Brexit: UK 'may consider longer transition period'

Brexit: UK 'may consider longer transition period'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics Brexit-backing MPs have reacted angrily to the idea that the UK’s transition out of the EU could be extended for another year, to the end of 2021. No. 10 refused to rule out an extension after a summit […]

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 […]

UK wage growth accelerates to 3.1%, the fastest since 2009 – business live

UK wage growth accelerates to 3.1%, the fastest since 2009 – business live

“The latest labour market statistics provide mixed news. Employment has fallen slightly in the latest 3 month period, but unemployment has also fallen – by some 47000 and the unemployment rate now stands at 4.0%. The numbers of economically inactive people rose by some 103000. Large falls in employment are recorded amongst part-time employees (55000) […]

Ford U-turn: no-deal Brexit could force carmaker to reconsider UK plans

Ford U-turn: no-deal Brexit could force carmaker to reconsider UK plans

The US carmaker Ford has described a no-deal Brexit as a “red line” that would force it to reconsider the scale of its presence in Britain in a dramatic reversal of an earlier commitment to stay put. Ford issued the warning on the same day as the pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca and the carmaker Nissan said […]

New Aust uranium deal for UK after Brexit

New Aust uranium deal for UK after Brexit

Australia is working on a new nuclear deal with the United Kingdom once it leaves the European Union. One fifth of Australia’s uranium goes to the UK, but it cannot be used for military purposes, or sold to other countries who use it for their militaries. Dr John Kalish, acting director general of the Australian […]

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 […]

UAE says it has been in touch with UK for months over detained academic

UAE says it has been in touch with UK for months over detained academic

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates has been in contact with British authorities over a British academic since shortly after he was detained in May, a senior UAE official said on Friday, amid suggestions that he would be charged with espionage. London has said little about the detention of Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old doctoral […]