Business

Trade war: Trump ‘could extend’ deadline for deal with China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has said he could extend the 1 March deadline to reach a trade deal with China if they are making good progress.Chinese and US officials will hold high-level talks this week aimed at halting their damaging trade war. US officials previously said 1 March was a hard deadline for achieving a deal to avert further tariffs.Both countries have imposed duties on
Politics

Brexit: Defence staff could be redeployed in no-deal scenario

[ad_1] Image copyright Ministry of Defence Up to 1,000 defence workers could be redeployed to help the UK government cope with a no-deal Brexit, according to a memo seen by the BBC. The message, sent to staff in the Defence Equipment and Support agency, appeals for volunteers. The note said it was "uncertain" what work would be required if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. But it said
UK News

Brexit: EU could move on ‘red lines’, says UK chancellor

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCommons Leader Andrea Leadsom tells Newsnight the EU could grant the UK a “couple of extra weeks” to finalise Brexit.The EU could be ready to drop some of its "red lines" from the Brexit deal it struck with the UK to "help" save it, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.He did not believe the EU would scrap the backstop plan to keep
Business

Could women solve the global pilot shortage?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'The perception was women didn't fly aircraft'Claire Banks is about to fulfil her childhood dream of flying planes for a living.After almost a decade as a physiotherapist, her aviation career is now ready to take off.The 36-year-old from Lancashire in the north of England has just been offered a job as a pilot by UK carrier EasyJet, joining a small but
Science/Nature

We could wreck natural world, David Attenborough tells Prince William

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir David told Prince William it was "difficult to overstate" the threat of climate changeSir David Attenborough has told Prince William that people have never been more "out of touch" with the natural world than they are today.In an interview with the prince at the World Economic Forum, the naturalist warned: "We can wreck it with ease, we can wreck it
Politics

Speaker Bercow ‘could be denied peerage’

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Speaker John Bercow has been criticised by some Tory MPs Such is the anger with the Speaker at senior levels of government, it has been suggested he could be blocked from getting a peerage when he retires.Ministers are furious at what they see as John Bercow's "bias" during Commons debates on Brexit.The move would break a tradition dating back 230 years, that former
Politics

No-deal Brexit could put public at risk, warns Met chief

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UK will leave Europol after Brexit and will not be a member of the European Arrest Warrant scheme The public could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU in March without an official agreement, the UK's most senior police officer has said.Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said a no-deal exit would threaten access to EU-wide criminal databases and make it harder
US & World

Der Spiegel ‘fake news’ reporter could face charges

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP The German reporter Claas Relotius, accused by top news magazine Der Spiegel of faking stories, could now face embezzlement charges. Der Spiegel says it is filing a criminal complaint alleging he solicited donations for Syrian orphans from readers with any proceeds going to his personal account. Der Spiegel said last week that Relotius admitted faking some stories. The reporter, 33, has yet to comment on the
Education

Could student loans ruling mean the system is redesigned?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An announcement on Monday could affect the future of the student loans system. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be announcing the outcome of its review of how student loans are treated in the national accounts.That sounds like pretty technical stuff, but it could be significant.At the moment, students in England are lent money to cover their tuition fees and living costs. Interest starts
UK News

No-deal Brexit: Disruption at Dover ‘could last six months’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Queues of lorries left residents near the Port of Dover unable to get out to buy basic supplies in 2015 Dover and other Channel ports face disruption of up to six months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, ministers have said.The revised warning comes after technical analysis by officials on traffic flows if there are delays with customs checks in a