Tuesday, September 25, 2018

World news

British children more worried about Trump than global warming and nuclear war, study suggests

Children are experiencing "widespread anxiety" over the threat of terrorism and Donald Trump's presidency, a new survey from the Mental Health Foundation has found. In a bid to try and find out the impact world...

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...

Housing market hit by political uncertainty in October, says Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The UK housing market continued to soften in October according to the latest survey of chartered surveyors as political uncertainty bit into confidence. The net balance of surveyors reporting price...

10 steps to protect your money from the next financial crisis

The signs are there: something big is coming. Consumers are holding their breath, waiting for events to unfold, that much is clear from the CBI’s monthly...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Parents should limit children’s screentime to 90 mins a day to prevent obesity

Scientists have found links between prolonged periods of exposure to screens and obesity in children. Children who spend prolonged periods of time using technology are more prone to obesity, a new study suggests. A group of...