Nicola Sturgeon has been warned by one of her senior MPs against rushing into a second independence referendum. Pete Wishart, the SNP’s longest serving MP and a possible contender in the contest for deputy leadership of the party, said a new vote should only be held when she is “certain...
Ethiopia’s prime minister resigned on Thursday, apparently sacrificed by his ruling party, one of Africa’s most ruthless, as it scrambled to secure its weakening hold on power in the face of swelling popular protest. Hailemariam Desalegn’s announcement that he was stepping down was, on the face of it, a highly unusual...
Atari has become the latest company to pivot to cryptocurrencies with the announcement of "Atari Token". Atari, the creator of some of the most iconic video games consoles of the 1970s and 80s, released its first home console, the Atari 2600 in 1977. But the French listed company, which faded from the...
The V&A is to stage an exhibition of looted treasures from Ethiopia, reviving a diplomatic row over a controversial episode in British military history. The royal and religious artefacts were plundered during the Battle of Maqdala in 1868, when a British expeditionary force laid siege to the mountain fortress of...
A fisherman fighting to keep an ancient fishing method alive has defeated the Government in the Supreme Court.  Nigel Mott, who catches salmon in the Severn estuary near Lydney Harbour using a putcher rank, argued that an Environment Agency-imposed limit on the amount he could catch had rendered his business...
A tribunal has noted sexist and unprofessional conduct at French bank Credit Agricole CIB in its final judgement, which ruled against claims of sexual harassment, victimisation and gender discrimination brought by a former employee. Nadia Moukaideche, an employee at the bank for two years between 2014 and 2016, lost a...
Increased interest in trading cyrptocurrencies such as bitcoin has helped spreadbetting firm Plus500 attract a rush of new customers eager to take a gamble.  The London-listed business said its net profits rose 70pc to $199.7m (£144m) during 2017 after a surge in new and active investors led to a record year of revenue growth.  Although cryptocurrency...
A news website is asking permission from its readers to mine cryptocurrency with their computers, using a tool favoured by criminals.  US news website Salon.com is asking visitors who are using an advertisement blocking tool to use give up some of their unused computer power to harvest digital coins, in exchange for viewing articles on the...
Wales have been told by World Rugby's referees' chief that the television match official made a mistake with the controversial no-try incident against England at Twickenham. Wales back Gareth Anscombe saw a try ruled out in the first half three days ago, even though he appeared to edge out England...
Forget date night or a romantic weekend away, the key to a happy relationship is to sweat it out together – at least once a week. Couples who exercise as a pair are not only fitter and more confident in their appearance, but are more likely to stay together,...