European markets open to close, data, earnings, G-7, Ukraine

LONDON — European stocks moved higher on Monday, continuing a positive trend seen at the end of last week’s trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index added 0.9% in early trade, with basic resources jumping 3.6% to lead gains as almost all sectors and major bourses entered positive territory. The higher open on Monday comes after … Read more

Train network grinds to a halt again amid fears shutdown will cause chaos at major events

RMT boss Mick Lynch today warned he ‘won’t hesitate’ to plunge Britain into more strike chaos, as the train network ground to halt for a third time this week. Rail bosses admitted fears ahead of today’s action that the shutdown will cause mayhem at major events and at seaside hotspots across the weekend.  Industry sources … Read more

Train strikes this week: Defiant Brits head to see Edinburgh Pride, Ed Sheeran and Rolling Stones

Hundreds of thousands of Brits defied train chaos to enjoy beaches and festivals throughout the country despite unions grinding railways to a halt for a third time this week.     Despite warnings to ‘only travel when necessary’ on the rail network, revellers found a way to get to their stadium gigs, sports events and parades. Fans were … Read more

Qantas’ new route from Perth to Rome launches

If you’re dreaming of a European holiday but dreading the thought of multiple flights, you’ll love Qantas’ new route. Is Qantas’ new route a game changer? Yes, yes it is. Let me explain why. The flying kangaroo has just started flying direct from Australia to Italy, making it the only airline to operate a direct … Read more

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway. No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in a … Read more

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party’s chairman quit after the results came out early Friday, saying Conservatives “cannot carry on with business as … Read more

Double blow for UK’s Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

Campaign posters in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, ahead of a key by-election triggered after Conservative MP Imran Ahmed Khan was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. Daniel Harvey Gonzalez/In Pictures via Getty Images LONDON — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a double blow at the ballot box as his party lost two key parliamentary … Read more

European stocks open to close as recession fears continue

LONDON — European stocks were lower Thursday, as global markets see renewed volatility after a brief recovery following last week’s tumultuous trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped 0.5% by late morning, having recovered more than half of its earlier losses. Banks fell 1.5% while travel and leisure stocks gained 1.1%. In terms of individual share … Read more

Gay and bisexual men WILL be offered monkeypox vaccine in targeted rollout

Men who have sex with men and are at a ‘high risk’ of catching monkeypox are set to be offered a vaccine to protect against the infection, health chiefs announced today. Nearly 800 cases of the virus, which is usually only spotted in Africa, have been reported in the UK. Almost all of infections so … Read more

Labor market ‘worse than the ’70s’ as strikes hit UK

A usually busy Waterloo Station is almost empty in London on June 21, 2022 as the biggest rail strike in over 30 years hits the UK. Ben Stansall | Afp | Getty Images LONDON – The labor market is “worse than the 1970s,” with massive rail strikes in the UK offering a sign of things … Read more