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Australian government to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australian government to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The Australian government will formally recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but the embassy will not be moved from Tel Aviv until the city’s status is finalised under a peace settlement. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, will announce the...

Friday, 20:55 in World News
 
Brazil charges former Trafigura executives with corruption

Brazil charges former Trafigura executives with corruption

Federal prosecutors in Brazil have filed corruption charges against two former executives from commodities multinational Trafigura, a former executive at Petrobras and a middleman, over $1.5m allegedly paid in bribes over oil trading operations. In a...

Friday, 19:56 in World News
 
Theresa May's Brexit strategy left brutally exposed by Brussels failure

Theresa May's Brexit strategy left brutally exposed by Brussels failure

Theresa May has come home from Brussels empty-handed and without hope of further negotiations over the unpopular Irish backstop, with the failure to achieve any kind of breakthrough leaving her brutally exposed. Plans to work over Christmas on a legal...

Friday, 19:11 in World News
 
Scott Walker signs bills limiting powers of incoming Wisconsin Democrats

Scott Walker signs bills limiting powers of incoming Wisconsin Democrats

Outgoing Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has signed a raft of legislation passed by the Republican state legislature that restricts the power of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general as well as limits early voting in the state....

Friday, 19:11 in World News
 
Sainsbury’s and Asda get extra time over CMA merger inquiry

Sainsbury’s and Asda get extra time over CMA merger inquiry

Sainsbury’s and Asda have won extra time to respond to a competition authority investigation into their planned £7.3bn merger. A competition appeal tribunal hearing in London on Friday ruled that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) must give...

Friday, 19:02 in Business
 
Global economy fears rise as manufacturing growth slumps in China

Global economy fears rise as manufacturing growth slumps in China

Fears over the state of the global economy rose on Friday after a slump in Chinese manufacturing output growth was following by figures showing a dramatic slowdown in business activity across Europe and the US. Stock markets sagged as China‘s...

Friday, 18:57 in World News
 
Cutting emissions proves a sticking point at Poland climate talks

Cutting emissions proves a sticking point at Poland climate talks

Negotiators at the climate conference in Poland have inched closer to an outcome, as the official deadline for finishing a deal ran out. The conference was meant to approve a rulebook which would govern how nations put into action the goals set in the...

Friday, 18:42 in World News
 
Ex-BHS owner claims to be 'victim' as he hits out at Philip Green

Ex-BHS owner claims to be 'victim' as he hits out at Philip Green

The former owner of BHS has hit out at Sir Philip Green, claiming to be a “victim” of the retailer’s earlier failures after being hit with a £120,000 court fine. Defending himself in Hove crown court on Friday, Dominic Chappell was found guilty of...

Friday, 18:29 in Business
 
Newcastle cancel Christmas party after deciding it would be a ‘wrong’ move

Newcastle cancel Christmas party after deciding it would be a ‘wrong’ move

Newcastle United’s players have cancelled their Christmas party for the second year running, and Rafael Benítez is suitably relieved. Jamaal Lascelles, Newcastle’s captain, had planned a festive celebration in London this weekend but he and his...

Friday, 18:22 in Sport
 
BBC unable to stop Brexit war among its sports broadcasters

BBC unable to stop Brexit war among its sports broadcasters

Brexit has already split a nation, enraged millions on both sides of the debate and left a country teetering on the brink. Now it has come for the nation’s sports stars, with leading former football and cricket players squabbling about an exit on...

Friday, 17:56 in Sport
 
May ploughs on but referendum may soon be her least bad option

May ploughs on but referendum may soon be her least bad option

Theresa May’s “you called me nebulous” outburst at Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Friday came at the end of a week that was extraordinarily challenging even for a politician with her legendary resilience. In the space of five days she was cajoled...

Friday, 17:15 in Politics
 
Chess: Fabiano Caruana misses another chance for world No 1 ranking

Chess: Fabiano Caruana misses another chance for world No 1 ranking

Fabiano Caruana, whose challenge for Magnus Carlsen’s world crown ended in a speed chess defeat earlier this month, has been eliminated in the $300,000 London Classic semi-final by the identical process, draws in both classical games with Hikaru...

Friday, 17:06 in Sport
 
Rare freezing rain and black ice to batter UK's Christmas shoppers

Rare freezing rain and black ice to batter UK's Christmas shoppers

Christmas shoppers have been warned to take extra care on Saturday with widespread heavy freezing rain expected to create hazardous conditions on the UK’s roads. The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for parts of England and Scotland,...

Friday, 17:06 in World News
 
Tusk accuses MPs of showing lack of respect for Theresa May

Tusk accuses MPs of showing lack of respect for Theresa May

Donald Tusk has accused MPs of showing a lack of respect for the British prime minister as the EU turned its fire on the Commons over its failure to back the Brexit deal. As he closed a summit in Brussels, the European council president took aim at...

Friday, 17:06 in World News
 
Rapper J Hus sentenced to eight months in jail for carrying a knife

Rapper J Hus sentenced to eight months in jail for carrying a knife

The rapper J Hus has been sentenced to eight months in jail after admitting to carrying a knife in a public place. Police caught the 22-year-old, AKA Momodou Jallow, with a weapon near the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London, on 21...

Friday, 17:05 in Art & Culture
 


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