In Japan, Trump and Abe take a break from talking trade to play golf

Date created : 26/05/2019 – 09:29Latest update : 26/05/2019 – 09:30 U.S. President Donald Trump kicked off the second day of a Japan visit on Sunday with a round of golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, engaging in personal diplomacy aimed at smoothing tough discussions over differences on trade, especially beef. ADVERTISING Read more Trump... Read More

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  • Search continues for suspect in Lyon bomb attack

    Date created : 26/05/2019 – 08:34 French police were pulling out all the stops on Saturday to locate a suspect following a blast in the heart of Lyon that wounded 13 people. ADVERTISING Read more “All means have been activated to identify and detain the person who committed this act,” Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz told... Read More
  • Polls open in 21 countries on final day of European vote

    Date created : 26/05/2019 – 06:54 Tens of millions of Europeans will vote Sunday as 21 countries choose their representatives in a battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to chart a course for the bloc. ADVERTISING Read more Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania and Cyprus were the first to open their polling stations... Read More
  • France’s Yellow Vest protesters clash with police as turnout abates

    Date created : 25/05/2019 – 21:33 Yellow vest protesters clashed with riot police in Paris and the northern city of Amiens on Saturday as the French anti-government movement waned on its 28th straight weekend. ADVERTISING Read more Police in Amiens, hometown of President Emmanuel Macron, fired teargas at about 1,200 demonstrators after a group pelted... Read More

Tory leadership: Gove will be eighth candidate to enter race

Image copyright Reuters Michael Gove is due to enter the race for Tory leader, challenging his former Vote Leave ally Boris Johnson. It means the two figureheads of the official Leave campaign will battle for the right to steer the Brexit process to a conclusion. They previously clashed during the 2016 leadership contest, won by... Read More

Race to be new UK prime minister begins

Image caption Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Rory Stewart and Esther McVey have already said they will run for the leadership The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May’s announcement that she will step down next month. The contest will not only result in a new party leader, but also... Read More

European elections: The view from your region

Image copyright PA It was the election that was never meant to happen – but with the UK still a member of the EU on 23 May, voters have spent the day at polling stations, casting their votes in the European Parliamentary elections. Other member states are carrying out the same task over the weekend,... Read More

Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMrs May became emotional as she concluded her announcement Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver... Read More

Sir Philip Green to close 25 more Evans and Miss Selfridge stores

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The latest closures will include mostly Evans stores as well as six Miss Selfridge shops Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia will close twice as many stores as it announced earlier this week. Arcadia, with brands including Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins, initially announced 23 stores would close as... Read More

‘I entrusted my pension to German builders’

Image copyright Anna Kluehspies Image caption Samantha Hields invested her money for five years Charity worker Samantha Hields had saved up a pension of £16,000 and, after being made redundant, was given an offer she could not refuse. A salesman called her out of the blue and told her she could boost her savings by... Read More

What the Jamie’s Italian collapse can teach rival chains

Image copyright Getty Images Earlier this week, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group went into administration, with 1,000 jobs being lost. The group, which includes the Jamie’s Italian chain, Barbecoa and Fifteen, has been reduced from 25 restaurants to three. It appears to be part of a broader trend, according to statistics from data firm CGA. Chains... Read More

‘I drive in the bus lane’

Image caption Dagfinn Hiehe says he no longer sits in traffic jams “I drive in the bus lane because I have an electric car. It saves me 30 minutes on every journey to work.” Dagfinn Hiehe was smiling ear-to-ear as he told me his favourite thing about having an electric car. “You don’t need to... Read More