Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs

Image copyright PA Tory Brexiteers have told the BBC they are increasingly confident they will have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote in Theresa May. If 48 Conservative MPs write to senior backbencher Sir Graham Brady that they no longer have confidence in her, a leadership challenge will be launched. Several sources, including a […]

Trump bickers with top Democrats over border wall funding

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump and Democratic leaders clash over border wall funding in a feisty Oval Office meeting. US President Donald Trump repeatedly threatened a government shutdown over funding for his proposed border wall in a budget row with top Democrats. During a heated exchange with Nancy Pelosi and […]

China to ‘cut US car tariff to 15%’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption US President Donald Trump says he has a good relationship with President Xi Jinping China has reportedly proposed cutting tariffs on US-made cars to 15%, the same tax levied on car imports from other countries. Bloomberg reported that China’s cabinet will review the plans, which would undo the 40% import […]

William and Kate told of Spice devastation

Image copyright PA The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been moved by the devastation caused by the synthetic drug Spice during a visit to a homelessness charity he first visited with his late mother. The couple heard that increasing numbers of rough sleepers are becoming addicted to Spice, which can leave users in a […]

ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investigate mystery hole

Image copyright NASA Image caption The two cosmonauts will spend about six hours outside the ISS Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are engaged on a spacewalk to investigate a mysterious hole that caused a loss of air pressure in August. The cause of the hole on the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, docked to […]

India appoints new central bank governor

Image copyright The India Today Group Image caption Mr Das (left) and former Reserve Bank governor Urjit Patel Shaktikanta Das has been named as the next governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Mr Das, who has previously worked on the board of the central bank and as finance secretary, will serve a three-year term. […]

Six migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe dinghy appeared to be taking in water as it approached the coast Six migrants have been rescued from a dinghy in the Channel and brought ashore at Dover. Coastguards and a lifeboat crew were called at about 03:30 GMT to a small boat, in the Dover […]

US-Russian spat over bombers landing in Venezuela

Image copyright AFP Image caption Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino (first row, second from left) welcomed the Russians Russian and US officials have been involved in a spat over the landing in Venezuela of two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The two Tu-160 bombers landed in Venezuela on Monday in a Russian show […]

The bar where your cash is worthless

Image caption Visitors to this pub can’t pay for their drinks or food with cash Cashless establishments may be safer and more convenient, but are they more popular with the public at large? After yet another break-in at south London pub the Crown and Anchor, Arber Rozhaja decided enough was enough. Burglars were after cash […]

Wages rises accelerate to fastest pace since 2008

Image copyright PA Wages are continuing to rise at their highest level for nearly a decade, the latest official Office for National Statistics figures show. Average weekly earnings, excluding bonuses, went up by 3.3% in the three months to October, the biggest rise since November 2008. Average weekly wages are £495, £25,740 a year, the […]