Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Reuters Switzerland has a reputation as a rather quiet and cautious place, sitting apart from the noisy events of the continent surrounding it. It may therefore come as a surprise for us in Britain to learn that Swiss voters will...
More than 15,000 trains have been cancelled or delayed since the timetable changes came into force in May ( Getty/iStock ) An overwhelming majority of the public would support renationalising the railways amid cancellations, delays and complaints of poor service from private rail...
The company’s standard tariff remains cheaper than the average of the Big Six providers ( Getty ) Renewable energy supplier Bulb has announced plans to raise prices for its members following “substantial increases” in the wholesale cost of gas and electricity. Bulb...
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to increase interest rates, which will affect Europe as well as emerging markets ( Getty ) What is theatre, what is substance? The discordant G7 summit in Quebec City came and went – with Donald Trump, having...
A CVA allows market forces to operate while minimising wasteful adjustment costs ( PA ) What should happen to people who can’t repay their debts? In the ancient world it was common to enter “debt bondage”, a form of slavery. More recently we...
Captain William Howard Hughes Jr had been living undetected in California for 35 years ( US Air Force ) A fugitive military officer with top secret security clearance, who had been missing for almost 35 years, has been discovered living under a false...
Getty Big businesses will have to justify the salaries of top bosses and lay bare the gap between their chief executive’s pay packets and the average worker for the first time. Under new laws being laid in parliament on Monday, UK listed...
At least 10 people were killed, among them four children and one woman, in an airstrike that hit al Nour paediatrics hospital in Taftanaz on 9 June 2018 ( Via Syrian Civil Defence service ) The United Nations has expressed growing...
Founded on the principles of being based on clinical need, not ability to pay, the idea of being refused healthcare because of being unable to afford the bill is alien to most of us ( PA ) Reading the appalling case...
‘Breshna is full of courage and inspiration. She definitely is Afghanistan’s Malala’ ( Washington Post/Sharif Hassan ) The moment Breshna Musazai climbed onto the stage in a black cap and gown, leaning on a walker and her brother’s arm, the audience...

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