UK territories eligible for development aid – BBC News

UK territories eligible for development aid – BBC News

Media captionA British Virgin Islands residents describe the aftermath of two hurricanes Britain will now be able to spend official development aid on hurricane hit-islands after changes to international rules agreed in Paris. During this year’s hurricane season the UK government was not able to release funds to its Caribbean territories as they were deemed […]

UK interest rate rise would not hit house prices, says Moody’s – The Guardian

The UK’s property market will take this week’s expected rise in interest rates in its stride, according to ratings agency Moody’s, but it warned that the outlook for the buy-to-let market has worsened significantly. The agency, which along with Standard & Poor’s was widely condemned for awarding triple-A ratings to sub-prime mortgage books before the […]

UK police widen Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse investigation – The Guardian

The Metropolitan police have widened their investigation into Harvey Weinstein and are looking into allegations of sexual assault on seven women. Officers working on Operation Kaguyak are investigating alleged crimes said to have taken place between the late 1980s and 2015. They were all reported to the the Met between 12 and 28 October. The […]

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

UK Harassment Scandal Escalates as Cabinet Minister Named – Bloomberg

Pressure mounted on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May late on Monday after her defence secretary admitted to inappropriately touching a journalist, bringing the growing uproar about endemic sexual harassment at Westminster to the heart of her government. Michael Fallon said he apologized at the time for repeatedly touching the knee of Julia Hartley-Brewer at a […]

UK’s Halley Antarctic base set for second closure – BBC News

UK’s Halley Antarctic base set for second closure – BBC News

Image copyright BAS Image caption Scientists had been keen to return to year-round operations The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will once again close its Halley station at the end of the coming Southern Hemisphere summer. The base sits on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf, which is currently being incised by two large developing cracks. BAS […]

Regulator cuts UK oil and gas estimates – BBC News

Regulator cuts UK oil and gas estimates – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The oil and gas offshore industry regulator has reduced its estimates of the amount of known oil and gas left under UK waters. The amount in known reserves and capable of extraction has dropped from 6.3 billion barrels to 5.7 billion, over the year to the end of 2016. The central […]

Sexual Harassment Claims Surface in UK Parliament – New York Times

Politics, like the world of entertainment, is a highly competitive profession in which senior, mainly male, individuals have the power to make or break careers. Recent days have produced a blizzard of accusations against lawmakers of varying degrees of seriousness, with all suggesting a degree of sexism or complacency about inappropriate behavior. Last week the […]

Las Vegas shooting: Isis claims responsibility for deadliest gun massacre in modern US history – The Independent

Las Vegas shooting: Isis claims responsibility for deadliest gun massacre in modern US history – The Independent

Isis has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history as it continues to lose territory in its self-declared “caliphate”. Police said at least 58 people were killed and 500 victims wounded when a gunman opened fire on dense crowds at a concert in Las Vegas. Officials have identified the shooter as […]