Britain says inward investment rose, before Brexit vote
LONDON In the last financial year before Britain voted to leave the European Union, the country gained more foreign investment projects than ever before, the government said on Tuesday.
LONDON Manchester United have agreed to sign Sporting winger Nani and Porto's Brazilian playmaker Anderson, the Premier League champions said on Wednesday.
United announced on their official Web site (www.manutd.com) that they had agreed "terms in principle" for both players with Porto and Sporting later confirming the deals.
Sporting said the transfer fee for Nani was 25.5 million euros (17.3 million pounds) and Portuguese media reported that Anderson would cost United a similar amount.
Personal terms have already been sorted out with 20-year-old Portugal left winger Nani, who had also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, and 19-year-old attacking midfielder Anderson and they will join United subject to a medical.
Nani, whose full name is Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha, has been named in Luiz Felipe Scolari's Portugal squad for Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier in Belgium.
The pacy winger, who has been compared to his international team mate and compatriot, United's Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, has scored once in five internationals.
Anderson, full name Anderson Luis de Abreu Oliveira, came to prominence when he was chosen as player of the tournament in the 2005 world under-17 championships.
He has been named in Brazil coach Dunga's provisional squad for the Copa America in Venezuela next month but not Friday's prestige international friendly with England at the new Wembley.
Anderson, who can also play on the wing or as a striker, joined Porto from Gremio in December 2005 and faced United in the pre-season Amsterdam Tournament last August.
He helped Porto win the Portuguese title last season ahead of Nani's Sporting who finished a point behind in second place.
(Additional reporting by Carlos Pontes in Lisbon)
LONDON Two United Airlines pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol in Scotland on Saturday as they were about to fly to the United States, police and the airline said.
BRUSSELS A senior German lawmaker, an adviser to the French prime minister and a former deputy head of the Bank of England have proposed that a post-Brexit Britain form a new "continental partnership" with the EU.