UK could hand back millions from Harrods 'big spender' to Azerbaijan

UK could hand back millions from Harrods 'big spender' to Azerbaijan

Mr Justice Supperstone has ordered that she must comply with the UWO order and explain how she acquired her wealth. Her lawyers, who issued a statement insisting the order did not imply any wrongdoing on behalf of their client, are arguing that she is the wife of a legitimate businessman. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s […]

Donald Trump looks to start formal US-UK trade talks

Donald Trump looks to start formal US-UK trade talks

The Trump administration has told Congress that it wants to start formal trade talks with the UK “as soon as it is ready” after Brexit, a sign that negotiations with London are a priority even as Washington seeks separate deals with the EU and Japan and fights a trade war with China. The notification from […]

Two serving soldiers 'helped smuggle illegal immigrants to UK from Calais'

Two serving soldiers 'helped smuggle illegal immigrants to UK from Calais'

Harris, 29,  said he was to be paid £10,500 by an “unknown male” and hand the stowaways over in Solihull. He admitted people-smuggling earlier this year, blaming alcohol, drug and gambling problems. Walton Hornsby, prosecuting, said a subsequent Home Office investigation revealed that the incident was not a “one-off”, claiming that he was involved in […]

Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades

Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades

Police deployed 24 undercover officers to infiltrate a small leftwing political party over a 37-year period, the Guardian can reveal. The police spies infiltrated the Socialist Workers party (SWP) almost continuously between 1970 and 2007, often with more than one undercover officer embedded within the party. Four of them deceived women into sexual relationships while […]

UK scientists turn coffee industry waste into electricity

UK scientists turn coffee industry waste into electricity

Scientists have turned coffee waste into electricity for the first time, in research that could help farmers and curb pollution in the developing world. The coffee industry generates a huge amount of liquid waste during the process of turning the raw material of the tree – the coffee cherries – into the 9.5m tons of […]

Jamal Khashoggi: UK and US 'could boycott' Saudi conference

Jamal Khashoggi: UK and US 'could boycott' Saudi conference

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance Britain and the US are considering boycotting a major international conference in Saudi Arabia after the disappearance Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the BBC has learned. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after […]

Police 'pressed paramedics to give inaccurate statements' after student paralysed

Police 'pressed paramedics to give inaccurate statements' after student paralysed

Two paramedics giving evidence at a disciplinary hearing of police officers involved in an incident in which a student athlete was paralysed have accused investigators of putting them under pressure to give inaccurate statements. Caroline Dilley and Paul Sim, of the East of England ambulance service, are credited with saving the life of Julian Cole […]

UK Homes Seeing Price Cuts at Near-Recession Levels

UK Homes Seeing Price Cuts at Near-Recession Levels

Sellers in the U.K. are cutting their homes’ listing prices at a frequency not seen since 2009, according to the Asking Price Index report released Friday from Home.co.uk. Last month, 16% of mainland U.K. owners with houses for sale reduced their homes’ asking prices. That high percentage “of discounting relative to the total stock for […]

'I feel more optimistic than I did a couple of weeks ago': UK's Hammond on Brexit

'I feel more optimistic than I did a couple of weeks ago': UK's Hammond on Brexit

With only six months to go before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the pace of the Brexit negotiations has been stepped up, the U.K.’s finance chief told CNBC on Friday, adding that he feels “more optimistic today” compared to a few weeks ago. However, there are still some “very intractable differences” between both sides […]

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