Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred on Monday from running in next year's presidential election after officials ruled he was ineligible to take part due to a suspended prison sentence he says was trumped up. The decision by the central election commission was widely expected as election officials had repeatedly declared Navalny would be … Continue reading Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election

Europe edges higher as investors digest US tax overhaul; Nokia rises on Huawei deal

International markets have offered something of a muted reaction to the passage of the tax bill in the U.S. on Wednesday Catalonia goes to the polls Thursday for a regional election following several months of political turbulence and uncertainty   European stocks eked out gains Thursday after the U.S. Congress approved an overhaul of the … Continue reading Europe edges higher as investors digest US tax overhaul; Nokia rises on Huawei deal

Man jailed after throwing acid over revellers in packed east London nightclub

Arthur Collins left 14 people with serious burns when he hurled the corrosive liquid into the crowd out enjoying the Easter weekend. Collins is the former boyfriend of reality TV star Ferne McCann, who appears in hit ITV show The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE). On the night of the attack on April 17, Collins of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, was … Continue reading Man jailed after throwing acid over revellers in packed east London nightclub

Man United defender Eric Bailly out for ’two or three months’

Man United defender Eric Bailly out for ’two or three months’ Speaking to MUTV ahead of Sunday’s trip to West Brom, Mourinho offered an update on the Ivorian’s latest injury problem, which he had earlier described as "serious" without confirming an operation. "He goes to surgery, the decision is made," the Portuguese said. "I don’t … Continue reading Man United defender Eric Bailly out for ’two or three months’

Energy prices jump after explosion at gas hub in Austria

Energy markets are rattled for a second consecutive day after the blast threatens supplies already affected by a pipeline crack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD9Wx8lDDBc One person was killed and 18 others were injured in Tuesday's blast at the plant near Austria's border with Slovakia. The explosion set off a fire - and the facility in Baumgarten an der … Continue reading Energy prices jump after explosion at gas hub in Austria