International News

US Fed hints at interest rate rise

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:49
The US Federal Reserve signals a future rise in interest rates, but says it will wait until the labour market improves, sending stocks higher.

VIDEO: No unique Celtic human gene

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:48
The largest genetic survey of Britain has shown that there were clear differences in DNA but no unique Celtic gene.

Several shot in Phoenix suburb

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:44
At least four people have been shot at multiple locations in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.

Feeling the OBR's pain

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:27
The OBR warns some of the assumptions it uses have become 'complex and opaque'

Montsho handed two-year doping ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:16
Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho is banned for two years for doping at last year's Commonwealth Games.

DNA study: Celts not a single group

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:00
A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.

Osborne warning on corporation tax

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:58
The Chancellor warns Northern Ireland's political parties that they must reach agreement on welfare changes if they are to get power over corporation tax.

US tycoon Durst on suicide watch

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:43
Millionaire real estate tycoon Robert Durst is moved to a mental health unit after he was deemed a suicide risk.

Alonso has 'good day' in simulator

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:42
McLaren are encouraged by Fernando Alonso's session in the simulator as part of a plan for his return to the track.

Putin admits Crimea sanctions damage

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:31
As thousands of Russians hail the anniversary of Crimea's annexation, President Putin says sanctions have been damaging but not fatal.

Budget calculator 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:31
How will the Budget affect you?

Solar eclipse poses energy challenge

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:29
Friday's solar eclipse will present a significant challenge for the UK's electricity network as demand is expected to fall then surge.

US concern over Israel poll rhetoric

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:24
The White House expresses "deep concern" over "divisive rhetoric" in Israel's election, and reiterates US support for Palestinian statehood.

MSPs condemn MEP's Abu Hamza comment

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:23
MSPs unanimously condemn comments by UKIP MEP David Coburn comparing a Scottish government minister to a convicted terrorist.

US tennis player banned for 15 years

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 08:45
American tennis player Wayne Odesnik is banned for 15 years after being found guilty of a second doping violation.

DR Congo to expel African activists

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 08:34
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it will deport four pro-democracy activists from Senegal and Burkina Faso arrested on Sunday.

Red Nose Day to make US debut

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 08:31
Red Nose Day is to make its debut on US television later this year.

New global fund for tobacco control

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 08:30
A new joint fund - launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Gates Foundation - will help poor countries defend legal challenges by the tobacco industry

VIDEO: The Bard in Motor City

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 08:21
Detroit's Shakespeare theatre company

Kuwait ends coup plot investigation

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 08:14
Kuwaiti prosecutors say a tape that appeared to suggest an attempted plot in 2013 to topple the government is a fake.

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