Companies that have seen their fortunes and share prices soar with the crypto-craze are now facing a little bit of a reality check. As Bitcoin slumped up to 20% to almost $11,000 (€8,990m), and its biggest rival Ethereum dropping 23%, and Ripple tumbling up to 33%, firms that touted their links to the burgeoning blockchain industry, including Riot Blockchain, Overstock.com...

A new treaty on the handling of migrants at the French port of Calais is set to be signed by Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron, according to reports in the French media. Press on the other side of the Channel reported a statement from the Elysee Palace which said the treaty would "complete" the Le Touquet agreement, which allows Britain...

The European Commission president said the UK could apply to rejoin under Article 49 of the Lisbon Treaty even after it leaves the EU in March 2019 - if the Government or British people want to "find a way out" of Brexit. It comes after European Council president Donald Tusk said on Tuesday he was open to a "change of...

An elderly nun has denied children were beaten, force-fed and humiliated at a controversial care institution. The 92-year-old woman told Scotland’s Child Abuse Inquiry she had not witnessed any cruelty or struck any youngsters herself during her time at Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark. She told the inquiry she was based there from 1957 to 1964 and insisted it was...

Bitcoin, Bitconnect

Bitconnect (BCC) has announced that it is shutting down its all-in-one crypto exchanging and lending platform. They have let the public know that its users can log in, but the exchanging platform will shut down in 5 days and the lending service will shut down, according to the update on their website. “In short, we are closing lending service and exchange...

French president Emmanuel Macron has visited a migrant centre in northern France as he prepares to press the UK to do more to help deal with people who converge on the Calais region in hopes of crossing the Channel. Mr Macron talked briefly with Sudanese migrants at the centre in Croisilles, home to 63 people. He also questioned officials about...

Hundreds of teenagers in Denmark are facing the prospect of criminal charges in connection with spreading explicit sexual material of minors. Facebook informed authorities after received a report that two videos and an explicit photo of two 15-year-olds having consensual sex were being widely distributed using its Messenger app. Around 800 boys and 200 girls, most between the ages of...

Iceland has become the first major retailer to commit to eliminate plastic packaging for all own brand products within five years to help end the "scourge" of plastic pollution. The retailer said it would be replacing plastic with packaging including paper and pulp trays and paper bags which would be recyclable through domestic waste collections or in-store recycling facilities. Iceland...