Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Economy

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent. Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained...

British Airways to bring back second meal for long-haul flights

Things can only get better: that is the message from BA’s boss, Alex Cruz. Two years to the day after he was named British Airways’ chief...

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...

How “bomb cyclones” can let us peer deep inside the Earth

Powerful storms on our planet’s surface can produce tremors that are helping geologists to see what the Earth’s interior might be like. Given its location on the Atlantic seaboard of North America, Maine is no...

EU cuts UK growth forecasts due to Brexit uncertainty

The European Commission has slashed its forecast for UK GDP growth, citing Brexit-related uncertainty. In its Autumn 2017 round of forecasts, the Commission is now projecting growth...

Health warning over salt content in vegetarian sausages

Popular vegetarian sausages are so salty that one portion contains more than half a pizza, research has warned. Meat-free sausages including some made by Linda McCartney and Quorn contain significantly more salt than the level...

Russian tower block collapses after ‘gas’ explosion in Izhevsk, western Urals

A nine-storey residential block in Izhevsk, central Russia, has partly collapsed following reports of an explosion. A total of 32 apartments were destroyed.   The Interfax news...

Donald Trump stands with Japanese PM to warn ‘era of strategic patience’ with North...

US President Donald Trump has said America stands with ally Japan against the North Korean “menace” and that Washington would work with Tokyo to sort out problems...

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...

Britain would be ‘booming’ if it weren’t for Brexit, says Bank of England Governor...

  Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said the UK economy should be “booming” but Brexit is holding it back. “Since the referendum, what we're seeing is...