CBI says UK plc stuck in slow lane. Boosting workers rights could change that

How to fix an economy stuck in the slow lane, with the CBI just the latest organisation to say that situation isn't likely to improve much...

Al Franken: Democratic party calls on senator to resign over sexual assault claims

Calls for Al Franken to leave Congress have dramatically increased, with the leader of Senate Democrats, the majority of his caucus and the head of the Democratic Party’s...

Barack Obama had the most-liked tweet of 2017

Former US President Barack Obama can lay claim to having had an impressive year on Twitter - even eclipsing his more-prolific successor in the Oval Office. The former President...

Jerusalem latest: US citizens issued with safety warning ahead of Trump’s embassy move decision

The US diplomatic staff is bracing for violence in Jerusalem after Donald Trump controversially told Middle East leaders that he intended to move the US embassy...

White House calls reports of Mueller legally requesting Trump’s financial records ‘completely false’

The White House is disputing reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed some of Donald Trump's financial records. “We confirmed that the news reports the special...

London black cabs get an all-new electric revamp

London’s black cab has gone electric - and it’s just hit the roads. Wi-Fi, USB charging and even a sunroof are among the new features of the...

Michael Flynn ‘promised former business partner seeking Russian nuclear deal sanctions would be ripped...

Michael Flynn is said to have told a former business associate shortly after Donald Trump’s inauguration that the new administration would dissolve sanctions on Russia, clearing the...

France named Europe’s top country for food sustainability thanks to war on waste

A war on waste food in France, where supermarkets are banned from throwing away unsold food and restaurants must provide doggy bags when asked, has helped...

Overdraft crackdown needed as research shows millions are in constant debt, urges charity

Banks should immediately end charges for unarranged overdrafts and must ensure that charging structures are clear and transparent, a major debt charity has warned, on the...

British Airways to continue charging for food in short-haul economy class

British Airways will not revert to complimentary catering for short-haul economy passengers, the airline’s chief executive has said. But Alex Cruz conceded that the introduction of the...

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