The role of the North Sea as a goldmine for future tax revenues and highly paid jobs is under threat unless something is done urgently to address a crisis triggered by plunging oil prices, the government was warned.
Sales of alcohol were expected to soar by more than 100 per cent compared with an average Friday. Police and ambulance crews were inundated with calls in cities across the UK.
UK retail sales grew at their fastest year-on-year pace for more than a quarter-century in the two weeks to December 11, with the Black Friday shopping extravaganza adopted from the US playing a major part, a survey has revealed.
Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
MOSCOW: Russia's lower house of parliament hastily approved a draft law Friday that would give the banking sector a capital boost of up to 1 trillion rubles ($16.5 billion).