Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Business

London warned it’s not ready for robot taxis and drone deliveries

Europe’s largest city is a hotbed of ideas to make getting around the metropolis that little bit easier - but it isn’t ready for them on the streets. London’s regulators are unprepared for the introduction...

Vodafone-CityFibre deal targets ultra-fast broadband expansion for 5 million homes and businesses

Telecoms giant Vodafone said on Thursday it would partner with CityFibre, a wholesale fibre network infrastructure provider, to bring ultrafast broadband to up to 5 million...

Aldi launches more than 60 new organic products in Germany

Aldi has announced it will add more than 60 new own-label organic products to its supermarkets in Germany. The retailer said the expanded product line – which includes dried fruits, yogurts, breakfast cereals and milk...

Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes at the Vatican on health grounds

Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican from next year because of health concerns, a spokesman said on Thursday. “The motive...

Halfords half-year profit knocked back by Brexit-hit pound

Shares in Halfords slumped after the retailer revealed that half-year profits took a knock from increased costs linked to the Brexit-hit pound. The car parts-to-bicycles chain said...

Iranian women who refuse to wear hijabs filmed standing up to men telling them...

New videos have emerged of women defying Iran's law obliging women to wear hijabs in public. Part of the "White Wednesdays" online campaign against compulsory headscarves, the women have filmed...

Labour ready for Theresa May’s government to collapse at any time, says Deputy Leader...

Labour’s deputy leader says the current political turmoil could topple Theresa May at any time, as he suggested Priti Patel’s secret meetings in Israel had been...

US and UK pledge millions for largest-ever fund to fight modern day slavery

New public-private partnership aims to raise $1.5bn (£1.1bn) Leading businessmen, philanthropists and politicians have announced a new global fund for ending modern slavery. The public-private partnership plans to develop a new $1.5bn (£1.1bn) fund “to coordinate a...

Japanese host Shinzo Abe forced to play second fiddle to ego of Donald Trump

President Donald Trump was reciting the sort of rote praise that leaders of allied nations heap on one another on Monday when he suddenly cut himself...

Social media companies are losing public trust as ‘traditional’ media regains it, report finds

‘The public wants action on key issues related to online protection, and to see their concerns addressed through better regulation,’ says CEO of Edelman UK A new report has found people’s trust in social media...