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Britain's RAF intercepts six Russian bombers over Black Sea

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's Royal Air Force said Wednesday it had intercepted six Russian bomber planes flying close to NATO air space over the Black Sea.The Eurofighter Typhoons launched early Monday from their base in...

UK inflation erodes wages but boardroom pay spikes

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

British inflation accelerated last month on high transport costs, hitting average workers' purchasing power -- but boardroom pay has surged, data showed Wednesday. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month...

Britain's dry summer reveals ancient sites

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

Previously hidden archaeological sites have emerged in fields across Britain after the hot, dry summer exposed new cropmarks, the Historic England agency said Wednesday.Aerial photographs have exposed...

Stolen 12th century Indian Buddha statue found in London

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday.The statue with silver inlay was one...

UK annual inflation accelerates to 2.5% in July

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's inflation rate accelerated last month on higher transport costs, as workers' wages continued to lose purchase power, official data showed Wednesday.The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate...

European stock markets climb at open

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

European stock markets rose at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index climbing 0.3 percent to 7,631.64 points.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index gained 0.3 percent...

Stock markets falter; Turkish lira firms

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

Stock markets fell on Wednesday, with commodities-linked assets hit by dollar strength, while the Turkish lira recovered further.The lira is in recovery mode after tumbling Monday to fresh record lows...

US finalizes $4.9 bn fine on RBS for financial crisis conduct

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $4.9 billion to settle charges it misled investors on mortgage-backed securities ahead of the financial crisis, the US Justice Department announced Tuesday.Edinburgh-based...

UK investor halts Iran solar project over US sanctions

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

British group Quercus, an investor in renewable energy, said Tuesday it will halt work on a major solar plant in Iran after the country was hit by US economic sanctions. "Following the US sanctions on...

Equities enjoy modest recovery as Turkish lira rebounds

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Turkey's lira recovered somewhat Tuesday, while eurozone equities benefited from bargain-hunting after the previous day's selloff, comforted by upwardly-revised growth data.Investors shifted back into...

Israel PM, UK opposition leader in row over Munich massacre

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were locked in a row Tuesday over the Labour MP's attendance of an event that honoured suspects of the Munich Olympics...

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.It is the first...

'Number of pedestrians' injured by car outside UK parliament: police

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

A "number of pedestrians" were injured when a car crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, with armed police swooping in to arrest the driver, Scotland Yard said."The male...

Eurozone growth revised higher, matches Britain

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Economic growth in the eurozone was better than previously thought in the second quarter, matching Brexit-bound Britain's, according to a revised estimate by the EU on Tuesday.Figures released by Eurostat...

Attacks in Britain since 2005

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Britain, where a car crash outside the UK parliament in London on Tuesday left several people injured, has been struck in recent years by a string of attacks, many claimed by jihadists. Here is a recap...



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