Monday, July 23, 2018

Business

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...

American greatness? We are leaders in the worst areas – infant mortality, poverty, hunger...

American politicians tell us the United States was founded on the principles of freedom, justice and equality. We sing songs with phrases such as “land of...

Iranian TV welcomes Boris Johnson’s ‘unintended confession’ about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘plot’

Boris Johnson has come under renewed pressure over his mistaken comments about a British woman imprisoned in Tehran after Iranian state TV said the remarks were...

Donald Trump says he doesn’t blame China for taking advantage of America

President Donald Trump has criticised the “very one-sided and unfair” trade relationship between the US and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping...

Former Tory minister backs Jeremy Corbyn’s demand to end austerity in Autumn budget

A former Conservative minister has echoed Jeremy Corbyn by calling for a dramatic U-turn to end “austerity” in this month’s Budget. Nick Boles broke ranks by urging...

If the Brexit Impact Assessments say what we fear they will, then Labour must...

It is grim to see the symptoms of new variant malady appearing in Conservative ministers.  It’s a progressive illness. At first, the over-confidence and blind optimism make...

Trump’s top immigration nominee dismisses a full border wall

Donald Trump’s pick to oversee American immigration enforcement said a promised wall would not need to cover the entire US-Mexico border and signalled leniency toward young...

Iron Man-style flight suit inventor sets Guinness World Record before falling into lake

A British inventor has set a Guinness World Record for recording the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine-powered suit. Richard Browning, who has been compared to...

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett richer than poorest 160 million Americans combined,...

The three richest people in the world now own more wealth than the entire bottom half of the American population combined, new research has found. Microsoft co-founder...

New Jersey political candidates targeted by xenophobic abuse all win respective election races

The message on postcards mailed to voters in the New Jersey township of Edison was not ambiguous. Stamped beneath the pictures of two Asian school board candidates...