New Zealand order highest-level inquiry into mosque attack


Date created : 25/03/2019 – 06:06 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday ordered an independent judicial inquiry into whether police and intelligence services could have prevented the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15. ADVERTISING Read more Ardern said a royal commission — the most powerful judicial probe available under New Zealand law —... Read More

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  • New Zealand orders highest-level inquiry into mosque attack

    Date created : 25/03/2019 – 06:06 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday ordered an independent judicial inquiry into whether police and intelligence services could have prevented the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15. ADVERTISING Read more Ardern said a royal commission — the most powerful judicial probe available under New Zealand law —... Read More
  • Russian ‘military planes’ land in Venezuela

    Date created : 25/03/2019 – 04:35 Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela’s main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to media reports, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. ADVERTISING Read more A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound... Read More
  • Mali sacks military chiefs after massacre

    Date created : 25/03/2019 – 03:51 Mali’s government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of an ethnic militia, a day after the massacre of more than 130 Fulani villagers, including women and children. ADVERTISING Read more Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said new military chiefs would be named, and... Read More

Brexit: ‘Common Market 2.0’ plan optimism from MP Kinnock

Image caption Stephen Kinnock is a member of the House of Commons Brexit Committee A plan that keeps the UK in the EU’s single market may be backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a Welsh MP has indicated. After Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement was defeated twice, MPs will look at other options. Aberavon’s... Read More

Varadkar will ‘work with whoever is PM’

The Irish prime minister has said he believes Theresa May can deliver on Brexit, adding that British-Irish working relations are not dependent on Mrs May alone. It follows newspaper reports that British cabinet members are plotting to oust Mrs May as prime minister. Senior ministers have dismissed all such suggestions. Speaking to Irish National Broadcaster... Read More

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon says new referendum will happen

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has predicted that another independence referendum will take place in Scotland. But she said it was reasonable for her to wait for clarity on Brexit before setting out a firm position. Labour’s shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird has, meanwhile, blamed the prime minister for the uncertainty over the UK and the... Read More

Brexit: Theresa May urged to quit to help deal pass

Image copyright EPA Theresa May could gain support for her Brexit deal if she promises to stand down as prime minister, senior Conservatives have told the BBC. MPs in the party have said they might reluctantly back the agreement if they know she will not be in charge of the next stage of negotiations with... Read More


Training Britons to take the jobs EU migrants are leaving

Learning Curve is a company that trains unemployed people in the skills they need to enter the jobs market. Now that thousands of migrant workers from the EU are quitting their jobs in the UK, it has started a new venture – training British people to take the jobs that EU citizens are leaving behind.... Read More

‘Muslims don’t date, we marry’

Image copyright Muzmatch Image caption Shahzad Younas came up with the idea for Muzmatch while working in the banking sector The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Shahzad Younas, founder and chief executive of Muslim dating website and app Muzmatch. When Shahzad Younas... Read More

Invoice scams hit 40% of firms, says report

Image copyright Getty Images More than four in 10 businesses in the UK are unaware of the risks posed by invoice fraud, according to a survey by banking trade body UK Finance. That is despite such scams costing firms almost £93m in 2018, it says. Scams take place when fraudsters trick firms into transferring money... Read More

Ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch denies new US charges

Image caption Mike Lynch denies the charges against him UK entrepreneur Mike Lynch has denied new criminal charges against him, ahead of a court case in London on Monday over the sale of his firm Autonomy. The civil case in London is over the £8.4bn sale of the software firm to Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 2011.... Read More