Italy allows migrants to land in Sicily

Image copyright EPA Image caption Women and children were allowed to land at Pozzallo on Sunday Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily. The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each agreed to take 50 […]

How two strangers set up Dropbox and made billions

Image copyright Dropbox Image caption Drew Houston (left) had never met Arash Ferdowski before they launched Dropbox together The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Drew Houston, founder and chief executive of US cloud storage company Dropbox. Drew Houston says it felt […]

Higher Sunday roadworks speed limit tested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The speed limit through roadworks on motorways is normally 50mph (80km/h) Drivers could be allowed to travel at higher speeds through motorway roadworks on quiet days like Sundays. Speed limits could be increased from 50mph (80km/h) to 60mph (97km/h) when there is less activity by road workers, Highways England […]

World Cup 2018: French optimism resurgent

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFans celebrate as France wins World Cup 2018 Sport proves nothing. Everyone knows that. Winning the World Cup doesn’t mean that France is poised for a surge of self-confidence, resulting in higher economic growth and contentedness for all. Nor does it mean that social divisions are suddenly […]

Theresa May: Brexit plan will boost UK aerospace

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airbus’ wing production plant near Broughton in north-east Wales Theresa May is to promise extra investment for the aerospace industry just days after Airbus threatened to reduce its UK presence because of Brexit disruption. The Prime Minister will also say that her Brexit plan will secure millions of aviation […]

Boeing ‘concerns’ over US-China trade row

Image copyright Getty Images The head of US aerospace and defence giant Boeing has warned about potential damage of the growing US-China trade row. “Aerospace thrives on free and open trade,” said chief executive Dennis Muilenburg. He said he was concerned tariffs could push up costs for aircraft manufacturers. “The aerospace sector drives economic benefits […]