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Berlin police seeking more missing John Lennon items

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

German police are trying to recover numerous items stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon, prosecutors said Thursday, after the arrest of a suspect accused of handling the objects.A 58-year-old...

Brexit strips UK of 2023 European Capital of Culture

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Britain can no longer host the European Capital of Culture in 2023 as planned because of Brexit, even though some non-EU countries are eligible, the European Commission said on Thursday.Britain and Hungary...

Zimbabwe's next leader prepares to take power

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule.Mnangagwa,...

Britain sends envoy to Zimbabwe ahead of inauguration

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Britain's Africa minister Rory Stewart arrived in Zimbabwe on Thursday for wide-ranging talks, ahead of the inauguration of a new president following Robert Mugabe's dramatic departure.Stewart is due...

UK economy picks up before expected growth slowdown

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Britain's economy picked up speed in the third quarter, official data confirmed Thursday, ahead of years of weaker-than-expected growth on poor productivity and gathering clouds over Brexit.Gross domestic...

European equities register declines at open

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

European stock markets dipped at the start of trading on Wednesday after a downbeat session in Asia.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major companies dropped 0.4 percent to 7,389.96 points from the...

Human form of 'mad cow' disease detectable in skin: study

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Abnormal proteins involved in the brain-destroying Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a human form of "mad cow" disease, are detectable in the skin, researchers said Wednesday, raising new concerns about...

FACTBOX: Key figures from the UK budget

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

UK finance minister Philip Hammond delivered his budget to parliament on Wednesday, announcing his intention to "build a Britain fit for the future" despite slashing government growth forecasts.Here are...

Britain to re-launch privatisation of rescued RBS bank

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The British government on Wednesday announced plans to relaunch its sale of Royal Bank Scotland, which the taxpayer rescued at the height of the financial crisis.The announcement, contained in Britain's...

UK police probe second Kevin Spacey allegation: report

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

British police are investigating Hollywood star Kevin Spacey over a second allegation of sexual assault, the Press Association news agency reported on Wednesday.London's Metropolitan Police said it was...

Irish minister floats Hong Kong-style deal for post-Brexit N.Ireland

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday said the arrangement linking Hong Kong with China could be a possible solution for addressing the fate of Northern Ireland after Brexit.The border between...

RSF urges release of UK journalist held by IS for 5 years

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders called on Wednesday for renewed efforts to secure the release of British photojournalist John Cantlie held by the Islamic State group on the fifth anniversary...

EU lifts Britain out of deficit sin bin

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The EU said Wednesday it would end its special budget supervision for Britain after almost a decade, saying London had reduced its excessive deficit enough to fall within the bloc's public spending rules.The...

Britain slashes growth forecasts over five years

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Britain's economy will grow far more slowly than expected over the next five years as it faces Brexit uncertainty and weak productivity, finance minister Philip Hammond said Wednesday.Gross domestic product...

Britain hikes Brexit pot, slashes growth outlook

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Britain on Wednesday substantially hiked its funds for Brexit preparations, as it slashed growth forecasts over a five-year period in a key annual budget update.The government will put aside another £3.0...



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