Ex-oil executive found dead in Madrid

Ex-oil executive found dead in Madrid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Juan Carlos Márquez was an executive at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA Police in the Spanish capital, Madrid, are investigating the death on Sunday of Juan Carlos Márquez, a former executive at Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA. Mr Márquez, 48, had appeared in court on Friday over his alleged involvement […]

Grand Theft Auto’s Diamond Casino lets cash be turned into chips

Grand Theft Auto’s Diamond Casino lets cash be turned into chips

Image copyright Rockstar Games Image caption The Diamond Casino and Resort – where real cash can be spent on virtual vice Grand Theft Auto V has opened an in-game casino where real money can be spent on gambling chips – but they cannot be converted back into cash. The new feature was launched as regulators […]

Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM

Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM

Media captionBoris Johnson says he has three priorities, to deliver Brexit, unite the county and beat Jeremy Corbyn Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London […]

Boris Johnson: What can the new PM expect on his first day?

Boris Johnson: What can the new PM expect on his first day?

Image copyright EPA Boris Johnson is due to become the 55th person to be prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In charge of a budget of around £800bn, the UK’s 150,000 troops and the power to press the nuclear button, it is a role that carries supreme responsibility. Like starting any new job […]

New Conservative leader and PM is announced

Dame Cheryl Gillan, a returning officer for the election, announced the result of the Conservative Party leadership election. Mr Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. Almost 160,000 Conservative members were eligible to vote and the turnout was 87.4%. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. […]

Boris Johnson: Nicola Sturgeon has ‘profound concerns’

Boris Johnson: Nicola Sturgeon has ‘profound concerns’

Media captionNicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson has “no sense of principle” Scotland’s first minister has called on Boris Johnson to rule out a no-deal Brexit as she repeated her “profound concerns” about the prospect of him leading the country. Nicola Sturgeon said Mr Johnson should be in no doubt about the gravity of the situation he […]

Labour anti-Semitism: Corbyn’s plan to go to ruling body

Labour anti-Semitism: Corbyn’s plan to go to ruling body

Image copyright PA Media Jeremy Corbyn will present his plan to speed up the expulsion of members over anti-Semitism to Labour’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee. On Monday, he told his MPs he wanted to “confront this poison”, but the process sometimes took too long. A statement from the shadow cabinet said they supported […]