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European equities advance at open

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

Europe's main stock markets trod higher Friday at the opening bell, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index gaining about half a percentage point to 7,406.70 points.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30...

UKIP chief defends backing far-right leader

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

The head of Britain's eurosceptic UKIP party on Friday defended attempting to enlist a far-right leader with a growing international profile to boost its depressed membership numbers.The United Kingdom...

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel...

Spain says it needs to reach Gibraltar accord with UK by mid-October

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday his government was aiming to reach an agreement with the UK over the post-Brexit future of the territory of Gibraltar by the middle of next month."We...

Macron mocks Britain's Brexiteer 'liars'

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday mocked the British politicians he says falsely claimed Brexit would be easy and then resigned to avoid having to deliver on their promises.Macron was speaking...

Belgian probe implicates Britain in phone spying

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

A confidential report by Belgian investigators confirms that British intelligence services hacked state-owned Belgian telecom giant Belgacom on behalf of Washington, an official Thursday.The admission...

A novel in verse makes shortlist for 2018 Man Booker Prize

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

A pair of debut novels, including one in verse, feature among six "miracles of stylistic invention" shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, judges of the British award announced on Thursday."The Long Take"...

London serial cat killer turns out to be a fox

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

There might not be a maniacal cat-killer on the loose in London after all, or at least not a human one.The mutilated remains of hundreds of domestic cats and kittens -- along with some foxes and rabbits...

Newcomer Shah battles with rock big guns Arctic Monkeys for Mercury Prize

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher and Lily Allen are among the heavyweight contenders for Britain's prestigious Mercury award on Thursday, but newcomer Nadine Shah's pro-immigration album "Holiday Destination"...

In a first, American picked to direct next Bond film

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will become the first American to direct a James Bond movie, its producers announced Thursday, replacing British director Danny Boyle for the storied spy franchise's 25th...

James Bond carmaker Aston Martin targets £5.1 bn IPO

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand favoured by fictional spy James Bond 007, said Thursday that its upcoming stock market flotation would look to value the group at up to £5.1 billion ($6.7...

EU leaders 'almost unanimous' for second Brexit vote: Maltese PM

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

There is "almost unanimous" backing among European Union leaders for Britain to hold another referendum on Brexit, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday."We would like the almost impossible...

Indiana Jones hat fetches over $500,000 at auction

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Indiana Jones's signature fedora fetched more than half a million dollars at a blockbuster London auction of rare memorabilia from some of the most iconic movies of the past 40 years.But the star attraction...

British MP group backs 'sensible' Brexit to end fighting

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Hard Brexit? Soft Brexit? Sensible Brexit? As bitter divisions within Britain's ruling Conservative Party boil over, a group of MPs is calling for a more pragmatic approach.The newly-launched Brexit Delivery...

British PM May says EU must "evolve" Brexit position

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May replied to European criticism of her government's plans for Brexit on Wednesday by saying that the EU also needs to show readiness to compromise.Arriving at a key...



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