Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S. As part of the agreement, Charter will also buy Bright House Networks for more tha



Iran begins closed trial of detained Washington Post reporter

Iran begins closed trial of detained Washington Post reporter

The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Amazon says has begun declaring sales in UK, Germany, Spain, Italy

Amazon says has begun declaring sales in UK, Germany, Spain, Italy

Paris (AFP) - Online retail giant Amazon said it has started declaring sales made in major European markets in the respective countries instead of Luxembourg, meaning it will pay taxes on the sales in the nations."As of May 1, Amazon... is recording retail sales made to customers through... branches

Britain poised for 'Brexit' as David Cameron is left out of EU treaty talks

Britain poised for 'Brexit' as David Cameron is left out of EU treaty talks

The possibility of Britain leaving the European Union when the Conservative government presents the country with an in/out referendum increased in the last few days, as Prime Minister David Cameron is already failing to negotiate "a better deal" for the UK within the 28 member bloc. Cameron was in B

European stocks are sinking after the long weekend

European stocks are sinking after the long weekend

After a three day weekend in Germany and the UK, European markets started the week on a bad foot. Here's the scorecard: Germany's DAX: -0.75% The UK's FTSE 100: -0.61% France's CAC 40: -0.60% Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.08% Spain's Ibex: -1.02% Asian markets closed higher. The Shanghai Composit

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today (AAPL, TWTR, GOOG, TWC, MCD)

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today (AAPL, TWTR, GOOG, TWC, MCD)

Good morning! Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today. 1. Twitter has reportedly held talks to buy Flipboard. It's not immediately clear why Twitter would want to buy the magazine-style article curation app. 2. Here's what to expect from Google's big conference this week

This could be the end of the Jony Ive era at Apple (AAPL)

This could be the end of the Jony Ive era at Apple (AAPL)

Apple's design chief Jony Ive has received a big promotion: Now he's the company's Chief Design Officer. But what if this change isn't a promotion? What if it's an exit path for the British designer that could see him travel back to England, spend more time with his family, and eventually leave Appl

Teens arrested after 'stolen BMW' chase

Teens arrested after 'stolen BMW' chase

TWO teenagers are being questioned after a short police pursuit in Perth’s southern suburbs involving a stolen BMW on Tuesday.

Rest Home Fire in Central China Kills 38

Rest Home Fire in Central China Kills 38

A fire that swept through a rest home in central China killed 38 people and injured six, Chinese authorities said Tuesday. The fire broke out Monday night in an apartment building being used as a privately run rest home in the city of Pingdingshan in Henan province, according to a statement fro

Australia to Pass Law to Strip Citizenship for Terror Crimes

Australia to Pass Law to Strip Citizenship for Terror Crimes

Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday. More than 100 Australians are suspected to be fighting with the Islamic State

China Outlines More Assertive Military Policy

China Outlines More Assertive Military Policy

China said Tuesday it will continue expanding its military strength further from its borders, including in disputed areas at sea, but insisted it does not want a confrontation with any of its neighbors. In a policy paper, China's cabinet said the People's Liberation Army will shift its focus "f

Spy Trial of Washington Post Reporter Opens in Iran

Spy Trial of Washington Post Reporter Opens in Iran

The espionage trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian began Tuesday in Iran with the proceedings closed to the public. The state-run IRNA news agency said the trial was being held in a Revolutionary Court, which typically hears cases involving national security. Rezaian was arreste

Al-Shabab Stages Deadly Attack on Kenya Police

Al-Shabab Stages Deadly Attack on Kenya Police

Reports from Kenya's eastern Garissa region said as many as 20 police officers are feared dead in two attacks by suspected al-Shabab militants.   Local officials said the first attack occurred when a police vehicle ran over a land mine in Yumbis village, injuring at least three policemen.

China Downplays Land Building in South China Sea

China Downplays Land Building in South China Sea

China says its controversial and extensive build up of islands and reefs in the South China Sea is no different than public construction projects – such as the repairing of roads and building of bridges and apartments. The question over who owns remote islands and reefs in the South China Sea

El Salvador gangs warn over truce

El Salvador gangs warn over truce

The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace.

