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McDonald’s boss Steve Easterbrook fired after dating employee

McDonald’s has fired its chief executive Steve Easterbrook after he had a relationship with an employee. The US fast food giant said the relationship was consensual, but Mr Easterbrook had “violated company policy” and shown “poor judgement”. In an email to staff, the British businessman acknowledged the relationship and said it was a mistake.

UK: Seven key points from the Grenfell report

The report of the first phase of the Grenfell Tower fire reveals how the fire began, spread and became a disaster. These are some of the key findings which will influence the deeper investigation of the inquiry’s second phase – into how it could happen in the first place. There was swift action by the […]

UK prepares for breakdown in talks with EU

The UK government is preparing for a breakdown in talks with the EU over Brexit this week, according to No 10. A government official told the BBC the EU had not shown a desire to “budge one centimetre” since Boris Johnson submitted new proposals to Brussels. They said a deal was not completely ruled out, […]

FRANCE: Four killed by knife-wielding employee

A knife-wielding employee has killed four fellow members of staff at police headquarters in the centre of the French capital, Paris. The attacker, who has not been named, was later shot dead by police. Witnesses described scenes of panic, with many people fleeing the building in tears. The area in the île de la Cité […]

Ethiopian 18th Century crown to return home from Netherlands

An 18th Century Ethiopian crown will finally be returned home after being hidden in a Dutch flat for 21 years. Ethiopian Sirak Asfaw, who fled to the Netherlands in the late 1970s, discovered the crown in the suitcase of a visitor and realised it was stolen. The management consultant has protected it until he felt […]

UK: Boris Johnson to set out details of ‘final’ Brexit offer

Boris Johnson will set out details of his “final” negotiating offer to the EU on Wednesday in pursuit of a “fair and reasonable” Brexit compromise. The prime minister will address the Tory conference before submitting new proposals, intended to form the legal text of a new Brexit deal, to Brussels. Only by leaving the EU […]

FRANCE: Jacques Chirac Former French president dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, the former French president whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged 86. “President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,” his son-in-law told the French news agency AFP. Mr Chirac served two terms as French president and took his country into the single European currency. The […]
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