Hundreds of thousands of Algerians rally to demand Bouteflika’s resignation

Date created : 22/03/2019 – 17:09 Hundreds of thousands of Algerians braved heavy rains on Friday to take to the streets again demanding the resignation of longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. ADVERTISING Read more Hundreds of thousands of Algerians rallied on Friday to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is fighting for his... Read More

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  • Kashmir: The forgotten victims of an endless war

    Date created : 22/03/2019 – 16:56 Kashmir, in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a region claimed by both India and Pakistan. On both sides of the border, the mainly Muslim population is caught up in a decades-long conflict. The desire for independence is strongest on the Indian side. Separatist groups, sometimes supported by Pakistan,... Read More
  • Major exhibit of Tutankhamun artifacts opens in Paris

    Date created : 22/03/2019 – 16:40 A new exhibit of artifacts from the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is opening in Paris more than 50 years after a similar exhibit set a visitor attendance record that still stands in the French capital. ADVERTISING Read more Organizers said the 150 items in the exhibit, titled... Read More

Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price rules out coalition with Labour or Tories

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLive coverage from the event in Bangor Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has ruled out entering a coalition with either Labour or the Conservatives to form a future Welsh Government. He said voters faced a choice between him or the incumbent – Labour’s Mark Drakeford – as... Read More

Brexit: Theresa May to urge MPs to back deal as delay agreed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“I hope we can all agree we are now at the moment of decision” Theresa May will return to the UK later to try to convince MPs to support her withdrawal deal after the EU agreed to postpone Brexit beyond 29 March. On Thursday night, after eight... Read More

Brexit: Three moments that raised a smile

EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the Article 50 process, postponing Brexit beyond 29 March. European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker updated reporters at a press conference which had some lighter moments. Read more: Brexit: EU leaders agree Article 50 delay plan

Brexit: EU draft plans propose Brexit delay until 22 May

Image copyright Getty Images The UK could be offered a Brexit delay to 22 May on the condition MPs approve the PM’s deal next week, the latest draft European Council document says. But if they do not, EU leaders would back a shorter delay until 12 April. The draft conclusions seen by the BBC say... Read More

Sainsbury’s and Asda offer to sell supermarkets to merge

Image copyright Alamy Sainsbury’s and Asda have said they would sell between 125 and 150 supermarkets and a number of convenience stores if allowed to merge. The supermarket giants would also sell some petrol stations, while Sainsbury’s has already said it would cap fuel profits for five years. Earlier this week, the supermarkets also vowed... Read More

Food Crime Unit pledges tougher action on food fraud

Image copyright Getty Images Businesses that commit food fraud in order to lower costs or boost supplies could soon face criminal prosecutions. The National Food Crime Unit’s new chief, Darren Davies, wants to see firms that fraudulently use cheaper substitutes criminally prosecuted. Food fraud rarely makes the news. The last major one was the 2013... Read More

Debenhams seeks £200m in new funds

Image copyright PA Struggling department store chain Debenhams says it is seeking a cash injection of up to £200m from existing lenders as it tries to fend off Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley. The move would allow it to turn down Mr Ashley’s offer of a £150m loan as part of a deal that would put... Read More

Thomas Cook to close 21 stores and cut jobs

Image copyright Getty Images Travel firm Thomas Cook is closing 21 stores across the country and cutting more than 300 jobs. The company said 102 customer-facing roles would be axed as a result of the store closures, while it planned to cut a further 218 jobs “following a review of the retail workforce”. It said... Read More