Saturday, 27 October 2018

Michael D Higgins wins Irish presidency by landslide

Michael D Higgins will serve a second term as Ireland's president after a landslide election win.

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle 'seriously ill in hospital'

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has fallen ill and been taken to hospital after preparing to appear on television.

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia to try suspects, foreign minister says

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia.

Los Angeles Dodgers win longest game in World Series history, beating Boston Red Sox

Max Muncy sparked delirium among Los Angeles Dodgers fans after hitting the decisive home run in the longest game in World Series history on Friday.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Barclays will not face court trial over crisis fundraising


Barclays has been spared a court trial over its emergency fundraising during the global financial crisis.

US economy grew at annualised rate of 3.5% in third quarter of the year

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of the year, official figures have shown.

A High Court makes '£15bn pension ruling'

A High Court ruling on gender equalisation of pension payouts could have an estimated £15bn effect on major pension schemes.

Crossrail delay: £350m loan for London route announced by government

A £350m bailout of the delayed Crossrail project has been announced by the government.

Supermarket giant Asda considering up to 2,500 job cuts

Supermarket giant Asda is to begin consultations with staff on changes that could mean up to 2,500 job cuts.

Shares on Wall Street ends higher in rebound

Shares on Wall Street have closed higher, rebounding after a bruising trading session on Wednesday.

British Airways owner IAG says 185,000 more customers may have been hacked in cyber attack

British Airways owner IAG has said 185,000 further customers may have had their personal details compromised during a cyber attack.

BT calls on Worldpay's Philip Jansen to be next chief executive

BT's new chief executive has been confirmed as Philip Jansen - the current boss of payment services firm Worldpay.

Four million millennials can get new railcard, says rail industry

The new 26-30 railcard will go on sale before the end of the year - and this time it will be available to all four million eligible passengers, the rail industry has announced.

Eighteen dead and several others missing after flood hits school trip in Jordan's Dead Sea area

At least 18 people have died and several others are missing after flooding hit a school trip in Jordan's Dead Sea area.

Topshop owner Sir Philip Green denies 'unlawful sexual or racist behaviour'

Tesla delivers 'historic' $311m profit

Tesla has reported a quarterly profit for just the third time in its 15-year history.

WPP shares dive 14% as growth slows

Shares in WPP have closed down nearly 14% after the advertising giant warned that growth in the business is slowing.

Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment claims

Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016.

Ireland presidential election: Voters set for polling day

Polls will open in the Republic of Ireland later on Friday as voters elect their president.

Portrait by AI program sells for $432,000

An artwork created by an artificially intelligent program has been sold at auction for $432,000 (£337,000).

Desirée Mariottini killing: Three migrants held in Italy over girl's death

Three migrants from Senegal and Nigeria have been arrested by police investigating the rape and killing of a girl whose death has been seized upon by the populist right.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Debenhams 'seeks to close 50 of its 166 stores in survival bid

Debenhams is understood to be seeking to close 50 of its 166 stores in a radical overhaul as it prepares to reveal a record £500m loss.

Prime Minister Theresa May 'not going anywhere' after showdown with Tory MPs

Theresa May has faced down her critics at a crunch meeting of Tory MPs, with one saying the prime minister is "not going anywhere".

Man arrested in London after police officers stabbed in the head with screwdriver

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver.

Apple and Samsung fined by Italian authorities over "planned obsolescence" in smartphones

Apple and Samsung have been fined millions of euros each by Italian authorities over "planned obsolescence" in smartphones.

Lucky winner scoops record $1.6bn jackpot in US Mega Millions lottery

A single ticket sold in South Carolina has scooped a record-breaking $1.6bn (£1.2bn) jackpot in the US Mega Millions lottery.

North Sea oil and gas spend 'could still be £330bn', according to leading industry experts

Up to £330bn could be spent on extracting oil and gas from UK waters over the next three decades, according to leading industry experts.

Ford, Fiat and Nissan ads banned for encouraging unsafe driving

Three different carmakers have had ads banned for encouraging unsafe driving.

Tim Cook blasts 'weaponisation' of personal data and praises General Data Protection Regulation

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has demanded a tough new US data protection law, in an unusual speech in Europe.

Men suspected of murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be barred from UK, says PM Theresa May

The men suspected of murdering the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be allowed to enter the UK, Theresa May has said.

Jumpei Yasuda: Japanese freelance journalist held in Syria is safe

A Japanese freelance journalist held hostage by militants in northern Syria for three years has been freed and has confirmed he is safe and well.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Oil price falls

Oil prices have fallen amid concerns about the political tensions with Saudi Arabia and as stock markets around the world are on the slide.

UK-based company Dyson chooses Singapore for new electric car plant

Dyson, the UK-based company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has chosen to build its new electric car in Singapore.

HM Revenue & Customs investigates tax payments of 171 players, 44 clubs and 31 agents

The tax payments of 171 players, 44 clubs and 31 agents are being investigated by HM Revenue & Customs.

Prime Minister Theresa May will face Tory critics at showdown meeting

Theresa May will face her backbenchers at a potentially crucial meeting on Wednesday, Sky News can confirm.

Italy's budget rejected by European Commission

Italy's budget, which increases spending despite the country's high level of debt, has been rejected by the European Commission.

London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee from next year

Uber says it plans to charge users in London an extra 15p per mile from next year as it gears up for an all-electric future in the UK capital.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico tourist resorts

Tourist resorts on Mexico's Pacific coast are bracing for 160mph winds as Hurricane Willa barrels towards them.

'Hold our nerve' on Brexit, under-pressure prime minister Theresa May tells party

Italy defends budget despite European Union fears over high debt

Italy is standing by its troublesome budget, refusing to cut spending despite debt reaching 130% of GDP.

British carmaker Aston Martin considers flying in parts after Brexit amid Dover port concerns

The boss of Aston Martin says border problems after Brexit could leave it unable to use Dover to send and receive parts.

New Premier Inn chain shrinks rooms in half

Would you stay in a pod less than half the size of a normal Premier Inn room? For prices as low as £19, the Whitbread chain is betting the answer is yes.

Taxi firm Addison Lee plans self-driving taxis by 2021

Taxi firm Addison Lee is betting its customers will be ready to, in London at least, in just three years' time.

Shanghai Composite closed up 4.1% its biggest one-day rise since March 2016

One of China's leading stock indexes has seen its highest daily spike in more than two years following signs that the government will step in to support battered equity markets.

Ryanair airline profits hit by strikes and higher fuel costs

Strikes by air traffic controllers and Ryanair pilots and cabin crew have contributed to a slide in half-year profits over the summer.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in scuffle on return to Stamford Bridge

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was involved in ugly scenes at the end of his return to Stamford Bridge.

Suicide bomber kills 15 at Afghanistan election polling station

At least 15 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul polling station during an Afghan parliamentary election rocked by violence.

Mega Millions jackpot hits record-breaking $1.6bn after no one wins $1bn on Friday night

The jackpot in a US lottery has climbed to a record-breaking $1.6bn (£1.2bn) after there was no winner on Friday night.

Police struggle to identify badly dismembered victims of India train crash

Police have warned it could take several days to identify all of those killed when a train ploughed into a crowd watching a fireworks display in India.

Young billionaire freed after being kidnapped by masked men at gunpoint nine days ago

A man described as Africa's youngest billionaire has been freed after being kidnapped by masked men at gunpoint nine days ago.