UK inflation rate fell to 0.9% in October

UK inflation rate fell to 0.9% in October

Image copyright PA UK inflation registered a surprise fall in October, although there were signs that the pressure on consumer prices is starting to build. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) slipped to 0.9%, from 1% in September, the Office for National Statistics said. That was below the 1.1% predicted by economists, who said sterling’s fall […]

Government is failing UK workers over Brexit – McDonnell

Government is failing UK workers over Brexit – McDonnell

Image copyright Getty Images The government’s “shambolic” approach to Brexit is failing to equip the UK economy for leaving the EU, shadow chancellor John McDonnell will say. Mr McDonnell will accuse Chancellor Philip Hammond of being isolated from cabinet colleagues and will say he is “too weak” to make Brexit a success. He will call […]

Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev charged with $2m bribe

Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev charged with $2m bribe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ulyukayev is the first Russian minister to be arrested during Vladimir Putin’s presidency Russia’s Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been accused of taking a bribe to endorse a state takeover. Russia’s main anti-corruption body, the Investigative Committee (SK), said he received a payment of $2m (£1.6m). Mr Ulyukayev […]

Barack Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns

Media captionTrump election: ‘Nobody said democracy’s supposed to be easy” President Barack Obama has sought to assure US allies that President-elect Donald Trump will honour the country’s international alliances when he takes office in January. Mr Obama told reporters that Mr Trump had “expressed a great interest” in maintaining the US commitment to Nato. During […]

Egypt: Mohammed Morsi death sentence overturned

Egypt: Mohammed Morsi death sentence overturned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Morsi is currently serving a life sentence for terrorism Egypt’s highest court has overturned a death sentence against ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Morsi had been condemned to death for his part in a mass prison break during the 2011 revolution. He was elected president in 2012, but removed by […]

Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers disqualified from office

Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers disqualified from office

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yau Wai-ching held the ruling for the cameras outside the High Court on Tuesday Hong Kong’s high court has disqualified two pro-independence lawmakers from taking their seats in the Legislative Council. Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching refused to pledge allegiance to China when being sworn in last month. Beijing pre-empted […]

Review: A Tribe Called Quest Make Urgent Return on ‘We Got It From Here …’ – RollingStone.com

The first album in 18 years from exploratory, jazz-traveling rap heroes A Tribe Called Quest effortlessly chronicles the chaotic crescendo of the 2016 election: a warning of “mass un-blackening,” dark-humored crooning about intolerance (“Muslims and gays, boy, we hate your ways”) and perceptive words about the media’s culpability in everything (“Why y’all cool with the […]

Marvel, ABC Set ‘The Inhumans’ TV Series – Hollywood Reporter

Marvel has landed another series on ABC: The Inhumans. The comic book studio — which previously abandoned plans for an Inhumans feature film — is now set to team with ABC Studios for an eight-episode live-action drama series set to premiere in the fall of 2017. Few details are known about the project, […]