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Paul Sandle

Britain broke law in allowing arms exports to Saudis - court

6:11pm BST

LONDON Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been deployed in the war in Yemen, an English court ruled on Thursday after activists said there was evidence the weapons had been used in violation of human rights statutes.

Dixons Carphone profits slump in fast-changing mobile market

11:29am BST

LONDON Dixons Carphone plans to accelerate its response to a rapidly changing mobile phone market after reporting a 22% slump in annual profit and warning of another big fall in the current year, hammering its shares.

Kier to sell housing businesses, cut 1,200 jobs and suspend dividend

17 Jun 2019

LONDON Kier Group will sell its housebuilding and property businesses, cut about 1,200 jobs and suspend its dividend for at least two years in a radical overhaul designed to lower debt and stabilise the business.

Amazon and Morrisons extend same-day food delivery to more UK cities

13 Jun 2019

LONDON U.S. online retailer Amazon and British supermarket group Morrisons are extending their "Morrisons at Amazon" same-day online grocery delivery service to more cities across Britain.

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey helps UK refugee entrepreneurs take payments

11 Jun 2019

LONDON Square, the payments company co-founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, has launched an initiative to enable refugee entrepreneurs to accept card and mobile payments, to help get their businesses off the ground.

Brexit chaos holding back tech sector - London mayor

10 Jun 2019

LONDON London's booming technology sector could be making even faster progress if the gridlock over Brexit wasn't depriving thousands of start-ups and big tech companies of the certainty they need over policy, London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Monday.

Former HP boss Whitman says 'not protecting herself' in Autonomy fraud allegation

07 Jun 2019

LONDON Former Hewlett-Packard boss Meg Whitman denied on Thursday she was trying to protect her own reputation when she accused the leaders of Autonomy, the British software firm HP acquired in 2011, of a fraud that inflated its value by $5 billion.

World News

Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted.