Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Image copyright Evn/Facebook Image caption Iranian-born Bahareh Letnes and Per Sandberg Norway’s fisheries minister has resigned after breaching security protocol during a holiday to Iran last month with his Iranian-born girlfriend. Per Sandberg, 58, admitted he had gone with Bahareh Letnes, 28, without informing the prime minister and had taken a government phone to Iran. […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Image copyright Reuters Moves to ease Turkey’s economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country’s row with the US deepens. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to “stab it in the back”. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradite […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Image copyright Reuters Moves to ease Turkey’s economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country’s row with the US deepens. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to “stab it in the back”. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradict […]

Vigo festival collapse in Spain injures hundreds

Vigo festival collapse in Spain injures hundreds

Media captionIt is not yet clear what caused the platform to collapse More than 300 people have been injured, five seriously, after a section of wooden platform collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. It had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day O Marisquiño event in the […]

Monsanto weedkiller case: Bayer shares tumble after payout

Monsanto weedkiller case: Bayer shares tumble after payout

Image copyright EPA Shares in German pharmaceutical group Bayer have dropped sharply following a US verdict linking a product to cancer. By mid-morning on Monday, Bayer’s shares had lost 10.4% of their value. Bayer owns agriculture giant Monsanto – which was ordered by a California judge on Friday to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a […]

Firms ‘struggling to recruit as EU workers stay away’

Firms ‘struggling to recruit as EU workers stay away’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The hospitality industry relies heavily on EU workers Firms are struggling to recruit staff after a steep fall in the number of people coming to Britain from the European Union, a report has said. Some 40% of employers had found it harder to fill vacancies in the past 12 […]

Climbers feared dead in Tajikistan helicopter crash

Climbers feared dead in Tajikistan helicopter crash

Thirteen climbers and three crew members are unaccounted for after a helicopter they were travelling in had a “hard landing” in the mountains of Tajikistan, officials say. The accident happened at 17:30 (11:30 GMT) on Sunday, Tajik officials said. Russian news agencies said the helicopter had taken the climbers from base camp on the Fortambek […]

Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis

Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis

Image copyright Reuters Turkey’s central bank has said it is ready to take “all necessary measures” to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the lira. It has vowed to provide banks with “all the liquidity the banks need”. The comments came after a widening diplomatic spat with the US prompted market turmoil in the […]

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures hundreds

Spain festival collapse in Vigo injures hundreds

Image copyright EPA Image caption Emergency workers rushed to the scene to help the injured More than 250 people have been injured, five seriously, after a section of wooden jetty collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Spain. The seafront platform had been packed with people watching a rap artist at the two-day […]

Firms ‘struggling to recruit as EU workers stay away’

Firms ‘struggling to recruit as EU workers stay away’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The hospitality industry relies heavily on EU workers Firms are struggling to recruit staff after a steep fall in the number of people coming to Britain from the European Union, a report has said. Some 40% of employers had found it harder to fill vacancies in the past 12 […]