Ministers reject families’ call for legally enforceable ‘duty of candour’ but signs charter to commit to transparency after public tragedies
Israel’s widening air and ground offensive in southern Gaza has displaced tens of thousands more Palestinians and worsened the territory's dire humanitarian conditions, with the fighting preventing distribution of food, water and medicine outside a tiny sliver of southern Gaza and new military evacuation orders squeezing people into ever-smaller areas of the south. The United Nations said 1.87 million people — more than 80% of Gaza’s population — have been driven from their homes since the start
Property developer confidence in central London's office market is looking solid, with new data showing speculative construction schemes are on the up. As well as the latest research, a deal for a West End block completed in another sign that firms are looking optimistic about future occupier demand. In 2023 to date firms have commenced construction on 51 schemes in central London with no guaranteed occupier in place, according to real estate consultancy Colliers.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is "deeply sorry" to the families of Covid victims as he began his evidence to the inquiry. Questioning is set to focus on lockdown timings and the reported “toxic” environment in Downing Street, as well as the boozy illegal gatherings which ultimately led to Mr Johnson’s downfall. It meant he avoided protesters who began gathering outside the inquiry building in Paddington shortly before 8am.
Margarito Flores and his twin brother Pedro anxiously huddled in a lavish bathroom in South Zapopan, Mexico, as they prepared to call Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to discuss a shipment of heroin they had just received. Within minutes, the drug-dealing twins, who were now law enforcement informants, had evidence that would help lead to the capture and 2019 conviction of El Chapo, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins. "We felt pressing "record" was going to change ... the world of drug trafficking," Margarito Flores, 42, said during a recent interview with Reuters.
MONTREAL — The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers says Montreal-area home sales in November edged down one per cent compared with the same month last year. The association says home sales in the region totalled 2,664, down from 2,700 in November 2022. Single-family home sales totalled 1,329, down from 1,451 a year earlier, while condominium sales amounted to 1,051, up from 1,040 in the same month last year. Plex sales rose to 282 for November, compared with 208 sales of the s
Hosts the United Arab Emirates said more than $83 billion had been mobilised during the first five days of the event. The biggest single deal of COP28 saw hosts the United Arab Emirates pledge $30 billion to a new fund to invest in climate friendly projects across the globe, with $5 billion for the Global South. The World Bank said it aims to increase climate funding to 45% of its total lending, which equates to an increase of $9 billion annually.
Britain's competition regulator has secured pledges from supermarket groups Morrisons and Marks & Spencer (M&S) to cease using unlawful land agreements after it uncovered 65 anti-competitive deals, it said on Wednesday. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the unlawful agreements included restrictions on land being used by a rival supermarket, or restrictions lasting five years or more that stopped landlords from allowing competing stores to set up. It said Morrisons had the poorest compliance record it had seen, breaching the rules 55 times between 2011 and 2020, while M&S breached them 10 times between 2015 and 2019.
When they last tried to relocate this critically endangered species, only two females survived. Have conservationists learned enough to end a 40-year local extinction?
The Sycamore Gap tree could live on after the National Trust reported signs of life from cuttings.
Salah Jama said vulnerable countries face ‘bureaucratic bottlenecks’ in receiving loss and damage funds and are often forced to take them on as debt
Six people died in what police described as a “religiously-motivated terrorist attack” in the rural community of Wieambilla last year.
It was in stark contrast to husband Marvin who is currently battling it out in the I'm A Celebrity jungle
Charities and NGOs supplying military aid to Ukraine's armed forces are facing delays of several weeks to critical supplies of drones, electronics and pickup trucks due to border protests by Polish truckers, three industry sources told Reuters. Thousands of trucks carrying commercial goods have been backed up for weeks at Poland's border crossings with Ukraine because of the protests, which began on Nov. 6. Kyiv says the volume of wartime traffic makes a truck permit system impracticable.
The broadcaster, 79, made the claim while she collected the Outstanding Achievement Award during the TRIC Christmas Lunch on Tuesday
it comes after EU and UK carmakers said they were not ready for the change in post-Brexit trade rules.
Futures tracking U.S. stock indexes inched higher on Wednesday as investors were cautiously optimistic about rate cuts from the Federal Reserve early next year and waited for more labor market data. The S&P 500 and the Dow closed lower in the previous session, but the tech-heavy Nasdaq was propped up by a fall in Treasury yields after data showing softening labor demand bolstered bets that the Fed was done raising rates. At 6:58 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 34 points, or 0.09%, S&P 500 e-minis were up 8.25 points, or 0.18%, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 36.25 points, or 0.23%.
Net Sales Decrease by 19.5% YOY; Gross Profit Margin Drops to 14.3%
Plus, remember that if you're saving for retirement in a traditional 401(k), as opposed to a Roth, every dollar you put in is a dollar the IRS can't tax you on, up to the annual limit. If you're under 50, for 2024, that limit is $23,000.
The Britain's Got Talent star was met with rapturous applause after making her surprise appearance.