Wednesday, May 23, 2018

World news

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...

Arizona suspends Uber from testing self-driving cars

The ride hailing firm has around 100 self-driving cars in the US state. The governor of Arizona on Monday suspended Uber’s ability to test self-driving cars on public roads in the state following a fatal...

US and China sign trade deals worth $250bn on Trump trip as he vows...

China and the United States have signed additional business agreements valued at $250bn during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, though some were less than binding commercial...

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...

UK services sector grew at its fastest rate for six months in October

The UK's dominant services sector grew at its fastest rate in six months in October according to the latest survey snapshot, sending the pound higher. The Purchasing...

Iranian women who refuse to wear hijabs filmed standing up to men telling them...

New videos have emerged of women defying Iran's law obliging women to wear hijabs in public. Part of the "White Wednesdays" online campaign against compulsory headscarves, the women have filmed...

Halfords half-year profit knocked back by Brexit-hit pound

Shares in Halfords slumped after the retailer revealed that half-year profits took a knock from increased costs linked to the Brexit-hit pound. The car parts-to-bicycles chain said...

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...

How Estonia can solve Britain’s biggest socio-economic problem

A few years ago, a UK government minister asked me what I thought was the biggest socio-economic problem facing Britain. I ran through a predictable checklist of...

Burberry reports jump in profit and announces shift away from non-luxury market

Fashion label Burberry posted a jump in operating profit for the first half of its financial year on Thursday, and announced that it was shifting its...