Amazon to begin paying sales tax in Europe

Amazon to begin paying sales tax in Europe

Online retail giant Amazon said it has started declaring sales made in major European markets in the respective countries instead of Luxembourg, meaning it will pay taxes on the sales in the nations.

A Season Of Second Chances

A Season Of Second Chances

Redemption and reformation are often terms that are used in the context of damage control or to get things BACK in order when things have gone badly wrong. Here are three cricketing examples from 2015.

ScottHarrison published EU must change, Cameron tells Juncker

ScottHarrison published EU must change, Cameron tells Juncker

David Cameron told European Union president Jean-Claude Juncker that the EU "needs to change" to meet UK voters' concerns as he stepped up pre-referendum efforts to secure a reformed relationship with Brussels. The Prime Minister, who less than a year ago condemned the election of the ex-Luxembourg

WMNOVergnault published Stock market starts trading in the red amid fears of Greece loan...

WMNOVergnault published Stock market starts trading in the red amid fears of Greece loan...

The London market kicked off the shortened trading week in the red today amid fears Greece may miss an upcoming loan repayment. With economic data thin on the ground, weekend reports that Greece may fail to meet at 300 million euros (£212 million) International Monetary Fund payment in ear

WMNlynbarton published Barnstaple roof fall man taken to hospital after suffering head...

WMNlynbarton published Barnstaple roof fall man taken to hospital after suffering head...

A man suffered head injuries after falling from the roof of a pub in Barnstaple.The 27-year-old tumbled 14 feet off The Tavern in Diamond Street.Police and ambulance crews were called at about 11.50pm on Sunday to find the man breathing and conscious.He was taken to North Devon District Hospital wit

Police: Body found in Oxford wood is murder suspect

Police: Body found in Oxford wood is murder suspect

Detective Superintendent Chris Ward says they are now not looking for anyone else in relation to three murders in Didcot. Report by Fudgea. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Iraq military begins push to drive IS out

Iraq military begins push to drive IS out

A military operation has been launched to drive Islamic State out of the western Anbar province of Iraq, where the extremists captured the provincial capital Ramadi earlier this month.

Ryanair reports 66% rise in profits

Ryanair reports 66% rise in profits

Ryanair has announced net profit of €867m for 2014, as the airline celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

VIDEO: Sturgeon on economy and Tory cuts

VIDEO: Sturgeon on economy and Tory cuts

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has attacked the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government, a day before the opening of Parliament.

'NI military veterans abandoned'

'NI military veterans abandoned'

A highly decorated soldier accuses the government of abandoning Northern Ireland military veterans who need help for serious physical and mental injuries.

FTSE 100 hit by Greece worries

The FTSE 100 falls in early trade, as confidence is hit by worries over whether Greece will be able to meet upcoming loan repayments.

VIDEO: Cameron asks Juncker for EU change

David Cameron has told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.

VIDEO: Didcot murders: Police focus shifts

Detectives looking for triple murder suspect Jed Allen will shift their attention to the circumstances of the killings after he was found dead in a wooded area of Oxford.

Kendall gets Umunna Labour backing

Chuka Umunna backs Liz Kendall to be the next Labour leader, saying she will drag the party out of its "comfort zone".

First Libor trial starts in London

The first criminal trial linked to the manipulation of a key interest rate, known as Libor, is set to begin in London.

Ex-MP Bruce: Politicians tell lies

It is not unusual for politicians to tell "brazen lies", a senior Lib Dem says as he defends the actions of ex-Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael.

Family man dies at Dignitas clinic

A father-of-three who had developed a tumour dies at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland, the BBC confirms.

Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.

Iran trial begins for US reporter

The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.

Malaysia exhumes mass 'migrant' graves

Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.

Newcastle to Liverpool train delays and your rush-hour round-up

Your daily round-up of the traffic and travel across Newcastle and the North East ahead of this morning's rush-hour

Zodiac developer Kobojo raises $7m

Independent game developer Kobojo has raised $7m in Series B funding. The investment round was led by Oxford Capital Partners, with further financing coming from Endeavour Vision and Scottish Investment Bank. The funding will be used to expand the studio’s operations, as we