Family, ministers 'blocked from seeing Nigerian leader Buhari in UK'

2017-02-27 12:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's "powerful" aides are reportedly denying ministers, family and friends access to the 74-year-old, who is on an extended medical vacation in London.

End of the dream for jilted Leicester coach Ranieri

2017-02-26 06:02

Football coaches are not lovable creatures. The instinct is never to give them a warm hug and pass them a chocolate bar.

EU against 'hard border' between Belfast, Dublin

2017-02-24 06:28

The EU does not want Brexit to result in the return of fixed border controls between Ireland and British-controlled Northern Ireland, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said.

Buhari 'speaks to Nigerians via speakerphone' amid health concerns

2017-02-23 19:24

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been out of the west African country for more than a month, has reportedly made a surprise phone call to the governor of the northern state of Kano.

UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

2017-02-22 20:31

The British government says senior officer Cressida Dick will be the next commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police - the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history.

UK gained momentum at end of 2016

2017-02-22 12:07

The UK economy has grown more than previously estimated in the final three months of 2016 but it may be the last hurrah.

Britain's Brexit bill to be 'very hefty': Juncker

2017-02-21 19:14

Britain will have to pay a "very hefty" bill to leave the European Union and negotiating a new relationship with the bloc will take years, says EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim

2017-02-20 21:00

Uber's CEO in the UK has ordered an investigation into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer over advances from her boss.

UK factory orders rise to highest level in two years

2017-02-20 14:15

Orders at UK factories have climbed at the fastest pace in two years this month, according to the Confederation of British Industry.

UK retail sales unexpectedly decline as inflation bites

2017-02-17 12:36

UK retail sales have unexpectedly fell for a third month in January, suggesting consumers are starting to feel the squeeze from accelerating inflation.


How Brexit means EU loses money, influence

2017-02-27 11:15

The UK’s impending departure from the European Union means the rest of the bloc is saying goodbye to one of its richest countries.

Credit Suisse sees $750m revenue at risk

2017-02-24 09:32

Credit Suisse may need to find new ways to serve clients who generate as much as $750m of revenue after Britain leaves the European Union.

Doris does damage as storm hits British Isles

2017-02-23 19:45

Storm Doris has slammed into the British Isles, causing flight disruptions at Europe's busiest air hub and train cancellations.

Discovery still optimistic about UK business - CEO

2017-02-23 18:26

Discovery’s CEO Adrian Gore speaks to Fin24 about the company's interim results, as well as perspectives on global business opportunities.

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

2017-02-22 18:33

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release.

French candidate Macron wants UK 'talents' after Brexit

2017-02-22 07:24

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says he wants London bankers and academics to move to France after Brexit.

SA to honour more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

2017-02-21 06:42

President Jacob Zuma is to lay a wreath in Durban in honour of the mostly black troops who died when the SS Mendi sank in the English channel during World War I, while a navy vessel carrying descendants will hold a ceremony in waters over the wreck.

British Museum training experts to save Mosul heritage

2017-02-20 21:00

Archaeologists are being trained by the British Museum to save what they can of Mosul's heritage in the wake of fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIS.

Hotels and restaurant have reaped benefit of UK consumer boom

2017-02-19 13:01

UK hotels and restaurants have been feeling the benefits of record employment and consumers’ willingness to spend rather than save.

Nigerian leader Buhari extends sick leave abroad as citizens suffer

2017-02-16 12:00

The Nigerian president's nearly month-long medical leave in London is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leaders' health care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government health facilities at home.

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