Bitcoin is all the rage, but there are also a handful of stocks that have equalled the digital currency’s gravity-defying surge this year. Lesser-known companies trading on stock exchanges in Japan, Hong Kong and India have seen their share prices soar at...
Walmart has pulled a t-shirt advocating violence against journalists from its online store after a professional organisation warned of the threat. The t-shirt, which Walmart offered via a third party vendor called teespring.com, featured the phrase “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED”....
Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister would be worse for British business than Brexit, a Wall Street investment bank has warned. The Labour Party winning power could usher in “the most significant political shift in the UK since the end of the 1970s”, when...
A new forest spanning the equivalent of 650 football pitches has been given the green light, in what will be England's largest woodland-planting scheme in decades, officials said. More than 600,000 trees, a mixture of broadleaf and conifers consisting mainly of spruce,...
The EU’s top court has backed a British window salesman in a bombshell ruling over unpaid holiday during 13 years of employment. The judgment has been described as a “game-changer” for gig-economy workers and a reminder of the “impending disaster” that...
Freight trains have killed more than 100 Norwegian reindeer in just three days. Torstein Appfjell, a reindeer herder in Helgeland county, said it was "totally tragic" and "unprecedented" for so many reindeer to die in such a way. He told the Associated Press a total...
The Government is planning to reopen railway lines that were closed in the 1960s as part of the Beeching cuts and to split up some of the major franchises. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Tuesday said that the plans could help ease...
France is to ban gender-based insults and wolf whistling in the street in a crackdown against sexism, the country’s president has said. In a speech Emmanuel Macron said it was unacceptable for France to be “one of those countries where women live...
The Treasury Department’s inspector general is examining whether political considerations interfered with Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s promised analysis of the Republican tax proposal. “It’s a top priority,” Rich Delmar, counsel to inspector general Eric Thorson, said Thursday in an email. Delmar said he...
A European court ruling in favour of a gig economy worker who never got a paid holiday in 13 years has been declared an example of how Brexit would be “a disaster for workers’ rights”. The union representing those in the gig...