European markets open to close, data, earnings, G-7, Ukraine

LONDON — European stocks moved higher on Monday, continuing a positive trend seen at the end of last week’s trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index added 0.7% in early trade, with basic resources jumping 2.9% to lead gains as all sectors and major bourses entered positive territory. The higher open on Monday comes after the … Read more

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway. No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in a … Read more

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party’s chairman quit after the results came out early Friday, saying Conservatives “cannot carry on with business as … Read more

Double blow for UK’s Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

Campaign posters in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, ahead of a key by-election triggered after Conservative MP Imran Ahmed Khan was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. Daniel Harvey Gonzalez/In Pictures via Getty Images LONDON — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a double blow at the ballot box as his party lost two key parliamentary … Read more

European stocks open to close as recession fears continue

LONDON — European stocks were lower Thursday, as global markets see renewed volatility after a brief recovery following last week’s tumultuous trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped 0.5% by late morning, having recovered more than half of its earlier losses. Banks fell 1.5% while travel and leisure stocks gained 1.1%. In terms of individual share … Read more

Gay and bisexual men WILL be offered monkeypox vaccine in targeted rollout

Men who have sex with men and are at a ‘high risk’ of catching monkeypox are set to be offered a vaccine to protect against the infection, health chiefs announced today.  Nearly 800 cases of the virus, which is usually only spotted in Africa, have been reported in the UK. Almost all of infections so far … Read more

Labor market ‘worse than the ’70s’ as strikes hit UK

A usually busy Waterloo Station is almost empty in London on June 21, 2022 as the biggest rail strike in over 30 years hits the UK. Ben Stansall | Afp | Getty Images LONDON – The labor market is “worse than the 1970s,” with massive rail strikes in the UK offering a sign of things … Read more

European markets open to close, data, earnings, central banks

LONDON — European stocks inched slightly higher on Monday after a tumultuous trading week last week. The pan-European Stoxx 600 added 0.2% in early trade, with travel and leisure stocks climbing 1.1% to lead gains while construction and material stocks fell 1.2%. The modest gains for Europe today came after a turbulent week of trading … Read more

Big crowds take to London streets to protest soaring costs

LONDON — Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in a protest over the soaring cost of living in Britain. Huge crowds flooded into the British capital for the rally to demand that the government do more to help people faced with bills and other expenses that are rising more quickly than their … Read more

HRT crisis: Menopause shouldn’t be ‘medicalised’ into something that ALWAYS needs treatment

Menopause shouldn’t be ‘medicalised’ into something that ALWAYS needs treatment and most women do not want HRT unless symptoms are severe, experts say The menopause it at risk of being ‘medicalised’ according to clinical researchers They claim women may ‘fear’ the menopause fueling ‘negative expectations’ Tens of thousands of British women use HRT to counter … Read more