Bank forecasts low interest rates for longer

Policymakers say the UK will avoid recession this year, but Brexit is still weighing on the economy.

French hard-left leader Mélenchon in court for obstructing police raid

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the France Unbowed founder, went on trial Thursday with five other party leaders over clashes with police and magistrates during raids on his home and party offices last October. He faces charges of rebellion, provocation and intimidation.

Brexit: John Major tells supreme court it would be 'naive' to believe Boris Johnson on prorogation -

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the final day of the supreme court hearing to determine if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful

Motoring ahead: Russian tennis ace Daniil Medvedev secures high-profile BMW deal

Daniil Medvedev's recent success on the tennis court has led to a partnership with the Russian branch of car manufacturer BMW, for whom he will appear in a series of promotional campaigns.

No-deal Brexit would mean price cuts for shoppers, says Next boss - follow live updates

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Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore.

Bank of England expected to leave rates on hold amid Brexit uncertainty – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Israeli PM Netanyahu Urges His Rival Gantz to Join Him in Broad Unity Government

According to the preliminary results from the recent elections, Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing party Likud has gained 32 of 120 seats in the parliament, while the opposition Blue and White alliance, led by Benny Gantz will be represented by 33 MPs.

Tuvalu parliament picks new PM in potential blow for Taiwan

Pacific island nation's 16 legislators pick Kausea Natano as new leader instead of pro-Taiwan former prime minister.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s impending court date hasn’t slowed his partying

Gooding belted out Journey’s “Faithfully” at a karaoke bar.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s impending court date hasn’t slowed his partying

Gooding belted out Journey’s “Faithfully” at a karaoke bar.

U.S. bankers seize on repo-market stress to push for softer...

Big U.S. banks are using the recent chaos in short-term funding markets as an opportunity to pressure the Federal Reserve to ease liquidity requirements they have long despised.

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