FTSE edge up helped by M&S but miners weigh
MILAN UK blue chips rose on Wednesday, helped by gains in Marks & Spencer following results and stronger healthcare stocks though weaker miners kept a lid on the British market.
BERLIN A Tunisian man suspected of involvement in a truck attack in Berlin was in contact with Islamist militants in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and was known to German security agencies, the state's Interior Minister said on Wednesday.
"Security agencies exchanged their findings and information about this person with the Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre in November 2016," NRW Interior Minister Ralf Jaeger told a news conference.
He said the suspect had applied for asylum in Germany and his application was rejected in July. Attempts to deport the man to Tunisia failed as he did not have identification papers, and the Tunisian authorities disputed whether he was their national.
He had moved from NRW to Berlin in February 2016 and sought to make the German capital his new home, Jaeger said, adding that the Tunisian man sought by police had used different names.
(Reporting by Paul Carrel and Michael Nienaber; Writing by Joseph Nasr)
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message.
LONDON A British judge has given Royal Bank of Scotland a week to avoid a trial by reaching a deal with investors who allege the bank misled them over its 2008 fundraising.