Carillion collapse: Ministers hold emergency meeting


Image copyrightReutersCabinet ministers have concluded a crisis meeting about keeping vital public services going after the collapse of contractor Carillion The construction giant, which provides services for schools, prisons and hospitals, has gone into liquidation Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said the two-hour Cobra committee talks enabled ministers to air any concerns Meanwhile...

Britain's Carillion collapses after banks pull the plug


Carillion has committed debt facilities of about 16 billion pounds to banks including RBS, Santander UK, Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays Carillion's Midland Metropolitan Hospital construction site is seen after the company went into liquidation, in Smethwick, Britain January 15, 2018 In July last year, a week after its initial profit warning, it was named as one of the contractors on Britain’s new High...

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46


The group, from Limerick, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide In 2007, O'Riordan launched a solo project with her album "Are you Listening" In 2017, The Cranberries released "Something Else," an acoustic album featuring some of the band's most popular hits, along with three new recordings Irish President Michael D Higgins said her death was "a big loss" to the Irish arts community and...

Trump thanks Qatar for efforts to combat terrorism


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the ruler of Qatar for “action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms,” the White House said in a statement that suggested a warming of ties between the two countries In June, Trump had called on Qatar to stop funding groups that commit terrorism, saying the Gulf nation had historically done so “at a very high level”...

43,000 jobs at stake as UK firm goes bust


Carillion ( CIOIF ), which employs 43,000 people around the world, said in a statement Monday that rescue talks with stakeholders including the British government had collapsed "We have been unable to secure the funding to support our business plan, and it is therefore with the deepest regret that we have arrived at this decision," Carillion Chairman Philip Green said in the statement government...

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46


Image copyrightGetty ImagesThe Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed "No further details are available at this time" It added: "Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time" The Cranberries shot to international fame with their 1993 debut album Everybody Else Is...

Trump says 'I'm not a racist,' keeps door open for DACA deal


Trump also said he was “ready, willing and able” to reach a deal to protect illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported but that he did not believe Democrats wanted an agreement He tweeted earlier on Sunday that the existing program would “probably” be discontinued Trump has threatened to end DACA, but he seemed to keep the door open for a deal when he told...

Lavrov berates US for 'destabilizing' world


He also criticized the US for expanding its military exercises around North Korea, "which provoked a new escalation of tensions," while others were working through diplomatic channels to resume talks with Pyongyang The deal obliges Iran to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for eased sanctions Trump signed a waiver on Iran sanctions Friday under the deal, but signaled that he would not do...

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies


O'Riordan's family are "devastated" by the news of her death and have asked for privacy The band, which was formed in 1989, rose to international fame in the 1990s and sold more than 40m records worldwide, with hits including Zombie, Linger and Dreams The group released five albums before taking a break in 2003 In February 2016, O'Riordan said she would use "music, dancing and performing to...

Poppi Worthington inquest: Toddler 'was sexually abused'


He said she died because her ability to breathe was compromised as a result of "an unsafe sleeping environment" Mr Roberts said her father's account of events did not "stand up to scrutiny" However, Mr Worthington did tell the hearing he had gone to get Poppi to get a fresh nappy and a few minutes later he reached over and found her limp Image copyrightKelvin MediaImage caption Paul Worthington's...

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