Jamal Khashoggi: Pompeo meets Erdogan over missing writer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Saudi Arabia faces new claims the writer was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held talks with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The meeting in Ankara comes amid fresh allegations in the Turkish media that […]

Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September

Image copyright Getty Images The UK inflation rate fell more than expected in September after hitting a six-month high in August. The Office for National Statistics said the fall to 2.4%, down from 2.7%, was largely driven by lower prices for food and non-alcoholic drinks. The Consumer Prices Index figure surprised to economists who had […]

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief won’t attend Saudi event

Image copyright Getty Images IMF managing director Christine Lagarde will not attend an investment conference in Riyadh, as global concern over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist grows. A spokesperson said Ms Lagarde’s planned trip to the Middle East “is being deferred”. She becomes the latest high-profile name to pull out of the event dubbed […]

Paddington station: Passengers warned of major disruption

Image caption The Heathrow Express service is also not running Passengers have been warned to expect major disruption this morning at one of London’s busiest railway stations. Network Rail said all Great Western Railway (GWR) trains running between Paddington and Slough had been cancelled until at least midday after overhead electric cables were damaged at […]

US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU

Image copyright Getty Images The US has said it intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the UK and the EU. It could take several months before the negotiations begin, it said. The move is part of US President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape trade policies to support his “America First” agenda. It […]