Cheryl Tweedy dodged a potentially tricky question about her personal life during a ‘BBC Breakfast’ interview on Tuesday (20 February), amid rumours about her relationship with boyfriend Liam Payne.
Stuart Gulliver, who has led HSBC over the last seven years, saw his pay packet rise from £5.7m in 2016 as his annual bonus sharply increased. HSBC has been dogged by money laundering claims in recent years - and recently saw the expiry of a "deferred prosecution" agreement under which it was being closely monitored by the US Department of Justice. Like many large firms with US operations, HSBC had to take an accounting charge in 2017 - in its case $1.3bn - after US President Donald Trump's corporate tax reforms .
Archaeologists have uncovered fascinating new details about a cave in Turkey that ancient Romans believed to be an entrance to the underworld. Complex rituals once took place at the 2,200-year-old site in the city of Hierapolis, part of the province of Phrygia.
Turkey will lay siege to Afrin in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a month after Ankara launched an offensive against Kurdish militia in the region.
The U.S. men’s hockey team took another step towards its first Winter Olympics gold medal in 38 years after sweeping Slovakia aside 5-1 in the quarter final playoff. After a goalless first 20 minutes, second-period strikes from Ryan Donato, James Wisniewski and Mark Arcobello saw the U.S. race into a 3-0 lead against a side it had beaten 2-1 in the group stage last week. Slovakia pulled one back shortly before the second interval, but Garret Roe and Donato found the net twice in the final period to secure a quarter final berth against the Czech Republic.
KFC has had to shut most of its restaurants across the UK and Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) after "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor meant it ran out of chicken. The fast food chain said it was "working flat out" to reopen stores after there were issues with deliveries on Friday and over the weekend. Its problems appeared to have deepened on Monday as an update on its website listed just over 80 UK restaurants, out of a total of 900, that were open at midday.
The deputy head of security at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel says guards were ordered to wave through a car later revealed to be carrying militants and explosives ahead of a deadly assault one month ago.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, co-hosted a fashion reception at Buckingham Palace with Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.The two were acting on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II at the glittery event. Among the guests Monday night were model Naomi Campbell, designer Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour.
There is a timeliness to the Vakhtangov Theatre’s forthcoming visit to London. The much-lauded company, founded in 1920 as an offshoot of Stanislavsky’s Moscow Art Theatre, is strengthening cultural bridges. The Vakhtangov first visited the capital with an Uncle Vanya at the Noël Coward Theatre in 2012 that the Independent praised for its “blackly comic abandon”, and then with a version of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin at the Barbican in 2015, which the Guardian pronounced “dazzling”.
A British Airways pilot has shared amazing footage of his plane coming into land at Vancouver airport, giving passengers a glimpse of the impressive view they don't often get to see. Captain Dave Wallsworth has developed a reputation for sharing stunning flight deck videos. In the footage, Captain Wallsworth is seen alongside First Officers Jon Leggett and Phil Macgregor as they steer the A380 plane onto the runway.
Koert Holtgreve, 44, head of territory sales for Google in the UK and Ireland, made a harassment complaint against neighbour Janet Highland over an extension to his million-pound home in Peckham. Mrs Highland claims a new six-metre wall has been built across the property boundary, running 4cm on to her land, and has devalued her home as a result. Mr Holtgreve denies this and said he was forced to report her to police.
Fake news was the phrase of 2017 and concerns over the spread of disinformation do not appear to be dissipating. For instance, the social network Facebook says it will ban Pages that repeatedly share misinformation. As well, a team of social scientists at Cambridge University has created a fake news game, named Bad News.
The Paddington Cube is facing further delays after campaigners launched a renewed appeal against the proposed £825 million office block. Save Britain’s Heritage has submitted legal papers seeking permission to take its case to the Court of Appeal after losing a judicial review application in the High Court last November. The action comes after a separate challenge from Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust was rejected by the High Court.
Mary Berry has admitted that she isn’t a fan of avocado on toast, preferring to pair the fruit with prawn cocktail. Berry told Radio Times: “It's very fashionable now to prepare avocado on toast. The 82-year-old continued: “Better to add them to a prawn cocktail or to a little plate of smoked salmon or shrimps.
A leading Catalan politician is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt. "I will not go to Madrid," she says in remarks published Tuesday.
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to question officials of two anti-poverty charities Tuesday amid concern sex predators are targeting aid organizations because of the chaotic environments in which they work.
Exclusive: The European Parliament is preparing a "detailed," 60-paragraph resolution which will call for more flexibility in future relationship talks with Britain. The Parliament wants the EU to negotiate an 'association agreement' which could give Britain "privileged" single market access and membership of EU agencies. The resolution offers an alternative to the position of the EU's chief Brexit negotiator.
A Japanese man won sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogate mothers in Thailand in a case that helped change the law about surrogacy in the Southeast Asian country. A Thai court ruled on Tuesday that 28-year-old Mitsutoki Shigeta could become the sole legal guardian to the children as he has a clean record and the financial means to take care of them. “For the happiness and opportunities which the 13 children will receive from their biological father, who does not have a history of bad behaviour, the court rules that all 13 born from surrogacy to be legal children of the plaintiff," Bangkok's Central Juvenile Court said in a statement, quoted in AFP.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top advocate says Poland has infringed environmental laws with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine forests.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is airing the first images of the site of an airplane crash in southern Iran that killed 65 people.
Trolling, impersonating, demonising: these are just some of the behaviours encouraged in a new online game launching Tuesday in which young players become "fake news tycoons" -- to counter growing misinformation.
A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague. State Sen. Maryanne Jordan filed the complaint against Republican state Sen. Dan Foreman.