Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Economy

Brexit: Government must publish secret reports by Tuesday evening, Speaker John Bercow demands

Speaker John Bercow has given the Government until the end of the day to publish 58 'secret' studies examining the economic impact of Brexit. MPs backed an...

Mauritius and The Maldives: enjoy a winter break in paradise

It may be a rainy afternoon at London Gatwick as you step aboard flight BA2069, but that really doesn’t matter. In less than 12 hours, you’ll...

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...

Billionaires and royals are rushing to teach their kids Mandarin

Learning a second language has been proven to offer a swath of cognitive, health, and educational benefits. It improves brain development, can protect against dementia, and...

Gig economy’s expansion could mean pensions crisis for millions of workers, report warns

A “blind spot” in the pensions system needs to be tackled to help gig economy workers boost their retirement savings, a report suggests. Insurance group Zurich said a...

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...

Theresa May told to replace Priti Patel with Brexiteer to keep Cabinet balance

Theresa May has been warned to promote another Brexiteer into the Cabinet to keep the balance of her top team in the wake of Priti Patel’s...

Cape Town dreads ‘Day Zero’ when the taps will run dry

Chronic drought has resulted in hundreds of residents being forced to queue overnight to stock up on water in South Africa’s second largest economic hub and tourism attraction. A tough water-saving regime and the generosity...

Adidas expansion in China and US boosts third-quarter profit

German sportswear firm Adidas reported another strong quarter of sales and profit growth, driven by expansion in China and North America, where it has been taking...

The other American in Prince Harry’s family

When Prince Harry marries LA-born Meghan Markle next year, she will not be the first American in his family tree. The prince's great-great grandmother was Frances Ellen Work - a "Dollar Princess" whose life reads...