UK Vauxhall pensions ‘could scupper GM Peugeot sale’ – BBC News

UK Vauxhall pensions ‘could scupper GM Peugeot sale’ – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Plans to sell the European arm of General Motors – including Vauxhall – to France’s PSA Group could be derailed by the deficit in GM’s UK pension scheme, an expert says. Vauxhall’s pension scheme is one of the largest in the UK, with 15,000 members. Pensions expert John Ralfe said Peugeot owner […]

Amazon plans 5000 new jobs in UK – BBC News

Amazon plans 5000 new jobs in UK – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Online retail giant Amazon has said it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the UK this year. The firm said it was looking for a range of staff including software developers and warehouse staff. There will be jobs at Amazon’s head office in London, as well as in the Edinburgh […]

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army resumes advance on IS bastion

Media captionQuentin Sommerville: Iraqi forces ‘within sight’ of Mosul Iraqi government forces have resumed their push towards western Mosul, the last major stronghold of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Artillery fire could be heard in the distance, reports the BBC’s Quentin Sommerville, who is embedded with government troops. Launching the operation on Sunday, the […]

Iran ‘will not instigate hostilities’ – foreign minister

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has called on the United States to stop threatening Iran. In an interview with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, he said moves in Washington to prepare new sanctions were an effort to provoke and agitate his country. Iran ‘will not instigate hostilities’ – foreign minister}

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea

Image copyright AFP Image caption The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur last week has sparked a diplomatic row Malaysia has stepped up diplomatic measures against North Korea in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-nam died in mysterious circumstances last week […]

BILL GATES: A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared – Business Insider

BILL GATES: A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not prepared – Business Insider

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider The following op-ed was exclusively provided to Business Insider to coincide with a speech Bill Gates is giving for the Munich Security Conference. The following is an abridged version of his remarks. When I decided 20 years ago to make global health the focus of my philanthropic work, I didn’t imagine that […]

Trump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid confusion

Media caption“Sweden, they took in large numbers,” Donald Trump tells a crowd of supporters US President Donald Trump has sought to explain why he referred to a security incident in Sweden on Friday which did not actually happen. Addressing a rally on Saturday, he had said, “look at what’s happening last night in Sweden”, as […]

Angelina Jolie on Cambodia, film and family

19 February 2017 Last updated at 22:00 GMT Angelina Jolie on her new film First They Killed My Father – based on the genocide in Cambodia – politics and her family. Angelina Jolie on Cambodia, film and family

Iran ‘will not instigate hostilities’ – foreign minister

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has called on the United States to stop threatening Iran. In an interview with the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, he said moves in Washington to prepare new sanctions were an effort to provoke and agitate his country. Iran ‘will not instigate hostilities’ – foreign minister