Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’ – BBC News – BBC News

Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’ – BBC News – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google-owned YouTube has been singled out for criticism about the hosting of inappropriate material Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant said. […]

UK growth will trail Italy, France and Germany next year, says OECD – The Guardian

Italy, France and Germany will grow faster than Britain next year as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on consumer confidence and deter much-needed business investment, according to the latest economic forecasts by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The UK’s GDP growth will drop from 1.6% this year to 1% next year, in line […]

Europol and Brexit: Will UK retain access to EU intelligence sharing? – BBC News

Europol and Brexit: Will UK retain access to EU intelligence sharing? – BBC News

Image copyright Ilvy Njiokiktjien/AFP/Getty Images Image caption The European Cybercrime Centre is just one part of Europol The UK government’s “future partnership” paper made a strong case for “a bespoke relationship with Europol” after the UK leaves the European Union. It looked at the scenarios of: no agreement being reached on future cooperation with Europol […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

Kenya’s Supreme Court criticises IEBC electoral commission

Image copyright AFP Image caption The judges ruled by a 4-2 majority to annul the 8 August election Kenya’s Supreme Court has blamed the country’s electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The judges said the 8 August poll was “neither transparent or verifiable”. Deputy Chief Justice Philomena […]

Togo protests: Why are people marching against Faure Gnassingbé?

Togo protests: Why are people marching against Faure Gnassingbé?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Anti-government protests have spread across the country A new round of demonstrations is expected across Togo as the country grapples with an unprecedented political crisis, brought about by calls for the introduction of presidential term limits. Faure Gnassingbé has been head of state since 2005 when he took over from […]

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Saudi authorities said they had blocked VoIP apps in 2013 in order to “protect society” Saudi Arabia is lifting a ban on voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype, in a move aimed at boosting productivity and economic growth. The ministry of communications said access to […]

Catalonia referendum: Spain steps up raids to halt vote

Catalonia referendum: Spain steps up raids to halt vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters surrounded Spanish police vehicles as the raid took place in the economy ministry in Barcelona Spain’s Guardia Civil police have detained a dozen senior Catalan officials and raided regional government ministries involved in organising a banned independence vote. Tensions were already high when Josep Maria Jové, number two […]

Beslan siege: Russia ‘will comply’ with critical ruling

Beslan siege: Russia ‘will comply’ with critical ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thirteen years on, relatives of those who died in the bloody siege continue to question the government’s response to the siege Russia says it will comply with a ruling requiring it to pay €2.9m (£2.6m; $3.5m) in damages over the 2004 Beslan school siege. About 330 people, including 186 […]

Iraqi refugee in Berlin praised for handing over cash find

Iraqi refugee in Berlin praised for handing over cash find

Image copyright AFP Image caption The handbag containing €14,000 (£12,400; $16,800) was left on board a subway by its 79-year-old owner Berlin police have praised an Iraqi refugee who handed in a handbag she found containing €14,000 (£12,400; $16,800). The bag was left on a U-Bahn (subway) train last Friday night by a 78-year-old woman. […]

Tata and ThyssenKrupp agree steel merger

Tata and ThyssenKrupp agree steel merger

Image copyright Christopher Furlong India’s Tata Steel and German rival, Thyssenkrupp, have taken the first step towards merging their European steel operations. The tie-up will lead to job losses, to be shared between the two companies. The deal would create Europe’s second-largest steel group, after ArcelorMittal. The two companies have been in negotiations since last […]