6th February 2019

Trump backs World Bank critic Malpass for top job

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Malpass (R) is a controversial candidate US President Donald Trump has named senior Treasury Department official David Malpass to lead the World Bank. If approved, he is expected…



UK fracking firm urges rise in quake level

Image copyright Getty Images Fracking firm Cuadrilla wants to raise the current limit for the size of tremors that can be felt as a result of its drilling operations. Under current rules, drilling must be…



May meets Northern Ireland politicians over Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May is greeted as she arrives for talks at Stormont with Northern Ireland’s main political parties Theresa May has held talks about Brexit with Northern Ireland’s five main…


French-German rail merger blocked by Brussels

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alstom makes TGV high-speed trains Brussels has knocked down a proposed French-German rail merger, designed to help Europe compete with China. The EU’s competition commission blocked the tie-up, saying…



Can tech help plug the healthcare gap?

More of us are living for longer than we did 100 years ago. But ageing populations around the world are putting pressure on healthcare. Can innovation plug the gap? This is part of the BBC’s…