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Tag Archives: BBC

Tennis legend Boris Becker declared bankrupt

  London: Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London. The 49-year-old owed a firm of private bankers a large sum and the court registrar said there was not enough credible evidence that he could pay, BBC reported on Wednesday. Becker’s lawyers asked for a final chance to pay…

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Republicans win key US congressional election

  Washington, June 21 The Republicans have won a closely contested US Congressional election in Georgia, seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency, a media report said. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat for the Republicans with 53 per cent of the vote, against 47 for her Democratic rival Jon Ossoff, the BBC…

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Record 65.6 mn people displaced worldwide, says UN

  United Nations: A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said on Monday. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to its annual report. It is a smaller increase than 2014-15, when the figure…

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Macron’s party wins majority in parliamentary polls

  Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party scored a decisive victory after the second round of parliamentary elections, the Interior Ministry announced. With 97 per cent of the votes counted by Sunday night, Macron’s La Republique En Marche (LREM) party won 300 seats in the 577 National Assembly. Its political ally, the Mouvement Democrate (MoDem)…

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British pound stable after election slide

  London:The British pound on Monday stabilised on Asian markets, remaining at its low following last week’s general election results. The currency traded at $1.2740 early on Monday after Friday’s $1.2743 close, reports the BBC. On Friday, the British currency reacted to the vote by sliding 1.7 per cent, its biggest one-day drop in about…

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London attackers planned to use lorry: Police

London: The terrorists involved in the London Bridge attack that killed eight, had tried to hire a seven-and-a-half tonne lorry to carry out the brutality, police said. However the three men failed to provide payment details and the vehicle was not picked up, prompting them to use a smaller van instead, the BBC reported. The men…

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Trump ‘ready to testify’ over Comey conversations

Washington: Donald Trump said that he was ready to testify under oath to deny former FBI chief James Comey’s claim that the President asked him to back off from the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. “I didn’t say that,” Trump said of Flynn’s claim on Friday. Asked at a Rose Garden news conference…

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UK election: Corbyn calls for May to resign

London: UK opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called for Prime Minister Theresa May to resign as exit polls from the snap general election has indicated that her ruling Conservative Party will lose their overall majority in Parliament. “The Prime Minister called this election because she wanted a mandate. The mandate she’s got is lost votes,…

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UK to vote in general election

London: Millions of people across the UK are set to vote in the general election on Thursday where the ruling Conservatives are predicted to secure an overall majority despite an energetic bid for power by the opposition Labour Party, the media reported. Voting will begin at 7 a.m. (local time) in over 40,000 polling stations across…

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Tehran attackers IS recruits from Iran: Official

Tehran: The assailants who carried out the two deadly attacks in Tehran resulting in the deaths of 13 people were Iranians who were recruited by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a top security official said on Thursday. In an interview on state TV, Reza Seifollahi, deputy chief of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said the…

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