Anti-Semitism pervades European life, says EU report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A startling 95% of French Jews see anti-Semitism as either a fairly or very big problem Anti-Semitism is getting worse and Jews are increasingly worried about the risk of harassment, according to a major survey of 12 EU countries. Hundreds of Jews questioned by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency […]

Urjit Patel: India’s central bank governor resigns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It had been rumoured that Mr Patel would quit amid a spat with the government India’s central bank governor Urjit Patel has resigned from his post citing “personal reasons”. His resignation comes amid reports of a rift between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. […]

Mikhail Popkov: Russian ex-cop jailed for 56 more murders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Popkov has been described as Russia’s worst serial killer in recent decades (file photo) A Siberian policeman described as Russia’s most prolific mass murderer in modern times has been given a second life sentence. Mikhail Popkov, 53, murdered 55 women and a policeman near Irkutsk between 1992 and 2007. He […]

UK economy slows as car sales fall

Image copyright Getty Images Growth in the UK’s economy has slowed as car sales fell and the manufacturing sector stalled, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. The economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, slower than the 0.6% in the three months to September. “GDP growth slowed going into the […]

Brexit: Nothing off table for Theresa May ahead of key vote

Image copyright DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Image “Nothing is off the table” when it comes to reassuring MPs over the Northern Ireland backstop, Downing Street sources say. This could include reopening the EU withdrawal agreement, even though that comes with risk, the sources say. Theresa May is understood to be pushing the EU for flexibility on the […]

Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan chair charged with financial misconduct

Image copyright Getty Images Japanese prosecutors have charged former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct, Japanese media report. Prosecutors said Mr Ghosn underreported his compensation in the company’s financial statements over a five year period. He was arrested in November after the allegations first surfaced. Mr Ghosn, who headed a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, has previously […]

Called the wrong name at work? Awkward…

Image caption When you’ve got an unusual name, there’s often a caution around AutoCorrect When a colleague told me my name autocorrected to Dorito and they were seconds away from calling me a tortilla chip in an email, I honestly didn’t know what to say. Our names are a key part of our identity so […]

Armenia election: PM Nikol Pashinyan ahead in snap poll

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protest leader-turned PM Nikol Pashinyan spearheaded Armenia’s “Velvet Revolution” Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has won a convincing victory in Sunday’s snap parliamentary election, consolidating his authority. His bloc won more than 70% of the vote, according to near-complete results. A journalist turned politician, Mr Pashinyan spearheaded a peaceful […]