Politics

Brexit: EU criminals to be banned from Britain after UK leaves European Union

Convicted criminals from EU countries will be banned from entering Britain from 1 January, under plans to be presented to MPs later. Once the UK’s Brexit transition period ends and it is no longer bound by the bloc’s rules on free movement, foreign criminals sentenced to at least one year in jail will be prevented […]

Politics

‘Not THAT complicated!’ BBC host stunned as Labour police chief can’t explain Tier 3 rules

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Concerns over the ability of the police to handle the new coronavirus restrictions have been raised. This comes after the officer leading the UK’s response to the pandemic, Assistant Chief Constable Owen Weatherill, failed […]

Economy

Over half Europe's small firms fear for survival, survey finds

LONDON (REUTERS) – Over half the small and medium-sized companies which together provide jobs for two-thirds of European workers fear for their survival in the coming 12 months, according to a survey released by management consultancy McKinsey on Thursday (Oct 22). The survey was conducted in August, before the current acceleration in new coronavirus cases […]

World News

Puerto Rico closes 911 call centres after employees test positive for coronavirus

Both of Puerto Rico’s 911 call centres were shut down Wednesday night after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus, officials announced. Public Safety Secretary Pedro Janer said people should call the island’s emergency management agency at 787-724-0124 or police at 787-343-2020 in an emergency. He said both agencies are operating 24 hours a day. […]

Economy

ExxonMobil ‘very close’ to unveiling job cuts in Canada and U.S., CEO email says

ExxonMobil is “very close” to completing its workforce appraisals in the United States and Canada and expects to unveil job cuts, its chief executive told employees in an email on Wednesday. The second-largest U.S. oil company by market value lost nearly $1.7 billion in the first six months and analysts forecast a third-quarter $1.17 billion loss, according to […]

Business

Asian Garment Sector Struggles in COVID-19’s Wake

GENEVA — The COVID-19 pandemic crisis continues to “hit hard” the garment sector in major producing countries in the Asia-Pacific region —  including Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam — due to the drop in global demand and the resulting delays or cancellations of orders and a collapse in garment exports, a report by the International Labor […]

Business

Asian investors prepare for choppy trade as U.S. stimulus talks drag on

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian investors prepared for rough trading on Thursday after a bumpy session on Wall Street amid fears that agreement on a key U.S. stimulus bill will not be reached until after the presidential election on Nov. 3.FILE PHOTO: A TV reporter stands in front of a large screen showing stock prices […]

World News

Election BOMBSHELL: FBI confirm Russia and Iran are interfering in US poll

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. During a joint press conference with the FBI Mr Ratcliffe claimed both countries had “taken specific actions to influence public opinion” ahead of the November poll. He commented: “We have confirmed that […]

Business

Visa Turns Android Phones Into Contactless Payment Terminals

Visa has a new solution for shops wary of handling cash. On Wednesday, the financial services company unveiled a new “Tap to Phone” product that can turn Android smartphones into contactless payment terminals. “The partners that we have, through our Visa Ready program, are able to download an app to their device and create, basically, […]