The Bank of England has warned that the economic prospects for Britain and the world have darkened since the start of the year and told banks to ramp up capital buffers to ensure they can weather the storm."The global economic outlook has deteriorated markedly.
A former top Foreign Office official has accused Boris Johnson's office of lying over whether the British leader knew about earlier complaints of sexual misconduct made against a minister who resigned over his behaviour.The allegation will pile pressure on Johnson over what he knew when he appointed Christopher Pincher to a role involved in enforcing discipline and offering pastoral care in the governing Conservative Party.
Rescue teams have resumed the search for 13 climbers who were missing after part of a glacier gave way high in the Italian Alps, killing at least seven people.Hopes of finding survivors were fading more than 36 hours after a disaster that has fuelled concerns about the impact of climate change on the mountains.
The 30 NATO allies have signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland, sending the membership bids of the two nations to the alliance capitals for legislative approvals.The move further increases Russia's strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February and military struggles there since.
Macau has reported 89 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total to more than 900 infections since mid-June as authorities in the world's biggest gambling hub race to contain its largest outbreak since the pandemic began.More than 13,000 people are under quarantine in the Chinese special administrative region, which has effectively shut down to limit the spread of the virus.
Sudan's military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says the army will not participate in internationally led efforts to break its stalemate with the civilian opposition, and urged political and revolutionary groups to start talks to form a transitional government.Last October, Sudan's military staged a coup, dissolving a transitional government formed after President Omar al-Bashir was toppled in a 2019 popular uprising.
A woman in El Salvador has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for aggravated homicide in a controversial case in which authorities argued she had killed her baby after giving birth.Her defenders said she had suffered a miscarriage.
Attacks by jihadis have killed at least 22 people in northwestern Burkina Faso and injured several others, the government says.The "cowardly and barbaric" attack occurred late on Sunday in the commune of Bourasso in Kossi province, Babo Pierre Pierre Bassinga, governor of Boucle du Mouhoun region, said in a statement.
Russian forces have set their sights on their next objectives in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk province, after President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in neighbouring Luhansk province and the five-month war entered a new phase.The capture of the city of Lysychansk on Sunday completed the Russian conquest of Luhansk, one of two regions in Donbas, the industrialised eastern region of Ukraine that has become the site of the biggest battle in Europe in generations.
US police have captured a person of interest after a shooting incident that killed six people and wounded more than 36 when a man with a high-powered rifle opened fire from a rooftop at a July 4 parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.Police confirmed they captured 22-year-old Robert E.
Pope Francis has dismissed reports that he plans to resign in the near future, saying he is on track to visit Canada this month and hopes to be able to go to Moscow and Kyiv as soon as possible after that.In an exclusive interview in his Vatican residence, Francis also denied rumours that he had cancer, joking that his doctors "didn't tell me anything about it" and for the first time gave details of the knee condition that has prevented him carrying out some duties.
Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely killed by unintentional gunfire from Israeli positions but independent investigators could not reach a definitive conclusion about the origin of the bullet that struck her, the US State Department says.Abu Akleh was killed on May 11 during an Israeli raid in the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank.
Dutch farmers have blockaded supermarket distribution centres in continuing protests at new environmental rules on nitrogen emissions that are likely to put many of them out of business.Fishers blocked ports in a show of support for farmers.
The latest outbreak of the Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo has officially been declared over, according to the World Health Organisation.The outbreak affected the north-western Equateur province, with the first case recorded there on April 23.
Eighteen people have been killed and 243 injured during unrest in Uzbekistan's autonomous province of Karakalpakstan which broke out last week over plans to curtail its autonomy, Uzbek authorities say.Security forces detained 516 people while dispersing the protesters last Friday but have now released many of them, the national guard press office told a briefing.
Voting has begun in Papua New Guinea and will continue until July 22 amid strong security measures to avoid the violence of the 2017 poll which left more than 200 people dead.More than 10,000 police and soldiers have been deployed across the country as voters elect 118 MPs to form a government.
R Kelly was put on suicide watch to keep him safe, despite the disgraced R&B; star's insistence in a lawsuit the move was done "as a form of punishment," federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say.In court filings, the prosecutors said Kelly was placed on a temporary suicide watch following his 30-year sentence for sex trafficking at the recommendation of a staff psychologist at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
There are fewer pubs in England and Wales than ever before, according to analysis that sheds light on the ruinous impact of the pandemic and soaring business costs.The total number of pubs dropped below 40,000 during the first half of 2022, a fall of more than 7000 since a decade ago.
A Black man was unarmed when Akron police chased him on foot and killed him in a hail of gunfire, but officers believed he had shot at them earlier from a vehicle and feared he was preparing to fire again, authorities say.Akron police released video on Sunday of the pursuit and killing of Jayland Walker, 25.
The British Army has confirmed a "breach" of its Twitter and YouTube accounts.An investigation is under way after both official sites appeared to have been hacked.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, a day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last remaining stronghold of resistance in the province.Russia's defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, reported to the president in a televised meeting on Monday that Russian forces had taken control of Luhansk, which together with the neighbouring Donetsk province makes up Ukraine's industrial heartland of Donbas.
Danish police believe a shopping mall shooting that left three people dead and four others seriously wounded was not terror-related.They said on Monday that the gunman acted alone and appears to have selected his victims at random.
Drones are flying over an Italian Alpine mountainside trying to spot any more victims, after a huge chunk of a rapidly melting glacier broke loose, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks slamming into hikers.At least six people were killed and an indeterminate number are missing.
Two women have been killed in shark attacks in Egypt's Red Sea, south of the city of Hurghada, the Egyptian Ministry of Environment says.Two sources told Reuters that the body of a Romanian tourist in her late forties was discovered hours after an attack that left a 68-year-old Austrian woman dead.
Israel says it will test a bullet that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to determine whether one of its soldiers shot her.The Israeli military says a US observer would be present for the procedure that could deliver results within hours.