Prime Minister Theresa May won endorsement from US President-elect Donald Trump over her Brexit course but sterling plunged on Monday on fears that Britain could be on a collision course with its EU allies.
Inquests into the Tunisian beach massacre of 30 Britons by a gunman in 2015 began in London, with evidence set to be critical of tour operator TUI , according to a lawyer on Monday. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The British victims had booked their trips through Thomson holidays, which is owned by TUI Group.
An 18-year-old girl who was abducted from a Florida hospital as a baby in Jacksonville on 10 July 1998, has been reunited with her biological parents. Posing as a hospital worker, 51-year-old Gloria Williams took Kamiyah Mobley from her birth mother's arms just eight hours after she was born. For 18-years Kamiyah — who had been given the name Alexis Manigo — had no idea that Gloria was not her real mother.
The world’s most punctual airlines have been revealed in a new league table, and it’s bad news for British carriers. Aviation insights company FlightStats compiled the data, which reveals the carriers that are most likely to get you from A to B on schedule, and the ones that may leave you twiddling your thumbs in the departures lounge. No British airlines appear in the top ten most punctual list, compiled using data from 2016. British Airways reported that 75.17% of its flights touched down on time last year, 13% less than the number one airline: Dutch carrier KLM. The list takes into account all reasons for delays, including strike action, adverse weather and software issues. These are the ten ten airlines for punctuality.
The wealth of the world's poorest 3.6 billion people is the equivalent to the combined net worth of six American businessmen, one from Spain and another from Mexico
Kim Kardashian's former bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, has broken his silence about the robbery in Paris after Kim Kardashian's full statement to the police was leaked online. Speaking to Fairfax Media, Duvier said that he was "not avoiding anything" after the horrifying robbery ordeal the reality star faced in her Paris hotel room during the Paris Fashion Week on October 2016. "If I would try to avoid all places I had bad memories, then I can't even stay home," 43-year-old bodyguard said.
Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having "darkness" cloud his own faith, while warning against "Christian parrots" who pay lip service to the church without acting on its values.
"That was a personal commission," says renowned North Korean sculptor Ro Ik-Hwa, pointing to a bust of A.Q. Khan, the Pakistani scientist denounced by the US as the world's greatest nuclear proliferator.
One of the world's best-known and oldest circus companies has been forced to close, partly because of declining ticket sales. The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has performed for millions of fans during its 146-year reign. It was formed when the Ringling Brothers - the hosts of a popular vaudeville show - bought out Barnum & Bailey, who created PT Barnum's "Greatest Show On Earth".
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, is to land more than £15m from an education business he helped set up, even as he fights an increasingly intense political battle over the NHS’s latest winter crisis. Sky News has learnt that Hotcourses, a listings service set up by Mr Hunt and his business partner Mike Elms in 1996, is expected to announce this week that it has been sold for between £30m and £35m. Filings at Companies House suggest that Mr Hunt owns approximately 48% of the shares in Hotcourses, meaning a takeover worth £35m would yield a payday for the cabinet minister worth £16.8m.
Budget fashion retailer H&M reported on Monday a 6 percent year-on-year increase in local currency sales in December, the slowest pace since September and lagging expectations. H&M, the world's second-largest clothing retailer after Inditex , said that converted into Swedish crowns, sales increased by 10 percent. H&M, which has the bulk of sales in Europe, has in the past year blamed several monthly sales misses on unseasonable weather.
The world famous Piccadilly Lights have gone dark after they were switched off for renovations this morning. Visitors from across the world have marvelled at the electrical advertisement billboard in central London for more than a century but they will now be off for months.
Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Samsung C&T Corp were steady in early trade on Monday, ahead of a South Korean special prosecutor's decision on whether to seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group's leader [SAGR.UL]. The prosecutor is set to decide later in the day on whether to seek the arrest of Jay Y. Lee, the third-generation leader of South Korea's largest conglomerate, in connection with an influence-peddling investigation involving the president.
By Mark Gleeson LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor returns to a major footballing stage for the first time since the striker's spell at Crystal Palace ended last season when he leads his country out at the African Nations Cup on Monday. Adebayor is without a club but captains Togo as they face holders Ivory Coast in the Group C opener at a new stadium in Oyem, opened last week but with construction workers still on site at the weekend putting the final touches to the venue. Adebayor might lack match fitness but Togo coach Claude Le Roy told reporters on Sunday he expected the former African Footballer of the Year to make a major impact.
By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Philip Morris International is fighting to keep a toehold in India's $11 billion tobacco market, as the government considers further tightening foreign investment rules in the sector, according to documents seen by Reuters. In previously unreported letters from Philip Morris to the trade minister and an influential government think-tank, the U.S.-based company said the "discriminatory" and "protectionist" proposals would represent a blow to its plans to launch new products and make further investments in India. "The proposed ban will impact our future investments in India and also force a review of our overall operations, including tobacco crop purchases," Martin G. King, Philip Morris' Asia president, wrote on Oct. 13 to NITI Aayog, India's most influential government think-tank that has a say in federal policies, including those related to foreign investments.
By Sujata Rao DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development goals, according to a study by a group including global business and finance leaders. The report, released on Monday by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, said pressure on business to become a "responsible social actor" was likely to grow. The group was launched at the Davos 2016 World Economic Forum to encourage businesses to take the lead in poverty reduction and sustainable development.
The Finnish government has begun a pilot of a radical new policy aimed at overhauling the benefits system in the northern European country. Under the proposed system, the government will pay a basic income to citizens seeking employment.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday it will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee model following U.S. accusations carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles mislead regulators on diesel car emissions. "We have instructed our Market Surveillance Unit to undertake testing on one of these vehicles at the earliest opportunity," a spokesman at the Department for Transport said. FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has angrily rejected the allegations, saying there was no wrongdoing and FCA never sought to create software to cheat emissions rules. ...