Theresa May, Brexit, EU

Theresa May ruled out any delay to the Brexit process as she told European Union leaders that her Chequers plan was the only credible route to a deal. The UK Prime Minister set out a blueprint to her 27 counterparts over dinner in Salzburg after being told by EU chiefs that significant elements of it would have to be reworked. However,...

Theresa May, Brexit, politics

Theresa May’s 27 European counterparts will consider the next stage of the Brexit process after she told them her Chequers plan was the only credible route to a deal. The UK Prime Minister set out her blueprint over dinner with fellow leaders in Salzburg after being told by EU chiefs that significant elements of it would have to be reworked. However,...

Florida, U.S., Trump, Hurricane Florence

US President Donald Trump has sought to soothe those who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring that “America grieves for you” as he surveyed damage the powerful storm left behind. After being briefed on the recovery effort, President Trump helped handed containers of hot dogs and chips at a Baptist church in New Bern, a riverfront city on the coast...

Trump, Kavanaugh, Politics, U.S.

President Donald Trump has said “we’ll have to make a decision” if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual-assault accuser “makes a credible showing” before the US Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr Trump calls Mr Kavanaugh an “outstanding man” and says it is “very hard” for him to imagine anything happened, adding the committee hearing would be “very interesting”. The Judiciary Committee has...

Former Prime Minister, Najib Razak, Malaysia

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been arrested and will face further charges of abuse of power over the looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its office over the transfer of 2.6 billion ringgit (£476 million) into his bank account. It said Najib will be taken to court on...

Mylee Billingham , William Billingham, murder

The mother of an eight-year-old girl has told a murder trial how the youngster shouted "stop it daddy" moments before she was dragged into her father's bungalow and stabbed to death. Tracey Taundry told jurors her ex-partner William Billingham held a knife to her throat - and then took hold of their daughter by the coat as she called out...

Jean-Claude Arnault, Nobel Literature Prize

The man at the centre of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that led to the deferral of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize has gone on trial in Sweden. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in the country, faces two counts of rape of a woman in 2011 before the Stockholm District Court. The French citizen is married to poet...

The European Union has ruled that Luxembourg did not give McDonald’s a special tax deal and that the non-taxation of some of its profits did not amount to illegal state aid. The EU Commission ended a probe that started in 2015 by saying that advantages granted to McDonald’s were the result of differences between Luxembourg and US tax laws, and...