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Brexit 'clear and imminent threat' to Ireland: Sinn Fein

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald warned Thursday that Brexit was "a clear and imminent threat" to the island of Ireland and was incompatible with Northern Ireland's two decades-old peace accord."The...

British American Tobacco profits light up on takeover

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Annual profits at British American Tobacco soared last year, the maker of Lucky Strike and Dunhill cigarettes said on Thursday, following its mega takeover of US rival Reynolds. Net profit rocketed to...

Anglo American doubles profit on higher metal prices

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Mining giant Anglo American on Thursday announced a doubling of net profit on higher metals production and rebounding prices and its De Beers diamond unit also fared well.Profit after tax hit $3.2 billion...

BAE profits fall, counts on government defence spend

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

BAE Systems, the British maker of military equipment, announced a drop in annual net profit on Thursday but said it expected government defence spending to remain a priority.Profit after tax dropped 6.5...

UK's top energy supplier Centrica says cutting 4,000 jobs

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's top energy supplier Centrica said Thursday it would cut 4,000 jobs by 2020 after announcing a 17-percent drop in profits in 2017 due to a loss of customers and poor performance in North America."We...

German and British nationals arrested for alleged Bali drug smuggling

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

A German man and a British man have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, officials said Thursday, with one of them possibly facing the death...

US tax reform, litigation costs push Barclays into red in 2017

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

British banking giant Barclays said Thursday that losses related to the sale of its African business, litigation costs and a one-off negative impact from the US tax reforms pushed it into the red in 2017.Barclays...

Amnesty slams Trump-led 'politics of hate'

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

The "politics of demonization" provided fertile ground for human rights abuses in 2017, exemplified by the response of Europe and Donald Trump's US to the refugee crisis, rights group Amnesty international...

Stormzy storms Brits as grime makes mark at pop showpiece

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Grime star Stormzy was the big winner at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, which included an emotional tribute from Oasis star Liam Gallagher to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.The south...

'Racist' white powder letter sent to Meghan Markle: report

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

A letter with white powder was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, the Evening Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, saying it was also believed to contain a racist message.The paper...

European stock markets slide at open

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

European stock markets slid at the start of trading on Thursday after large drops in Asia and on Wall Street, as investors predict a series of US interest rate rises.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index...

UK economy grows less than expected on Brexit unease

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's economy expanded last year less than first thought, official data revealed on Thursday, adding to concerns that Brexit uncertainty was impacting growth.Gross domestic product growth stood at...

European stocks join world slide on Fed rate-rise fears

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

European stock markets slid on Thursday following sharp declines in Asia and on Wall Street after Federal Reserve minutes fanned expectations that US interest rates would rise further.Around 1100 GMT,...

UNICEF number two faced complaints at Save The Children

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

The UN children's agency said Wednesday it was unaware that its deputy director faced complaints of inappropriate behavior toward female staff before hiring him two years ago.Justin Forsyth became UNICEF's...

Winners of the 2018 Brit Awards

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

Grime star Stormzy and rising pop singer Dua Lipa dominated the 2018 Brit Awards in London on Wednesday.Here are the main winners:British album of the year -- 'Gang Signs & Prayer' by StormzyBritish male...



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