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'Incident' reported at London's Oxford Circus station: police

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

British police said they were responding to an "incident" at Oxford Circus in central London on Friday and have evacuated the Underground station, in an area thronged with people on a busy shopping day."Officers...

May hails 'very positive' Brexit talks with Tusk

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit talks with EU President Donald Tusk on Friday had been "very positive", but admitted there was still work to do to reach a deal."There are still issues across...

Turkey releases Briton held over Kurd militia work ahead of trial

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

A Turkish court on Friday ordered the conditional release of a 24-year-old Briton arrested in July on charges of working with a Kurdish militia group, pending a hearing in March.Joe Robinson was detained...

UK teenager handed 5-year term over death of 7-year-old girl

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

A British judge on Friday handed a five-year sentence to a 16-year-old girl accused of manslaughter over the death of a seven-year-old who died of injuries sustained in a playground attack.Katie Rough...

Brexit-charged inflation bites into Christmas shopping

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

While shoppers at Nottingham's Christmas market complain about high prices, nearby volunteers hand out food parcels and retailers seek to dispel Brexit gloom with Black Friday sales. The price of everything...

Ireland govt thrown into crisis ahead of key Brexit talks

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

Ireland's minority government was on the brink of collapse Friday after the main opposition party submitted a motion of no-confidence in the deputy prime minister just weeks before a key summit on Brexit.Irish...

Britain's May pushes EU on Brexit deal

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May urged the EU to "step forward together" with Britain on Friday as the bloc's leaders hoped she would finally offer a compromise to reach a Brexit divorce deal in December.The...

British PM in crunch Brexit deal talks with EU chief

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a crunch meeting with European Union President Donald Tusk on Friday as hopes mount that she will offer compromises to secure a Brexit deal in December. The talks,...

European equities hold steady at open

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

European stock markets steadied on Friday in subdued opening deals ahead of the weekend.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major companies was essentially flat at 7,417.74 points from the closing level...

'Black Friday' sales bonanza fails to boost London stock market

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

London's stock market dipped on Friday, bucking an upwards trend elsewhere, as 'Black Friday' price-slashing wooed customers but was expected to hurt the bottom line of Britain's biggest retailers.So-called...

AFPTV Agenda for the week ahead

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

We plan to file the following videos over the coming week. Please consult the daily advisories for additions and amendments.-- SATURDAY NOV 25 --AFRICAPRETORIA: Protests planned against farm murders...

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...



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