Barclays charged with fraud in Qatar case – BBC News

June 20, 2017

In addition, Mr Varley and Mr Jenkins have also been charged with the same offence in relation to the October 2008 capital raising and with providing unlawful financial assistance. Mr Jenkins will “vigorously defend” himself against the charges, his lawyer has told Reuters. “As one might expect in the challenging circumstances of 2008, Mr Jenkins sought and received both internal and external legal advice on each and every topic covered by the SFO’s …


North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… reflect on its reckless act and be fully aware of the grave consequences to follow,” it said. The incident also comes just days after North Korea released US detainee Otto Warmbier after 17 months in detention. He was sentenced last year to 15 years hard labor on charges that he tried to steal a banner with a political slogan from his hotel in Pyongyang. On his return to the US last week, doctors said the 22-year-old former student was in a “vegetative state.” North Korea …


Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… American imprisoned on charges of “hostile acts” who spent 735 days in North Korean custody before being released in 2014. Soviet-style prison camps Rodman maintained then that he wasn’t a diplomat, and it wasn’t his job to talk about Bae. But once he was released, Bae thanked Rodman for the rant on CNN, claiming it brought attention to his case. The former basketball star was also accused of ignoring North Korea’s human rights record. Pyongyang has reportedly …


Profile: Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley – BBC News

… Live that he killed a student in a car crash when he was 17 years old. The accident happened while he was on his way home from a concert in London. The police did not press charges after an investigation. Mr Bartley, who apologised to the victim’s family after attending an inquest, which recorded a verdict of accidental death, said he “felt so responsible, so guilty” about what had happened and that it had turned his life upside down. But he added that it was also one of the …

May 28, 2017

M&S annual profits fall by 64% as revamp costs bite – BBC News

… a number of sizeable one-off costs, including 156m to make changes to its pension scheme, 132m on international store closures, and another 49m on changes to its UK store estate and “onerous lease charges” related to that estate. A further 44m was absorbed by M&S Bank being hit by charges incurred in relation to insurance mis-selling. Excluding these one-off costs, profits were down just 10% to 613.8m. Clothing Related Topics Retailing Marks & Spencer More From this …

May 24, 2017

Share sale returns Lloyds to private sector – BBC News

… turning point for the bank, taxpayers’ other bailed-out institution – RBS – remains firmly in government hands. RBS was rescued with a 45bn bailout in 2008 and 2009 and has failed to turn a profit since. The bank recently posted a ninth consecutive year in the red, with losses of 7bn, bringing total losses since the bailout to 58bn. The lender still faces 5.9bn of charges related to historic misconduct issues and potential legal costs. A 400m pot has also been set aside to …

May 18, 2017