebook: 50 million accounts hit by security breach

Facebook has said 50 million user accounts were affected by a security breach which potentially enabled hackers to take over people's accounts.

Copenhagen cut off by 'major police operation'

Denmark's eastern island of Zealand, where Copenhagen sits, was cut off for hours as soldiers and police launched a massive manhunt.

Council finance manager who stole £62,000 meant for Grenfell fire survivors is jailed

A council worker who stole tens of thousands of pounds from a Grenfell fire victim fund and the NHS has been jailed.

Tesla shares fall after regulators launch Elon Musk lawsuit

Tesla shares have sunk after US regulators took legal action against co-founder Elon Musk for alleged securities fraud.

Ryanair cancels 250 flights across Europe as strike action hits tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of Ryanair passengers across Europe are suffering disruption as strikes cancel 250 flights.

Ryder Cup: Europe fight back to lead US 5-3 at Le Golf National

Europe came storming back into the Ryder Cup with a sensational clean-sweep of the afternoon foursomes to take a 5-3 lead into Saturday's second day.

Air Niugini plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon, airport officials say

A passenger aircraft has come down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia after it missed the runway, airport officials say.

Strong tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong earthquake


A strong tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit a coastal Indonesian city, officials say.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Energy firms face fire from regulator on handling of customer complaints

The energy regulator has revealed a growing list of household suppliers at risk of facing action over their handling of customer complaints.

Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs makes UK retail bank debut through Marcus

A global banking player has entered the UK easy access savings market.

Sainsbury's-Asda stores overlap in 463 areas, says competition watchdog

The planned £12bn merger between Sainsbury's and Asda risks substantially lessening competition in 463 areas where the businesses overlap, the competition watchdog has warned.

Police chief stabbed to death in the city of Rodez, in southern France

A police chief has been stabbed to death in the city of Rodez, in southern France, outside the city hall.

Germany beats Turkey to host Euro 2024

Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa's executive committee on Thursday.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

America's central bank hikes key rate for third time this year

America's central bank has hiked its key interest rate for the third time this year and stuck with its forecasts for several further increases in coming months.

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler gets first non-German boss

Daimler, the German car maker that owns Mercedes-Benz, will be run by a non-German for the first time next year.

Civil Aviation Authority Watchdog calls on Ryanair to compensate customers

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has called on Ryanair to compensate passengers affected by staff strikes this week.

Mobile phone charges 'unacceptable' says telecoms regulator Ofcom

Mobile operators could soon be forced to reduce monthly bills for customers who have finished paying for their handset.

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox ends Sky association with Comcast stake sale

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox will sell its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast, ending the media mogul's association with the satellite broadcaster after almost three decades.

Barclays bank admits PPI compensation error

Barclays has apologised for giving wrong information to tens of thousands of customers who started compensation claims over payment protection insurance (PPI).

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Ryanair to cancel 190 or 8% of its 2,400 scheduled flights on Friday across Europe

Ryanair says it has cancelled 190, or about 8% of its 2,400 scheduled flights this Friday.

Head of Argentina's central bank Luis Caputo quits after three months

The head of Argentina's central bank has resigned amid reports of a row over policies to restore confidence in the country's ailing economy.

Manchester United revenues hit record of £590m in the year to the end of June

Revenues made by Manchester United have hit a record as the football club earned more money from TV rights.

Santander appoints Andrea Orcell to be its new chief executive

One of Europe's biggest banks, Banco Santander, has poached the head of investment banking at UBS to be its next chief executive.

US chipmaker Qualcomm claims Apple shared tech with Intel

US chipmaker Qualcomm has accused Apple of sharing its technology with rival suppliers including Intel in a theft intended to improve the performance of non-Qualcomm chips.

US fashion giant Michael Kors snaps up Versace for $2.1bn

US fashion giant Michael Kors has confirmed a $2.1bn takeover of Versace in a move that has outraged some fans of the Italian fashion house.

Hundreds of job losses as drugs firm Novartis to close Grimsby site

Hundreds of jobs will be lost when a major employer in Grimsby closes its pharmaceutical factory as part of "global transformation".

US treasury department imposes sanctions on Venezuela's First Lady Cilia Flores

The US treasury department has imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela's First Lady, Cilia Flores.

Stefan Lofven: Sweden's parliament ousts prime minister

Sweden's centre-left prime minister, Stefan Lofven, will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament.

UK millionaire and wife found murdered in northern Thailand

The bodies of a UK millionaire and his Thai wife have been found in northern Thailand nearly a week after what police suspect was a contract killing.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Oil price hit a four-year high of over $81 as Opec keeps output steady

Oil prices have hit a four-year high of over $81 a barrel after Saudi Arabia and Russia rejected calls by Donald Trump to increase production.

Dallas police officer fired for killing innocent man in his own apartment

A Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black man inside his own flat, saying she confused it for her own home, has been fired.

Versace set for $2bn takeover by US fashion group Michael Kors

Versace is reportedly set to be snapped up by US fashion group Michael Kors in a $2bn (£1.5bn) deal.

Russia to send new anti-aircraft missiles to Syria

Russia is to send new anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, a week after Syrian forces accidentally shot down a Russian aircraft during an Israeli air strike.

Barrick and Randgold Resources to create world's biggest gold miner

Canada's Barrick Gold is buying Randgold Resources, creating the world's biggest gold miner with a value of about $18bn (£14bn).

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Petrol prices could fall by as much as 3p a litre, says the AA

Petrol prices could fall by as much as 3p a litre as a result of falling wholesale prices and a potential supermarket price war, the AA has said.

Irish president accosted in Dublin state home by protester, according to reports

Security is being reviewed at the official residence of the president of Ireland after a housing protester walked in unchallenged and accosted the 77-year-old, according to reports.

Sir Alex Ferguson honoured on first return to Old Trafford since emergency surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson has been honoured on his return to Old Trafford for the first time since he suffered a brain haemorrhage in May.

'Hezbollah treasurer' Assad Ahmad Barakat arrested in Brazil border city

Police in Brazil have arrested a man accused by the United States of being one of the main financial operators of the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah.

Singer Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

Singer Rihanna has said she "couldn't be more proud" after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of  Barbados.

Iran military parade attacked by gunmen in south-western city of Ahvaz

Gunmen have opened fire on an Iranian military parade in the south-western city of Ahvaz, killing at least 25 people, including civilians, and injuring 60, state media say.

Minimum wage: UK workers underpaid by record £15.6m

A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the past year.

US investment bank Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank

A new savings bank hits the UK next week, but it's far from being a new company.

Friday, 21 September 2018