Saturday, July 21, 2018

World news

Gold demand at eight-year low in third-quarter

Gold demand slid to its lowest in eight years in the last quarter as jewellery buying fell and inflows into bullion-backed exchange traded funds dried up,...

Donald Trump is not finished yet, no matter what his critics might say

One year on, and America has, somehow, survived a full 12 months of the Trump treatment. Even the President’s greatest fans – and those devoted to him...

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...

Sainsbury’s reports 9% fall in first-half profit

Sainsbury has reported a 9 per cent fall in profit for the first half of its financial year, becoming the latest retailer to cite rising costs...

Budweiser reveals plan to brew beer for Mars

The Space Race: Will people or beer be first to land on Mars? Although we haven’t actually set foot on Mars yet, one beer company has us covered when we do. In March, the brewing company...

Grenfell Tower: Jeremy Corbyn demands £1bn to install sprinklers in all high-rise social housing

Jeremy Corbyn has called on the Chancellor to set aside £1 billion in the Budget to retrofit sprinklers in all high-rise social housing blocks. In the wake...

Tokyo Grand Slam 2017: Inside the world’s most spiritual sport

In an unassuming Tokyo tower block sits the headquarters of a sport at a spiritual crossroads. A stone's throw from the Japanese capital's space age domed baseball stadium, and in the shadow of a nearby...

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...

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...

Vero wants to be the new instagram. But there’s some big problems

Artists and other social media users are flocking to a new site called Vero. The app and social network is being touted as the new Instagram. But it has already been found to have a...