World

U.N. envoy sees difficult talks on Syria ceasefire deal

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he hoped the U.N. Security Council would agree a resolution to end fighting in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, but said it would not be easy.

Business

Markets hit by US interest rate hike fears ahead of UK growth report – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, including the second estimate of UK GDP for the last three months of 2017Introduction: US Federal Reserve hints that rate hikes are comingFed minutes showed members had raised growth expectationsShares fall in

World

Merkel calls for Europe to step up to global challenges

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the European Union needed to develop a response to growing global political and economic pressures and that this would be the spirit of an EU summit this week.

Business

Barclays reports £1.9bn loss amid Trump tax change and legal costs

A near-£1bn charge for US tax changes and provisions for litigation leads to after-tax lossA near-£1bn charge related to Donald Trump’s tax reforms and further litigation provisions pushed Barclays deep into the red last year.Despite this chief execut

TV & Radio

EastEnders outrage as fan-favourite 'leaves'

EASTENDERS viewers were left devastated as an iconic character exited Albert Square.

World

Apple could save 'hundreds of billions' of dollars if it makes a metal play

Multiple reports, citing sources, said Apple was talking to major cobalt producers to buy long-term supplies directly.

Startups

Tel Aviv, TechCrunch is coming back, this time with a conference

 The third time is a charm, Tel Aviv. After holding a Meetup + Pitch-off the last two years in Israel, TechCrunch is returning on 7 June 2017 for a day-long conference. As much fun as networking on a roof facing the Mediterranean Sea is, we’re

World

Democratic Republic of Congo: a country on the brink

Despite what President Kabila and his supporters may say, everything is not 'fine' in DR Congo.

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