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UNITED KINGDOM – Toshiba chairman quits over $3.4bn loss

UNITED KINGDOM – Toshiba chairman quits over $3.4bn loss

LONDON – Toshiba chairman Shigenori Shiga has resigned, hours after the Japanese conglomerate revealed details of a multi-billion dollar loss. Earlier Toshiba had delayed issuing its results, but it then said it was set to report a net loss of 390bn yen ($3.4bn) in the year to March 2017. The company said it expected to […]

UNITED KINGDOM – MPs back Brexit bill

UNITED KINGDOM – MPs back Brexit bill

LONDON –– MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to allow Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way. They backed the government’s European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114. But the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrat leadership opposed the bill, while 47 Labour MPs and […]

LONDON – Refugee shelters win design award

LONDON – Refugee shelters win design award

LONDON –– A flat-pack refugee shelter developed by Ikea and the United Nations has been named the best design of 2016. Awarded the Beazley Design of the Year award, presented by the Design Museum in London, the modular Better Shelter is made from recyclable plastic, comprises only 68 components, and can be assembled in as […]

Britain to leave EU market

Britain to leave EU market

LONDON – Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world’s largest trading bloc. Setting out a vision that could determine Britain’s future for generations and the shape of […]

WALES – Man slits throat in courtroom

WALES – Man slits throat in courtroom

HAVERFORDWEST –– A man who cut his throat in the dock at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court is in a serious condition in hospital, police have said. Lukasz Robert Pawlowski, 33, was appearing for sentence at the Pembrokeshire court when the incident happened. Pawlowski, of Pembroke Dock, had pleaded guilty to sexual assault by grabbing and kissing […]

London tram was speeding

London tram was speeding

LONDON – A tram that crashed in south London a week ago, killing seven people, was traveling at more than three times the speed limit at the time, investigators said Wednesday. The tram’s data recorder showed it was moving at 43.5 miles per hour as it entered a curve in the track where the speed […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Seven dead and 50 injured after derailment

UNITED KINGDOM – Seven dead and 50 injured after derailment

LONDON – Seven people have died and dozens more have been injured after a tram overturned in London. People were trapped inside and more than 50 were taken to hospital after the derailment in Croydon just after 06:00 GMT. The tram driver, 42, from Beckenham, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. British Transport Police […]

Creepy clown craze sweeps the globe

Creepy clown craze sweeps the globe

LONDON – The sinister clown scare is spreading worldwide. The bizarre craze seemed to be confined to the US, where sightings of so-called creepy clowns emerged in the late summer. But it now looks like the fancy dress frenzy has spread across the seas. It may seem a funny prank to scare unsuspecting victims ahead […]

PM May: Britain’s EU divorce must be smooth

PM May: Britain’s EU divorce must be smooth

LONDON –– Britain and the European Union must work together to make their divorce smooth and forge a new “strong relationship”, Prime Minister Theresa May told European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday. At their first one-to-one meeting since May became prime minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union at a June 23 referendum, […]

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