UK small business confidence slumps

UK small business confidence slumps

Image copyright Getty Images More small and medium-sized businesses are pessimistic about the future than positive for the first time in four years, according to an industry body. Small business’ concerns are growing that the domestic economy will weaken. The first survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) since the Brexit vote suggests the […]

Rome Olympic chief’s fury at mayor’s bid veto

Rome Olympic chief’s fury at mayor’s bid veto

Image copyright AP Image caption Giovanni Malago was left waiting for a meeting with the mayor, who failed to turn up The Italian Olympic chief has reacted angrily to the Rome mayor’s decision to reject the city’s bid to host the 2024 Games, and has vowed to fight on. Calling the decision “demagogic and populist”, […]

Former EU commissioner failed to disclose offshore interest

Former EU commissioner failed to disclose offshore interest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Neelie Kroes’ lawyers say that her problems stem from an “administrative error” Leaked documents reveal how a former EU commissioner failed to disclose her interest in an offshore company. Documents from the Bahamian company registry show Neelie Kroes was a director of Mint Holdings from 2000 to 2009. The […]

Berlin Pirate politician Claus-Brunner in ‘murder-suicide’

Berlin Pirate politician Claus-Brunner in ‘murder-suicide’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gerwald Claus-Brunner’s party lost all of its 15 seats in Berlin’s state parliament at the weekend A German politician has been found dead in his Berlin flat along with the body of another man, in what police believe was a murder-suicide. Post mortem examinations indicate that Gerwald Claus-Brunner, 44, a […]

Rome 2024 Olympic bid collapses in acrimony

Rome 2024 Olympic bid collapses in acrimony

Image copyright AFP Image caption Virginia Raggi told reporters that she was not prepared to allow the city to sink further into debt Rome is set to drop its bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024, after its anti-establishment mayor said it would be “irresponsible” to be a candidate. Virginia Raggi of the Five […]

Calais camp: Sarkozy says UK must take responsibility

Calais camp: Sarkozy says UK must take responsibility

Image copyright AFP Image caption Critics accused Mr Sarkozy of ceding too much political ground to the far-right Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has insisted that Britain must take responsibility for the thousands of migrants in the “Jungle” camp at Calais. Meeting local residents, he vowed to “fix the problem” of the camp by the […]

Berlin Pirate politician Claus-Brunner in ‘murder-suicide’

Berlin Pirate politician Claus-Brunner in ‘murder-suicide’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gerwald Claus-Brunner’s party lost all of its 15 seats in Berlin’s state parliament at the weekend A German politician has been found dead in his Berlin flat along with the body of another man, in what police believe was a murder-suicide. Post mortem examinations indicate that Gerwald Claus-Brunner, 44, a […]

Turkey attacker shot at Israel embassy in Ankara

Turkey attacker shot at Israel embassy in Ankara

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Riot police guarded the embassy after the attack A man wielding a knife has been shot and wounded by security officials outside Israel’s embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Israeli officials said he had tried to storm the embassy. The office of the Ankara governor said the suspect appears to […]

Berlin Pirate politician Claus-Brunner in ‘murder-suicide’

Berlin Pirate politician Claus-Brunner in ‘murder-suicide’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Gerwald Claus-Brunner’s party lost all of its 15 seats in Berlin’s state parliament at the weekend A German politician has been found dead in his Berlin flat along with the body of another man, in what police believe was a murder-suicide. Post mortem examinations indicate that Gerwald Claus-Brunner, 44, a […]

Turkey attack: Man shot at Israel embassy in Ankara

Turkey attack: Man shot at Israel embassy in Ankara

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Riot police guarded the embassy after the attack A man wielding a knife has been shot and wounded by security officials outside Israel’s embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Israeli officials said he had tried to storm the embassy. The office of the Ankara governor said the suspect appears to […]