By David Ingram and Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been moved to an intensive-care unit at a Houston hospital with pneumonia and was stable and resting comfortably after doctors performed a procedure to clear his airway, his office said on Wednesday. Bush, who at 92 is the nation's oldest living ex-president, has been at Houston Methodist Hospital since Saturday after experiencing shortness of breath, family spokesman Jim McGrath said on Wednesday. Since then, Bush experienced an "acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia" and was sedated for the unspecified procedure, his office said.
Elaine Yates disappeared with four-year-old daughter Kimberly and 10-month-old Kelly from their Rhode Island home on August 26 1985. Now, police have confirmed that Mrs Yates, now 69, has been arrested after she was discovered in Houston, Texas, yesterday.
Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit to secure the copyright to the Beatles back catalog in a case that could have wide ramifications for the music industry
Barack Obama has revealed in his last news conference as President that he advised Donald Trump not to make decisions on his own.
Glowing graffiti, flashing sculptures and shimmering structures are lighting up London landmark Canary Wharf this week. The Winter Lights festival is bringing 30 brightly lit art installations to the capital, created by Ovo Collective. Visitors are free to wander round the incredible exhibits, some of which are immersive, until 27 January.
GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday that Abbas Hussain, its global head of pharmaceuticals, is leaving the company and will be replaced by Luke Miels from AstraZeneca. Hussain had been seen as a potential contender to take over from Chief Executive Andrew Witty, who steps down at the end of March, but the job went to GSK's consumer health division boss Emma Walmsley. Miels' defection is a blow for AstraZeneca, which has seen a string of high-profile scientists leave in the last 18 months.
The British Army has secretly moved tanks through the Channel Tunnel to test the rail network in case of an invasion of Eastern Europe. During the exercise on Tuesday night, five Challenger tanks were loaded on to trains and taken to France and back. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) attempted to keep the exercise quiet - no media were invited and a short tweet with a picture was sent out around midnight.
A diplomatic spat has broken out between the UK and Ireland after a RAF aircraft landed at Shannon Airport without permission in a "serious" incident. The Hercules transport plane came down in County Clare but clearance from the Dublin government was not sought in advance. British diplomats told Irish officials there had been a "communication breakdown" and there are set to be more discussions to make sure "correct procedures are followed in future".
A 26-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender after a 16-year-old girl was found dead on a path. Leonne Weeks' body was discovered near Lordens Hill in the Dinnington area of Rotherham on Monday morning. This is the second arrest in the case, after an 18-year-old from Dinnington was detained on Monday night on suspicion of murder.
By Pamela Barbaglia DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Two of Europe's biggest banks warned on Wednesday that they could each move about 1,000 jobs out of London as they prepare for expected disruption caused by Britain's exit from the European Union. UBS Chairman Axel Weber said that about 1,000 of the Swiss bank's 5,000 employees in London could be affected by Brexit, while HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said his bank will relocate staff responsible for generating around a fifth of its UK-based trading revenue to Paris.
British mining company Cornish lithium said on Thursday it had entered a definitive mineral rights agreement with Canada's Strongbow Exploration to explore for lithium in Cornwall, southwest England, stoking hopes for a British mining revival. Cornwall historically was a mining hub and the British government is keen to support a revival of the mining industry as it seeks to bolster the economy against the shocks of leaving the European Union. "We believe the potential benefits of developing a lithium industry in Cornwall will be significant for the county and for the UK as a whole," Cornish Lithium CEO Jeremy Wrathall, a mining engineer who also works at Investec, said in a statement.
The telecoms regulator has fined EE £2.7m for billing errors affecting 40,000 customers. OFCOM said the mobile network broke a "fundamental billing rule" twice, meaning they were overcharged by around £250,000 in total. Its investigation, launched last month, found the firm was guilty of either "carelessness or negligence" because it had decided not to reimburse the majority of affected customers until OFCOM intervened.
Nick Kyrgios crashed out of the Australian Open on Tuesday, falling 10-8 in the fifth set to Andreas Seppi despite taking the match's first two sets. Over the course of the match, the 21-year-old Aussie displayed all the different versions of himself — alternately extraordinary and deeply disappointing. Then, serving at 8-8 in the 5th, Kyrgios doubled faulted to give Seppi the break that ultimately decided the match.
The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.
When it’s cold out, you wear a jumper – and this rule is no different if you’re an elephant. Suzy and Laxmi the elephants were rescued from streets of Mumbai, India, after years of abuse from cruel handlers, and they needed to keep warm like the rest of us. Kartick Satyanarayan, founder of the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura, said: “We work hard to give these elephants a life of dignity and protection while we also provide them ongoing treatment and care.
A teenager suffering from depression has painted a world famous piece of art on her leg to prevent herself from self-harming. Amelia Hall, 18, from Essex, decided to turn her body into a canvas, as she painted Van Gogh’s ‘Cafe Terrace at Night’ after having a particularly bad day. The University of Manchester student spent three hours recreating the image on her leg before posting the results on Twitter – where thousands praised her for her efforts.
(This January 17 story has been refiled to add dropped word in first paragraph) By Anjuli Davies and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial services sector will accelerate plans to move some business overseas after Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday the country will quit the European Union's single market. Businesses have been calling for clarity on what Britain's relationship with Europe will be before deciding how to reshape their operations, but most major firms are now set to relocate some business to ensure they can still trade with Europe. London's future as Europe's financial centre is one of the biggest issues in Brexit talks because it is Britain's largest export sector and biggest source of corporate tax revenue.
Italy was hit by four earthquakes in four hours Wednesday, killing one and bringing terror to snowbound mountain areas still recovering from last year's series of deadly tremors.
Consumer spending power is being aided by a stronger than expected rise in average wages, official figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that wage levels, excluding bonuses, rose by an annual rate of 2.7% in the three months to November - the strongest increase since August 2015. The announcement is useful for economists, who had expected a slightly weaker increase, as it suggests that rising prices are not yet eroding consumer spending power to the extent some had feared.