Tesla shares fall 12% after Musk’s Twitter deal; Moscow threatens to halt gas flows to Poland, Bulgaria – business live | Business

The FTSE has just turned positive and is trading 0.35, or 22 points, higher at 7,408, led by mining and bank shares. HSBC and Lloyds are among the main risers, up 2.7% and 2.6% respectively, despite Lloyds warning over the impact of the cost of living crisis on loan defaults. Nevertheless, it has posted decent … Read more

Live news updates: GSK’s Covid and shingles treatments help UK drugmaker beat forecasts

© AP Robinhood Markets announced it would sack 9 per cent of its full-time employees to reduce the number of “duplicate” jobs at the retail brokerage. Just two days ahead of the release of its first-quarter results, chief executive Vlad Tenev announced the lay-offs, saying the company’s “period of hyper growth” in 2020 and the … Read more

Ukraine war: US tells allies to move ‘heaven and earth’ to send more weapons | World News

The US has urged its allies to move “heaven and earth” to keep Kyiv stocked with weapons – as Russian forces continue to rain fire on eastern and southern Ukraine. For the second day in a row, explosions also rocked the separatist region of Trans-Dniester in neighboring Moldova, knocking out two powerful radio antennas close … Read more

Lily Peters death latest news: Juvenile suspect known to 10-year-old is arrested in murder investigation

Police continue homicide investigation of 10-year-old girl Police in Chippewa Falls have arrested a juvenile suspect in connection to the murder of 10-year-old Liliana “Lily” Peters. Chief Matthew Kelm announced the arrest in a press conference on Tuesday evening, where he would not disclose the name, gender or age of the suspect but said they … Read more

Xinjiang: UN team in China ahead of visit by human rights chief | China

A United Nations team is in China ahead of a visit to Xinjiang, in preparation for the human rights commissioner’s long sought inspection expected next month. The delegation was quarantining in Guangzhou, the South China Morning Post reported, before heading to Xinjiang. The five-member team was there “at the invitation of the [Chinese] government” said … Read more

Outcry as Singapore executes man with learning difficulties over drugs offense | capital punishment

A man with learning difficulties has been executed in Singapore for attempting to smuggle a small amount of heroin, despite repeated pleas for his life to be spared, in a case campaigners have described as a “tragic miscarriage of justice”. Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, a Malaysian national, was arrested in 2009, aged 21, for attempting to … Read more

UK has imported £220 million of Russian oil since Ukraine war outbreak, analysis suggests | Climate News

Eight tankers carrying £220 million of Russian oil imports have arrived in Britain since the Kremlin sent troops and tanks into Ukraine, according to new analysis by Greenpeace. The campaigning group set up an automated tracker of supertankers bringing in Russian fossil fuels, counting 1.9 million barrels of oil imports, most of which was diesel. … Read more

Ukraine war: US-led coalition of Western allies forming in bid to fight Russian invasion | World News

A new US-led coalition of willing, Western allies is forming to help Ukraine fight and – they hope – defeat Russia’s invading forces. The group of more than 40 countries, many of them European, including the UK, but also from further afield such as Kenya, Australia and South Korea, is gearing up for the long … Read more

UK’s Johnson says Putin has room to withdraw from Ukraine

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he did not expect any further Russian military failures in Ukraine to push President Vladimir Putin into using tactical nuclear weapons there, saying he had room to maneuver and end the conflict. Asked by Talk TV if he expected Putin to consider … Read more