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Danske Bank boss quits over money-laundering scandal

Danske Bank boss quits over money-laundering scandal

The chief executive of Danske Bank, Thomas Borgen, has resigned. He stepped down after the bank found “indications” that its Estonian branch was used for money-laundering purposes. Mr Borgen said it was clear that Danske Bank had failed to live up to its responsibility and he regretted this. “Even though the investigation conducted by the […]

Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

Media captionBBC News NI’s political reporter Jayne McCormack explains why the border is an issue The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the “moment of truth” was nearing for Brexit negotiations. The UK and EU both want to avoid a hard border – […]

Storm Ali: Warning of dangerous 80 mph winds

Media captionAmber warning issued as Storm Ali approaches the UK Winds of up to 80 mph could put lives at risk and disrupt travel and power supplies across parts of the the UK as Storm Ali sweeps in. An amber, “be prepared”, weather warning is in force from 08:00 BST in Northern Ireland, Scotland and […]

Three hurt as car hits people near mosque on Edgware Road

Image caption The collision happened outside the Al-majlis Al-Hussaini Islamic centre Three men were hurt when a car struck several people outside a north London mosque, police said. Eyewitnesses described hearing the driver “shouting anti-Islamic taunts” in the incident at the Islamic centre in Cricklewood. The Metropolitan Police said it was not being treated as […]

China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, says Premier Li

China won't devalue yuan to boost exports, says Premier Li

Image copyright Getty Images China has hit back at accusations that it is using its currency as a tool in the trade war with the US. At a forum in Tianjin, China’s premier Li Keqiang said Beijing will not actively weaken the yuan to boost exports. President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of manipulating […]

South Africa’s highest court legalises cannabis use

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ruling is a victory for pro-marijuana activists South Africa’s highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted “Weed are free now” when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges […]

'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road

'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road

Image copyright Seoyeon Lee Image caption Seoyeon was an ordinary university student until she was “tricked” into moving to Fiji A South Korean church which believes global famine is imminent has set up base in Fiji, where it’s gained considerable influence but faced growing allegations of abuse. One woman who fled what she believes is […]

Salzburg summit: Austria leads EU's anti-migrant drive

Salzburg summit: Austria leads EU's anti-migrant drive

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Memories of the 2015 crisis fuel Austria’s tough stance on migration – and its push at EU level In the small Austrian border town of Spielfeld there are still vivid reminders of the 2015 European migrant crisis, when tens of thousands of people crossed on foot from Slovenia. Metal […]

North Korea agrees to shut down missile site, says Moon

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed what they say is ‘a leap forward’ Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut down one of North Korea’s main missile testing and launching sites, says South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in. After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders “agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation,” […]

Aboriginal man fights possible deportation from Australia

Image copyright LOVE FAMILY Image caption Daniel Love (left) has taken his case to the High Court of Australia An Aboriginal man has launched legal action against Australia over what he argues is an attempt to deport him to Papua New Guinea (PNG). Daniel Love, 39, was born in PNG but has lived in Australia […]

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