Wednesday, May 23, 2018

World news

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rough ride for Uber in 2017 as losses rise to $4.5bn

Uber saw annual losses balloon to $4.5bn (£3.2bn) last year though its performance improved in the final quarter of 2017, the ride-hailing app revealed. The 61% increase in losses for the fast-expanding and controversial company...

Man found guilty of murder after 10-year-old girl suffocates in locked box as punishment...

An Arizona man has been found guilty of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin...