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Russian top cop faces down Sherlock gags

Russian top cop faces down Sherlock gags

Image copyright sledcom.ru Image caption ‘The Case of Bastrykin’s Magnifying Glass’ has captivated the Russian media Russia’s chief police investigator has become the butt of jokes and internet memes after he used a magnifying glass to study a laptop. Alexander Bastrykin and his Investigative Committee colleagues are seen examining evidence on screen at their Moscow […]

Mueller report: Trump triumphant after being cleared of collusion

Mueller report: Trump triumphant after being cleared of collusion

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMueller report: One summary, two interpretations Donald Trump claims he has been completely exonerated by an inquiry into allegations Russia conspired to help him win the 2016 election. A summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report released on Sunday found the Trump campaign had not conspired […]

'Historic day' – French-German parliament meets

'Historic day' – French-German parliament meets

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 50 deputies from Germany have travelled to France’s parliament for the joint session France and Germany are holding their first joint parliamentary session as part of their commitment to forging closer ties. The 50 deputies from each country are from almost all political parties, proportional to their numbers in […]

Scotland atmosphere ‘toxic’ in San Marino – Billy Dodds

Scotland fans were left unimpressed despite the 2-0 win over San Marino Former Scotland striker Billy Dodds says he was taken aback by the “toxic” atmosphere as Alex McLeish’s side beat San Marino 2-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying. The 3,000 travelling support booed McLeish and chanted “sack the board” at the Scottish Football Association. And […]

Thailand election: Confusion as results of post-coup vote delayed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 50 million people were eligible to vote in Sunday’s poll There is confusion in Thailand over the outcome of the first election in the country since the army took power in a coup in 2014. The Election Commission (EC) initially said the pro-military party, the Palang Pracha […]

Brexit: Cabinet meets amid pressure on May

Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to update ministers on her Brexit strategy as she chairs a meeting of her cabinet this morning. It comes after a weekend of speculation about her leadership and claims of a plot to oust her – something senior ministers have denied. There have been suggestions that […]

Majestic Wine to close stores and rebrand as Naked

Image copyright Majestic Wine Majestic Wine has announced plans to revamp its business by closing some of its 200 stores and concentrating on its online Naked Wines division. The change will also see the company being renamed Naked Wines. More details of the store closures – and any job losses – will be given in […]

Sackler Trust suspends new UK donations

Image caption Funding from the Sackler Trust has been used for the new Tate Modern building in London The Sackler Trust has suspended new charitable donations in the UK amid claims the Sackler family fortune is linked to the opioid crisis in the US. The trust said it rejected the claims, but said the row […]

Autonomy sale the focus of the UK’s biggest fraud trial

Image caption Mike Lynch, founder of Autonomy The UK’s biggest fraud trial gets under way on Monday with US technology giant Hewlett-Packard suing the former head of software firm Autonomy. The civil case is over the £8.4bn sale of the software firm to Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 2011. HP alleges that Autonomy founder Mike Lynch and […]

First and second class stamp prices rise

Image copyright Reuters A 3p rise on the cost of first and second class stamps has now taken effect, following a Royal Mail apology. The change takes the cost of a first-class stamp to 70p and a second-class stamp to 61p. The price increases are the highest for the two stamps together since 2012, but […]

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